Joey Coulter, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver of the No. 22 Husky Liners Chevrolet, recently finished in 14th place at the Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon. The event was powered by Coca-Cola.
Coulter, 22, started from the No. 11 position in the 94-lap race and traded places with other drivers in the first half of the race, and only stopped for fuel on laps 15, 32 and 46, under the direction of the Harold Holly pit crew.
The quick visits with the pit crew gave Coulter and his team the ability to maintain a position in the top 15 for the majority of the race, running as high as third place at one point, but the team was unable to keep the lead. Coulter elected to drive his Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet down the pit road for a final pit stop on lap 61 for right-side tires and fuel under caution, but lost his drafting partner in the final laps, which caused him to fall back into the 14th position.
The Husky Liners team attended the race as the primary sponsor of Coulter and the No. 22 Chevrolet. Joining the Husky Liners team at the event were two winners of the Husky Liners Ultimate Race Weekend.
"I had an absolute blast this weekend," said Rich from Tulsa, Oklahoma, one of the winners. "Talladega was awesome, more than awesome. Not only did I get to go to one of the coolest tracks in Nascar, I got to meet Richard Childress, Bobby Allison (the legend) and the entire crew from Duck Dynasty. And....to top it all off I got to do it with one of my best friends in the world...My Dad :) :) We were both taken care of all weekend by an outstandingly cool group of people. Thank you so very very much to all the fine folks at Husky Liners."
Coulter added that he and his team would move on from the disappointing finish and come back even stronger after they enjoy a few weekends off before heading to Martinsville Speedway in a couple weeks.
Coulter fell behind to the 22nd spot in the final lap of the race and eventually moved up, but only to the 14th position.
Tim George Jr. and the No. 2 Applebee's/Potomac Family Dining Group team had a top-10 finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Talladega. The team started in the 16th position, but George managed to drive past the competition, landing in the top 10 in the early stages of the race where he stayed until his vehicle was shuffled to the end of the race.
Ty Dillion, grandson of Richard Childress, finished in 4th place. The day before, Dillon started from the pole position in the 7th Annual Fred's 250 where he registered a lap at 177.291 miles per hour making it Dillon's third pole this year.
Another winner of the Husky Liners Ultimate Race Weekend chimed in on the time he had at the Talladega Superspeedway.
"The weekend was amazing and action packed," said Scott from RealTruck.com. "Everything was awesome from spending time with the Husky Liners team to meeting Joey Coulter and everything in between. Definitely a once in a lifetime kind of experience."
Drivers at the race also complained about the dangers of restrictor plate tracks, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., who earned seven of 19 career victories by maneuvering through restrictor plate races.