All season long Joey Coulter looked forward to the inaugural Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway. Coulter, who has experience on dirt tracks, knew he could have a chance to run well at the historic track and it showed last week in Ohio.
Although Coulter didn’t win the event at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, he was the highest-finishing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular (fourth). Coulter, who also competed in the invitation-only Late Model event prior to the trucks hitting the track, strategically made his way through traffic and finished in the top five after starting 11th in the star-studded field.
The fourth-place showing was his best finish since a second at Kansas in April. It was also his second consecutive top-10 finish, and fourth this season for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
The Miami Springs, Fla., native now sets his sights on Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, where he picked up his lone series win last year. Coulter moved up from his fourth-place starting position in last year’s race at Pocono and took the lead on lap 44 of the 50-lap event. The win came in his 36th career NCWTS start.
The Tricky Triangular suits Coulter’s driving style, as he finished sixth in his only other truck start at the Long Pond, Penn. track. Last week’s solid performance also moved Coulter up one spot in the points standings to 12th.