Kyle Busch Motorsports will now have a contender for the championship in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2013.
On Tuesday it was announced by Kyle Busch Motorsports that Joey Coulter will become the team’s primary driver in 2013. Following the final two races in the 2012 season Coulter will be making his move to KBM from Richard Childress Racing.
Making the switch to a new team next season is an opportunity that Coulter is excited about.
“To say that I am excited about the opportunity to drive for KBM would be an understatement,” said Coulter in a statement.
Coulter views his new opportunity with KBM as a lifetime opportunity and a chance to accomplish much more in his career.
“I feel that joining KBM gives me a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to accomplish those goals. They are a team that has a winning attitude and have proven numerous times that they are capable of getting to victory lane. It is an honor to be given the chance to bring them their first driver championship,” said Coulter.
Throughout his two seasons in the Trucks Series, Coulter has accomplished several features. He has captured three poles, 11 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes in 45 career starts. His only career win came at Pocono Raceway in August 2012, becoming one of several first time winners in the 2012 season. He also won Rookie of the Year honors in 2011.
As Coulter joins KBM, his new truck number has not be determined as of yet.
KBM has been in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for three seasons. In three seasons KBM has 17 victories, eight poles, 38 top-fives and 56 top-10 finishes. KBM has captured 14 victories with owner Kyle Busch, one with Kasey Kahne, and two victories with Denny Hamlin.
Other several drivers have also been a part of the KBM line up in the No.18 and No. 51 trucks.
With the team’s newest addition, Busch sees Coulter’s signing as achieving the team’s goal.
“With the addition of Joey Coulter to KBM’s Truck Series program for the 2013 season we have accomplished our goal of having a talented young driver competing full-time for a driver’s championship,” said Busch. “Joey has been running up front, competing for wins this year and we fel like he is ready to have a breakout year. With the personnel we have in place at KBM and the support we receive from Toyota, we’re going to do everything possible to make sure that he is in a position to bring home a championship next season.”
With Coulter and KBM partnering up next season not only does it give the team a shot for the driver’s championship but it also gives them a better shot at the owner’s championship. KBM is a past owners champion when they won the title in 2010.