Joey Coulter, driver of the No.18 FOX Sports 1 Toyota Tundra, heads into this weekend's Pocono Mountains 125 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway riding a wave of momentum. Not only is Coulter the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) defending race winner, the 23-year-old driver is coming off a fourth-place finish in the historic Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, where he was the highest-finishing Truck Series regular in the inaugural event at the .5-mile clay oval.
In addition to his success at the "Tricky Triangle," Coulter will debut a new partner at Pocono on his Toyota Tundra - FOX Sports 1, America's new sports network launching Saturday, Aug. 17, that will serve as the new home of the NCWTS. Pocono will mark the first of two consecutive appearances onboard the No. 18 Tundra for the network and will incorporate a unique concept to count down the days until its official launch the weekend of the Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
This weekend's race marks the 11th event on the 2013 NCWTS schedule and the official "half-way" mark of the season. Historically, the second-half of the season has proven to be Coulter's strongest half. In 2012, he scored his first series win, two poles, seven of his eight top-five's and 10 of his 15 top-10 finishes between Pocono and Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Coulter, who has had an uncharacteristically slow start to the 2013 season, hopes to continue his momentum and ride the wave all the way to Homestead.