For the second time in 2013, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will "Clock In" at Martinsville Speedway for the 30th Annual Kroger 250 on Saturday, October 26. It's been more than six months and 16 races since the series last visited the 0.526-mile oval and Joey Coulter, driver of the No. 18 Darrell Gwynn Foundation Toyota Tundra, will tell you that his junior year hasn't gone as planned. With several misfortunes keeping his No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports team from collecting a win this season, the team is hoping to "fall back" into place at Martinsville.
Since 2003, the Truck Series has visited the Virginia short track twice a year and this year is no different. In fact, it's only one of three tracks on the 2013 schedule the series visits twice a year. Whether it's coincidence or not, Coulter a third year Truck Series veteran, has a promising record for the fall race at the paperclip-shaped oval. In five Truck Series starts - three in the spring and two in the fall, the 23-year-old's average finish in the spring race is 20.7 and his average finish in the fall is 4.0. In fact his track-best finish is third in the 2012 Kroger 250 (October). With a lot of ground to make up in the 2013 NCWTS driver point standings, Coulter is on the clock to finish out his season in victory lane.