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Kyle Busch Motorsports has made another announcement today regarding its Camping World Truck Series teams. In the KBM release they announced that there will be two new additions to their stable.
Veteran crew chief Harold Holly has joined the organization and will lead the KBM flagship #18 Toyota Tunda in their attempt to secure the 2013 Camping World Truck championship.
Additionally, the former Richard Childress Racing driver, Joey Coulter, will pilot their team’s flagship truck, the #18 Tundra, while team owner Kyle Busch will run a partial schedule in the team’s second entry, the KBM #51 Tundra. Busch’s schedule and the rest of the driver lineup that is being formed to compete for the Truck Series owner’s championship will be announced at a later date.
With Holly calling the shots in 2012, Coulter earned his first Truck Series win at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in August and captured three pole awards. Under the veteran’s guidance, the talented youngster posted eight top-five and 15 top-10 finishes en route to a third-place finish in the final driver’s point standings in his sophomore Truck Series campaign. Coulter’s 749 driver’s points accumulated over the final 20 races this season were more than any other Truck Series driver during that span.
Overall in two Truck Series seasons together at RCR, the duo has accumulated one win, 14 top-five and 28 top-10 finishes over 47 Truck Series starts and one top-10 finish in two Nationwide Series starts. Holly also served as the crew chief for Coulter’s two full-time seasons in the ARCA Racing Series (2009 and 2010), during which they registered one win, two poles, 14 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes across 41 events. A fixture in the Nationwide Series garage during the late 1990’s and 2000’s, Holly led Jeff Green to the 2000 series championship. (KBM)
It appears that KBM is making a serious attempt to regain their previous dominance in that series, with the hiring of Holly and the young gun, Joey Coulter!
It is just 63 days, 5 hours, 45 minutes, and 27 seconds til the drop of the green flag for the Camping World Truck Series opener at Daytona!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!