Coulter ran the full Truck schedule for Kyle Busch Motorsports last season, finishing 15th in championship points with three Top-5 and five Top-10 finishes, highlighted by a runner-up showing at Kansas in late April.
Now, Coulter is set to run the full 2014 Truck Series for a new team owned by Allegiant Air CEO Maurice Gallagher and fielded out of the Coulter Motorsports shops in North Carolina. The team will be sponsored by Allegiant Air, a low-cost airline headquartered in Enterprise, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas.
Allegiant Air fielded entries for Spencer Gallagher -- son of Maurice Gallagher – in three Truck Series events this season at Kansas, Texas and Homestead Miami Speedways, with a top finish of 20th in the Lone Star State. Spencer Gallagher will reportedly run a full-time ARCA and part-time Truck schedule in 2014, with Coulter serving as driver coach. Jeff Stankiewicz will reportedly serve as crew chief for Coulter's truck effort.
Contacted today for comment, Coulter said the deal is close to completion, with an official announcement possible next week.
"It's not a deal until its signed sealed and delivered," he said, "but we're getting close."