CONCORD, N.C. – Fresh off a $20,000 victory in the Turkey 100 at Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway, Brandon Overton has confirmed plans to join Joey Coulter’s Rum Runner Racing next year.
Overton will take over driving duties of the No. 2 dirt late model from Coulter, who is moving to Texas with his family.
“No, I did not get fired from my own team and no I am not retiring, hanging up my helmet or taking up basket weaving,” Coulter said on his website. “My family and I however are moving to Texas. My wife Jessica has received a huge opportunity to grow in her position at Simpson handling the Stilo brand. This position requires she work out of the corporate office in New Braunfels, Texas. I will run a part time schedule that will be figured out and announced at a later date.”
Overton, who has won three dirt late model events in the last two weeks, started the year driving for Stone-Weaver Racing. He parted ways with Stone-Weaver in June and has driven for multiple race teams since then.
Harold Holly will remain as crew chief on the No. 2 dirt late model and the team plans to switch back to Rocket Chassis for next season. Additional plans for the team, including a schedule, will be announced at a later date.
“Just want to thank everyone who has helped me get to this point in my career,” said Overton. “Really grateful to be given this opportunity. Looking forward to working with Harold, Joey and the whole Coulter family and trying to make this my best year so far.”
“We are really excited about bringing Brandon over to the No. 2,” Coulter added. “Brandon has worked with Harold and I for years, regardless of the team Brandon has driven for. Brandon brings a lot of experience to the table as well as a no quit attitude that will fit right in with all of us at Rum Runner Racing.”