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Cody Coughlin is meticulous in his approach to his racing career. He studies how other drivers attack a racetrack and handle interviews. He also observes athletes in all realms of sports to help future the ascension of his racing career. The Joe Gibbs Racing Development driver is doing all this, despite being just 21-years-old.
That same attention to detail has landed Coughlin a full-time ride in 2017 with ThorSport Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Coughlin will be a teammate of NCWTS champion Matt Crafton.
Coughlin’s path to the highest levels of motorsports parallels that of several of his peers. Coughlin began his oval track racing career in Quarter Midgets, but has since mirrored the path of his teammates at ThorSport with success in Late Models and the ARCA Racing Series.
Coughlin made history in 2016 by becoming the first driver to win dual Late Model championships with the Champion Racing Association. Amassing six victories along the way, Coughlin won the title in the ARCA / CRA Super Series and CRA / JEGS All-Stars Tour. Coughlin also competed on a part-time basis in the NCWTS with Kyle Busch Motorsports.
In 2015, Coughlin enjoyed much success on the superspeedways and road courses alike. He made two starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, including his debut with Toyota NCWTS team KBM s at Michigan Int’l Speedway in August.
The Ohio native also competed in the ARCA Racing Series on a part-time basis. Coughlin collected two pole awards (Talladega Super Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway) and scored a runner-up finish in Talladega, AL. Coughlin also was on the front-row for the season-opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway and finished in the top five. He also made his road course debut and was a threat for the victory until a cracked header relegated him to an impressive top-10 finish.
Cody Coughlin made the step to ARCA in 2014. The third generation driver made 11 starts in the ARCA Racing Series and scored eight top-10 finishes, including three top-five finishes.
Coughlin has also been among the most decorated Late Model racers in the country in recent seasons. Also in 2014, he scored a victory at legendary Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana in CRA Super Series competition. The Winchester victory was a highlight in a Late Model career full of impressive statistics, including numerous ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour victories, the 2013 JEGS Tour Championship, the 2012 JEGS Tour Howie Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year title and a victory at the prestigious World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.
Coughlin’s family is the center of his personal life. His mom, Di, and dad, John, are with him for every step he takes with his racing career. His sister Kennedi is a devout supporter of his racing endeavors and is his biggest cheerleader.