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Success. It’s what drives Cody Coughlin. Both on and off-track, through racing and charitable work, Cody Coughlin has been successful in all his endeavors. His goal for 2017… continue that success in NASCAR.
As the 21 year-old embarks on his first full-season campaign in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he does so after a history-making year in 2016. Coughlin became the first driver in history to win two championships in the same year with the Champion Racing Association. By virtue of six total wins and a string of strong finishes, Coughlin captured the ARCA / CRA Super Series (Super Late Model) and JEGS / CRA All-Stars Tour (Pro Late Models) titles.
That success 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 remains part of the Joe Gibbs Racing Driver Development program. The Ohio native is also a member for the Toyota Racing family.
Coughlin’s fast track to success began in Quarter Midgets, but has since mirrored the path many other NASCAR drivers with accomplishments in both a variety of forms of Late Models and the ARCA Racing Series.
In 2015, Coughlin enjoyed prosperity 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 of Kyle Busch Motorsports 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.
Family and Faith are primary components of Cody’s life. His family encourages and supports all of his endeavors, including his racing career. Cody carries with him the Christian values instilled in him by his family and holds those values close.
Coughlin’s family name is synonymous with success in drag racing and now Cody is blazing a new trail for himself in the world of NASCAR.