Cody Coughlin showed that he is a true contender for race wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in Saturday’s fred’s Pharmacy 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. Coughlin raced his way from the 18th starting position into the lead during the race’s final stage before getting caught up in a big crash with about 20 laps to go.

 

Coughlin led multiple laps on more than one occasion throughout Saturday’s 94-lap race. His day ended when he was caught up in a multi-truck crash in the tri-oval of the 2.66-mile superspeedway.

 

The Delaware, Ohio driver was on the bottom of a three-wide situation when the truck to his outside tagged Coughlin’s right-rear quarter-panel and sent him hard in the outside wall. Coughlin’s rear tires came off the ground before his RIDE TV/JEGS.com Toyota Tundra came back down on all four tires.

 

Coughlin climbed from his ThorSport Racing machine under his own power and was checked and released from the infield care center. Coughlin was credited with a 25th-place finish.

 

“I had a lot of fun running up front and leading laps. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to the end and get the finish we deserved. I think we had a shot at the win. It was a big hit, but thankfully the good Lord kept me safe and I am okay. My guys at ThorSport Racing build really safe trucks and I’m thankful for that. We’ll head to Martinsville and try to get after it there.”

 

Coughlin’s next race is the Texas Roadhouse 200 at the half-mile oval of Martinsville Speedway in Virginia on Saturday, October 28th.

 

For more information on Cody Coughlin and Team JEGS, visit codycoughlin.com and follow Cody on Twitter, @Cody_Coughlin.  Follow Team JEGS on Twitter, @TeamJEGS, and “Like”JEGS Performance on Facebook.  Follow ThorSport Racing on Twitter, @ThorSportRacing, and visit them online at ThorSport.com.  If you need more information regarding ThorSport please contact Jessica O’Brien via email at jessica@edgehillmanagement.com.  Any other inquiries for Cody Coughlin can be sent to Bob Dillner via email at bd51sports@gmail.com.

 

About JEGS Automotive, Inc.

 

In 1960, Jeg Coughlin Sr. founded JEGS as a small speed shop.  It has grown into a high-performance powerhouse that includes a race team (Team JEGS), 250,000 square foot warehouse, retail store, mail order and website.  The 350+ employees at JEGS still strongly believe and practice our simply business philosophy: Customer Care is #1.  For more information about JEGS Automotive, Inc. visit JEGS.com.

 

About Ride Television Network, Inc.

 

Ride Television Network, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was formed in 2011 for the purpose of launching a 24-hour, high definition, television network. RIDE TV launched on October 1, 2014 in the United States and is now available internationally. The network features high-quality television programming showcasing both English and Western disciplines and lifestyles and includes live events, reality shows, talk shows, children’s programming, documentaries and more. For more information about RIDE TV, please visit www.ridetv.com.

 

About ThorSport Racing

 

ThorSport Racing, based in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport Racing, which has competed in the NCWTS since 1996, will run the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by two-time NCWTS drivers’ champion Matt Crafton, the No. 13 JEGS/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra driven by Cody Coughlin, the No. 27 Tundra driven by Ben Rhodes, and the No. 98 RIDE TV/Champion Power Equipment/Jive Communications/Curb Records Toyota Tundra driven by Grant Enfinger. For more information visit www.ThorSport.com.