Horsepower has been a big part of Cody Coughlin’s life ever since he came into this world. His father, John, is a winning NHRA drag racer and his mother, Di, has been around horses for many years. And while Cody drives a Toyota Tundra in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, his sponsor is now RIDE TV – a 24-hour television network dedicated to showcasing horse culture and lifestyle.
All of those worlds came together this past weekend when the 21 year-old Coughlin made an appearance at the Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio, just down the road from where he makes home.
Coughlin was greeted by hundreds of his home state fans at the show.
“Saturday was a wonderful time. It was my first time at the Equine Affair, and it was really a great event filled with a lot of passionate people,” said Coughlin.
Coughlin met many race fans and fellow horse lovers at the event when he signed autographs for more than an hour at the RIDE TV booth.
RIDE TV is a is one of the co-primary sponsors on Coughlin’s No. 13 Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing.
The 21-year-old driver said he was thrilled when he found out RIDE TV was coming on board this season, because it is a perfect fit for him as a horse lover.
“My mom, Di, has always been an avid horse person and she instilled her love of horses in me and my sister, Kennedi,” explained Coughlin. “I started to ride horses at a young age. So having RIDE TV with us is an easy fit for me to represent a company that is all about something that I really enjoy.”
Coughlin scored a career-best finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Daytona International Speedway earlier this year when he finished 11th in his RIDE TV Toyota Tundra.
The next race for Cody Coughlin in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will come on May 12 at Kansas Speedway, but first, Coughlin, the 2016 ARCA/CRA Super Series champion, will return to Super Late Model action for an ARCA/CRA Super Series event in his home state of Ohio at Toledo Speedway on Saturday, April 22.
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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.