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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Fred’s 250 – Talladega Superspeedway
No. 51 JEGS.com Toyota Tundra
Coughlin’s 11th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start comes at NASCAR’s biggest and fastest track: Talladega Superspeedway. The race is Coughlin’s ninth of the season with Kyle Busch Motorsports.
The Race Truck
Cody Coughlin and the No. 51 JEGS.com Kyle Busch Motorsports team will pilot chassis No. KBM-026. Coughlin has yet to race this chassis. KBM-026’s last race came at Daytona International Speedway this past February. It is a superspeedway-specific chassis as its three starts have only come at Daytona and Talladega.
The Pink Numbers
Cody Coughlin will be sporting pink numbers on his No. 51 JEGS.com Toyota Tundra to raise awareness for breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Coughlin’s sponsor, JEGS, is a strong supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness Month through the JEGS Foundation where their motto is, “Racing for Cancer Research.”
The JEGS Foundation “Racing for Cancer Research” is honored to be affiliated with one of only 39 nationally-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
The Race Track
Talladega Superspeedway, formerly known as Alabama International Motor Speedway, is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. It is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base in the small city of Lincoln. The track is 2.66-miles long and has 33 degrees of banking in the corners.
The Crew Chief
Kevin “Bono” Manion will be calling the shots atop the pit box for Coughlin. It will be the seventh race for Coughlin and Manion as a team. Manion is an accomplished crew chief with a Daytona 500 championship on his resume. Manion and Jamie McMurray won the 500 together in 2009.
“Talladega is unpredictable, so I’m just hoping that we can survive out there and we’ll be there at the end. Cody is usually pretty calm and level-headed, which is good because he’ll need to be that way in the draft. I’m excited for Saturday. I know we’ll have a fast Tundra. We just need to be there at the end and we’ll see what happens.”
Cody Coughlin made history this year by becoming the first driver to win the ARCA/CRA Super Series (Super Late Model) championship and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour (Pro Late Model) championship in the same season. Coughlin ended the season with four ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model wins (Toledo, Baer Field, Anderson and Winchester Speedway) and two wins in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at Salem Speedway and Anderson Speedway for a total of six wins in 2016. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour title was the second of his career. He won the championship in that series in 2013 as well.
Cody Coughlin: Through the Years
Made first NCWTS start at Daytona International Speedway for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Toledo Speedway in April.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Anderson Speedway in May.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Baer Field Motorsports Park in May.
Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race at Salem Speedway in June.
Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race at Anderson Speedway in July.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Winchester Speedway in September.
Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series Championship.
Made first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Kentucky in July.
Made six ARCA Racing Series starts, capturing two poles (Talladega, Chicagoland), two top-fives, three top 10’s, and led a total of 28 laps.
Coughlin finished sixth on the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park in an ARCA Racing Series event in June.
He ran eight ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model races, with a best finish of second coming at the prestigious Winchester 400 in October.
Made 11 ARCA Racing Series starts, scoring three top five finishes, and eight top-10 finishes.
He had a best finish of fourth, twice, at Kentucky Speed and Kansas Speedway.
He had a streak of three-straight top-10 finishes twice.
Won the Winchester 100 ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Winchester Speedway.
Scored three top-fives and four top-10 finishes in four ARCA/CRA Super Series races.
2011 – 2013
Won the 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship.
Scored two victories in JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour competition (Dixie Speedway, Salem Speedway) in 2013
Scored seven top fives and nine top-10’s and two poles in addition to the two victories in JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour competition in 2013
Won the 2011 Howe Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year Award for the JEGS / CRA All-Stars Tour.
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