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ARCA/CRA Super Series
50th Annual Redbud 300
No. 1 JEGS.com Toyota Camry
The last time Cody Coughlin raced on the high-banked quarter-mile of Indiana’s Anderson Speedway, he won. That race was 100 laps. This time the Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver will be going 300 laps in the 50th Annual Redbud 300. Coughlin has made just one prior start in the Redbud 300; that came in 2013 when he finished 20th after getting caught up in an early-race crash.
The Last Race
Coughlin is coming off of another top five finish this season. Coughlin finished third in the Bud St. Amant Memorial 125 at his home track of Columbus Motor Speedway in Ohio on June 25th.
Coughlin was supposed to race at Michigan’s Dixie Motor Speedway on July 8, but that race was canceled due to rain.
Cody Coughlin’s Team JEGS crew will be led by new crew chief Jack Smith. Since Smith came on board Coughlin has visited victory lane four times (three in the CRA Super Series and once in the JEGS / CRA All-Stars Tour) and has finished in the top 10 in every start. Smith is joined by Kevin Hamlin (team manager), Scott Wimmer (spotter), and Dave Holt (crew member).
Cody is a third-generation race car driver. His family, including his father, John, has been successful in NHRA drag racing for decades. Cody, unlike his family predecessors, chose the path of circle-track racing rather than follow on the straight-line path set forth by the rest of his family. Cody’s mother, Di, and sister, Kennedi, attend Cody’s races in support of their favorite driver.
The Race Track
Anderson Speedway is a quarter-mile oval with close to 17-degrees of banking. The high banking leads to high speeds, even on such a small track. The facility first opened in 1948, and is the home of the Little 500 for non-winged Sprint Cars every Memorial Day weekend.
Cody Coughlin: Through the Years
Made first NCWTS start at Daytona International Speedway for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Scored a top five and a top 10 at Nashville in the North/South Super Late Model Challenge.
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.
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.
Cody Coughlin on Twitter: @Cody_Coughlin
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Cody Coughlin Website: CodyCoughlin.com