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For much of Friday night’s WinstarOnlineGaming.com 400 Cody Coughlin was showing why he considers Texas Motor Speedway to be one of his favorite race tracks. He showed in the top 10 for much of the race and scored his first stage point of the season before his engine expired with 10 laps to go.
Coughlin had a strong qualifying effort that saw him make the second round of qualifying. He started 11th in his RIDE TV/JEGS.com Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing and finished 18th after his engine let go due to an overheating issue caused by debris.
The 21-year-old driver had grass fly onto the grill of his truck after the driver ahead of him drove off the pavement. The oil and water temperatures rose too high and that lead to the engine failure while Coughlin was challenging for a top-10 finish.
“It’s a real shame because once again we had a great race going and we don’t have really anything to show for it,” said Coughlin. “The luck we’re having is keeping us from getting the results we deserve. My guys work really hard to give me a great Toyota Tundra every time we go to a race track. We’ll get the right results soon.”
The Delaware, Ohio native will be back in the truck next Saturday night, June 17th at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, Missouri for the Gateway 200.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Any other inquiries for Cody Coughlin can be sent to Bob Dillner via email at email@example.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.