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Cody Coughlin made the FS1 TV broadcasters stand up and take notice at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Commentators noted the fine run the 21 year-old driver was having in Friday’s NC Education Lottery 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Coughlin was knocking on the door to his first top-10 finish of his NASCAR career until a late-race restart shuffled the field up. His 16th place finish was not indicative of the fine performance for the entire ThorSport Racing team.
Coughlin raced his JEGS.com/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra from the 17th place starting spot into the top-10 in the late stages of the race.
“We almost accomplished our goal of a top-10 finish tonight. If that caution didn’t come out with just a few laps to go I think we could have done it,” said Coughlin. We fought a tight truck all weekend. We are making strides and I appreciate my entire ThorSport team and all their hard work. I think with a couple more changes to our mile-and-a-half track program where we need to be.
It was the second-straight week on a mile-and-a-half track that Coughlin raced in the top 10. At Kansas Speedway last Friday, a transmission issue derailed his race.
“We won’t let it get us down for sure. We’ve shown we can be fast and I’m learning each lap on the track. I am looking forward to getting to the next race and improve even more. I really appreciate this opportunity from Duke and Rhonda Thorson and the support I get from my team and family.”
Coughlin will have a week off before he and the ThorSport Racing team tackle the Monster Mile of Dover Int’l Speedway (DE) in the Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch International on Friday, June 2 at 5:30pm.
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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.