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Cody Coughlin will visit the Gateway to the West this weekend when he makes his first start at Missouri’s Gateway Motorsports Park for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ for Linemen 200. Coughlin will pilot the No. 13 JEGS.com/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing in the 160-lap race on Saturday, June 17th.
To prepare for his first start at the 1.25-mile oval in St. Louis, Coughlin and his team tested for two days at the facility, located just outside of St. Louis, MO, in May.
“I’m excited about going to Gateway this weekend,” said Coughlin. “We tested there last month and I believe we have a good direction on what we need to do to be faster. We’ve had speed all year, and it’s time to close out the deal and get it done on Saturday.
The 21-year-old driver has certainly shown speed at every race this season. Coughlin ran in the top 10 for much of his last race at Texas Motor Speedway before his engine expired with about 13 laps remaining.
“I was at the ThorSport Racing shop this week and the entire team is pumped,” said Coughlin. “Texas was disappointing, but it was out of our control. We learned a lot at Texas and we were definitely fast. Duke and Rhonda Thorson give us great Toyota Tundras to race. There were many positives to take away from Texas, so we’ll just move forward and hope we get the finish we deserve on Saturday at Gateway.”
This weekend’s race at Gateway is the first single-day show of the season for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, meaning Coughlin will practice, qualify and race all in the same day.
Coughlin will hit the track for the first time at Gateway at 9:30 a.m. CT for the first of two practice sessions. The second practice session will begin at 11:30 a.m. CT. Qualifying will take place at 4:45 p.m. CT with the 160-lap race to follow at 7:30 p.m. CT live on FOX Sports 1.
Saturday’s 160-lap/200-mile race will be broken down into three stages. The first two stages will be 35 laps each with a final stage length of 90 laps.
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.