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Throughout history there have been many tales told about normal men facing off against giant beasts and being victorious. On Friday night (June 2), Cody Coughlin has a chance to write his own tale about the time he faced the Monster and conquered it. That’s when the 21 year-old will take on the Monster Mile of Dover International (DE) Speedway while driving the No. 13 JEGS.com / RIDE TV Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing in the Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch Int’l for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
This weekend’s trip to Dover, the capital of Delaware, the first state in the Union, will be Coughlin’s first to the fast, one-mile concrete oval.
“I’ve never been to Dover, but I’ve heard it’s a fun place once you get the hang of it. It seems like a different track for sure, but I’ve done well on the high-banked short tracks like a Winchester. Dover is definitely a faster one, so it’ll take a few laps to get used to it, but I’m up for the challenge.”
After a strong run at the Charlotte Motor Speedway two weeks ago that saw Coughlin race in the top 10 for much of the night, Coughlin now is feeling like he has positive momentum on his side.
“We’re definitely making gains. We just haven’t been getting the results yet that I feel we deserve. Hopefully we can put the JEGS.com Toyota Tundra up front on Friday and I can give my guys and Duke and Rhonda Thorson a run they deserve for believing in me.”
Coughlin’s weekend kicks off on Thursday, June 1 with two practice sessions. The first session will begin at 2 p.m. ET and end at 2:55 p.m. The final practice session will begin at 4 p.m. ET and end at 4:55 p.m.
Friday, June 2 is Bar Harbor 200 race day at Dover International Speedway. Coughlin will first qualify at 2:35 p.m. ET. Qualifying will be a three-round, knockout qualifying format this week. The green flag for the Bar Harbor 200 will wave at approximately 5:30 p.m. ET on Friday night.
The Bar Harbor 200 is a 200-lap, 200-mile race. It is broken up into three segments. The first two segments are 45 laps in length with a final segment of 110 laps.
Fans will have the chance to meet Cody Coughlin on Friday at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series autograph session from 12:30 p.m. ET to 1:15 p.m.
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 Kate Fegley 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.