Fresh off a career-best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish in the Poconos, Cody Coughlin is hoping to have the luck of the Irish on his side in the Irish Hills of Michigan. Coughlin will pilot his RIDE TV/JEGS.com Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing in his third start at Michigan International Speedway in the LTI Printing 200 on Saturday afternoon.
In Coughlin’s last race at Pocono Raceway (PA), the 21-year-old driver finished eighth, the best finish of his young career. Coughlin finished 11th the race prior at Eldora Speedway (OH), so now Coughlin has momentum on his side moving forward.
“We’ve had good speed all season long, but we haven’t had the finishes to show for it,” Coughlin said. “Obviously we want to finish even better than eighth, but it’s great to finally get that top 10 finish out of the way. Now we have something to build on. I appreciate JEGS and RIDE TV for all their support and now I know it’s only going to get better from here.”
Coughlin now heads to one of his favorite race tracks on the schedule for Saturday’s race. The two-mile oval in Brooklyn, Michigan was the site of Coughlin’s second-career series start.
“I think I was going to finish sixth there last year and then we broke the transmission, so I’m very confident that we can head there this weekend and contend for a top five; that’s our goal. I’m very thankful that Duke and Rhonda Thorson have continued to believe in me, and hopefully their faith in me will be further rewarded throughout the second half of the season.”
Coughlin will hit the track for two practice sessions on Friday, August 11th. The first session will begin at 1 p.m. ET. Final practice will follow at 3 p.m. ET. Both sessions will air live on FOX Sports 1.
Saturday, August 12th is LTI Printing 200 race day at Michigan International Speedway. The day will begin early in the morning with qualifying at 9:30 a.m. ET live on FOX Sports 1. Then at 1 p.m. ET the green flag will wave for the 200-mile/100-lap race, which will also be live on FOX Sports 1.
Saturday’s 100-lap race will be broken down into three stages. The first two stages will be 30 laps in length with the final stage consisting of 40 laps.
Coughlin’s No. 13 Toyota Tundra will carry a JEGS onboard camera for Saturday’s race.
Race fans will have the chance to meet Cody Coughlin on Friday at the RIDE TV display in the fan zone from 4:45 to 5:15 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 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.