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Cody Coughlin had been itching to get back to Kentucky Speedway for a long time, and he showed why on Thursday night in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225. Coughlin raced in the top 10 for much of the late-night race that was delayed by rain. Coughlin eventually finished 15th after his engine expired on the final lap of the 150-lap event.
The Delaware, Ohio driver started 14th after qualifying was rained out. When the green flag waved a little after 10 p.m. Coughlin’s race got wild.
Coughlin almost immediately had to dodge a spinning truck in the early stages of the race. Just one lap into the race’s second stage, Coughlin again had to avoid his spinning trucks, this time his ThorSport Racing teammates. Then in the race’s final stage, Coughlin had to make his way by another spinning truck. He managed to do so all three times without receiving damage.
The 21-year-old driver was battling for his first career top 10 when his engine expired entering turn one on the final lap of the race.
“That was a bit weird,” said Coughlin. “I had no warning that was going to happen until the engine just let go. It’s disappointing because we had another fast truck and had a top-10 finish within our grasp. It was fun racing up there for much of the night; it was certainly wild at times. I’m glad the rain stopped and we were able to get this race in, and I appreciate all of the fans that waited out the delay to watch us race.”
Coughlin’s next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race with ThorSport Racing is on Wednesday, July 19th on the dirt of Ohio’s Eldora Speedway. Coughlin had a strong run at Eldora in 2016; he raced his way into the top 10 from the Last Chance qualifying race before a cut tire ended his night.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to Eldora. I never thought I’d say that I’m looking forward to racing on dirt, but last year’s race was a lot of fun until that tire went down. Hopefully we can have even more success this time around and I know this ThorSport Racing team will give me a great piece to tackle Eldora. We want to give Duke and Rhonda Thorson a great finish in our homestate.”
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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.