Cody Coughlin was poised for a strong finish in the LTI Printing 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Michigan International Speedway before contact on a restart resulted in a hard crash.
The Delaware, Ohio native was running in the top five when contact from the truck behind him on a restart sent him hard into the inside wall on Lap 65. The 21-year-old driver was okay, but the crash ended his day prematurely.
Coughlin finished 21st after starting in the 15th position in the No. 12 RIDE TV / JEGS Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing.
“I got tagged from behind on that restart and got turned into the inside wall,” Coughlin explained. “Thankfully that was a SAFER Barrier, and thankfully my guys at ThorSport build safe trucks for me to race. I also want to thank God for keeping me safe in a hard crash like that. It was an unfortunate way to end the day, but we’ll go to Bristol and hopefully run well there.”
Coughlin, a short track ace, will now head to the high-banked short track of Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday, August 16th for the UNOH 200, his next NCWTS race.
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.