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Cody Coughlin’s maiden voyage in his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on a road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park had plenty of twists and turns. Coughlin was on pace to score a strong top-15 finish on Sunday before an off-track excursion caused him to lose four laps. The 21 year-old finished 21st in the JEGS.com / RIDE TV No. 13 Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing.
The Delaware, Ohio native was making progress with each lap he turned in Sunday’s 64-lap event on the 10-turn road course. A hectic restart caused Coughlin to pick up grass on the grill of his ride. Coughlin had to pit as a result to not overheat the engine.
The loss of track position from the pit stop resulted Coughlin being trapped in heavy traffic on a restart. While avoiding contact with others, Coughlin spun late in the race.
Coughlin’s ThorSport Racing crew repaired the damage as quickly as possible to get Coughlin back on the race track.
The 21-year-old resumed in the 21st position and fought hard despite having an ill-handling truck to finish out the remaining laps.
“This is a tough race track. I feel like I learned a lot all weekend, but the results unfortunately won’t show that. I’m thankful for the fact that my guys battled hard to get us back out on the race track and salvage whatever we could. We’ll go to Chicago in two weeks and I’m sure ThorSport Racing will give me a fast Tundra there. I’m excited to get to our next race and back on a superspeedway.”
Coughlin’s next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be at the 1.5-mile oval of Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois on Friday, September 15.
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.