No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado
From Irish Hills to Hollywood Hills … Cody Coughlin has a featured cameo role in the upcoming God Bless the Broken Road, a film set to hit theaters on September 7. Coughlin’s appearance comes alongside stars Kim Delaney, Robin Givens, Gary Grubbs, Makenzie Moss, Lindsay Pulsipher, Jordin Sparks, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Andrew Walker. The film combines the elements of faith, country music, and stock car racing, and pays strong tribute to those who serve in the military and their families. A portion of the profits from the movie will be donated to various charities, including God Bless the Broken Road’s partnership with Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
DAV Ambassador … Cody Coughlin is an ambassador for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), a nonprofit organization that provides support for America’s ill and injured veterans. Coughlin placed the DAV on the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado as a B-post decal at the Chicagoland Speedway on June 29, and will continue to honor the DAV for the remainder of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. His ambassadorship will include support for a variety of DAV campaigns, including the #BlessAVet campaign.
#BlessAVet … #BlessAVet is an initiative launched in partnership with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Fandango, and the film God Bless the Broken Road where people can contribute to send a veteran to dinner and to go see God Bless the Broken Road in theaters.
Local Connection … God Bless the Broken Road, a faith-based film whose story elements include scenes at the Berlin Raceway, located in Marne, Mich. Harold Cronk, director of God Bless the Broken Road, hails from Reed City, Mich. In addition, the film, which began production in West Michigan the spring of 2016, hired 92 Michigan workers.
Berlin Raceway … In the Late Model ranks, Cody Coughlin has two top-five finishes, and two top-ten finishes in four starts at the Berlin Raceway. In 2016, Coughlin posted a second-place finish in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, and on the same weekend finished in the fourth-place in the ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS on June 13 at the .4375-mile track. Coughlin made Champion Racing Association (CRA) history as the first driver to ever win both the ARCA/CRA Super Series, and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championships in the same season.
Rolling into the Irish Hills … This weekend marks Cody Coughlin’s fourth Michigan International Speedway appearance with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Last year, the Delaware, Ohio, driver finished in the 21st-place at the Michigan International Speedway. He made his track debut in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on August 15, 2015.
Coughlin also has two starts in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series at the Michigan International Speedway.
This Week’s GMS Racing’s Chevrolet Silverado at the Michigan International Speedway … Cody Coughlin will pilot Chassis No. 312 in the Corrigan Oil 200 at the Michigan International Speedway. The Jerry Baxter-led team last unloaded this GMS Racing prepared chassis at the Kentucky Speedway on July 12. The chassis has two previous starts with Coughlin during the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season – including at the Texas Motor Speedway with an eighth-place finish.
Speedway Stats: In 11 combined NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts on speedways (tracks over 2-miles in length), Coughlin has recorded one top-10 finish and led for a total of nine laps.
The Crew … Jerry Baxter, the crew chief for the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado, has posted one victory (2015, Kyle Busch), one top-five finish and one top-10 finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the Michigan International Speedway in six starts. In addition, Baxter has five NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts at the Michigan International Speedway.
Kevin Hamlin, the Cody Coughlin Racing team manager and former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chief for Dale Earnhardt, has four top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes at the Michigan International Speedway in 29 starts.
GMS Racing’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series History at the Michigan International Speedway … Since entering the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2013, the Statesville, N.C.,-based GMS Racing team has logged 11 starts at the Michigan International Speedway, resulting in one top-five finish and five top-10 finishes, with an average starting position of 8.9 and an average finishing position of 12.4 with eight laps led at the Brooklyn, Mich.,-facility.
In the Rearview Mirror: Pocono Raceway … Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., proved a challenging opponent for Cody Coughlin, not letting him and the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado off easy, as the team endured the wiles of the ‘Tricky Triangle’ in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Gander Outdoors 150 to claim a 14th-place finish.
Championship Battle … Cody Coughlin is ranked in the 10th place in the driver point standings, and the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado is in the 14th place in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner points.
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