Cody Coughlin Is Gaining Valuable Experience Early In The Season

Cody Coughlin

Team Information:

Started: 16th

Finished: 16th

Laps: 130/130

Laps Led: 0

Status: Running

Driver Points: 11th

Owner Points: 14th

Cody Coughlin Race Recap:

Cody Coughlin, driver of the No. 13 JEGS Toyota Tundra, made his track debut in Saturday’sNASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. Starting 16th, Coughlin ran as high as second, and finished 16th in the 130-lap event.

The ThorSport Racing driver finished 19th, and 20th, respectively, in the first two stages of the event. Battling a free-in, tight through the center, and loose off Toyota Tundra, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender lost valuable track position late in the race, and was unable to make-up ground in the final laps. The JEGS driver was credited with a 16th-place finish behind race winner, Christopher Bell.

Quote:

“I feel like I continue to have some difficulty at the mile-and-a-half tracks. I just need to learn how to be a little bit more aggressive on the restarts. At the beginning of the race, it seemed like we were making progress, even got up into the top-10, but we just went backwards from there. We’ll go back and try to figure out the handling, and get better from here. Great work by everyone on this JEGS Toyota team.”

Notes:

  • The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) had three practice sessions on Friday in preparation for Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). Cody Coughlin was 17th, 21st, and eighth, respectively.

  • Coughlin made his AMS debut in Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender started 16th, ran as high as second, and finished 16th in the 130-lap event at the 1.54-mile oval.

  • Coughlin was the fourth-highest finishing Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender in Saturday’s NCWTS event at AMS.

  • Coughlin’s ThorSport Racing teammates finished second (Crafton), fourth (Rhodes), and eighth (Enfinger).

  • Up Next: The Alpha Energy Solutions 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Saturday, April 1.

About JEGS Automotive, Inc.:
In 1960, Jeg Coughlin Sr. founded JEGS as a small speed shop. It has grown into 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 simple business philosophy. Customer Care is #1. For more information about JEGS Automotive, Inc. visit www.jegs.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 Toyota Tundra driven by Ben Rhodes, and the No. 98 RIDE TV/Champion Power Equipment/Jive Communications Toyota Tundra driven by Grant Enfinger. For more information visit www.ThorSport.com.

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