The flat half-mile oval of Martinsville Speedway in Virginia is challenging enough when your truck is handling perfectly. An ill-handling truck makes for a very long day, and that is what Cody Coughlin had to fight through on Saturday in the Texas Roadhouse 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Coughlin’s day began with a 20th-place qualifying effort. 20th-place would also be where Coughlin would finish.
The 21-year-old from Delaware, Ohio battled a truck that was extremely tight in the center of the corner and also extremely loose on exit of the corner. Coughlin was forced to battle all day long to get the best finish possible given the conditions.
“We were way too tight all day long in the center and by the end of it we were too free on exit too. We fought hard and didn’t give up, which is a positive. We had a really nice pink truck this weekend and we were racing for a good cause for cancer awareness through the JEGS Foundation. I was hoping to put it up front, but we were just too tight. But I have to thank my guys at ThorSport Racing for battling hard with me all weekend, and Duke and Rhonda Thorson for allowing me to race their trucks. Now we’ll go to Texas, which is a super fast track and we’ll see what we can do there.”
Coughlin’s next race is in less than a week at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has just three races remaining in the 2017 season including next week’s race in Texas.
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.
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