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Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Quick Facts

Vehicle: JEGS.com / Mopar - Dodge Avenger
Series: National Hot Rod Association: Pro Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Stock & E.T. Brackets
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
Height: 6-foot-0
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Weight: 185 pounds
Age: 43 (DOB June 23, 1970)
Family: son Jeg III (Feb. 13, 1997)
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Ashland University (1993)

2013 Car: JEGS.com / Mopar - Dodge Avenger
Crew Chief(s): Mark Ingersoll & Adam Hornberger
Years racing: 29 (18 as a professional)
Professional victories: 56
Professional final rounds: 93
Sportsman wins: 16 (7 in Super Stock, 4 in Super Gas, 2 in Top Dragster, 2 in Super Comp and 1 in Competition)

Sportsman final rounds: 22
Total NHRA victories: 72
Total NHRA final rounds: 115
Career-best elapsed time: 6.487-seconds, Gainesville, Fla. 2013
Career-best speed: 213.47 MPH, Concord, N.C. 2013

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May 16 to May 18
Atlanta, GA
May 23 to May 25
Topeka, KS
June 13 to June 15
Bristol, TN
June 19 to June 22
Epping, TN
July 3 to July 6
Norwalk, OH
July 18 to July 20
Denver, CO
July 25 to July 27
Sonoma, CA

Jeg Coughlin Jr.

Jeg Coughlin Jr. already had established himself as one of the all-time greats in the sport of drag racing, and that was before he won the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock championship.

His latest title, secured at the final race of the season, was Coughlin’s sixth NHRA championship and his fifth in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock class. It came in Coughlin’s first year with J&J Racing as Team JEGS partnered with 2012 champion Allen Johnson and his Mopar Dodge team prior to the season.

"It was an extremely special championship for us for many, many reasons," Coughlin said. "The championship is the ultimate goal when setting out for a new season. But to reach that goal you need the ability to challenge for those valuable round wins and event wins. Only then you can have a chance contend for the world championship.

"Winning a championship takes a team effort. It takes tremendous talent from Allen and Roy Johnson and everyone at J&J Racing. Then they need to work hand-in-hand with everyone at JEGS Racing and JEGS.com. You’ve got folks on the road, and folks back at our respective shops. There are so many people involved. No one person makes this happen."

Coughlin won four times in eight final-round appearances in 2013, giving him 56 victories in his glorious Pro Stock career.

His 2013 title adds to his collection of championship trophies, which he won in 2000, 2002, 2007, and 2008. Plus, he won the Super Gas championship in 1992.

You’ll also find Coughlin’s name all over the NHRA record book. He’s the only driver to win national events in four different classes in the same year, racking up victories in Super Stock, Super Gas, Comp, and Pro Stock in 1997, and he was the first racer in NHRA’s 63-year history to win in six different categories — Pro Stock, Comp, Top Dragster, Super Gas, Super Stock, and Super Comp. Plus, Coughlin has won a Pro Stock race from every qualifying position, No. 1 to No. 16, the only person to do so.

There’s every reason to bet that the ebullient Coughlin will secure more victories in the years to come, as he’ll return with the JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge Avenger for 2014. After all, he has been winning races at all levels of straight-line racing since he began in 1990 and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Jeg Jr. Championships
Year Event Location Class By Cls
2011 JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals Fontana, CA Super Comp 1
2010 NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals Brainerd, MN Pro Stock 52
2010 FRAM Autolite Nationals Sonoma, CA Pro Stock 51
2010 NHRA Southern Nationals Atlanta, GA Pro Stock 50
2010 AAA Nationals St. Louis, MO Top Dragster 2
2010 O'Reilly Spring Nationals Houston, TX Pro Stock 49
2009 Mac Tools US Nationals Indianapolis, IN Pro Stock 48
2009 Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals Reading, PA Pro Stock 47
2009 UA NHRA Nationals Englishtown, NJ Pro Stock 46
2009 UA NHRA Nationals Chicago, IL Pro Stock 45
2009 O'Reilly Midwest Nationals Madison, IL Pro Stock 44
2009 Las Vegas Nationals Las Vegas, NV Pro Stock 43
2009 Arizona NHRA Nationals Phoenix, Ariz. Pro Stock 42
2008 ACDelco Nationals Las Vegas,NV Pro Stock 41
2008 Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals Reading, PA Pro Stock 40
2008 ACDelco Nationals Gainesville,FL Pro Stock 39
2007 AAA Finals Pomona,CA Pro Stock 38
2007 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Brainerd, MN Pro Stock 37
2007 O’Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Ntls Bristol, TN Pro Stock 36
2007 Torco Race Fuels NHRA Nationals Joilet, IL Pro Stock 35
2006 JEGS.com Cajun SPORTSnationals Belle, Rose, LA Top Dragster  
2005 AAA Auto Club Finals Pomona, CA Pro Stock 34
2003 Car Quest Nationals Chicago,IL Pro Stock 33
2003 Fram Autolite Nationals Sonoma,CA Pro Stock 32
2003 Sears Craftsman Nationals St. Louis,MO Super Stock 7
2002 ACDelco Las Vegas,NV Pro Stock 31
2002 O'Reily Fall Nationals Dallas,TX Pro Stock 30
2002 Sears Craftsman Nationals Chicago,IL Pro Stock 29
2002 O'Reily Mid South Nationals Memphis,TN Pro Stock 28
2002 U.S. Nationals Indianapolis,IN Pro Stock 27
2002 Rugged Liner Nationals Brainerd,MN Pro Stock 26
2002 Lucas Oil Norhwest Nationals Seattle, WA Pro Stock 25
2002 Sears Craftsman Nationals St. Louis,MO Pro Stock 24
2001 Pep Boys NHRA 50th Ann Nationals Pomona,CA Pro Stock 23
2001 MAC Tools Gatornationals Gainesville,FL Pro Stock 22
2001 Summit.com Nationals Las Vegas,NV Pro Stock 21
2000 AutoZone Nationals Memphis,TN Pro Stock 20
2000 Advance Auto Parts Nationals Topeka,KS Pro Stock 19
2000 U.S. Nationals Indianapolis,IN Pro Stock 18
2000 Matco Tools Nationals Englishtown,NJ Pro Stock 17
2000 Adavance Auto Parts Nationals Atlanta,GA Pro Stock 16
2000 Moto1.net Nationals Richmond,VA Pro Stock 15
2000 O'Reily Nationals Houston,TX Pro Stock 14
2000 Summit.com Nationals Las Vegas,NV Pro Stock 13
2000 CSK Nationals Phoenix,AZ Pro Stock 12
2000 AutoZone Winternationals Pomona,CA Pro Stock 11
1999 AAA Winston Finals Pomona,CA Pro Stock 10
1999 True Value Nationals Reading,PA Pro Stock 9
1999 Colonel's Truck Accessory Nationals Brainerd,MN Pro Stock 8
1999 Mopar Parts Nationals Denver,CO Pro Stock 7
1999 AutoZone Winternationals Pomona,CA Pro Stock 6
1998 Matco Tools SuperNationals Houston,TX Pro Stock 5
1998 Mopar Parts Nationals Denver,CO Pro Stock 4
1998 Pontiac Excitement Nationals Columbus,OH Pro Stock 3
1998 Mopar Parts Nationals Englishtown,NJ Pro Stock 2
1997 Matco Tools SuperNationals Houston,TX Pro Stock 1
1997 Champion Auto Stores Nationals Brainerd,MN Super Stock 6
1997 Sears Craftsman Nationals St. Louis,MO Super Stock 5
1997 Mopar Parts Nationals Englishtown,NJ Super Gas 4
1997 Fram Nationals Atlanta,GA Competition Elim. 1
1996 Pioneer Keystone Nationals Reading,PA Super Gas 3
1996 Pontiac Excitement Nationals Columbus,OH Super Stock 4
1995 Atsco Nationals Phoenix,AZ Super Stock 3
1994 Western Auto Nationals Topeka,KS Super Stock 2
1994 Slick 50 Nationals Houston, TX Super Stock 1
1992 U.S. Nationals Indianapolis,IN Super Gas 2
1990 Budweiser Springnationals Columbus,OH Super Gas 1

 

Jeg Jr. World Championships
2008 POWERade World Champion Pro Stock 4
2007 POWERade World Champion Pro Stock 3
2003 Moroso 5-Day Champion Super Pro 1
2002 POWERade World Champion Pro Stock 2
2000 Winston World Champion Pro Stock 1
1992 Winston World Champion Super Gas 1

 

Jeg Jr. Divisional Championships
Year Event Class By Cls
2003 Moroso 5-Day Champion Super Pro 1
1997 Division III Champion Super Stock 2
1997 Division III Champion Competition 1
1994 Division III Champion Super Stock 1
1992 Division III Champion Super Gas 1

 

Jeg Jr. Divisional Wins
1997 Firebird Raceway (Div. 7) Chandler, AZ Comp 4
1997 Thunder Valley Dragway (Div. 4) Noble, OK Super Stock 5
1997 Thunder Valley Dragway (Div. 4) Noble, OK Comp 3
1997 U.S. 131 Dragway Martin, MI Comp 2
1997 Indianapolis Raceway Park Indianapolis, IN Comp 1
1996 Beech Bend Raceway Bowling Green, KY Super Stock 4
1996 U.S. 131 Dragway Martin, MI Super Stock 3
1996 Quaker City Dragway Salem, OH Super Stock 2
1994 Edgewater Sports Park Cleves, OH Super Stock 1
1993 Beech Bend Raceway Bowling Green, KY Super Gas 5
1993 Great Lakes Drag-O-Way Union Grove, WI Super Gas 4
1992 U.S. 131 Dragway Martin, MI   4
1992 Beech Bend Raceway Park Bowling Green, KY Super Gas 3
1992 U.S. 13 Dragway Delmar, DE Super Gas 2
1992 Indianpolis Raceway Park Indianapolis, IN Super Gas 1
Jeg Jr. Final Rounds
Year Event Result Opponent
2010 Brainerd Win Shane Gray
2010 Denver R/U Allen Johnson
2010 Sonoma Win Jason Line
2010 Atlanta Win Rickie Jones
2010 St. Louis R/U Warren Johnson
2010 Houston Win Allen Johnson
2009 Indianapolis Win Greg Stanfield
2009 Reading Win Johnny Gray
2009 Englishtown Win Mike Edwards
2009 Chicago Win Mike Edwards
2009 St. Louis Win Jason Line
2009 Atlanta R/U Mike Edwards
2009 Las Vegas Win Greg Stanfield
2009 Houston R/U Ron Krisher
2009 Phoenix Win Kurt Johnson
2008 Richmond R/U Dave Connolly
2008 Dallas R/U Greg Stanfield
2008 Reading Win Dave Connolly
2008 Sonoma R/U Dave Connolly
2008 Chicago R/U Kurt Johnson
2007 Pomona R/U Greg Anderson
2007 Pomona 2 Win Justin Humphreys
2007 Las Vegas R/U Greg Anderson
2007 Brainerd Win Greg Anderson
2007 Bristol Win Kenny Koretsky
2007 Englishtown R/U Greg Anderson
2007 Chicago Win Jason Line
2007 St. Louis R/U Dave Connolly
2007 Las Vegas R/U Greg Anderson
2005 Panoma 2 Win Tom Martino
2005 Chicago 1 R/U Jason Line
2004 Gainesville R/U Greg Anderson
2003 Dallas R/U Greg Anderson
2003 Chicago 2 Win Greg Anderson
2003 Memphis R/U Greg Anderson
2003 Sonoma Win Greg Anderson
2003 Denver R/U Warren Johnson
2003 Chicago 1 R/U Kurt Johnson
2003 Gainesville R/U Kurt Johnson
2002 Las Vegas-2 Win Warren Johnson
2002 Dallas Win Gene Wilson
2002 Chicago-2 Win Ron Krisher
2002 Memphis Win Gene Wilson
2002 Indianapolis Win Jim Yates
2002 Brainerd Win Greg Anderson
2002 Seattle Win Mark Whisnant
2002 St. Louis Win Greg Anderson
2002 Englishtown R/U Greg Anderson
2002 Gainesville R/U Darrell Alderman
2001 Pomona-2 Win Mike Edwards
2001 Las Vegas Win Jim Yates
2001 Gainesville Win Mark Osborne
2000 Pomona-2 R/U Kurt Johnson
2000 Dallas R/U Kurt Johnson
2000 Memphis Win Scott Geoffrion
2000 Topeka Win Darrell Alderman
2000 Englishtown Win Greg Anderson
2000 Indianapolis Win Ron Krisher
2000 Brainerd R/U Kurt Johnson
2000 Seattle R/U Richie Stevens
2000 Atlanta Win Bruce Allen
2000 Richmond Win Jim Yates
2000 Houston Win Jim Yates
2000 Las Vegas Win WarrenJohnson
2000 Phoenix Win Mark Pawuk
2000 Pomona-1 Win WarrenJohnson
1999 Pomona-2 Win Warren Johnson
1999 Reading Win Mark Pawuk
1999 Brainerd Win Warren Johnson
1999 Denver Win Troy Coughlin
1999 Columbus R/U Warren Johnson
1999 Pomona-1 Win Troy Coughlin
1998 Pomona-2 R/U Richie Stevens
1998 Houston Win Tom Martino
1998 Topeka R/U Warren Johnson
1998 Denver Win Warren Johnson
1998 St. Louis R/U Kurt Johnson
1998 Columbus Win Jim Yates
1998 Englishtown Win Mike Edwards
1998 Pomona-1 R/U Jim Yates
1997 Houston Win Mark Osborne
Jeg Jr. Special Events
2011 Tenn-Tuck E.T. Bracket Champ Bowling Green, KY Super Pro  
2011 Tenn-Tuck E.T. Bracket Champ Bowling Green, KY Super Pro  
2011 Estes Oil Company Big Bucks Event Cleves, Ohio Super Pro  
2011 Williams Paving Ultimate 32 Event Cleves, Ohio Super Pro  
2011 DSI Performance Trailer Cleaner 32 Cleves, Ohio Super Pro  
2011 American Race Cars Shootout Belle Rose, LA Super Pro  
2008 JEGS US Open Champion Indianapolis,IN Super Pro  
2008 Pontiac Showdown Champion Las Vegas,NV Pro Stock  
2006 AA Auto Salvage Superbucks Atco,NJ Super Pro  
2006 Hemi Shootout Champion Las Vegas,NV Super Stock  
2006 JEGS US Open Champion Hamilton,OH Super Pro  
2006 Moroso "Race of Champions" West Palm Beach, FL Super Pro  
2006 Moroso Motorsports Park 5-Day (3) West Palm Beach, FL Super Pro  
2006 Top Gun Challenge Champion Piedmont,NC Super Pro  
2004 MAC Tools US Nationals Indianapolis,IN Super Stock  
2003 Moroso Motorsports Park 5-Day West Palm Beach, FL Super Pro  
2003 Moroso Motorsports Park 5-Day West Palm Beach, FL Super Pro  
2000 Holley Dominator Duel Champion Chicago,IL Pro Stock  
1999 Winston Showdown Champion Bristol,TN Pro Stock  
1999 Holley Dominator Duel Champion Englishtown,NJ Pro Stock  
1997 Federal Mogul All-Star Champion Columbus,OH Super Stock  
1993 Moroso Motorsports Park 5-Day West Palm Beach, FL Super Pro  
1991 TRW All-Star Champion Columbus,OH Super Gas

 

All-time NHRA professional championships

John Force 15 Funny Car
* Bob Glidden 10 Pro Stock
Tony Schumacher 7 Top Fuel
* Kenny Bernstein 6 Funny Car/Top Fuel
Warren Johnson 6 Pro Stock
* Dave Schultz 6 Pro Stock Motorcycle
* Joe Amato 5 Top Fuel
Jeg Coughlin Jr. 4 Pro Stock
* Don Prudhomme 4 Funny Car
* Gary Scelzi 4 Top Fuel/Funny Car
* Lee Shepherd 4 Pro Stock

All-time NHRA professional championships among active racers

John Force 15 Funny Car
Tony Schumacher 7 Top Fuel
Warren Johnson 6 Pro Stock
Jeg Coughlin Jr. 4 Pro Stock
Greg Anderson 4 Pro Stock
Larry Dixon 3 Top Fuel
Andrew Hines 3 Pro Stock Motorcycle

All-time Pro Stock championships

* Bob Glidden 10 (1974-1975, 1978-1980, 1985-1989)
Warren Johnson 6 (1992-1993, 1995, 1998-1999, 2001)
Jeg Coughlin Jr. 4 (2000, 2002, 2007-2008)
* Lee Shepherd 4 (1981-1984)
Greg Anderson 4 (2003-2005, 2010)
* Darrell Alderman 3 (1990-1991, 1994)
Jason Line 2 (2006, 2011)

All-time Pro Stock championships among active racers

Warren Johnson 6 (1992-1993, 1995, 1998-1999, 2001)
Jeg Coughlin Jr. 4 (2000, 2002, 2007-2008)
Greg Anderson 3 (2003-2005)
Jim Yates 2 (1996-1997)
Jason Line 2 (2006, 2011)
Mike Edwards 1 (2009)

Age at time of fourth championship

Driver Year Age at fourth title
* Bob Glidden 1979 35
Tony Schumacher 2006 36
* Don Prudhomme 1978 37
Jeg Coughlin Jr. 2008 38
* Lee Shepherd 1984 40
* Kenny Bernstein 1988 44
John Force 1994 45
* Gary Scelzi 2005 45
* Dave Schultz 1993 45
* Joe Amato 1991 47
Warren Johnson 1998 55

* Retired or deceased

• Only driver in the 60 year history of NHRA to win in six different categories (Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Dragster).
• Four-time Full Throttle Pro Stock world champion (2000, 2002, 2007, 2008)
• Sportsman world champion in Super Gas category (1992)
• NHRA Rookie of the Year (1998)
• Became 10th driver in NHRA's 58-year history to win 50 national events (2007)
• Three-time winner of K&N Filters Horsepower Challenge (1999, 2000, 2009)
• Only driver in history to win national events in four categories in one season --
Pro Stock, Super Stock, Competition, and Super Gas (1997)
• Four-time NHRA Division 3 champion (Super Gas, 1992; Super Stock, 1994; Competition and Super Stock, 1997)
• Moroso 5-Day Overall Points Champion (Super Pro, 2003)
• Two-time Mopar Hemi Challenger winner (Indianapolis, 2004; and Las Vegas, 2006)
 

PERSONAL

• Son Jeg III
• Works in family owned business, JEGS Automotive/JEGS Mail Order.
• Is the youngest of the four Coughlin brothers.
• Brother John can be found racing in Top Dragster and helping with his son Cody's circle track effort.
• Brother Troy races in Pro Mod.
• Brother Mike races in Top Sportsman.
• Nephew Troy Jr competes in Super Comp and can be spotted bracket racing.
• Enjoys spending time with family, golfing, motocross, karting and bracket racing.

Career Highlights: 

• Only driver in the 60 year history of NHRA to win in six different categories (Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Dragster).
• Four-time Full Throttle Pro Stock world champion (2000, 2002, 2007, 2008)
• Sportsman world champion in Super Gas category (1992)
• NHRA Rookie of the Year (1998)
• Became 10th driver in NHRA's 58-year history to win 50 national events (2007)
• Three-time winner of K&N Filters Horsepower Challenge (1999, 2000, 2009)
• Only driver in history to win national events in four categories in one season --
Pro Stock, Super Stock, Competition, and Super Gas (1997)
• Four-time NHRA Division 3 champion (Super Gas, 1992; Super Stock, 1994; Competition and Super Stock, 1997)
• Moroso 5-Day Overall Points Champion (Super Pro, 2003)
• Two-time Mopar Hemi Challenger winner (Indianapolis, 2004; and Las Vegas, 2006)
 

PERSONAL

• Son Jeg III
• Works in family owned business, JEGS Automotive/JEGS Mail Order.
• Is the youngest of the four Coughlin brothers.
• Brother John can be found racing in Top Dragster and helping with his son Cody's circle track effort.
• Brother Troy races in Pro Mod.
• Brother Mike races in Top Sportsman.
• Nephew Troy Jr competes in Super Comp and can be spotted bracket racing.
• Enjoys spending time with family, golfing, motocross, karting and bracket racing.

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