Pocono Raceway’s nickname is the “Tricky Triangle,” but in Saturday’s Overtons 150 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Cody Coughlin didn’t find the 2.5-mile Pennsylvania triangle to be all that tricky. The 21 year-old scored his first career top 10 with an eighth-place finish.
Coughlin’s day began with him narrowly missing the second round of qualifying. He quickly worked his way through the field from his 13th-place starting position.
The Delaware, Ohio native raced in the top 10 for much of the 60-lap event in his No. 13 JEGS.com/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing before eventually finishing a strong eighth-place.
“I think this was a really good day,” said Coughlin. “We’ve been running well. We just haven’t been finishing there. It’s really nice to finish where we should have, so I’m really happy with it.”
After finishing 11th on the dirt at Eldora Speedway (OH) last race and then eighth on Saturday, Coughlin said he thinks he finally has positive momentum on his side.
“We’ve been needing our luck to turn around and it appears that is finally happening. I’m really happy about today’s run. Michael (Shelton, crew chief), Rich (Lushes, truck chief) and everybody on this team have been working so hard. I’m glad that I could finally reward them all with a top 10 finish. Hopefully we’ll keep it going next race at Michigan and continue to make Duke and Rhonda Thorson proud.”
Now Coughlin and his ThorSport Racing team will have a couple of weeks off before the next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Coughlin’s next race will be on Saturday, August 12th at the two-mile D-shaped oval of Michigan International Speedway in the Irish Hills of Brooklyn, Michigan.
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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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