Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Event: UNOH 200 (Round 16 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Location: Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile)
Start/Finish: 15th/19th (Running, completed 198 of 200 laps)
Cody Coughlin Battles to a 19th-place Finish at Bristol Motor Speedway
STATESVILLE, N.C. (August 17, 2018)—The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) UNOH 200 at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway was a fast-paced affair, with only 11 drivers in the 32-truck field finishing on the lead lap.
Cody Coughlin, driver of the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing had to fend off the leaders around the .533-mile oval in eastern Tennessee. He remained on the lead lap for over half of the 200-lap race before succumbing to the breakneck speed of the leaders on Lap 104.
A tight-handling Chevrolet did not allow Coughlin to cut through the track’s high-banked corners and a massive, green-flag run between laps 124-200 conspired to leave the Delaware, Ohio, native two laps down.
Nonetheless, Coughlin kept a tenacious hold on the steering wheel of his JEGS machine, rallying from the 22nd-place before crossing the finish line in the 19th-place.
“Our No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado team was very hopeful going into the UNOH 200 at the Bristol Motor Speedway,” Coughlin said. “We spent a lot of time off-track trying to put a plan together to have a successful finish, and we were aiming to have a chance at a win.”
The 22-year old is in the 12th-place in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver point standings on the strength of six top-10 finishes.
The next event on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule is the Chevrolet Silverado 250 on Sunday, August 26, at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. The FS1 and Motor Racing Network (MRN) will broadcast the race at 2:30 p.m. (ET).
To keep up-to-date with the latest news, information and exclusive content, visit Cody Coughlin on his personal Twitter and Instagram page – @Cody_Coughlin, and on the official Facebook page at /CodyCoughlin2/. For more information on Cody Coughlin visit CodyCoughlin.com. Also, follow Team JEGS’ Twitter page – @TeamJEGS, and on Instagram at @team_jegs. You can also “like” Team JEGS on the official Facebook page at /TeamJEGS/.
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ABOUT GMS RACING
GMS Racing competes full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with drivers Johnny Sauter, Dalton Sargeant, Justin Haley and Cody Coughlin, and also in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Spencer Gallagher. Since the team's start in 2014, GMS Racing has grown to occupy several buildings located in Statesville, N.C. The campus also includes operations for GMS Fabrication. More information can be found at https://gmsracing.net/.