When you ask Cody Coughlin what it will take to be successful at Michigan International Speedway, he says one word – “momentum.” He hopes that the momentum he has going in his ARCA Racing Series ride continues this Friday as he will compete in his second superspeedway start.
The Delaware, Ohio native will once again get behind the wheel of the Venturini Motorsports-prepared No. 55 JEGS Toyota in the ARCA Racing Series Corrigan Oil 200 at the famed two-mile D-shaped oval at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.
“I am looking forward to getting my feet wet at another superspeedway this week at Michigan,” Coughlin said. “We had a strong top-10 finish last weekend at Pocono and hope that we take that momentum from there to Michigan and get a higher finish on Friday.”
Coughlin is in his first season running in the ARCA Racing Series. He is quickly learning how to drive a heavier stock car and so far has produced three top-10 finishes in four starts.
“Every time I get behind the wheel I feel that we are getting better and better. It is showing on the track and very proud of our efforts so far,” Coughlin said. “Now with us running on superspeedways like Pocono and Michigan, I am learning more about the aerodynamic side of racing.”
With the talent supplied to him through Venturini Motorsports led by Crew Chief Jeff McClure, Coughlin also receives advice from his Team JEGS Manager Kevin Hamlin and his spotter Scott Wimmer.
“Kevin and Scott do a great job to help me understand of how I need to explain to Jeff what I need done with the car,” Coughlin explained. “Kevin has experience as a Cup crew chief and Scott is a former Cup driver, they have been giving me some great advice at these bigger tracks. Overall, as a team, we are improving together and I think we are going to produce stronger finishes soon.”
Coughlin is enjoys racing with the competitors in the ARCA Racing Series.
“This series has a great group of talented drivers and it is a lot of fun to race with them. There is a lot of respect among each other.”
Coughlin will be going into this weekend with the loving support of his family.
“My parents, John & Di, have been great to me and very supporting with our efforts this year. My sister Kennedi does everything she can to help keep my spirits high.
“I also have to thank the Lord for his blessings and especially keeping me safe at Pocono and I know he will be watching over me this week at Michigan.”
Cody will be on track at Michigan this Thursday, June 12th for ARCA Racing Series practice from 1:00-3:30pm ET. Qualifying for the Corrigan Oil 200 will take place at 9:30am. The green flag will wave at 5:15pm ET.
The race will be live on FOX Sports 1. To find FOX Sports1 in your area, please visit www.foxsports1.com.