NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Careers for Veterans 200
No. 51 JEGS.com Toyota Tundra
Coughlin will take to the big and fast two-mile oval of Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, August 27 for the Careers for Veterans 200. The race is 100 laps and it will be Coughlin’s second time racing at Michigan in a truck. Coughlin ran well for much of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut one year ago before getting caught up in a crash.
The Race Track
Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile moderate-banked D-shaped oval located in Brooklyn, Michigan in the scenic Irish Hills. The track opened on October 13, 1968.
The Race Truck
Cody Coughlin and the No. 51 JEGS.com Kyle Busch Motorsports team will pilot chassis No. KBM-030. This will be the fifth appearance for KBM-030 this season and fourth time with Coughlin. KBM-030 was Coughlin’s truck at Kansas Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Pocono Raceway. Saturday at Michigan will be KBM-030’s 12th overall race. It’s best finish came at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last October when it finished fifth.
The Crew Chief
Kevin “Bono” Manion will be calling the shots atop the pit box for Coughlin. It will be the fifth race for Coughlin and Manion as a team. Manion is an accomplished crew chief with a Daytona 500 championship on his resume. Manion and Jamie McMurray won the 500 together in 2009.
“This will be the first time Cody is going back to a track that he’s already raced at in a truck. From watching last year’s race, I know that Cody had a strong run going and was fighting for a top-10 spot before getting caught up in an accident late. We are bringing the same Tundra that Cody raced at Pocono. I feel like we made some gains there and showed some more speed at the end, so we’re looking forward to building off of that this weekend in Michigan.”
The Season to Date
Cody Coughlin has seen plenty of success so far in 2016 on the Late Model side. Coughlin currently leads the points standings in both the ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour with five total wins between both series (three in Super Series, two in All-Stars Tour).
Cody Coughlin: Through the Years
Made first NCWTS start at Daytona International Speedway for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Scored a top five and a top 10 at Nashville in the North/South Super Late Model Challenge.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Toledo Speedway in April.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Anderson Speedway in May.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Baer Field Motorsports Park in May.
Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race at Salem Speedway in June.
Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race at Anderson Speedway in July.
Finished 13th in NCWTS race at Pocono Int’l Raceway.
Made first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Kentucky in July.
Made six ARCA Racing Series starts, capturing two poles (Talladega, Chicagoland), two top-fives, three top 10’s, and led a total of 28 laps.
Coughlin finished sixth on the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park in an ARCA Racing Series event in June.
He ran eight ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model races, with a best finish of second coming at the prestigious Winchester 400 in October.
Made 11 ARCA Racing Series starts with three top five and eight top-10 finishes.
He had a best finish of fourth, twice, at Kentucky Speed and Kansas Speedway.
He had a streak of three-straight top-10 finishes twice.
Won the Winchester 100 ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Winchester Speedway.
Scored three top-fives and four top-10 finishes in four ARCA/CRA Super Series races.
2011 – 2013
Won the 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship with two victories, two pole awards and seven top-five finishes in JEGS/CRA (Dixie Speedway, Salem Speedway).
Won the 2011 Howe Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year Award for the JEGS / CRA All-Stars Tour.
Cody Coughlin on Twitter: @Cody_Coughlin
Team JEGS on Twitter: @TeamJEGS
Team JEGS on Instagram: @JEGSPerformance
Kyle Busch Motorsports on Twitter: @KBMTeam
Cody Coughlin Website: Cody Coughlin.com