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Cody Coughlin

Quick Facts:

Name: Cody Coughlin
Birth Date: December 11, 1995
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
Vehicle: No. 1 JEGS Chevrolet Camaro
Series: CRA Racing Series
Team Name: Team JEGS
Manufacture: Chevrolet


Cody Coughlin has taken a slightly different path than the rest of his famous racing family, choosing to ply his trade on circle tracks rather than dragstrips, as his father, grandfather, uncles and cousins did. But that hasn’t stopped him from continuing the Coughlin tradition of winning races and championships in grand style, something he’s done with regularity since donning his first firesuit and helmet as a teenager.

In fact, Cody can be credited with expanding the exposure and recognition of his family’s 60-year-old business — JEGS High Performance — to a completely different audience of racers and fans during his successful career.

It started in Quarter-Midget, where Cody quickly learned the nuances of his chosen sport, winning five races and a pair of championships in the Generation Next Quarter-Midget Series and the Heavy Modified class.

That early success embolden Cody to transfer to the bigger machines of the ASA Late Model Series, which in turn led to many years of double-duty in the ARCA/CRA Super Series sponsored by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance.

Cody’s time in the two Champion Racing Association (CRA) series, which started in 2011 when he was named the Howie Lettow Rookie of the Year, have been his most fruitful with three more championships highlighting an enviable litany of victories and records.

It didn’t take long for Cody to make a name for himself, winning his first major title with the 2013 JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour championship. Three years later he topped his accomplishment by winning a second JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour championship along with his first ARCA/CRA Super Series title, becoming the first driver in history to earn both crowns in the same year.

Cody’s impressive statistics have piled up ever since. He leads the JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour in championships (three), career starts (59) and top-five finishes (27). Combining the two CRA series, Cody has 14 victories, seven fast qualifiers, 14 front-row starts, 54 top-five finishes, 76 top-10 finishes, 1,056 laps led, and a grand total of 12,739 laps of racing.

Along the way, Cody raced a handful of events for NASCAR legends Joe Gibbs and Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where, not surprisingly, he finished well.

Like the rest of his family, Cody follows an exhaustive work schedule when he’s away from the racetrack. These days, he’s heavily involved with various real estate ventures in his home base of Columbus, Ohio.

No matter what he’s pursuing, Cody enjoys the unwavering support of his parents, John and Di, and his sister Kennedi.



  • Won fourth JEGS/CRA All-stars Tour Championship

  • Competed in 10 JEGS/CRA All-stars Tour events posting 3 wins, 1 fast qualifier and 7 top-5’s

  • Second place finisher in the ARCA/CRA Super Series

  • Competed in 7 events scoring 3 top-10’s


  • Won third JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship

  • Raced to victories at three JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour races (Jennerstown, Lebanon and Winchester)

  • Finished fourth in ARCA/CRA Super Series Championship series, winning both races held in Anderson

  • Competed in one Super Late Model Tour event


  • Closed year in fourth place in ARCA/CRA Super Series Championship standings


  • Competed in 18 of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series events for GMS Racing, finishing 13th overall with six top-10 results.


  • Competed in all 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series events for ThorSport Racing, finishing 13th overall with one top-five and three top-10 finishes.


  • Became first driver to win ARCA/CRA Super Series Championship and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship in the same year

  • Collected four ARCA/CRA Super Series wins (Toledo, Anderson, Baer Field and Winchester Speedway

  • Earned victories at two JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour races (Salem and Anderson)

  • Competed in two NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series events for Kyle Busch Motorsports

  • Victorious at Eldora Dirt Derby LCQ racing for Kyle Busch Motorsports


  • Started on the front-row at Daytona Int’l Speedway in February and finished fourth in first superspeedway race in the ARCA Racing Series.

  • Earned the pole at Talladega Superspeedway in the ARCA Racing Series and finished second in the race.

  • In first race on a road course, finished sixth and drew rave reviews regarding his veteran-like ability at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

  • Competed in two NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series events.


  • Concluded the year with two-straight top-five and four straight top-10s in ARCA Racing Series in his first year competing in a NASCAR-style stock car.

  • Made 11 starts in the ARCA Racing Series (three top-fives, eight top-10 finishes).

  • Won his first Super Late Model event at the famed Winchester Speedway


  • Crowned 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion (two wins, seven top-fives, nine top-10s, two Fast Qualifier Awards


  • Won the Howie Lettow Rookie of the Year award in the CRA/JEGS All Stars Tour while finishing sixth in the overall standings

  • Completed 927 laps out of a possible 1,100 (84%) during his inaugural Late Model season and finished with seven top-10s

  • Had a career-best second place finish in the Stanley Steamer 100 at Rockford Speedway


  • Made Late Model debut in the ASA Late Model Northern Series during the Michigan 100 at Owosso Speedway. Finished all 100 laps en route to a respectable 15th-place finish.

  • Tested an Late Model Stock car for the first time and turned competitive lap times at Columbus Motor Speedway


  • Crowned champion in the Generation Next Quarter-Midget Series.

  • Won the Heavy Modified title at the Super Midget Nationals at Columbus Motor Speedway.

  • Claimed his first Quarter-Midget victory at the Winter Indoor Midget Series at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.


  • Debuted in the Quarter-Midget class.