Cody Coughlin picked up another top 15 finish on Friday night in the M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway, his first start at the 7/8-mile oval. Coughlin started 15th and finished 12th in his JEGS.com/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing.
The Delaware, Ohio native raced in the top 10 for much of Friday’s race before having to pit for an undiagnosed vibration. The 21-year-old driver said over the radio that he wasn’t sure what was vibrating, but that it was bad enough that he needed to pit.
Coughlin went two laps down after the pit stop, but battled back to finish 12th, just one lap down with a truck that was still in one piece.
“This was a challenging day,” Coughlin said. “We were really strong in the first practice session in the morning. In final practice we struggled, then we ran pretty well for much of the race before that vibration came. I don’t know what it was, but I wanted to make sure we didn’t wreck the truck so I felt it was the right move. In the end, a 12th-place finish isn’t exactly what we’re looking for, but the truck is in one piece so I’ll take that and move onto Kentucky.”
Coughlin also received some damage to the left-front fender after being involved in an incident in turn two midway through the race. Coughlin was an innocent bystander in the incident. He and his team continued to battle hard after receiving the damage, pitting once to repair the damage.
Coughlin made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the Kentucky Speedway two seasons ago and he’s looking forward to heading back.
“I liked Kentucky when I raced there. I didn’t get to make many laps that day because practice and qualifying were rained out, but I enjoyed the track. I like the mile and a half tracks. They’re fast and fun. Hopefully we’ll get a good finish in Kentucky because my crew deserve a good finish. I can’t thank them enough for their hard work each and every week.”
Coughlin’s next race will be held on Thursday, July 6th at the Kentucky Speedway in the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225, live on FOX Sports 1.
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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.