Cody Coughlin has unfinished business at the half-mile paperclip that is the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. Coughlin was battling for a spot in the top 10 when he was spun on the final lap of the April event at the legendary short track. Now Coughlin returns to Martinsville with his JEGS.com Toyota Tundra for ThorSport Racing in the Texas Roadhouse 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Saturday, October 28, seeking the finish that he should have had in the spring.
The Delaware, Ohio driver will also be racing for a good cause on Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Coughlin will be driving a pink JEGS.com Tundra to help raise awareness and also honor those that have battled cancer, including his own family members.
In addition to racing the special paint scheme this weekend, Coughlin and his family have been working hard off the track to do as much as possible for breast cancer awareness and research. The Coughlin family has donated $10 million to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio through the JEGS Foundation.
“We had a really good run going at Martinsville in the spring, until the last lap of the race. I’m looking forward to this weekend, and hopefully having another good run, especially with our pink Toyota Tundra that we’re running for breast cancer awareness. This is a very emotional month for many families, so hopefully we can have a good run for that reason as well.”
The 21-year-old has been making steady improvements this year, and that can be seen by anybody who has been paying attention. Coughlin scored his best career finish of sixth just two races ago at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He followed that up with an impressive performance that saw him lead laps at Talladega Superspeedway before he was caught up in the big crash that Talladega is known to produce.
“Hopefully we can continue that trend of running well and showing what we’re capable of doing. We only have a few races left so hopefully we can finish this year out as strong as possible.”
Coughlin will take to the track on Friday, October 27th for two practice sessions. The first practice session will begin at 1 p.m. ET with final practice beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Both practice sessions will air live on FOX Sports 1.
Saturday, October 28th is Texas Roadhouse 200 race day at Martinsville Speedway. The day will begin with multi-round knockout-style pole qualifying at 10 a.m. live on FOX Sports 1. The green flag will wave at 1 p.m. ET and will also be live on FOX Sports 1.
Saturday’s race will be 200 laps long for a total distance of 105.2 miles. The race will be broken down into three stages. The first two stages will be 50 laps each with the final stage consisting of 100 laps. The race will end at lap 200 unless NASCAR Overtime is required.
Race fans hoping to meet Cody Coughlin can do so on Friday at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series autograph session from 5-5:45 p.m. ET in front of the main ticket office.
Cody Coughlin fans can also hear Cody on The Frontstretch with Pat Patterson on Sirius NASCAR Radio channel 90 on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. ET.
For more information on Cody Coughlin and Team JEGS, visit codycoughlin.com and follow Cody on Twitter, @Cody_Coughlin. Follow Team JEGS on Twitter, @TeamJEGS, and “Like”JEGS Performance on Facebook. Follow ThorSport Racing on Twitter, @ThorSportRacing, and visit them online at ThorSport.com. If you need more information regarding ThorSport please contact Jessica O’Brien via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any other inquiries for Cody Coughlin can be sent to Bob Dillner via email at email@example.com.
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.