Cody Coughlin was knocking on the door of his first top-10 finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series during Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway, but a transmission issue left Coughlin with a 26th-place finish.
Near the end of a caution-filled first segment, the 21-year-old driver found himself just outside of the top 10 on a restart. When the green flag waved Coughlin tried to shift from second gear to third gear, but the shifter wouldn’t budge.
Coughlin brought his No. 13 JEGS.com/RIDE TV ThorSport Racing Toyota Tundra to the garage where his team quickly changed transmissions.
The Delaware, Ohio native and his team used the rest of the race as a test session for next week’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
"We were definitely fast tonight and then something happened on that restart and it wouldn't get out of second gear. It's a shame because I think we had a really good truck tonight. My guys worked really hard to change the transmission and then we just used the rest of the race to learn some things for Charlotte and the rest of the mile and a half tracks.
“I just have to thank Duke and Rhonda Thorson for the priviledge of driving their trucks, as well as my crew chief Michael (Shelton) and the rest of my crew for always giving me a fast truck. We didn’t get the finish that they deserved tonight. We’ll just move on to Charlotte and try again there.”
Coughlin’s next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina on Friday, May 19.
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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.