Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was a day that showed just how much resilience Cody Coughlin and his ThorSport Racing team have. Coughlin cut a tire down in qualifying, causing him to start at the rear of the field for the UNOH 175. Coughlin was still able to rally to a top-15 finish.
The Delaware, Ohio driver qualified in the 23rd position but had to drop to the tail of the field due to an unapproved tire change after cutting the right-rear tire down in qualifying.
Coughlin and his team led by crew chief Michael Shelton worked hard all day long to get as high as 10th throughout the 175-lap event. Coughlin eventually finished 12th.
"The day didn't start the way we wanted it to with a sliced tire in qualifying but we didn't give up and battled hard all day long and came out of here with a decent finish. I'm proud of my guys for never giving up and giving me a good JEGS.com Tundra. Now it's on to Vegas and we'll see what we can do there."
The flat tire in qualifying wasn’t the only time Coughlin had an issue throughout the day. As the first stage was coming to an end Coughlin came over the radio and said he believed he had another flat tire. Fortunately, Coughlin had excess tire rubber built up on his tire, but all four tires were up at the end of the stage.
Now it’s on to Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Coughlin has one prior start at the “Diamond in the Desert.” That start came one year ago for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
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.