Jeg Coughlin Jr / Pre-race Notes
NHRA Arizona Nationals
Firebird Int’l Raceway

Phoenix , Ariz. (Feb. 19-21)


Jeg Coughlin enters this week’s NHRA Arizona Nationals as the ninth ranked driver in the NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock standings. At last week’s season-opening event in Pomona, Calif., Jeg qualified his Cobalt in the No. 2 spot with a 6.59-second elapsed time.


Jeg is the defending Pro Stock champion at the Arizona Nationals beating Kurt Johnson in the final round. Jeg has also won the Phoenix race in 2000, beating Mark Pawuk in the final.


Jeg Coughlin is a four-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock champion. He earned season titles in 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2008. As a sportsman driver, Jeg also claimed the NHRA Super Gas championship in 1992.


Last season, Jeg enjoyed one of his best years as a professional racer winning seven of 23 events and reaching the final round in two others. He compiled a round-win record of 50-17, the second best record in the class.


In 11 career appearances at Firebird Raceway, Jeg has a win-loss record of 18-9 in Pro Stock Competition.


Jeg’s best elapsed time at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix is 6.619-seconds, recorded during his round one victory over Steve Spiess during the 2009 event.


As a sportsman driver, Jeg also won the Super Stock title at Firebird Raceway in 1995 Phoenix. He also won a Lucas Oil Series event here in 1997, defeating Bob Panella Jr., in the Competition Eliminator final.


This year, Jeg will also be racing in Stock eliminator behind the wheel of his new 2010 Dodge Challenger stock eliminator entry. Jeg officially debuted the car at last week’s Pomona event, qualifying No.6 in a field of 79 entries. Jeg’s fiancée, Samantha Kenny, will also be racing her dragster in the Super Comp class.


With 48 career Pro Stock wins, Jeg ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only Warren Johnson (96), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (60) have more titles.


In 261 career Pro Stock races, Jeg has reached the final round 77 times, recording 48 wins. Including his 14 sportsman victories, Jeg has won a total of 62 times, good for ninth place on NHRA’s all time wins list. During his career, Jeg has appeared in 95 final rounds, 77 as a professional and 18 as a sportsman racer.


Jeg is currently qualified sixth for the K&N Horsepower Challenge, a special eight-car invitational event which is held each June in Norwalk, Ohio at pays $50,000 to the champion.


Immediately following the Phoenix event, Jeg will depart for Vancouver where he will support the U.S. Bobsled team at the 21st Winter Olympic Games. In January, Jeg took part in the annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge in Lake Placid, N.Y., winning the silver medal. Jeg would like nothing more than to bring the Phoenix winner’s trophy to Vancouver with him.


In Phoenix, Jeg will also be promoting the JEGS “Win this Car” contest, a special promotion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of JEGS Mail Order. As part of the promotion, one lucky JEGS fans will win a yellow and black 2010 Chevy Camaro.


Jeg Coughlin by the numbers, NHRA Arizona edition


3 – Wins for Jeg Coughlin at the NHRA Arizona Nationals (Super Stock, 1995; Pro Stock, 2000 and 2009)


7 – Jeg Coughlin’s average qualifying position at Firebird Raceway


8 – Number of times that Jeg has advanced past the opening round of Pro Stock eliminations in 11 career appearances at Firebird Raceway.


18 – Rounds won by Jeg at Firebird Raceway during his career, against just nine losses


438 – Professional round wins for Jeg Coughlin versus just 200 losses






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