Jeg Coughlin Jr / Pre-race Notes

NHRA FRAM Autolite Nationals

Infineon Raceway

Sonoma, Calif.  (July 24-26)

 

Jeg Coughlin enters this weekend’s NHRA FRAM Autolite Nationals in Seattle as the top ranked Pro Stock driver in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. He has claimed five wins in 14 events this season and currently holds a 20-point lead over second place Mike Edwards.

 

Jeg was the first racer to officially clinch one of the ten spots available in the Countdown to one phase of the NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock championship, a feat he accomplished with a round two finish in Norwalk, Ohio, on June 28. Jeg could elect to sit out the next four events and would still be guaranteed a spot in the NHRA playoffs, which begin at the Charlotte event, Sept. 17-20.

 

Jeg won the Pro Stock title at the 2003 NHRA FRAM Autolite Nationals, defeating Greg Anderson in the final round. Jeg was also a runner-up in Sonoma in 2008, losing to then teammate Dave Connolly in the final.

 

In 250 career Pro Stock races, Jeg has reached the final round 75 times, recording 46 wins. Including his 13 sportsman victories, Jeg has won a total of 59 times, good for tenth place on NHRA’s all time wins list. During his career, Jeg has appeared in 81 final rounds, 63 as a professional and 18 as a sportsman racer.

 

In addition to his five national event victories this season, Jeg also won the $50,000 top prize in the K&N Filter Horsepower Challenge held in Norwalk. Jeg defeated Greg Anderson in the final and has now won the specialty event three times in his career. His other wins came in 1999 and 2000.

 

In 14 events this season, Jeg has five wins, two runner-up, and three semifinal finishes to his credit. In addition to his victories in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Madison, Joliet and Englishtown, he was also a runner-up in Atlanta and Houston. Jeg’s round win record for the 2009 season is 36-9. By comparison, Jeg’s record was 21-12 at the same point in the 2008 season and he was ranked fourth in the points standings.

 

Jeg has won at least on NHRA national event title at 21 different tracks. Currently, there are just two facilities where Jeg has not won, Norwalk Raceway Park and zMax Dragway, which have combined to host just four NHRA events.

 

In ten career appearances at Infineon Raceway, Jeg has a career round win record of 14-9.

 

Jeg took over the Full Throttle points lead following his win in Las Vegas in April and has held it for the last ten events.

 

Jeg has also qualified in the top half of the field six times in Sonoma, including a best of No. 1 in 2001. Jeg has qualified No. 1 15 times in his career. In 2009, Jeg has qualified in the top half of the field at all 14 events.

 

Jeg is one of just two NHRA professional racers without a first round loss this season. The other is Top Fuel points leader Antron Brown.

 

With 46 career Pro Stock wins, Jeg ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only Warren Johnson (96), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (57) have more titles.

 

Jeg is the reigning NHRA Pro Stock champion. He has earned four NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock titles in his career, including back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008. His other titles came in 2000 and 2002. As a sportsman racer, Jeg also captured the Super Gas championship in 1992.

 

Jeg’s biggest rival this season has been Mike Edwards, who currently sits second in the Full Throttle standings. They have raced seven times in 2009 with Jeg holding a 4-3 advantage including a 2-1 record in final rounds.

 

 

Jeg Coughlin Jr – By The Numbers

NHRA FRAM Autolite Nationals edition

 

7 – Number of final rounds for Jeg this season in 13 Pro Stock events

  

21 – Number of NHRA facilities where Jeg has won at least one Pro Stock event during his career. (The only current tracks where he has not won are Norwalk and Charlotte)

 

36 – Number of round wins for Jeg this season, against just five losses (tops among NHRA pros, regardless of class)

 

250 – Career Pro Stock races for Jeg Coughlin

 

613 – Career rounds in Pro Stock for Jeg Coughlin, (424 wins and 191 losses for a .690 career winning percentage)

 

 

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Media Contact:
Scott “Woody” Woodruff
JEGS, Director of Media & Motorsports
Office: 800.345.4545 (3.412)
Mobile: 614.595.1820
Fax: 740.362.4385
Email:
jegspr@aol.com -or- scott.woodruff@jegs.com

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