The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Las Vegas , Nev. (March 30-April 1)

 

In 2012, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is making his return to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series after a one-year hiatus. Jeg Jr is driving the all-new JEGS Mopar Dodge Avenger in the Pro Stock class. In his first outing since his return, he drove to a runner-up finish at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Winternationals.

 

After the first three rounds in Pomona, Phoenix and Gainesville, Jeg Coughlin Jr. is ranked tenth in the NHRA Full Throttle points standings.

 

Jeg Coughlin Jr. 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 Jr also claimed the NHRA Super Gas championship in 1992.

 

During his career, Jeg Jr has won the Pro Stock title five times in Las Vegas. He claimed a win at the inaugural event in 2000 by beating Warren Johnson and returned in 2001 and 2002 to post final round wins over Jim Yates and Warren Johnson, respectively. Jeg Jr also won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009, beating Greg Stanfield in both final rounds

 

In addition to his five Pro Stock wins in Las Vegas, Jeg Jr has also posted a pair of runner-up finishes at both the spring and fall events in 2001. In both finals, he lost to Greg Anderson.

 

During his hiatus from Pro Stock racing in 2011, Jeg Jr returned to his roots and spent much of the year racing in various sportsman classes. He enjoyed tremendous success, winning the Super Comp title at the JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals in Fontana, Calif., and numerous major E.T. bracket racing titles.

 

In 2010, his most recent season in Pro Stock competition, Jeg Coughlin Jr. won four Pro Stock races in seven final round appearances. He also claimed a win in the Top Dragster class at the St. Louis event.

 

Coughlin’s JEGS Mopar Dodge Avenger is powered by Mopar Hemi engines supplied by JNR Racing, the JEGS in-house engine program founded by JEGS, Nick Ferri, and Roy Simmons. Former FIA European Drag Racing champion Tomi Laine is Jeg Jr’s crew chief in 2012.

 

In 286 career Pro Stock races, Jeg Jr has reached the final round 85 times, recording 52 wins. Including his 15 sportsman victories, Jeg Jr has won a total of 67 times, good for tenth place on NHRA’s all time wins list. During his career, Jeg Jr has appeared in 105 final rounds, 85 as a professional and 20 as a sportsman racer.

 

With 52-career Pro Stock wins, Jeg Jr ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only Warren Johnson (96), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (71) have more titles.

 

Jeg Jr’s best elapsed time in a Pro Stock car is 6.520-seconds and his best speed is 212.29-mph both recorded at the inaugural Four-Wide Nationals in Concord, N.C. in 2010.

 

In 20 appearances at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (including the Fall event held in November), Jeg Jr has a round win record of 37-13 in Pro Stock competition.

 

Jeg Jr has qualified in the top half of the Pro Stock field ten times in Las Vegas including a best of No. 1 in 2007 and 2008. During his career, Jeg Jr has qualified in the top spot 17 times.

 

Jeg Jr will be pulling double-duty at the Las Vegas event as he will also be behind the wheel of his JEGS.com Super Comp dragster. In 2011, Jeg Jr scored his first career Super Comp victory at the JEGS NHRA Pacific SPORTSnationals in Fontana, Calif.

 

Jeg Jr is the only driver in the 61-year history of NHRA to win national event titles in six different categories. He has won in Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Top Dragster.

 

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has also hosted two other Coughlin victories. Third-generation racer Troy Coughlin Jr. won the Super Comp title at the track in 2009 while Jeg’s older brother, John, won the Top Dragster class at the track’s Division 7 Lucas Oil Series event also in 2009.

 

Team JEGS – By The Numbers
NHRA Las Vegas Nationals Edition

 

5 – Pro Stock victories for Jeg Coughlin Jr. at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

 

9 – Number of classes where the Coughlin family has earned an NHRA national event victory

 

37 – Round Pro Stock wins for Jeg Jr in Las Vegas since the inaugural event in 200

 

91 – NHRA national event victories for the Coughlin family

 

 

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Scott "Woody" Woodruff
JEGS, Director of Media & Motorsports
Office: 800-345-4545 (ext. 1412)
Direct: 614-737-3617
Mobile: 614-595-1820
Fax: 740-362-5507
Email: woody@jegs.com