Jeg Coughlin Jr / Pre-race Notes
After recently celebrating his 39th birthday, Jeg Coughlin enters this weekend’s NHRA Nationals in
Jeg is the first NHRA driver to eclipse the 1,000 point barrier this season. His total of 1,018 points is 252 more than he had at this point in the 2008 season and 266 more than he had at this point in 2007, both seasons ended with Jeg as the NHRA Pro Stock champion.
Jeg is off to one of the best starts of his career in 2009, having won five of the first 11 races. In addition to his recent victories in Joliet and Englishtown, Jeg has won in
Jeg has won 32 of a possible 44 eliminations rounds thus far in 2009 and is one of just two NHRA pros, along with Top Fuel driver Antron Brown, without a first-round loss this season. Last season, Jeg did not win his 32nd round of competition until the final round of the Brainerd event in August.
Jeg will be joined in
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.
In 247 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.
Jeg Coughlin Jr – By The Numbers
7 Number of final rounds for Jeg this season in 11 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
32 Number of round wins for Jeg this season, against just five losses (tops among NHRA pros, regardless of class
109 Jeg Coughlin’s current lead over second place Mike Edwards in the Full Throttle Pro Stock points standings
608 Career rounds in Pro Stock for Jeg Coughlin, (420 wins and 188 losses for a .690 career winning percentage)
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