BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Hoping to build his recent success in major E.T. bracket racing events, Jeg Coughlin Jr., will compete in this weekend’s Tenn-Tuck Triple Crown at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky. Coughlin, who has already won more than $30,000 this season in bracket race winnings, will have the opportunity to pad his bankroll at the annual Tenn-Tuck race, which features three separate events, each with a $10,000 winner’s share. The event is part of a nine-race series that offers sportsman racers an opportunity to compete for a share of more than $331,000.

“I’ve been driving well lately and my cars have been very consistent, so I’ve got a lot of confidence heading into this race,” said the former three-time NHRA champion. “These Tenn-Tuck races have been around a long time and they usually attract a lot of great racers, which makes for some great competition.”

Coughlin will be racing two cars in Bowling Green; his Jeg’s Mail Order dragster and his recently-completed ’67 Chevy II station wagon. Entering two cars in each of the three races, Coughlin will have six chances to claim a victory.

“The dragster has been an awesome car all year long and I’m beginning to get more comfortable in the Chevy II,” he said. “We’ve worked hard to make both cars consistent and our efforts are starting to pay off.”

Coughlin is very familiar with Beech Bend Raceway, having won three Lucas Oil Series titles there during his career. His father, Jeg Coughlin Sr., also won a race at Beech Bend Raceway Park while driving his Top Alcohol Dragster in the mid-1970s.

“I’ve always enjoyed racing in Bowling Green and I’ve had some success there over the years,” said Coughlin. “The track surface is very good and the weather doesn’t change much, which makes it a driver’s race, which I like. There is also an amusement park on the grounds, and my brothers and I used to go there a lot when we were kids. Some of my best childhood memories have come from this facility.”


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