>>> Using an advanced mathematical equation, NHRA stat-keepers have determined that Jeg Coughlin Jr., along with two other racers, has already secured a place in the Countdown to the Championship field. Only eight racers in each of the four professional categories will be eligible to fight for the 2007 title starting at the U.S. Nationals. Coughlin now knows he’ll be a part of that group.

“It’s great to sew it up early but it won’t change our approach to each race,” Coughlin said. “We still want to win trophies. The next thing we need to do as a team is make sure my teammate Dave Connolly gets one of those spots. He’s just behind us in the points as it stands so I’m confident he’ll earn his spot very soon.

“Clinching a spot is a credit to the entire Cagnazzi Racing organization and my JEGS.com race crew. They’re the ones making it easy on me; I just get the majority of the accolades because I’m the visible part of the equation. But those guys are the backbone of the team.”

>>> Two-time POWERade Pro Stock champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. has earned more points than current leader Greg Anderson since the third race of the year — a span of 11 national events — and he’s only getting stronger, gaining more than 173 points on Anderson in the last five races.

“It’s great to hear that we’ve scored more points than anyone else in the class over the last 11 races,” said Coughlin, who trails Anderson by just 84 points. “If we can keep that streak alive we’ll contend for the title right down to the end. I know we have an extremely quick car that gets down the racetrack every time. I know what it takes to win championships and we have the pieces in place with this team.”

>>> John and Mike Coughlin are in the midst of three-straight Division 3 Lucas Oil Series events. Following last week’s event in St. Louis, the Coughlin boy’s head to O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis where Mike will continue his pursuit of the Top Sportsman title and John will race his JEGS.com Chevy Cobalt in Super Stock and a JEGS Mail Order dragster in Super Comp.

“This is our busiest time of the season with three races in three weeks and it is a real opportunity to make a move in the points,” said John. “Mike and I have both been driving well this year and we’ve got some very competitive race cars.”

“If I can put together a good race this weekend, it will go a long way towards helping me win the championship,” Mike said. “There is still a lot of racing left to do this season, but it’s always nice to be one of the contenders.”

>>> Team JEGS chef Nicky Morse has prepared meals for royalty, distinguished diplomats, and Ohio’s ultra wealthy at the only four-star restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. He’s cooked for country music’s brightest stars as part of the support crew for CMT’s “Showcase” program. He’s mentored young apprentices at Ohio State University, and worked elbow-to-elbow with Wolfgang Puck to raise money for cancer research.

Now motorsport’s most decorated chef has opened his personal cookbook to race fans and members of the media by featuring one of his creations each week of the 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Complete with step-by-step instructions, Morse divulges a complete recipe on teamjegs.com and NHRA.com that allows budding cooks a chance to create a masterpiece of their own at home.

For Seattle, Chef Nicky reveals Chilled Blueberry Soup. This is a very refreshing recipe and is a great addition to lunch or dinner on a hot day.

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