The first day of school. The first time you drive. The first kiss. There are many firsts that you remember in your life. Cody Coughlin will experience a first on Saturday as he competes in his first race at Daytona International Speedway.
In another first, Coughlin will receive support from Sport Clips for the season opening event.
After recently announcing the start of their seventh season with Joe Gibbs Racing, Sport Clips will continue to support the JGR racing family as an associate sponsor with development driver Cody Coughlin for the ARCA race at Daytona on February 14.
The Delaware, Ohio native will pilot the No. 55 JEGS.com Toyota Camry prepared by Venturini Motorsports in the Lucas Oil 200 race Saturday afternoon starting at 4:15pm on FOX Sports 1 from "The World Center of Racing."
"It's awesome to receive support from Sport Clips, especially for this weekend's race at Daytona," Coughlin said. "They have a great relationship with Joe Gibbs Racing and it means a lot for them to come on board this weekend."
Sport Clips increased their sponsorship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season, continuing their partnership with the No. 11 Toyota Camry team with Denny Hamlin for two races and adding JGR newcomer Carl Edwards to their lineup for two races with the No. 19 Toyota Camry. In addition, Sport Clips will sponsor Hamlin for one NASCAR XFINITY Series race in the Sport Clips-sponsored Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.
In its fourth year to partner with Darlington, the national haircut franchise will use the race to increase awareness and support for the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program provides scholarships to active-duty military and veterans who are pursuing a college degree or vocational certification. To date, Sport Clips and the VFW have granted more than $866,000 in scholarships since beginning the program in 2013.
Along with the additional support from Sport Clips, Coughlin will also receive support from his family which includes his parents, John & Di, and his sister Kennedi.
He is also thankful to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for the blessings he has received so far, not only in his racing career, but in life.
Final practice is scheduled for Friday, February 13th from 9:30 – 10:30am. Qualifying is scheduled for 3:30pm.
On Saturday, February 14th, fans will have an opportunity to meet Cody during the ARCA Racing All Access/Open Garage for Fans from 12:30pm until 2:00pm.
The green flag for the Lucas Oil 200 is scheduled to wave at 4:15pm on Saturday afternoon.
For more information on Cody Coughlin and Team JEGS, visit www.teamjegs.com and follow Cody on Twitter, @cody_coughlin. You can also follow Team JEGS on Twitter, @TeamJEGS and “Like” JEGS Performance on Facebook.
About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and started franchising in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The Sport-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 40 in the “Franchise 500.” Sport Clips Haircuts was ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” to buy for its investment category. With more than 1,300 Sport Clips stores, numerous new locations open each month in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the “2014 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised more than $3 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ and provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional Sport teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.
Contact: Bob Dillner – bd51Sports@gmail.com