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Cody Coughlin (born December 11, 1995) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He last competed full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 2 Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing.

Cody Coughlin
Born (1995-12-11) December 11, 1995 (age 23)
Delaware, Ohio
Achievements2013, 2016 JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Champion
2016 ARCA CRA Super Series Champion
Awards2011 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
53 races run over 4 years
2018 position13th
Best finish13th (2017, 2018)
First race2015 UNOH 225 (Kentucky)
Last race2018 World of Westgate 200 (Las Vegas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 9 0
Statistics current as of November 16, 2018.

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Racing careerEdit

Coughlin started his career in drag racing, competing in the National Hot Rod Association's Jr. Drag Racing League, but eventually switched to oval track racing. He began in USAC quarter midgets, winning five races in 2009. The following year, he switched to Late models, and joined the JEGS/CRA All-Stars in 2011. In eleven races, Coughlin finished in the top ten in all but one, while also recording four top-five finishes with a best finish of second at Rockford Speedway. He was later named the series' Rookie of the Year.[1] In 2013, he won the series championship.[2]

On March 5, 2014, Coughlin was signed to Joe Gibbs Racing's driver development program.[3]

ARCA Racing SeriesEdit

In March 2014, Coughlin joined Venturini Motorsports for an ARCA Racing Series test at Motor Mile Speedway, followed by another test at Mobile International Speedway,[4] and he made his series debut at the latter on March 22. After qualifying eighth, he finished 13th.[5] He made ten more starts in the season, with a best finish of fourth at Kansas Speedway and Kentucky Speedway.[6] In 2015, he won his first career ARCA pole at Talladega Superspeedway, the first pole at the track for Venturini since 2013, with a lap speed of 187.883 miles per hour (302.368 km/h). On the green–white–checker finish, he finished second after a three-wide battle to the finish.[7]

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

On July 9, 2015, Coughlin made his Camping World Truck Series debut at Kentucky, driving the No. 25 Toyota Tundra for Venturini Motorsports.[8] Due to rain canceling practice and qualifying, he never turned a lap around the track until the race, where he finished 20th. He later debuted for Kyle Busch Motorsports at Michigan International Speedway,[2] driving the No. 54 Tundra, where he finished 20th after being involved in a late wreck with Ben Kennedy.[9]

In 2016, Coughlin drove for KBM in the No. 18 Tundra for one race at Daytona International Speedway,[10] while also running ten races in the No. 51, splitting the truck with Daniel Suárez. At the Texas Motor Speedway race, Coughlin took over for John Wes Townley in the No. 05 Chevrolet Silverado of Athenian Motorsports while Townley was nursing an ankle injury.[11]

On January 30, 2017, Coughlin joined ThorSport Racing full-time, driving the No. 13 Toyota bringing and JEGS over to sponsor him.[12]

For 2018 Coughlin joined GMS Racing to run the No. 2 full-time. However, on September 24, 2018 he was released due to sponsorship issues.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

In his family, Coughlin is a third-generation racer. Coughlin's grandfather Jeg Coughlin, Sr. founded Jegs High Performance, with Jeg and relatives like Cody's father John competing in drag racing;[1] uncle Jeg Jr. is also a drag racer.

In mediaEdit

Coughlin makes a cameo appearance in the 2018 film God Bless the Broken Road.[14] For that year's Truck race at Michigan International Speedway, he ran a paint scheme promoting the movie.[15]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 NCWTC Pts
2015 Venturini Motorsports 25 Toyota DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN
20
ELD POC 52nd 48
Kyle Busch Motorsports 54 Toyota MCH
20
BRI MSP CHI NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM
2016 18 DAY
31
ATL MAR 29th 113
51 KAN
27
DOV CLT TEX
12
IOW GTW KEN ELD
19
POC
13
BRI MCH
20
MSP CHI NHA
20
LVS
17
TAL
31
MAR
Athenian Motorsports 05 Chevy TEX
28
PHO HOM
2017 ThorSport Racing 13 Toyota DAY
11
ATL
16
MAR
19
KAN
26
CLT
16
DOV
16
TEX
18
GTW
12
IOW
12
KEN
15
ELD
11
POC
8
MCH
21
BRI
17
MSP
21
CHI
11
NHA
17
LVS
6
TAL
25
MAR
20
TEX
16
PHO
3
HOM
14
13th 511
2018 GMS Racing 2 Chevy DAY
17
ATL
20
LVS
8
MAR
26
DOV
6
KAN
7
CLT
17
TEX
8
IOW
7
GTW
9
CHI
12
KEN
12
ELD
28
POC
14
MCH
14
BRI
19
MSP
15
LVS
24
TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 13th 433

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing SeriesEdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ARSC Pts
2014 Venturini Motorsports 55 Toyota DAY MOB
13
SLM
9
TAL TOL
6
NJE POC
9
MCH
13
ELK WIN
7
CHI
5
IRP
11
POC
9
BLN ISF MAD DSF SLM KEN
4
KAN
4
14th 2080
2015 DAY
4
MOB NSH SLM TAL
2
TOL NJE
6
POC
12
MCH
14
CHI
26
WIN IOW IRP POC BLN ISF DSF SLM KEN KAN 28th 985

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Cody Coughlin". Jegs High Performance. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  2. ^ a b McFadin, Daniel (August 4, 2015). "Cody Coughlin joins Kyle Busch Motorsports for Michigan Truck race". NBC Sports. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "Cody Coughlin Joins JGR's Driver Development Program". Joe Gibbs Racing. March 5, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Coughlin pumped to make ARCA debut at Mobile". ARCA Racing Series. March 18, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Cody Coughlin Finishes 13th in ARCA Debut at Mobile". ARCA Racing Series. March 26, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "2014 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "JGR Driver Cody Coughlin Scores First ARCA Pole & Best Finish at Dega". Joe Gibbs Racing. May 4, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  8. ^ "Coughlin learns a lot in NASCAR debut". The Delaware Gazette. July 16, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  9. ^ "Late-race Accident Leaves Cody Coughlin in 20th at MIS". Catchfence. August 16, 2015. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  10. ^ McFadin, Daniel (January 25, 2016). "Cody Coughlin to race part-time for Kyle Busch Motorsports in Truck series". NBC Sports. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  11. ^ "JOHN WES TOWNLEY RULED OUT FOR TEXAS RACE". NASCAR. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  12. ^ "THORSPORT RACING SIGNS CODY COUGHLIN TO RACE IN 2017". NASCAR. January 30, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  13. ^ "Cody Coughlin Statement on Leaving GMS Racing". codycoughlin.com. September 24, 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  14. ^ ""God Bless the Broken Road" Trailer Feat. Cody Coughlin Released". Jegs High Performance. September 19, 2016. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  15. ^ "NASCAR Driver and DAV Ambassador Cody Coughlin to Race in Honor of Veterans". Disabled American Veterans. August 9, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2019.

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