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Joe Gibbs Racing development driver Cody Coughlin is very familiar with horsepower: the Coughlins are one of the top families in NHRA drag racing, and they are also the family behind JEGS High Performance automotive parts. Learn more about the part-time Kyle Busch Motorsports driver in this week’s Fast Facts.
- Cody Coughlin was born Dec. 11, 1995 in Delaware, OH. He is the son of John Coughlin, president of JEGS and a past NHRA winner. Most members of his family are involved in the NHRA, including his uncle Troy, who is a two-time NHRA Pro Mod champ, and uncle Jeg Jr., who is a five-time NHRA Pro Stock champ.
- Coughlin followed the family footsteps into the NHRA’s Junior Drag Racing League, but switched to ovals as a teen, winning five USAC quarter midget races in 2009. He moved into Late Models in 2010, and to the JEGS/CRA All-Stars tour in 2011, winning Rookie of the Year; in 2013, he won the All-Stars championship.
- Coughlin signed on with JGR’s development program in March 2014 and made his ARCA Racing Series debut later that month with Venturini Motorsports. In 2015, he won his first career ARCA pole at Talladega Superspeedway, going on to finish second. He also made his Camping World Truck Series debut that same year, finishing 20th at Kentucky for Venturini.
- In 2016, Coughlin is schedule to run 11 races for KBM, one in the No. 18 and 10 in the No. 51, splitting seat time with Daniel Suarez for the season.
- Learn more about Coughlin and his family at www.teamjegs.com.