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Nov 04
2016

Cody Coughlin Pre-Race News and Notes: NCWTS at Texas II

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November 4, 2016

 

Cody Coughlin

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Striping Technologies 350

No. 05 JEGS.com/Zaxby's Chevrolet Silverado
News and Notes

The Driver
Cody Coughlin is driving the
/ Zaxby's No. 05 in relief of John Wes Townley, who is recuperating from a non-racing related injury.  Coughlin is a 20 year-old Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver.  In 2016, the Ohio native made history by becoming the first to win both Champion Racing Association Late Model titles in a single season.

The Race
Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Texas Motor Speedway is a 220.5-mile event, scheduled for 147 laps.  This is Coughlin's second NCWTS race at Texas. Texas is the site of Coughlin's best NCWTS finish - he scored a 12th in the June event.
 
The Race Track
Texas Motor Speedway is a 1.5-mile race track with 24 degrees of banking in Fort Worth, Texas. TMS currently hosts two NCWTS races. The inaugural NASCAR race held at TMS was won by Jeff Burton on April 6, 1997. Kenny Irwin Jr. won the first ever NCWTS event at TMS on June 6, 1997. Clint Bowyer holds the NCWTS qualifying record with a lap of 29.274 seconds at 184.464 mph.
 
The Race Truck
Cody Coughlin and the No. 05 Athenian Motorsports team will be using truck No. 104. This chassis was most recently used by John Wes Townley at Pocono Raceway in August.  Townley finished 29th after being caught up in an early race crash. 
 
The Crew Chief
First year crew chief Jimmy Villeneuve will be atop the pit box for Coughlin on Friday night.  Villeneuve hails from the Granite State of New Hampshire where he spent many years working on Super Late Models and Super Modifieds.  Villeneuve has been in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series garage for quite a few years and has worked with teams such as Kevin Harvick Incorporated and Turner Motorsports.
 
"I think it's going to be a lot of fun," said Villeneuve. "Cody has shown a lot of promise in the Late Model where he won two championships this year.  He's also starting to show a lot of promise in the truck.  He seems like a great kid.  I think we'll run in the top 10 and have a shot to do really well.  I think a top five is pretty achievable and that's what our goal is."
 
The Team
In July 2014, Athenian Motorsports began operating out of a new, state-of-the-art, 43,000 square foot facility in Concord, N.C. In 2016, the team is fielding full-time entries in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. AMS also has a part-time entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
 
Cody Coughlin: Through the Years
2016
Made first NCWTS start at Daytona International Speedway for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Scored a top five and a top 10 at Nashville in the North/South Super Late Model Challenge.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Toledo Speedway in April.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Anderson Speedway in May.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Baer Field Motorsports Park in May.
Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race at Salem Speedway in June.
Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race at Anderson Speedway in July.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Winchester Speedway in September.
Won ARCA/CRA Super Series championship in October.
Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship in October.
 
2015
Made first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Kentucky in July.
Made six ARCA Racing Series starts, capturing two poles (Talladega, Chicagoland), two top-fives, three top 10's, and led a total of 28 laps.
Coughlin finished sixth on the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park in an ARCA Racing Series event in June.
He ran eight ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model races, with a best finish of second coming at the prestigious Winchester 400 in October.
 
2014
Made 11 ARCA Racing Series starts, scoring three top five finishes, and eight top-10 finishes.
He had a best finish of fourth, twice, at Kentucky Speed and Kansas Speedway.
He had a streak of three-straight top-10 finishes twice.
Won the Winchester 100 ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Winchester Speedway.
Scored three top-fives and four top-10 finishes in four ARCA/CRA Super Series races.
 
2011 - 2013
Won the 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship.
Scored two victories in JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour competition (Dixie Speedway, Salem Speedway) in 2013
Scored seven top fives and nine top-10's and two poles in addition to the two victories in JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour competition in 2013
Won the 2011 Howe Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year Award for the JEGS / CRA All-Stars Tour.
 
Get Social
Cody Coughlin on Twitter:                              @Cody_Coughlin
Team JEGS on Twitter:                                   @TeamJEGS
Team JEGS on Instagram:                              @JEGSPerformance
Kyle Busch Motorsports on Twitter:               @KBMTeam
Cody Coughlin Website:               CodyCoughlin.com
 
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Striping Technologies 350
 November 4, 2016
Texas Motor Speedway
Ft. Worth, TX

Get to Know Cody

 
Born
December 11, 1995
   
Hometown
Delaware, Ohio

Family
John (father), Di (mother),
Kennedi (sister) Coughlin
 
Career Highlights
-Won ARCA/CRA Super Series Championship
-Won JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship 
-Won Four ARCA/CRA Super Series Races in 2016
- Won Two JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Races in 2016
-2015 Two ARCA poles
- 2015 Made NCWTS Debut at Kentucky
- 2014 CRA Winchester 100 Winner
- 2014 ARCA: 11 starts, 3 top 5's, 8 top 10's 
- 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion 
- 2013 Two-time JEGS/CRA Winner
- 2013 Winner: New Smyrna (FL) World Series Pro Late Model division
- 2011 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Howie Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year 

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