Cody Coughlin Race Recap:
Cody Coughlin, driver of the No. 13 JEGS Toyota Tundra, made his second career start at Kansas Speedway in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Toyota Tundra 250. Showing speed in both practice sessions on Thursday afternoon, the ThorSport Racing driver started a track-best 13th, but due to a transmission problem prior to the conclusion of Stage 1, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender would settle for a 26th-place finish behind race winner, Kyle Busch.
“We were definitely fast tonight. Unfortunately, something happened on a restart, and I just couldn’t get out of second gear. It’s a shame because I think we had a really good Tundra tonight. My guys worked really hard to change the transmission, but we were mired so far back in the field that we just ended up using the rest of the race to learn some things for Charlotte, and the rest of the mile-and-a-half tracks this season.”
- The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) had two practice sessions on Thursday afternoon in preparation for Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250. Cody Coughlin was sixth and 13th, respectively, in both sessions.
- Coughlin made his second start at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway on Saturday. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender started 13th, ran as high as first, and finished 26th due to transmission issues early in the 167-lap event.
- In four starts in 2017, Coughlin has one top-15 and three top-20 finishes, including a career-best 11th-place finish at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
- Coughlin’s ThorSport Racing teammates finished 11th (Enfinger), 16th (Crafton), and 23rd (Rhodes).
- Up Next: The Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte (NC) Motor Speedway on Friday, May 19.
Driver Points: 14th
Owner Points: 20th