Coughlin to Race for Cancer Awareness at Martinsville Speedway

DELAWARE, OH – The month of October is a special, but emotional time for the NASCAR driver Cody Coughlin and his family. Like most families, the Coughlin family has suffered losses due to the horrible disease of cancer. That has led the Coughlin family to do something extraordinary in the hopes of one day finding a cure for cancer. The Coughlin family, through the JEGS Foundation, has donated $10 million to the The Ohio State University Foundation for cancer treatment and research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio. 

The Coughlin family will continue to strive for a cure through Coughlin’s driving exploits at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Virginia’s Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 28th. Coughlin and his Ohio-based ThorSport Racing team will run a special paint scheme on his TV Toyota Tundra designed to raise cancer awareness and funds for cancer research through the JEGS Foundation.

The 21-year-old Ohio driver and his family recently attended an event at the Worthington Christian High School in Ohio to raise awareness. Each October for the past few years, Cody delivers care-packages to cancer survivors, those fighting cancer and their family members.

“My parents, John and Di, raised me to want to help others, even in small ways.  God has blessed us in so many ways, so we try to give back where we can.  This is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, so we do what we can to help out. I’m looking forward to our race at Martinsville with our specially-designed truck. I’m excited for when we reveal it. Hopefully our fans will be inspired to help out in any small way.”

The JEGS Foundation motto is “Racing for Awareness.” Cody Coughlin will be living that motto on October 28th at Martinsville Speedway.

Cody Coughlin and the whole Coughlin family ask that you help out in any small way. You can donate to the JEGS Foundation to help in the race against cancer by clicking here.


For more information on Cody Coughlin and Team JEGS, visit and follow Cody on Twitter, @Cody_Coughlin.  Follow Team JEGS on Twitter, @TeamJEGS, and “Like”JEGS Performance on Facebook.  Follow ThorSport Racing on Twitter, @ThorSportRacing, and visit them online at  If you need more information regarding ThorSport please contact Jessica O’Brien via email at  Any other inquiries for Cody Coughlin can be sent to Bob Dillner via email at

About JEGS Automotive, Inc.

In 1960, Jeg Coughlin Sr. founded JEGS as a small speed shop.  It has grown into a high-performance powerhouse that includes a race team (Team JEGS), 250,000 square foot warehouse, retail store, mail order and website.  The 350+ employees at JEGS still strongly believe and practice our simply business philosophy: Customer Care is #1.  For more information about JEGS Automotive, Inc. visit

About Ride Television Network, Inc.

Ride Television Network, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company was formed in 2011 for the purpose of launching a 24-hour, high definition, television network. RIDE TV launched on October 1, 2014 in the United States and is now available internationally. The network features high-quality television programming showcasing both English and Western disciplines and lifestyles and includes live events, reality shows, talk shows, children’s programming, documentaries and more. For more information about RIDE TV, please visit

About ThorSport Racing

ThorSport Racing, based in Sandusky, Ohio, is the longest-tenured NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team. ThorSport Racing, which has competed in the NCWTS since 1996, will run the No. 88 Menards Toyota Tundra driven by two-time NCWTS drivers’ champion Matt Crafton, the No. 13 JEGS/RIDE TV Toyota Tundra driven by Cody Coughlin, the No. 27 Tundra driven by Ben Rhodes, and the No. 98 RIDE TV/Champion Power Equipment/Jive Communications/Curb Records Toyota Tundra driven by Grant Enfinger. For more information visit