Jeg Coughlin, Jr.
American racing driver
Jeg Coughlin, Jr.
Jeg Coughlin, Jr. is an American motorsports driver, competing in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Division. He announced at the 2006 U.S. Nationals that he would drive in three events towards the end of that season and would return to the Pro Stock ranks the following season as a driver for Victor Cagnazzi Racing. He is the son of Jeg Coughlin Sr. , the founder of Jegs High Performance.
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    THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 37
    Jeg collected three victories and his fourth NHRA Pro Stock Championship in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He went to five final rounds with three of them coming in the NHRA Countdown to One. His consistency throughout the season never dropped him below fourth in the championship points. Jeg is the only driver to collect victories in four categories in one season. 1997 – Pro Stock, Super Stock, Competition, and Super Gas.
  • 2007
    Age 36
    He won the 2007 NHRA PowerAde Pro Stock championship and now has 51 event victories.
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    In 2007, Jeg Coughlin drove the Jeg's Chevrolet Cobalt for Victor Cagnazzi Racing to the NHRA Powerade Pro Stock Championship.
    More Details Hide Details It was his full time return to the Pro Stock class.
  • 2005
    Age 34
    Coughlin changed teams that offseason, taking his sponsorship to Don Schumacher's team, and switching to Dodge Stratuses for the season. He didn't have a lot of success in 2005, but he managed to win the final race at Pomona, California before taking the 2006 season off.
    More Details Hide Details Coughlin has been competing in the NHRA Lucas Oil Sportsman Series in 2006 and in the past, and has won 12 events. He has 46 combined wins in the Professional series and the Sportsman series.
  • 2004
    Age 33
    He beat his best speed and best time marks in 2004, but wasn't nearly as successful as he had been the previous years.
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  • 2002
    Age 31
    Driving a Chevrolet in 2002, Coughlin rolled to his second championship, including winning 8 of the final 12 events of the season.
    More Details Hide Details He couldn't duplicate that the following year, but he did set a personal best speed and finished in the top 5 in the points, winning twice.
  • 2001
    Age 30
    In 2001, Coughlin won three times, and in the course of the season he would set a national record for quickest elapsed time at Reading, Pennsylvania with a 6.750 second run (he has since surpassed that, taking nearly seven tenths of a second off his best time).
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 27
    Jeg Coughlin, Jr. raced full-time in the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series in 1998 in Pro Stock, winning the Rookie of the Year award.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Coughlin won five events in Pro Stock, finishing second in the final season points standings. The next year he would double his win total for the season (10 wins in 14 finals), and would win his first NHRA Pro Stock Championship.
  • 1992
    Age 21
    Jeg Coughlin, Jr. won his first world championship in 1992 by winning the NHRA Sportsman Super Gas category.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born in 1970.
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