STATESVILLE, N.C. – Cody Coughlin will start his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season by joining GMS Racing.
Coughlin will drive the No. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado during his second Truck Series season. He drove for ThorSport Racing during his rookie season in 2017. Coughlin ended 2017 with a career-best finish of third at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the GMS Racing family,” said Coughlin, “as well as be back running for Chevrolet. GMS is a team that has proven to be one of the teams to beat every time they unload at the race track and now I have the same opportunity. I can’t thank GMS Racing, Maury Gallagher and Mike Beam enough for this chance. I think we have the right tools and personnel in place with the No.2 team to run up front and contend for race wins every weekend.”
Crew chief Jerry Baxter will call the shots atop the box this year for the No. 2 team. After a successful start with GMS Racing in 2017, including a win at the Truck Series season opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway with Kaz Grala, Baxter’s career includes 10 wins, seven pole awards, 43 top-five and 78 top-10 finishes in 139 Truck Series starts.
“I’m more than ready to get the 2018 season underway,” said Baxter. “Last year we raced against Cody every weekend, so I have an idea of the type of driver he is. It will be even better to be able to work with him now firsthand. We have a good group of hard-working guys on the No. 2 that will definitely put us in the position to run well every time we’re at the track.”