HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Cody Coughlin, the 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour late-model champion, has signed with Joe Gibbs Racing as part of JGR’s developmental program.
In addition to returning to defend his JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship in 2014, Coughlin will drive a 12-race schedule for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Racing Series under the supervision of JGR beginning March 22 at Alabama’s Mobile Int’l Speedway.
The Coughlin family is well known for their achievements in drag racing, with Team JEGS having collected a number of NHRA titles and championships. Cody Coughlin, the first in the family to make his mark in circle track racing, is now set for the next step in what has already been an impressive career.
Coughlin will work closely with JGR on all aspects of racing, including competition as well as marketing and public relations.
“This is such an exciting day for me and my family,” said Coughlin. “My family and everyone at JEGS have always had such a tremendous passion for racing and it’s my hope to extend my family’s success in drag racing to the circle tracks. It’s hard to imagine finding a better organization to work with than Joe Gibbs Racing. They have a tremendous history of working with young drivers and giving them the best opportunity to be successful both on and off the track.”
Coughlin dabbled in drag racing when he was younger, but fell in love with NASCAR as a child and made the decision to focus on circle track racing.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Cody,” said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing. “We are always interested in working with young talent and the future stars of our sport and Cody has certainly proven himself at each level of competition he has entered into. We are fortunate to have a great relationship with the Venturini’s and we think racing with them in the ARCA Series is a great next step in his development.”