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Jeg Coughlin Jr.'s drag-racing career is already complete, and that's before the five-time world champion returns to NHRA Pro Stock competition for 2012 in a JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge Avenger.

At 40 years of age, Coughlin has added plenty to his family's legacy during his illustrious career. In addition to winning the Pro Stock championship four times, Coughlin has raced his way into the top 10 of the NHRA's career victories list with 67 national event wins.

Plus, his victory in the Super Comp class at the '11 JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals made him the first driver in NHRA history with national event wins in six categories: Pro Stock, Competition Eliminator, Top Dragster, Super Gas, Super Stock and Super Comp.

He's also the only drag racer to win national events in four separate categories in the same season -- Super Stock, Super Gas, Comp, and Pro Stock -- a feat he accomplished in 1997.

Even while sitting out the pro ranks in 2011, Coughlin still found success in a JEGS-liveried race car. In addition to the Super Comp victory at the SPORTSnationals, Coughlin won six high-paying bracket races: Three wins in Edgewater, two in Bowling Green and one win in Belle Rose.

But Coughlin's success in 2011 should come as no surprise. He's been a winner all his life.

From his first victory at his home track of National Trail Raceway when he was just 20 years old, to his initial world championship in the Super Gas ranks two years later, on through to his four stints at the top of the Pro Stock class following title-winning seasons in 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2008, Coughlin has accomplished everything he set out to do and more.

With support from his legendary father Jeg Coughlin Sr., brothers John, Troy, and Mike, 2012 should be another banner year for the man many point to as the best pure drag racer in the sport.

 




CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

• Only driver in the 60 year history of NHRA to win in six different categories (Pro Stock, Comp, Super Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Dragster).
• Four-time Full Throttle Pro Stock world champion (2000, 2002, 2007, 2008)
• Sportsman world champion in Super Gas category (1992)
• NHRA Rookie of the Year (1998)
• Became 10th driver in NHRA's 58-year history to win 50 national events (2007)
• Three-time winner of K&N Filters Horsepower Challenge (1999, 2000, 2009)
• Only driver in history to win national events in four categories in one season --
Pro Stock, Super Stock, Competition, and Super Gas (1997)
• Four-time NHRA Division 3 champion (Super Gas, 1992; Super Stock, 1994; Competition and Super Stock, 1997)
• Moroso 5-Day Overall Points Champion (Super Pro, 2003)
• Two-time Mopar Hemi Challenger winner (Indianapolis, 2004; and Las Vegas, 2006)


PERSONAL


• Son Jeg III
• Works in family owned business, JEGS Automotive/JEGS Mail Order.
• Is the youngest of the four Coughlin brothers.
• Brother John can be found racing in Top Dragster and helping with his son Cody's circle track effort.
• Brother Troy races in Pro Mod.
• Brother Mike races in Top Sportsman.
• Nephew Troy Jr competes in Super Comp and can be spotted bracket racing.
• Enjoys spending time with family, golfing, motocross, karting and bracket racing.

 

 

 

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