NHRA Driver
Jeg Coughlin
Coughlin
  • Date of birth:
    June 23, 1970
  • Hometown:
    Delaware, Ohio
  • Sponsor/Car:
    JEGS.com/Mopar Dodge Avenger
  • Crew Chief:
    Mark Ingersoll, Adam Hornberger
  • Career Wins: 74
    PS: 58 Sports: 16
  • Career Final Rounds: 120
    PS: 99 Sports: 21
  • Career Best E.T.:
    6.484
  • Career Best Speed:
    214.62
Career Highlights
  • 2013:  Won his fifth NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock world championship title (2000, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2013); Raced to four victories (Topeka, Chicago, Charlotte 2, Reading) and posted four runner-up finishes (Pomona 1, Gainesville, Sonoma, Seattle); Set a career best time in Gainesville at 6.487 and a career best speed of 213.47 at Charlotte 1
  • 2012: Returned to full-time competition after a year hiatus; posted runner-up finish at Pomona 1; finished the season in ninth place; joined 2012 PS world champion Allen Johnson with a two-car venture in the NHRA Pro Stock category beginning in 2013
  • 2010: Entered playoffs as regular season No. 3 seed; Tied for second in Pro Stock with seven final rounds; His 52nd career win tied him with Joe Amato for eighth place on the NHRA all-time wins list; Set career-best e.t. and speed
  • 2009:Entered playoffs as regular season top seed; Won K&N Horsepower Challenge bonus event at Norwalk; Won prestigious Mac Tools U.S. Nationals for third time; Led all NHRA drivers with seven victories; Moved into top 10 on NHRA all-time wins list (t-9); Set career-best speed
  • 2008: Earned second consecutive and fourth overall Full Throttle Pro Stock world championship; Earned victories at Gainesville, Reading and Las Vegas 2; Recorded career best time
  • 2007: Earned third POWERade Series world championship; Competed in inaugural Countdown to 4 and Countdown to 1; Recorded career bests in time and speed
  • 2006: Returns to action after nearly a year off from Pro Stock racing at the Virginia race; Won numerous high-dollar bracket races around the Midwest; Won Top Dragster title at Jegs.com Cajun SPORTSnationals.
  • 2005: Won season-ender at Pomona in surprise final-round appearance with part-timer Tom Martino; Posted runner-up finish at Chicago 1 in first and only year driving for Don Schumacher Racing
  • 2004: Recorded career-best numbers in time and speed; Qualified for all but one event; Pulled double-duty at Indianapolis, competing in Pro Stock and winning the popular Super Stock Hemi Challenge
  • 2003: Earned two wins in seven final round appearances en route to his seventh consecutive top five finish in the Pro Stock standings; established career-best numbers for time and speed; his 33 career victories places him ninth all-time on the NHRA career victory list; was one of only two Pro Stock drivers to qualify for all 23 national events
  • 2002: NHRA Pro Stock champion, winning eight of the final 12 events of the season; Moved into third place of the all-time Pro Stock career victories list
  • 2001: Set the Pro Stock elapsed time national record of 6.750 seconds (Reading); Won three events; Average reaction time of .447 was second in the class
  • 2000: Won 10 events in 14 final-round appearances en route to Pro Stock championship
  • 1999: Finished second in points standings; Earned five victories; Earned $50,000 for winning the King Demon Crown bonus race for Pro Stock
  • 1998: Named NHRA Rookie of the Year
  • 1997: Became the first driver in NHRA history to win in four categories in one season (Pro Stock, Super Stock, Competition Eliminator and Super Gas)

Personal
  • Wife: Samantha
  • Son: Jeg III 
  • Height/weight: 6´0´´, 190 lbs.
  • Hobbies: Golf, bracket racing, dirt-bike riding, and bowling
  • The youngest of four Coughlin drag racing brothers
  • Works in family-owned business JEGS Mail Order

 
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