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Spygate's Coughlan now in NASCAR - report

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Spygate's Coughlan now in NASCAR - report

By Motorsport.com/GMM

Mike Coughlan (2nd from right) now in NASCAR
Mike Coughlan (2nd from right) now in NASCAR

F1 'spygate' conspirator Mike Coughlan has re-emerged in the world of American NASCAR racing.

The Canadian website auto123.com reports that the Briton, formerly McLaren's chief designer, is now working for the North Carolina-based Michael Waltrip Racing.

In 2007, he was sacked by McLaren following accusations he received a dossier of information stolen by Ferrari's Nigel Stepney.

He is reportedly now Michael Waltrip Racing's director of vehicle design, after helping to design an armoured vehicle called Ocelot.

I drew a new car every year and I had a great time

Mike Coughlan

"I came from an environment (F1) where I drew a new car every year and I had a great time. There was no chance that there'd be a new vehicle every year with the Ocelot," said Coughlan.

Already at Michael Waltrip Racing was McLaren's former head of race operations Steve Hallam.

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