Baytown: Troy Coughlin Friday summary

Troy Is Moving In The Right Direction In the first of four scheduled qualifying sessions Troy Coughlin posted a disappointing run of 7.321 at 153.46 mph. Not the way the ten-year Pro Stock veteran wanted to start the weekend, but the team is...

Troy Is Moving In The Right Direction

In the first of four scheduled qualifying sessions Troy Coughlin posted a disappointing run of 7.321 at 153.46 mph. Not the way the ten-year Pro Stock veteran wanted to start the weekend, but the team is committed to being successful.

"We just were not aggressive enough in the first session," said Troy. "That's a fairly easy problem to fix and we will use the data from my brothers (Jeg Jr) run to get us to where we need to be. The power of a two-car team is more data and we are putting it to better use this weekend."

Troy came out swinging in the second qualifying session. The JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier made a rapid improvement. He ran 6.794 at 203.95 mph. He broke into the quick-16, but was bumped out by the end of the session. Troy will focus on improving from the No. 21 qualifying position tomorrow.

"We got more aggressive with our set up and the track was better in the second session," explained Troy. "My car made a move off of the starting line to the left toward the center line. The car was close to a whole car width over to the right, but it quickly responded when it got the horsepower planted to the track. I think we are headed in the right direction and we look forward to continue improve in the morning."

There will be two additional qualifying session tomorrow (Saturday) before the field is locked for race day. The sessions are to be held at 11:30 and 2:30 PM.

-www.teamjegs.com

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