Bristol: Jeg Coughlin Jr pre-event notes

Jeg Coughlin Jrenters this weekend's Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol as the NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock points leader following his recent victory at the NHRA event in Madison, Ill. Jeg currently has a 49-point lead over second-place Jason ...

Jeg Coughlin Jrenters this weekend's Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol as the NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock points leader following his recent victory at the NHRA event in Madison, Ill. Jeg currently has a 49-point lead over second-place Jason Line.

Jeg is off to one of the best starts of his career in 2009, having won three of the first seven races. In addition to his victories in Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Madison, he was also a runner-up in Atlanta and Houston.

Jeg has won 20 of a possible 28 eliminations rounds thus far in 2009 and is one of just four NHRA pros, along with Top Fuel drivers Antron Brown and Tony Schumacher, and Pro Stock racer Jason Line, without a first-round loss this season.

Jeg won the Pro Stock title at the Thunder Valley Nationals in 2007, beating Ken Koretsky in the final round. That season, Jeg earned a clean sweep of the Bristol event as he also qualified No. 1 and set low elapsed time of the race with a 6.765-second run.

In seven career appearances at Bristol Dragway, Jeg has a 7-5 round win record in Pro Stock competition.

With 44 career Pro Stock wins, Jeg ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only Warren Johnson (96), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (57) have more titles.

Jeg is the reigning NHRA Pro Stock champion. He has earned four NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock titles in his career, including back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008. His other titles came in 2000 and 2002. As a sportsman racer, Jeg also captured the Super Gas championship in 1992 at the age of 22.

In 243 career Pro Stock races, Jeg has reached the final round 73 times, recording 44 wins. Including his 13 sportsman victories, Jeg has won a total of 57 times, tying him with Greg Anderson and Joe Amato for tenth place on NHRA's all time wins list.

Jeg is currently ranked No. 6 in the K&N Horsepower Challenge standings. The K&N Challenge is a special event that will take place in Norwalk, Ohio on June 27. It is a special $50,000 to win event that is open only to the top eight Pro Stock racers based on their qualifying performance over the previous year.

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Jeg Coughlin Jrby the numbers, NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals edition

5 - Number of final rounds for Jeg in seven races thus far in 2009

7 - Number of different drivers that Jeg has beaten in Bristol since 2001

20 - Number of round wins for Jeg this season, against just four losses (tops among NHRA pros, regardless of class).

21 - Number of NHRA facilities where Jeg has won at least one Pro Stock event during his career. (The only current tracks where he has not won are Norwalk and Charlotte)

49 - Jeg Coughlin's current lead over second place Jason Line in the Full Throttle Pro Stock points standings

408 - Career round wins in Pro Stock for Jeg Coughlin (against 186 losses) for a .686 career winning percentage

-credit: team jegs

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Warren Johnson , Tony Schumacher , Joe Amato , Greg Anderson , Bob Glidden , Jason Line