Englishtown: Troy Coughlin Saturday summary

Troy Misses the Cut The final day of qualifying for the 35th annual K&N Filters Nationals didn't play out the way Troy Coughlin had hoped for.  The 39-year old second-generation driver ended the final day of qualifying sitting in the No. 22 ...

Troy Misses the Cut

The final day of qualifying for the 35th annual K&N Filters Nationals didn't play out the way Troy Coughlin had hoped for.  The 39-year old second-generation driver ended the final day of qualifying sitting in the No. 22 position.

 

In the third qualifying session the Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavalier moved around down track and Coughlin wisely pushed the clutch in and coasted to the finish line. 

 

"I felt the car move around and just didn't feel comfortable," said Coughlin.  "I have crossed over that line here before.  These cars can turn on you in a hurry and there's no rewinding the clock once it happens."

 

The final qualifying session gave Coughlin his final chance to break into the quick-16.  He posted a run of 6.918 at 201.13 mph and fell short of making the cut.

 

"We got a little aggressive for the final session," explained Coughlin.  "We just never had a combination that worked this weekend.  We made an engine change for the last two sessions after hurting an engine last night (Friday).  We are going to take everything back to the shop and regroup."

-jegs-

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Series NHRA
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