Memphis: Troy Coughlin Saturday summary

Troy ends up No. 17 Troy Coughlin began the final day of qualifying on the outside looking in. He was focused on improving from the No. 25 spot with a time of 6.857 at 202.42 mph. In the third qualifying sessions Troy posted a 6.838 at 202.61...

Troy ends up No. 17

Troy Coughlin began the final day of qualifying on the outside looking in. He was focused on improving from the No. 25 spot with a time of 6.857 at 202.42 mph.

In the third qualifying sessions Troy posted a 6.838 at 202.61 mph and was the 15th quickest of the session. Troy moved up to the No. 20 position.

The final sessions was held in the heat of the day. Troy ran his best time of the weekend, but it wasn't enough to break into the field. The Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavalier laid down an impressive run of 6.820 at 202.55 mph and was the 5th quickest of the session. Troy missed the field by .003 seconds and landed in the No. 17 spot.

"We were really trying to stick with the set up we started the weekend with," said Troy. "We were confident as a group that it would work. In the final session we went back to a set up that we previously ran. The car responded well to the changes we made. It was just a little late, but we learned a lot."

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