Phoenix: Jeg Coughlin preview

Jeg is Ready To Strike The two-time NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion knows how quick things can change in NHRA's most competitive professional class. "Pro Stock is a zero tolerance world," said Jeg. "There are so many competitive teams that ...

Jeg is Ready To Strike
The two-time NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion knows how quick things can change in NHRA's most competitive professional class.

"Pro Stock is a zero tolerance world," said Jeg. "There are so many competitive teams that battle every week to become part of the quick sixteen on race day. For me that's exciting and where my real drive to excel comes from."

Jeg Coughlin is upbeat heading into Phoenix this weekend and looks to continue his quest for the 2004 NHRA POWERade Pro Stock championship. Since 1998 he has posted one win (2000), two semifinal round appearances and three second round losses in the six years the 33-year old second generation driver has been racing in NHRA's most competitive professional class.

The team sent two engines back to their shop in Delaware, Ohio to have them rebuilt for this event. In addition, the winner of 45 NHRA national events in his short driving career knows you have to learn from your mistakes to become better.

"We got too aggressive in the second round last weekend and basically beat ourselves," explained Jeg. "The car went into pretty severe tire shake and our day was over. We immediately looked over all of our data to see what we should have done differently and learn from it by putting our best foot forward in Phoenix."

Jeg Coughlin and his yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavalier will enter the second event of the 2004 season ready to strike from the No. 5 in the NHRA POWERADE points. Last year, Jeg entered the CSK Nationals fresh off of a first round loss. This year, Jeg is coming off of a second round loss and has 53 points. He would like to move deeper into the top-five with a strong performance this weekend.

"Racing is a lot like golf," stated Coughlin. "You may do better on some holes then others, but everyone adds up their score at the end. We just have 23 holes to play until we get the score card out."

-www.teamjegs.com

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Drivers Jeg Coughlin