Englishtown: Troy Coughlin Friday summary

Troy Looks To Day Two Troy Coughlin started the weekend focused on qualifying for the 35th annual K&N Filters Nationals. In the first of the four scheduled qualifying sessions the Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavalier opened by running a 6.920 at...

Troy Looks To Day Two

Troy Coughlin started the weekend focused on qualifying for the 35th annual K&N Filters Nationals. In the first of the four scheduled qualifying sessions the Jeg's Mail Order Chevy Cavalier opened by running a 6.920 at 200.26 mph. The 10-year Pro Stock veteran ended the session sitting in the No. 15 spot.

"We got from A-to-B during our first run and picked up some solid data that will help us make the right decisions for the rest of the weekend," said Coughlin. "We were sluggish in the first 60-feet and just never recovered. The car made a little move to the left after launching, but quickly went back to the center of the groove."

In the second session Coughlin improved over his previous time. He ran a 6.910 at 200.32 mph and slipped to the No. 21 spot. The 39-year old second-generation driver will have two more opportunities tomorrow (Saturday) to break back into the quick-16.

"The run just felt a little flat to me from the seat," explained Coughlin. "We really took a close look at the engine and some pieces inside it. We saw something that we were not happy with and put a new engine between the frame rails for Saturday. We will try a different approach in the morning and move forward. We have everything it takes to get the job done in our pit area and we have a group of guys on this team that never give up."

-www.teamjegs.com

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