Houston: Mike Coughlin jumps up to the No. 6 spot

NHRA O'Reilly Nationals Houston Raceway Park Baytown, TX NHRA Pro Stock Truck Team Jeg's - Friday Qualifying Summary With John Coughlin staying at home to help out with his family that has the flu Mike Coughlin will fly the Jeg's banner solo...

NHRA O'Reilly Nationals
Houston Raceway Park
Baytown, TX

NHRA Pro Stock Truck
Team Jeg's - Friday Qualifying Summary

With John Coughlin staying at home to help out with his family that has the flu Mike Coughlin will fly the Jeg's banner solo in Pro Stock Truck this weekend.

During the first qualifying session Mike ran a 7.557 at 178.64 mph. The run was good enough to grab the No. 13 position.

"We made a good run in the Jeg's Chevy S-10 and after not qualifying at the Mac Tools Gatornationals that gives us something to smile about," said Mike. "The truck made a move to the left and I slowly drove back to the middle of the groove. It was important for us to gain information on the run. If we would have made a straight run in the first session we would have easily been in the top half."

During the second session Mike improved his qualifying position by running a 7.489 at 179.14 mph. The efforts of Team Jeg's moved Mike and his yellow and black Jeg's Chevy S-10 to the No. 6 position.

"The guys did a great job tuning this Chevy S-10 for the second session of qualifying," said Mike. "The run we made shows that we have the power and that we were just off on the setup. We will spend tomorrow fine tuning and hopefully improve our position for raceday. My hat goes off the guys. They have all been working nonstop since we brought the engine program in-house, it really proves that hard work and dedication pay off."

-Team Jeg

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