Many of the biggest names in Drag Racing were in attendance for the 35th Annual Car Craft All-star Awards Ceremony in downtown Indianapolis Thursday evening. The highly regarded affair provides a stage to recognize outstanding achievements both...
Many of the biggest names in Drag Racing were in attendance for the 35th Annual Car Craft All-star Awards Ceremony in downtown Indianapolis Thursday evening. The highly regarded affair provides a stage to recognize outstanding achievements both on and off the track in the sport of Drag Racing.
Thursday's ceremony was certainly an unforgettable one for the Coughlin family. Jeg Coughlin, Jr was one of the four finalists in the Pro Stock driver category and Jeg's Mail Order was also a finalist in the Pro Sponsor category.
In addition to the 26 categories that are eligible to be named to the 35th Annual Car Craft All-star Drag Racing Team there are a select number of special awards given out that our considered to be among the most coveted honors in Drag Racing.
Jeg Coughlin, Sr. was the recipient of the coveted "Ollie Award" for lifetime achievement. He is the patriarch of the Coughlin family. Coughlin is the founder of the Delaware; Ohio based Jeg's Automotive, Inc. He humbly started the company in 1960 and has grown into an industry leader by every measurement.
"This is a surprise to say the least. When I started Jeg's I never thought that the business would grow to what it is today. The passion and dedication of the thousandths of associates and millions of satisfied loyal customers are the ones that molded Jeg's into what it is today and what it will be in the future. My real pleasure comes from working with my four sons (John, Troy, Mike & Jeg Jr) who are all dedicated to improving Jeg's everyday. I am really looking forward to the next challenge of passing the business to the third generation, this is something that will be extremely rewarding," said Jeg Coughlin, Sr.