Memphis: Team Jeg's cars will battle from opposite sides

After a disappointing second qualifying session Troy Coughlin came out swinging. He broke his rear end in the night session and the team spent the evening replacing everything from the drive shaft to rotors. Troy was in the left lane during...

After a disappointing second qualifying session Troy Coughlin came out swinging. He broke his rear end in the night session and the team spent the evening replacing everything from the drive shaft to rotors.

Troy was in the left lane during the third session.  The car blasted off of 
the line and headed down the groove.  The car made some moves around half 
track, but recovered quickly.  Troy ran a 6.844 at 200.44 mph and landed in 
the No. 6 spot.  He was the fifth quickest of the session.

"We made a lot of changes to my car," said Troy. "We made a solid run and have a solid baseline to tune from."

Jeg rolled into the right lane in the third session. He launched from the starting line beams. The car was a little on the aggressive side at the transition and calmed down before getting to half track. Jeg ran a 6.860 at 200.00 mph and slipped to the No. 8 slot.

"We learned a lot from that run," stated Jeg. "The right lane is tricky and you need to stay away from being aggressive or you will get bit."

Troy did not improve during the final session. He landed in the No. 9 spot and will face off against Robert Patrick in the opening round.

"The track conditions were a little tricky and we were in the left lane," explained Troy. "We will be ready for raceday."

Jeg improved in the last session. He was in the left lane. Jeg launched from the beams and headed straight down the middle of the groove. Jeg ran a blistering 6.824 at 200.89 mph and moved up to the No. 2 spot. Jeg will go head-to-head with George Marnell in round one.

"We made some good runs today and learned a lot of valuable information that should help us on raceday," said Jeg. "i am really looking forward to tomorrow!"

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Series NHRA
Drivers Troy Coughlin , Robert Patrick , George Marnell