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Jeg Coughlin's stock is on the rise Jeg Coughlin, Jr has scored back-to-back finishes at the last two NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series events. The reigning NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion will enter the ninth race of the season ready to strike...

Jeg Coughlin's stock is on the rise

Jeg Coughlin, Jr has scored back-to-back finishes at the last two NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series events. The reigning NHRA POWERade Pro Stock champion will enter the ninth race of the season ready to strike from the No. 4 position in the points.

"Our entire program is moving in the right direction," explained Jeg. "We just need to keep picking up rounds on the guys ahead of us and put ourselves in a position to win."

Jeg is one of only five drivers who have qualified at each event so far in 2003. He has 467 points and posted a runner up finish at The Mac Tools Gatornationals. The 32-year old Coughlin knows it is going to take teamwork to put the familiar yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order colors back on top.

"Having both JEG'S Mail Order Chevy Cavaliers in the show is a plus and will help both of us," said Jeg. "There are a number of drivers that are literally on top of each other in the points. The guys from No. 5-8 and No. 11-18 are real close. Right now there is a lot of opportunity for movement from race-to-race, which is great for the fans and exciting for the teams."

The O'Reilly Summer Nationals is the second race in the three-race swing that began last weekend at the K&N Filter NHRA SuperNationals. The final race in the swing is next weekend in Joliet, IL at the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals.

"We are focusing on having a string of strong performance during this three-race swing," explained Jeg. "We would like nothing more than to carry some good momentum going into our hometown race in Columbus."

-jeg's-

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