Cody Coughlin will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this year, but with a different team. It was announced on Tuesday that he will drive the N. 2 JEGS Chevrolet Silverado for GMS Racing.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the GMS Racing family,” said Coughlin, “as well as be back running for Chevrolet. GMS is a team that has proven to be one of the teams to beat every time they unload at the race track and now I have the same opportunity. I can’t thank GMS Racing, Maury Gallagher and Mike Beam enough for this chance. I think we have the right tools and personnel in place with the No.2 team to run up front and contend for race wins every weekend.”
The 22-year-old has made 35 starts to date, scoring a career-best third-place finish at ISM Raceway last season. Coughlin spent 2017 at ThorSport Racing for his rookie campaign.
The sophomore will be partnered with veteran crew chief Jerry Baxter, who enters his second year at GMS Racing. Last year, he led Kaz Grala to victory at Daytona International Speedway for his 10th win atop the pit box, now having 78 top-10’s in 139 races.
“I’m more than ready to get the 2018 season underway,” said Baxter. “Last year we raced against Cody every weekend, so I have an idea of the type of driver he is. It will be even better to be able to work with him now firsthand. We have a good group of hard-working guys on the No. 2 that will definitely put us in the position to run well every time we’re at the track.”
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