ThorSport Racing added to their driver lineup for the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season on Monday, as they announced that Cody Coughlin would drive their No. 13 Toyota Tundra full-time this season.
Coughlin will compete for Rookie of the Year honors as well as the series championship with JEGS and RIDE TV serving as primary sponsors.
Michael Shelton will serve as crew chief for Coughlin this season. Shelton, who has been a crew chief in the Truck Series since 2009, is no stranger to success as he guided James Buescher to the 2012 series championship.
“ThorSport Racing is a great team, one I’ve always admired at the race track,” said Coughlin. “Their professionalism, the speed they display, and their record, speaks for itself. Considering the team and I are both based in Ohio, it makes for a great fit, and I’m proud to be part of this championship-caliber organization.
“Matt Crafton and I became good friends last year,” Coughlin continued. “His insight and help with driving these Toyota Tundra’s at all of the different tracks has been a valuable asset, and to be his teammate this year, takes it to the next level.”
Coughlin has made 12 career starts in the NCWTS with a best finish of 12th coming at Texas Motor Speedway in June 2016. He also made history last season as he became the first driver to win both the ACRA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship in the same season.
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