Jeg Coughlin will be trying to bring home two trophies from
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Las Vegas, pre-race: It's not often when four-time world champion Jeg Coughlin Jr. arrives at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that he doesn't leave a winner.
Coughlin, driver of the JEGS.com Chevy Cobalt in Pro Stock, is the defending champion of this weekend's event, which will be run from April 16-18. Last year was the fifth time in his career Coughlin won at
"It's a Bruton Smith track so you are always fired up when you pull through the gates," Coughlin said. "It's a first-class facility, second-to-none, and I love the place.
On the cusp of his 50th professional-level victory after recording No. 49 Sunday in Houston, the 39-year-old Coughlin said the gang from Victor Cagnazzi Racing is really feeling good after running so strong at Houston Raceway Park.
"The momentum we've got coming out of
Coughlin said the team recently re-examined how they did things on race weekend and made some changes that have paid real dividends.
"It's the same car and engine we've been using the last few races," he said. "It's the same combination and the same people, we're just doing things a little differently.
"I have to credit my father, Jeg Sr., for working with (crew chief) Roy Simmons and (team owner) Victor Cagnazzi on some different setups. We had top speed at
Coughlin will be trying to bring home two trophies from
"It's a big bracket race that Peter Biondo and Kyle Siepel are putting on and JEGS Mail Order is sponsoring two days of it," Coughlin said. "I want to make sure I'm sharp in the car because I know my buddies who are going to be racing over there aren't going take it easy on me. From the looks of it, every big hitter in the Sportsman classes will be there. It should be fun.
"First things first; we have a race to win in