Coughlin nets first top-five finish of career in Arizona desert


By Matt Courson
November 10, 2017

AVONDALE, Ariz.—Cody Coughlin earned his first top-five finish of his Camping World Truck Series career Friday night at Phoenix Raceway after finishing third.


Coughlin was ecstatic to be in contention for the win in the Lucas Oil 150 at the end.


“That’s pretty exciting, especially pretty high up there in the top five,” Coughlin said to The Racing Experts. “The way it was going tonight, I didn’t know if the top-two guys we’re going to take each other out and we’d be in the catbird’s seat.”


However, Coughlin believes he might have had something for leaders Johnny Sauter and John Hunter Nemechek.


“If they would have gotten next to each other, who knows,” Coughlin said. “I know [Nemechek] was in a must-win situation to go to the championship, [Sauter] wants to win also. So hopefully we put ourselves in these situations in the future.”


The Ohio-native also accomplished the feat in his first career start at Phoenix.


In 2017, Coughlin has three top-10 finishes and has an average finish of 15.1.


Coughlin currently sits 13th in points.


The driver of the No. 13 Ride TV Toyota will make his first career start next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway.   


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