NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series driver Jeg Coughlin won the Pro Stock title at the inaugural Las Vegas NHRA event in at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2000.  After qualifying third, Jeg defeated Warren Johnson in the final round. Coughlin also recorded Las Vegas victories in 2001, 2002 and 2008. In addition to his four wins, Coughlin also has two runner-up finishes at The Strip at LVMS (both of them came in 2007).

Jeg enters this weekend's event at The Strip at LVMS ranked second in the NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock standings following his runner-up finish at last weekend's event in Houston. He trails leader Jason Line by just 26 point

Jeg is the reigning NHRA Pro Stock champion. He has earned four NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Pro Stock titles in his career, including back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008. His other titles came in 2000 and 2002. As a sportsman racer, Jeg also captured the Super Gas championship in 1992.

In 16 career appearances at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Jeg has a 31-11 round win record in Pro Stock competition.

In four starts this year, Jeg has a win, a runner-up and two quarterfinal finishes to his credit. Jeg's round win record thus far in 2009 is 9-3.

With 42 career Pro Stock wins, Jeg ranks fourth all-time among Pro Stock drivers. Only Warren Johnson (96), Bob Glidden (85) and Greg Anderson (57) have more titles.

In 240 career Pro Stock races, Jeg has reached the final round 70 times, recording 42 wins.

Jeg has qualified in the top half of the Pro Stock field nine times in 16 races in Las Vegas including the 2007 race, where he was the low qualifier. His average qualifying position in Las Vegas is seventh.

As the reigning NHRA Full Throttle Pro Stock champion, Jeg Coughlin will once again be honored with a special edition gaming chip issued by the Palms Resort & Casino that featured his JEGS Mail Order Cobalt. He is one of just a handful of NHRA racers who have received such an honor.

Coughlin will participate in the free NHRA driver autograph session in the Key West Room at The Palms Resort & Casino on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

Jeg is currently qualified sixth for the K&N Horsepower Challenge, a special eight-car invitational event which is held each June in Norwalk, Ohio at pays $50,000 to the champion.

Jeg Coughlin by the numbers, NHRA Las Vegas Nationals edition
1: Best qualifying position for Jeg at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (2007)
8: Number of times Jeg has qualified in the top half of the field in 16 appearances in Las Vegas.
18: Number of different drivers that Jeg has beaten in Las Vegas (Only 5 drivers have beaten Jeg in Las Vegas).
21: Number of NHRA facilities where Jeg has won at least one Pro Stock event during his career. (The only current tracks where he has not won are Norwalk and Charlotte).
31: Rounds won by Jeg at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during his career, against just 11 losses.

Schedule for the April 2-5 NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals
at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Thursday, April 2
7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open.
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. - Registration and tech inspection (all categories).
8 a.m. - Sportsman qualifying.
4 p.m. - Comp Eliminator qualifying session.
6 p.m. - Track closed; Free NHRA autograph session at The Palms Resort & Casino begins.

Friday, April 3
7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open.
7:30 a.m.-noon - Registration and tech inspection (Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car only).
8 a.m. - Sportsman eliminations.
Noon - Comp Eliminator qualifying session.
12:30 p.m. - Pro Stock qualifying session.
1 p.m. - Funny Car and Top Fuel Dragster qualifying session.
2 p.m. - Top Alcohol (Funny Car and Dragster) qualifying session.
3 p.m. - Comp Eliminator qualifying session.
3:30 p.m. - Pro Stock qualifying session.
4 p.m. - Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying session.
5 p.m. - Top Alcohol (Funny Car and Dragster) qualifying session.
6:30 p.m. - Track closed.

Saturday, April 4
7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open.
8 a.m. - Sportsman eliminations.
11:30 a.m. - First round of Comp Eliminator.
Noon - Pro Stock qualifying session.
12:30 p.m. - Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying session.
1:30 p.m. - Top Alcohol (Funny Car and Dragster) qualifying session.
3 p.m. - Pro Stock qualifying session.
3:30 p.m. - Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car qualifying session.
4:30 p.m. - First round of Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car eliminations.
6:30 p.m. - Track closed.

Sunday, April 5
7:30 a.m. - Spectator gates open.
9 a.m. - Sportsman eliminations.
10 a.m. - Pre-race ceremonies.
11 a.m. - Final eliminations begin.
4:30 p.m. - Track closed.

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