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FYI WIRZ: JEGS Goes NHRA Pro Stock and Pro Mod, but Grandson Goes Stock Cars

JEGS High Performance Parts is well known in drag racing because the father and four brothers who built the mail order business over 50+ years have also raced what they sell. In a difficult economy, Team JEGS appears to have stepped it up for 2012 while many motorsports sponsorships have waned. Five-time world champion drag racer Jeg Coughlin Jr., 41, announced a return to the NHRA's Pro Stock Car class in 2012 last November at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The champion took a year off the pro circuit in 2011.Coughlin will wrestle the wheel of a Mopar-sponsored Dodge Avenger with a 500 cubic inch HEMI motor precision built by in-house JNR Racing Engines operation. Troy Coughlin, 47, will race his twin-turbocharged Chevy Cama...

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