Doug Coby    2

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Doug Coby
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Sponsor Dunleavy's Truck & Trailer Repair/A&J Romano Construction/ HEX Performance
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Owner Mike Smeriglio III
Crewchief Phil Moran
Birthdate Aug. 18, 1979
Hometown Milford, Conn.
Occupation ---

Career Highlights

  • The 2012 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion
  • Earned his first career victory in the 2006 Stafford Spring Sizzler

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Statistics

Year Rank Races Wins Poles Top 5s Top 10s
2002 59 3 0 0 0 0
2003 14 15 0 0 0 3
2004 12 19 0 1 0 5
2005 7 18 0 0 6 9
2006 14 15 1 0 2 4
2007 37 6 0 0 2 2
2008 35 5 0 0 3 3
2009 18 11 0 1 2 5
2010 27 8 0 0 2 4
2011 5 16 1 2 4 10
2012 1 14 5 0 7 11
2013 2 13 2 0 6 10
2014 1 10 1 0 8 10
TOTALS   153 10 4 42 76

WINS: 10 - Stafford (4/30/06), Thompson (9/11/11), Stafford (4/29/12), Stafford (5/25/12), Waterford (6/23/12), Stafford (8/3/12), New Hampshire (9/22/12), New Hampshire (7/13/13), Stafford (8/2/13), Stafford (6/6/14)

POLES: 4 - Wall (6/26/04), New Hampshire (6/27/09), Stafford (5/1/11), Stafford (8/5/11)

Year-by-year Whelen Modified Tour Recap

2013: Finished as the championship runner-up with a pair of wins and 10 top 10s ... Victories came New Hampshire in July and Stafford in August ... Was not able to take the green flag in the June Riverhead race following a qualifying accident.  2012: Earned his first career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship thanks to a tour-high five wins and 11 top 10s in 14 events ... Won the first three Stafford races, Waterford and September New Hampshire ... Had a streak of seven-straight podium finishes in the first half of the season ... Led the point standings following the final 11 events of the year ... Led laps in five races for 346 total laps ... Average finish of 5.9 was a tour-best.  2011: Recorded then-best career points finish of fifth on the strength of 10 top 10s in 16 outings ... Won the Northern Thompson 125 and the exhibition UNOH Showdown ... Earned poles in two of the four Stafford races.  2010: Recorded top 10s in half of his eight starts between five different teams as a fill-in driver.  2009: Started 11 of 13 races and finished 11th in points with a pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 2008: Earned three top-five finishes in just five appearances.  2007: Made six starts and finished in the top five twice.  2006: Scored first career win in the Stafford Spring Sizzler and finished 14th in points.  2005: Best season of career - at the time - resulted in six top fives and a seventh place finish in the standings.  2004: Improved to 12th in points after 19 appearances … Recorded first career pole at Wall Stadium.  2003: Made 15 starts and finished 14th in points.  2002: Made tour debut with three starts.

Noteworthy

Won the non-points UNOH Battle at the Beach on the short track at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway in 2014 … Has 18 career wins in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action at Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway … Earned two division titles at Stafford: late models in 1998 and pro stocks in 2000 … The 1999 Stafford pro stock Rookie of the Year and 2000 Most Popular Driver … Early racing career was highlighted by three quarter midget national titles … Is a multi-time winner in the Valenti Modified Racing Series.