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News & Notes: Whelen Modified Tour Makes First 2008 Stop at "Magic Mile"

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make the first of it’s two annual stops at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for the New England 100.

Each trip to the "Magic Mile" is a highlight on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule as the races regularly attract the largest crows and the biggest entry list. This Saturday’s race will be no different. As of Monday there were 44 posted entries

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Two-Time Modified Champion Spencer to be Honored at New Hampshire

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

As part of a season-long celebration of 60 years of Modified champions, two-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour titlist Jimmy Spencer will be honored at the New England 100 on June 28 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Spencer, who currently works for SPEED TV as a co-host for “NASCAR Raceday” and “NASCAR Victory Lane,” became the first driver to earn back-to-back NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships in 1986 and 1987. He is one of just three NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers to capture consecutive titles.

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Second Time's A Charm For Silk

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Ronnie Silk reached Victory Lane for the second time in his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour career when he took the checkered flag in the New England Dodge Dealers 75 Thursday night at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

In a race that counted only green flag laps, Silk took the lead from Ted Christopher on lap 53 and never relinquished it en route to his first win of the season. His previous victory also came at Thompson on Sept. 23, 2007.

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Grigas Earns First Coors Light Pole

By Official Release

THOMPSON, Conn. - Second-year driver Bobby Grigas III earned his first career Coors Light Pole Award Thursday evening at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway. Grigas' No. 09 Triple-G Scaffold Services Chevrolet circled the .625-mile oval in 18.751 seconds/119.994 mph in qualifying for Thursday night's New England Dodge Dealers 75. Grigas will start the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event sixth after the post-qualifying redraw of the top eight spots.

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News & Notes: Thompson Goes Green

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

The second of five trips for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway is slated for Thursday, June 19 with the New England Dodge Dealers 75 presented by Charter Cable, Internet & Telephone.

The format, which is unique but not new to the Modified Tour, will see only green flag laps scored. Regardless of how many caution laps are run, the checkered flag will drop with the completion of 75 green-flag laps.

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Spotlight On Fuller At Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

NASCAR to Recognize 1992 Modified Champ on June 19

As part of a season-long celebration of 60 years of Modified champions, 1992 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour titlist Jeff Fuller will be honored at the New England Dodge Dealers 75 presented by Charter Communications on Thursday, June 19 at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.

Originally from Auburn, Mass., Fuller was one of the most successful drivers during the first 10 years of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, and he excelled at Thompson, where he registered a third of his career wins.

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No Slowing Down For Red

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

FORMER MODIFIED CHAMPION FARMER STILL ON TRACK AT 75 

When the green flag dropped Wednesday evening at an Ohio short track, a past NASCAR Modified champion found himself racing against some of the best drivers in the world, but this time it wasn’t on asphalt.

Last year’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Donny Lia garnered headlines recently when he reached Victory Lane at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in a thrilling three-wide finish.

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Penalties Change Modified Tour and Canadian Tire Series Finishes

By Official Release

NASCAR announced today penalties and revised finishes to this past weekend’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series events due to rules violations discovered during post-race technical inspection.

n The unofficial results of Friday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Stafford (Conn.) Speedway have been revised due to rules violations discovered on the fifth-place car – the No. 19 driven by Jimmy Blewett.

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Hossfeld Holds Them All Off

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – If Chuck Hossfeld wins the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship, he can point to Friday night’s TSI Harley-Davidson 150 as where it came together.

Hossfeld drove the No. 4 Mystic Missile Dodge to Victory Lane, ending a winless drought of nearly four years. To get there, though, he had had to withstand a pair of restarts in the final 11 laps with Todd Szegedy, Ted Christopher and Mike Stefanik at his heels.

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Hossfeld & Co. Making Their Own Luck

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

RAIN SLOWS FRIDAY NIGHT'S RACING; TOUR ON DECK 

STAFFORD, Conn. – Everything is going perfectly right now for Chuck Hossfeld. But the driver of the No. 4 Mystic Missile Dodge isn’t leaving everything up to fate.

Hossfeld not only qualified first Friday afternoon for the TSI Harley-Davidson 150, which is scheduled to go green later in the evening, but he also re-drew the pole after plucking out the No. 1 pill in post-qualifying re-draw of the top six spots.

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