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QUALIFYING: Newman Scores Pole at New Hampshire

By Kyle Souza, NASCARHomeTracks.com

LOUDON, N.H. -- Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman scored his sixth career NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour pole on Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Behind the wheel of the No. 77 Menards/Curb Records Chevrolet, Newman posted a time of 28.952 seconds (131.556 mph) around the 1.058-mile oval.

All six of Newman's career poles in the series have come at the 'Magic Mile' and he has already visited Victory Lane there twice. He will look for a third win there Saturday, before competing in the NASCAR Playoffs on Sunday.

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Tripleheader Weekend Set For NHMS

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LOUDON, N.H. – History will be made next September at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 1.058-mile speedway is set to host a three-race weekend that will feature the longest NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race in history, a global cast of drivers from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, PEAK Mexico and Whelen Euro series, and for the first time ever, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, which has never previously held a race outside of Canada. The weekend is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 21-22 of 2018.

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PRACTICE: Newman Sets New Hampshire Pace

By Kyle Souza, NASCARHomeTracks.com

LOUDON, N.H. -- Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman was fastest in the only NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice session on Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Behind the wheel of his No. 77 Menards/Curb Records Chevrolet, Newman posted a fast lap of 28.813 seconds (132.190 mph) around the 1.058-mile NHMS oval. 

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: NHMS

By Kyle Souza, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will continue the 2017 season on Saturday with the running of the F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 100 lap race on the 1.058-mile oval will be the 14th of 16 championship points races. Below is a statistical look at the race, including selected driver notes:

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Loudon

By Kyle Souza, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There are 13 races complete and three left to go in the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship points chase. Heading for the 'Magic Mile' of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the top three drivers in the standings are separated by just nine points. And there promises to be a new championship leader when the weekend is done.

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Solomito Scores Crucial Win at Riverhead

By Jason Cunningham, special to NASCAR Home Tracks

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Timmy Solomito needed a win to keep pace in the frantic NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship race. He got it at his home track.

The 25-year-old from Islip, New York, powered by Doug Coby with four laps left to take the Miller Lite 200 checkered flag Saturday night at Riverhead Raceway.

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Champion Christopher Passes Away

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.

Christopher is one of two drivers to win the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national title and a touring series championship. The Plainville, Connecticut, driver won the short-track national title in 2001 and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour crown in 2008. He was the winningest driver at a pair of Connecticut's historic tracks: Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

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QUALIFYING: Solomito Right at Home

By Jason Cunningham, special to NASCAR Home Tracks

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Timmy Solomito kept his Riverhead Raceway roll going Saturday evening in qualifying for the Miller Lite 200.

Solomito piloted his No. 16 Starrett Racing Ford to a fast lap of 12.017 seconds around the Long Island quarter-mile for his sixth career Coors Light Pole Award. It marked his third at Riverhead, his home track.

Rookie Kyle Soper - who paced afternoon practice - laid down a lap of 12.154 and will start alongside Solomito in the front row for tonight's tussle, slated to go green at 8 p.m.

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PRACTICE: Soper Stout at Riverhead

By Jason Cunningham, special to NASCAR Home Tracks

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - Local hotshoe Kyle Soper led the way in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice Saturday afternoon at Riverhead Raceway in advance of the Miller Lite 200.

Soper's No. 15 Eastport Feeds Chevrolet posted a fast lap of 12.049 seconds in the opening minutes of the one hour session and held on to pace the 24-car field.

Another Riverhead regular and part-time Whelen Modified Tour competitor Kyle Ellwood finished second on the speed chart at 12.061 while defending race winner Timmy Solomito was third at 12.066.

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Riverhead

By Kyle Souza, NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will continue the 2017 season on Saturday with the running of the Miller Lite 200 at Riverhead Raceway in Riverhead, New York. Below is a statistical look at the race, including selected driver notes:

Miler Lite 200 Race Setup:

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