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Stefanik Charges To Icebreaker Victory

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – The legend of Mike Stefanik added another chapter Sunday at Thompson International Speedway as he captured NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory No. 73 in the season-opening Icebreaker.

Stefanik charged to the lead by Ryan Preece following a restart on Lap 141 and held off multiple hard charges from Preece, Rowan Pennink and Ron Silk to extend his tour career record for wins. The final margin of victory was just .229 seconds.

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QUALIFYING: Stefanik Captures Icebreaker Pole

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Mike Stefanik saved his best for last Saturday at Thompson International Speedway.

The last car out in qualifying, Stefanik took the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Coors Light Pole Award on the second of his two laps in advance of Sunday’s season-opening Icebreaker. Has fast lap was recorded at 18.668 seconds (120.527 mph).

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PRACTICE: Pennink Leads At Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Rowan Pennink paced the field during NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice for the season-opening Icebreaker at Thompson International Speedway.

Pennink, from Huntingdon Valley, Pa., posted his fastest lap just eight circuits into the 90-minute session at 18.646 seconds (120.669 mph).

Pennink will look for his first career Whelen Modified Tour pole during Coors Light Pole qualifying later today at 5 p.m.

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Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will headline the racing action during Icebreaker weekend at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway when it opens the 2013 season on Sunday, April 14. Below is a statistical look at the performance of series and selected drivers at the track:

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LIVE: Mod Tour Breaks The Ice At Thompson

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is set for the traditional season-opening event at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway - the Icebreaker - on April 13-14.



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Whelen Mod Tour News & Notes: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With another NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season set to begin – the 29th campaign for the northeast-based circuit – there is plenty of reason for optimism for a whole host of teams that dare to dream about hoisting the championship trophy at year’s end.

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Preece Has Ambitious Schedule For 2013

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — One of NASCAR’s busiest and most successful short track drivers plans an ambitious schedule this year. A proven contender, Ryan Preece wants to win races and collect championship points.

Preece, 22, of Berlin, Conn., won 16 times in 64 NASCAR sanctioned races spread among five different teams in 2012. He’ll run wide open with those same teams in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour this year.

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Modified Champion Choquette Passes

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jack Choquette, who captured the 1954 national championship in the NASCAR Modified Division, passed away last week and has been laid to rest in Florida.

Choquette, originally from Montclair, New Jersey, made a name for himself in the racing ranks after relocating to Florida where he drove to the 1953 NASCAR Southeast regional title and followed that with the NASCAR Modified Division national championship in 1954.

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VIDEO: Scenes From Daytona

A Look Back At The UNOH Battle At The Beach

February 27, 2013 - 12:54pm

Again this season, NASCAR Home Tracks will feature a video recap of select events.

"Scenes From Daytona" is a look back at the inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach held Feb. 18-19 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

The new .4-mile short-track oval at "The World Center of Racing" provided plenty of excitement with last-lap drama determing each of the three races that made up the historic event.

Kyle Larson kicked it off by winning the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model race as he bumped his way past C.E. Falk III. Steve Park followed suit in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race after some contact with Mike Stefanik. In the finale, 16-year-old Cameron Hayley got together with Gray Gaulding before emerging victorious in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series portion of the first-year event.



Park Takes Modified Battle Win

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A NASCAR veteran added another trophy to his mantle with a thrilling victory.

Steve Park picked up a hard-fought win in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race in the UNOH Battle At The Beach on Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway after sending race leader Mike Stefanik spinning heading into Turn 2 of the white-flag lap of a green-white-checkered finish.

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