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Whelen Modified Statistical Advance: Bristol

By Jason Cunningham & Tim Southers, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours will hold their fourth annual combination event at Bristol Motor Speedway with the running of the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 on Wednesday, Aug. 22. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers in the series:

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Whelen Modified Tours News & Notes: Bristol

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Since the inaugural UNOH Perfect Storm 150 in 2009, the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours have navigated the progressive banking at Bristol Motor Speedway. That will all change this week when the open-wheel racers become NASCAR’s first division to compete on the revamped racing surface at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile.”

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LIVE: Whelen Mod Tours In Thunder Valley

The NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours will head Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway for the fourth annual UNOH Perfect Storm 150 combination race on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

For updates from the track throughout raceday, please click here: LAP-BY-LAP

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Most Popular Driver Voting Begins Online

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the fifth consecutive year, fans can vote online for the Most Popular Driver of the Year Award in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (Twitter hashtag: #NWMT).

The link to the 2012 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Most Popular Driver ballot will be hosted on www.nascarhometracks.com. Fans may vote once per day and are encouraged to vote several times throughout the season. Voting continues through Nov. 18.

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Whelen Mods Tour At NHMS To Air On SPEED

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR has announced the F.W. Webb 100 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 22 will air live on SPEED at noon ET.

The addition of television coverage for this race has also changed the previously-announced start time. The F.W. Webb 100 will now take the green flag at 12:15 p.m. instead of 3 p.m.

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Lia Grabs Modified Victory At Thompson

By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. - Donny Lia darted into the lead with 21 laps to go and pulled away to win the Budweiser King of Beers 150 at Thompson International Speedway on Thursday night.

It marked the 16th career win and third Thompson victory for the two-time tour champion from Jericho, N.Y.

Lia, who started ninth on the grid in the No. 4 Mystic Missile Racing Dodge, initially challenged pole-sitter Mike Stefanik for the lead on Lap 59. Stefanik battled back, however, to regain the lead and stay out front to the midway point of the race.

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QUALIFYING: Stefanik Extends Tour Record

By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. - Mike Stefanik extended his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour pole record in winning the Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying at Thompson International Speedway on Thursday as the field was set for tonight's Budweiser King of Beers 150.

It marked his 47th career pole, which extended his own series record, and marked his ninth career pole pole at Thompson. The seven-time champion from Coventry, R.I., turned a fast lap of 18.538 seconds at an average speed of 121.372 mph.

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PRACTICE: Veterans Lead Field At Thompson

By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. - Two long-time veterans of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour topped the speed chart at Thompson International Speedway on Thursday during practice for tonight's Budweiser King of Beers 150.

Seven-time tour champion Mike Stefanik lapped the high-banked .625-mile oval in 18.687 seconds, at an average speed of 120.405 mph.

The Coventry, R.I., driver was followed closely by Ted Christopher, who turned a fast lap of 18.707 seconds (120.276 mph).

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will headline this week’s racing action at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway with the Budweiser King of Beers 150 on Thursday, Aug. 9. Below is a statistical look at the performance of series and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In 2012 it seems that Doug Coby can do no wrong, but for the current NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader, it all began with the 2010 season finale at Thompson International Speedway.

Coby teamed with car owner Wayne Darling in the No. 52 Reynolds Auto Wrecking Chevrolet for the first time at the Thompson World Series two seasons ago. Until that point, Coby’s season had consisted of starts between three different teams in just seven of the year’s 13 races. But a third-place finish in the 2010 finale event changed everything.

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