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LIVE: Modifieds In Thunder Valley

The third annual NASCAR Whelen Modified-Whelen Southern Modified Tour UNOH Perfect Storm 150 combination race at Bristol Motor Speedway is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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

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NOTEBOOK: A Classic Look At New Hampshire

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks

LOUDON, N.H. – This race looked a bit different than the last time the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visited New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

When the Tour last visited the largest track on the circuit in mid-July, long green-flag runs and strung-out single file racing was the rule of the day. It was a marked change from what the Tour is typically known for at New Hampshire – where side-by-side racing, multiple lead changes per lap and bump drafting have been the norm over the last two decades.

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Stefanik Wins Wild One In Loudon

By Shon Sbarra, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. – Mike Stefanik survived several restarts and two green-white-checker attempts in the closing laps and picked up a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win in the Granite State Classic on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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QUALIFYING: Santos Earns Granite State Classic Pole

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. — Bobby Santos crossed another track off his list when he earned the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Friday in advance of the Granite State Classic.

Santos, from Franklin, Mass., laid down a fast lap of 29.858 seconds (127.564 mph) for his sixth career Coors Light Pole Award and second of the 2011 season. It marked the first of his six at the 1.058-mile New Hampshire oval.

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NOTEBOOK: Tour Regulars Right At Home

by Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks

LOUDON, N.H – Bobby Santos and Todd Szegedy have moonlighted on the NASCAR Nationwide Series. But both Santos, who won the pole for Saturday's Granite State Classic at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and Szegedy said Friday that they were happy to call the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour home.

With the two Tour championships and 22 career victories between them, it's a good thing they do.

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PRACTICE: Santos Masters Magic Mile

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. – Bobby Santos registered the fastest lap across a pair of NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice sessions Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in advance of Saturday’s Granite State Classic.

Santos, from Franklin, Mass., piloted the No. 4 ‘Mystic Missile’ Dodge to a quick lap of 29.394 seconds (129.577 mph) in the 45-minute final practice to top the 31 entries for the event. He was also third on the board in Friday morning’s 60-minute session.

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CREW PROFILE: Jason Shephard

In the NASCAR world, a crew member is the backbone of any team that helps a driver achieve success on the track. Often times the person leading the way behind the scenes is the crew chief. In the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the crew chief is the person that works tirelessly behind the scenes to help his driver and team become winners.

This week's profile features Jason Shephard, who calls the shots this year for Eric Goodale. Goodale has registered his best career finish in two of the last three races, including a fifth-place run last week at Stafford Motor Speedway.

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Statistical Advance: Granite State Classic

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The second of three trips for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2011 is on tap for Saturday, Aug. 13 with the Granite State Classic.

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News & Notes: Open Wheel Week In Loudon

by Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR’s only open wheel division will have some fenderless companions when it returns to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Granite State Classic on Saturday, Aug. 13.

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LIVE: Modified Return To Magic Mile

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Granite State Classic on Saturday, Aug.  13.

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

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