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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour celebrated its 500th race in its tradition-rich history, but it was Burt Myers that stole the show and drove his way to Victory Lane in the Made In America Whelen 300.
Myers became the first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver to win the annual combination race with their northern-based counterparts at Martinsville Speedway.
He also became the first Southern driver to win a Modified tour race in a NASCAR-sanctioned race at Martinsville since Johnny Bryant in 1985.> More
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Ryan Preece earned an historic Coors Light Pole Award Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway.
It was Preece’s second career pole award and comes as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour gets set to run the 500th race in its history. The event is a combination race with the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour. George Brunnhoelzl III, who was second fastest overall, was also awarded a Coors Light Pole Award as the fastest NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver.> More
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Tim Brown led practice for the Made In America Whelen 300 Saturday afternoon at Martinsville Speedway with a time faster than the qualifying record.
Brown’s top speed of 18.737 seconds on the .526-mile oval is 101.062 mph. The qualifying record for Modifieds at Martinsville was set by Greg Sacks in 1986 at 18.746 (101.014).
Ryan Preece was second fastest in the 1 ½-hour practice with a time identical to Sacks’ pole record.> More
The 500th race in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour history will take place at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway this Saturday, Sept. 20 when the Made In America Whelen 300 goes green at 3:30 p.m.
In its first 499 races, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has visited 35 tracks in 12 different states, and it will reach the milestone 500th event at Martinsville, one of the series' most storied venues.> More
When the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour begins the 2009 season at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway on Sunday, April 5, more than just the series’ Silver Anniversary will be celebrated. For one of its stalwarts, taking the green flag will be a historical accomplishment.> More
As part of the season-long celebration of 60 Years of Modified Champions, 1956 NASCAR Modified titlist Red Farmer will be honored at the Made In America Whelen 300 on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
Farmer, a member of the famed “Alabama Gang,” captured the 1956 NASCAR Modified championship by a 118-point margin against Sam DiRusso.> More
LOUDON, N.H. – Ted Christopher reached Victory Lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the fifth time in his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour career, and 10th time overall, Saturday evening in the New Hampshire 100.
Christopher, who finished second to Chuck Hossfeld by just .001 seconds in the New England 100 at New Hampshire in June, garnered his third win of the 2008 season and extended his points lead in the process.> More
LOUDON, N.H. – Ryan Newman’s first outing in a Modified turned out okay. Newman’s No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet was fastest in the 1 ½ practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.
Newman’s best lap on the 1.058-mile oval was 29.323 seconds for an average speed of 129.891 mph. Newman is driving in Saturday’s New Hampshire 100 for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner Kevin Manion.> More
If things go well in New Hampshire this weekend, Matt Hirschman could get something his father, a five-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, never got: a break.
The 25-year-old Hirschman, son of Tony Hirschman, doesn't want to spend the rest of his racing career stuck in modified cars with no sign of hope for the big leagues as his father did.
His father is a celebrated modified racer, but Hirschman's dreams are to become a notable NASCAR driver.> More