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Coby Cracks Icebreaker Victory Lane

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – After a bitter winter marked by record-setting snowfall, the sunny skies and near-70 degree temperatures at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Sunday were celebrated by fans in the packed grandstands.

The only thing better than the weather in northeastern Connecticut was the racing.

Reigning tour champion Doug Coby displayed the consistent dominance that led to last season’s title, leading 127 of 150 laps in the 41st Annual Icebreaker 150 to capture the checkered flag in the season-opening NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event.

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QUALIFYING: Coby Out Front At Thompson

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby added a fifth career pole to his impressive resume, capturing the top spot for tomorrow’s season-opening Icebreaker 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Coby’s Coors Light Pole Award winning lap was a blistering 18.679 seconds at 120.456 mph in the No. 2 Dunleavy’s Repair/HEX Performance Chevrolet.

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PRACTICE: Icebreaker Heats Up

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – It took all of 15 minutes for the 30th anniversary season of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to heat up.  Literally.

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Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will open its 30th anniversary season on Sunday at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with the Icebreaker 150. Below is a statistical look at the performance of the tour and selected drivers at the track:

TRACKSIDE REPORT - STAT PACK (PDF)

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NEWS & NOTES: Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the tradition-rich NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, each offseason has historically brought little turnover among the ranks. Although ride swapping can occur with frequency, many of the drivers and teams remain the same from year to year. Things are a little different in 2015, however.

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Silk To Drive For Fuller Motorsports

Team Release

SHREWSBURY, Mass. – Rob Fuller Motorsports will run a second car in select races during the 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. Ron Silk will drive the No. 40 15-40 Connection Chevrolet for the team.

“I feel it is very important for us as a company to continue to develop our product line,” said Rob Fuller, owner of LFR Chassis and Rob Fuller Motorsports.  “Ronnie has a great deal of experience in this division and will be a great pilot for our car as we try different set ups and test different packages and pass along the data to our LFR Chassis customers.”

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LaJoie Returns To Family's Racing Roots

Team Release

SHREWSBURY, Mass. – Rob Fuller Motorsports is excited to announce Corey LaJoie as the driver of the No. 15 15-40 Connection modified Chevrolet. LaJoie and the team will run seven races in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) this season.

LaJoie has plenty of experience in multiple racing series, including previous runs in the NWMT and Sprint Cup. He has made additional starts in NASCAR’s XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series. LaJoie also competed in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series East where he racked up five wins, 17 Top-5 and 20 Top-10 finishes.

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Szegedy Joins Mystic Missile Racing

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Mystic Missile silo has been reloaded.

Following a lengthy offseason of uncertainness as to whether Mystic Missile Racing would return to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2015, the team has been retooled with the championship pedigrees of driver Todd Szegedy and crew chief Don Barker.

The No. 4 “Mystic Missile” Dodge team traces its roots in NASCAR modified racing to the early 1960s, and it has won three championships in the last decade with drivers Donny Lia (2007, `09) and Bobby Santos (2010).

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Whelen Modified Anniversary Logo Unveiled

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR formally unveiled today a commemorative 30th anniversary season logo for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The new logo will become the official mark of the tour for the 2015 season.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 30th anniversary logo will be used in all facets related to the tour in 2015. The specially-designed logo consists of the tour’s unique base design with the famed modified car with the addition of a footer block that reads "30th Anniversary."

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New London-Waterford Added To Tour Slate

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today that New London-Waterford Speedbowl’s 65th season of auto racing will now include a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event on Saturday, May 30.

The Whelen Modified Tour has visited the .375-mile oval 20 times since 1985, including each of the previous three seasons. Bobby Santos is the defending race winner at the Speedbowl.

The addition of the Mr. Rooter 161 on May 30 will give the tour 15 points events in 2015.

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