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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Monadnock

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With three wins already in the books as the 2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season reaches the halfway point this week, Bobby Santos looks to be firmly entrenched in the championship chase.

Santos, from Franklin, Massachusetts, took down win No. 3 last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to move within just two tallies of points leader Doug Coby. Had Coby not been second across the “Magic Mile” finish line, Santos might have even had the points lead heading to Monadnock Speedway for this week’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 200.

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Santos Saves Best For Last

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. – Bobby Santos entered the Sunoco 100 looking for a little extra magic to change his fortunes at the “Magic Mile.” He waited until the final lap, but he got it.

In a race that featured multiple lead changes on nearly every lap – 35 official lead changes – the Franklin, Mass., driver made just one pass for the lead and led just one lap Saturday. Santos drove his No. 44 Tinio Racing/ImperialCars.com Chevrolet by Ted Christopher in Turn 4 of the last lap en route to winning the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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QUALIFYING: Silk Fastest At NHMS

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. – Ron Silk captured his third Coors Light Pole Award at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour qualifying for the Sunoco 100.

Silk, from Norwalk, Conn., completed a fast lap in 29.539 seconds (128.539 mph) in the No. 6 TS Haulers/Calverton Tree Farm Chevrolet around the 1.058-mile oval.

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Newman Posts All-Star Performance

By Jason Christley, NASCR

LOUDON, N.H. -- Twice before, Ryan Newman drove the venerable 7NY Modified to Victory Lane in a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver did it again Friday. This time, the win came in the non-points inaugural Whelen All-Star Shootout. The latest victory came with the familiar frantic swapping of the lead synonymous with the open-wheeled cars on the 1.058-mile.

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PRACTICE: Szegedy Still Up To Speed

By Jason Christley, NASCR

LOUDON, N.H. -- Todd Szegedy is looking to make his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start of the season. But the former champion hasn't shown any signs the time off has slowed him down.

Szegedy posted the fastest lap in practice Friday morning in advance of Saturday's Sunoco 100.

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NASCAR and Whelen Expand Relationship

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR announced today it has reached an agreement with Chester, Conn., and Charlestown, N.H.-based Whelen Engineering to enhance its long-standing status as the Official Warning Lights of NASCAR with the additional position as the Official Vehicle Illumination Lights of NASCAR.

The expansion adds to Whelen’s NASCAR portfolio, which includes entitlement sponsorship of two regional touring series, an international touring series and the weekly racing series.

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Whelen All-Star Shootout Lineup Revealed

By Tom Bryant, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The starting field for Friday’s Whelen All-Star Shootout at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a who’s who of modified racing, with a combined 16 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships and 132 race wins among the lineup of 20 drivers.

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Whelen Modified Tour Stat Advance: NHMS

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Sunoco 100 and the inaugural non-points Whelen All-Star Shootout. Below is a statistical look at the performance of tour and selected drivers at the track:

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Touring & Weekly Awards Events Announced

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — The NASCAR Hall of Fame is the ultimate goal for the sport’s greatest.

Annually, the North Carolina landmark is also the aim of drivers throughout the NASCAR weekly & touring series, as the NASCAR Hall of Fame / Charlotte Convention Center will host the 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards will be Friday, Dec. 12, while the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards will be Saturday, Dec. 13.

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Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: NHMS

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has a history with New Hampshire Motor Speedway that dates back to the very beginning days of stock car racing at the Loudon oval. Another chapter will be written this week with the inaugural Whelen All-Star Shootout.

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