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QUALIFYING: Newman On Point At NHMS

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. – Ryan Newman earned his fifth career Coors Light Pole Award in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour competition Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Newman, from South Bend, Indiana, posted a fast lap of 29.067 seconds (131.035 mph) to capture the F.W. Webb 100 pole for the second year in a row. All five of his Whelen Modified poles have been earned across 12 starts at the 1.058-mile Loudon oval.

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PRACTICE: Santos Fast In Sweep Bid

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

LOUDON, N.H. – Only six drivers in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour history have pulled off a season sweep of events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Bobby Santos is looking to change that.

Santos, from Franklin, Massachusetts, posted a fast lap of 29.006 seconds (131.311 mph) in Friday’s final session to lead all entrants for Saturday’s F.W. Webb 100.

A victor at NHMS in July, Santos will look to become the first driver to pull off the Loudon season sweep since Ryan Newman in 2010.

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Whelen Mod Stat Advance: New Hampshire

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will head to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for Saturday’s F.W. Webb 100 in Loudon, New Hampshire. Below is a statistical look at the performance of tour and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: NHMS

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship contender Justin Bonsignore will look to make the most of lost opportunities by taking advantage of those that could be ahead of him this week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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Whelen Modifieds Rained Out At Riverhead

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Due to inclement weather Saturday at Riverhead Raceway, the Riverhead 200 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race has been cancelled.

Rain moved over the track during afternoon practice and persisted into the evening, forcing the cancellation of the event by NASCAR and track officials.

Due to local regulations that prohibit Riverhead Raceway from running events after the month of September, no make-up date is available to reschedule the Riverhead 200. The Whelen Modified Tour has scheduled events the next two weekends to close out the month.

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PRACTICE: Bonsignore Leads At Riverhead

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Justin Bonsignore led the way in an abbreviated NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice session Saturday afternoon at Riverhead Raceway.

Bonsignore, from Holtsville, New York, posted a fast lap of 12.088 seconds (74.454 mph) around the Long Island bullring before rain moved into the area.

The season-high 31-car field had approximately 35 minutes on the track in preparation for Saturday’s scheduled Riverhead 200 before the rain came.

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Whelen Modified Stat Advance: Riverhead

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to action with the Riverhead 200 on Saturday at Riverhead Raceway on New York’s Long Island. Below is a statistical look at the performance of tour and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Mod Tour News & Notes: Riverhead

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has long been constituted of accomplished veterans who regularly reach Victory Lane. First-time winners are more of the exception than the rule, but the 2014 season is bucking that trend.

Three of the 10 races this year have featured first-time winners, including the June event at Riverhead Raceway, where the Whelen Modified Tour will return to for Saturday’s Riverhead 200. A fourth in any one of the four remaining dates would be the most since there were five in 2002.

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Mystic Missile’s Streak Comes To An End

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The longest consecutive starts streak in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour history will come to an end as Mystic Missile Racing announced today the No. 4 Dodge will not attend the upcoming Sept. 13 event at Riverhead Raceway.

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Barrett Powers To Bristol Victory

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Rookie Tommy Barrett Jr. out-muscled veterans Bobby Santos and Justin Bonsignore with a dozen laps to go and drove on to his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory in Wednesday’s Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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