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Whelen Modified Tour News & Notes: Stafford

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following a pair of day races and a rainout, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will race under the lights for the first time in 2013 when it returns to Stafford (Conn.) Motor Speedway for the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 presented by G-Oil on Friday, May 24.

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NASCAR Awards Return To Charlotte

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the postseason awards dates for the annual NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards, set for Dec. 13 and 14 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame / Charlotte Convention Center.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards will take place Friday, Dec. 13. Among those honored will be the 2013 national champion, as well as track champions from 55 tracks across the United States and Canada, state and provincial champions and top rookies.

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Sherwin-Williams Becomes Official Partner

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR® and Sherwin-Williams today announced a multi-year partnership designating the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies as the ”Official Paint of NASCAR.” Sherwin-Williams, a FORTUNE 500 company, will leverage its new designation for architectural paint and the power of NASCAR’s intellectual property to activate at its more than 3,500 stores nationwide and ignite the passion of its customers – many of whom are fiercely brand-loyal fans of the sport.

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Monadnock Modified Tour Race Postponed

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race scheduled to run on Saturday, May 11 at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H., has been postponed due to a forecast for inclement weather.

The Town Fair Tire Whitcomb 200 is now slated to be contested at the Granite State quarter-mile bullring on Saturday, July 27. The schedule of events for raceday will remain the same.

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Whelen Mod Tour Stat Advance: Monadnock

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The third race of the 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season will take place on Saturday, May 11 with the Town Fair Tire Whitcomb 200 at Monadnock Speedway in rural Winchester, N.H. Below is a statistical look at the performance of series and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Mod Tour News & Notes: Monadnock

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour heads to Monadnock Speedway this week, a pair of drivers stand as favorites to either continue a historical trend or make their own mark on the record books.

Although the competition is nearly too close to call across the board, Whelen Modified Tour co-point leaders Rowan Pennink and Ryan Preece lead the tour contingent into the Town Fair Tire Whitcomb 200 at the quarter-mile oval on Saturday, May 11 in rural Winchester, N.H.

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FRIDAY FEATURE: State Line - Concentration Makes NASCAR Modified Racing Special

By Travis Barrett, Special to NASCAR Home Tracks

MODIFIED COUNTRY, Conn. – It is a 31-mile drive from Stafford, Conn., straight across the state to the town of Thompson. From there, it's a 53-mile virtual straight shot down I-395 to the Waterford, along the Connecticut shoreline. Heading back to Stafford? That'll run 52 to miles to the northwest, back into the heart of what is clearly demarcated as “Modified Country.”

On a map, it's an upside-down acute triangle that perfectly cradles the epicenter of the NASCAR Modified universe.

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Santos Superb In Stafford Spring Sizzler

By Kevin W. Green, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Bobby Santos dominated NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour action in winning the CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway on Sunday, giving him back-to-back wins at the historic half-mile track.

The 2010 tour champion from Franklin, Mass., led nearly all 200 laps - holding on in a dash to the finish after a late-race restart.

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NOTEBOOK: Strategy Yields Sizzling Finish

By Travis Barrett, Special To NASCAR Home Tracks

STAFFORD, Conn. – After winning his ninth career Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday afternoon, Bobby Santos said that track position was more crucial at Stafford Motor Speedway than it is anywhere else on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule.

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QUALIFYING: Santos Scores Sizzler Pole

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

STAFFORD, Conn. – Bobby Santos has the inside track in his quest for back-to-back NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victories at Stafford Motor Speedway after earning the Coors Light Pole Award Saturday afternoon for Sunday’s CARQUEST Tech-Net Spring Sizzler.

Santos, from Franklin, Mass., laid down a fast lap of 18.082 seconds (99.547 mph) in qualifying at the historic half mile for his ninth career Whelen Modified Tour pole. It marked the second time he’s captured the top-qualifying spot for the famed Spring Sizzler weekend, and fourth time overall at Stafford.

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2015 Schedule/Results

DATE RACE/VENUE WINNER/POLE VIEW
Apr 12 Icebreaker 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Apr 26 NAPA Spring Sizzler 200
Stafford Motor Speedway
Jun 5 TSI Harley-Davidson 125
Stafford Motor Speedway
Jun 10 Thompson 125
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Jun 27 NWMT Riverhead 6/27/15
Riverhead Raceway
Jul 17 Whelen All-Star Shootout (non-points)
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 18 New England 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Jul 25 NWMT Monadnock 7/25/15
Monadnock Speedway
Aug 7 Call Before You Dig 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Aug 12 Thompson 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
Aug 19 Bush's Beans 150
Bristol Motor Speedway
Aug 29 NWMT Riverhead 8/29/15
Riverhead Raceway
Sep 26 F.W. Webb 100
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Oct 4 NAPA Fall Final 150
Stafford Motor Speedway
Oct 18 Sunoco World Series 150
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

* Denotes Rookie
# Qualifying cancelled; Field set per rule book