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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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QUALIFYING: Bristol Pole To Bonsignore

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following his win last week in Connecticut, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Justin Bonsignore stated he was looking forward to today’s Bush’s Beans 150 since his team has always had good speed at Bristol Motor Speedway. He’s backing that statement up.

Bonsignore, from Holtsville, New York, posted a fast lap of 14.925 seconds (128.563 mph) in Coors Light Pole qualifying to take home his fifth career Whelen Modified Tour pole, and second at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile.” He was also fast qualifier for the 2010 event.

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PRACTICE: Bonsignore Thunders At Bristol

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Justin Bonsignore emerged fastest among the Bush’s Beans 150 field across two NASCAR Whelen Modified practices that were affected by rain Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Bonsignore, from Holtsville, New York, posted a fast lap of 14.684 seconds (130.673 mph) in the final practice session of the day, which was limited to 20 minutes by a condensed schedule.

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Whelen Modified Tours Stat Advance: Bristol

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours will head to Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway for Wednesday’s sixth annual Bush’s Beans 150 combination race. Below is a statistical look at the performance of tours and selected drivers at the track:

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Whelen Modified News & Notes: Bristol

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A winner in two of the last three NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events, Justin Bonsignore will look to build on the momentum that has thrust him into championship contention in Wednesday’s Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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NASCAR Formalizes On-Track Incident Procedure For Competitors

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In its continued efforts to evolve the safety of its sport, NASCAR announced Friday that it will add a rule that addresses on-track incidents as part of its race procedures. The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be an addendum to the NASCAR rule book and will apply to all of its racing series, effective immediately.

Section 9-16 On-Track Incident Procedure

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Three Times As Nice For Bonsignore

Tim Southers, NASCAR

THOMPSON, Conn. – Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good and sometimes a driver can be both.

Justin Bonsignore was just that as he was able to miss the late accidents that collected some of the lead pack cars and hold off a strong challenge by Matt Hirschman on a green-white-checkered finish to win the Budweiser King of Beers 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.

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