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LIVE: Whelen Modified Tour Opens 25th Season With Icebreaker

Official Release

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour begins with the Icebreaker at Thompson International Speedway. Practice and qualifying are schedule for Saturday, with the race slated for Sunday afternoon.  Icebreaker logo

Follow the links below to follow all the action from Thompson, Conn. throughout the weekend.

Updates throughout the day and lap-by-lap during the race:

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QUALIFYING: TC Earns Pole

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

Ted Christopher began his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour defense by earning the Coors Light Pole Award Saturday afternoon at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway in advance of Sunday’s season-opening Icebreaker.

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Five Things To Watch: Can Christopher Repeat His Title Run?

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

With five days remaining until the green flag drops at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway to start the Silver Anniversary season of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, here are five things to watch as the 2009 title chase progresses:

Is Christopher Still Peeking?

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Icebreaker At Thompson

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

The 25th season of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will commence with the Icebreaker at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway on Sunday, April 5.

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News & Notes: Silver Anniversary Season to Open at Icebreaker

Official Release

Fittingly, in a division with so much history, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will come full circle this weekend at Thompson (Conn.) International Speedway.
 
The Modified division dates back to 1948, the inaugural season for racing sanctioned by NASCAR. The present-day NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, however, held its first event at Thompson with the Icebreaker on March 31, 1985. The same track and event will also play host to the first race of the 25th NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season on Sunday, April 5. > More

Media's Pick: TC to repeat

Official Release

The media has tabbed defending champion Ted Christopher as the favorite win the title this year, according to the 2009 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Preseason Poll.

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NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour At Ace Postponed

Official Release

Due to consistent rain showers in the Altamahaw, N.C., area and forecast for continuous rain throughout Friday, NASCAR has announced Friday’s Lightnin' Fast 150 race at Ace Speedway for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour has been postponed.

Details on the event’s rescheduling will be announced at a later date.

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is scheduled to race at Caraway Speedway on Saturday, March 28 with the Caraway Speedway 150.

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UNOH To Serve As Title Sponsor For Bristol Modified Showcase

Track Release

Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced today a unique sponsorship for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour combination event Aug. 19.

The University of Northwestern Ohio and its cutting-edge automotive programs will be the title sponsor of the “UNOH Perfect Storm 150,” one of the most anticipated events in the history of modified racing.

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Pitkat Earns King's Nod

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

As one of the two participants in what was dubbed the “Don King Gong Show,” Woody Pitkat had something to prove in the second half of the 2008 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season. His hard work behind the wheel – and in the garage – proved to be worthwhile as he has been hired by the veteran Modified owner to drive full-time this coming year.

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Mods Test Bristol’s High Banks

Official Release

BRISTOL, Tenn. The NASCAR Modifieds took to the track at Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time Tuesday as part of a test session.

Bristol, the “World’s Fastest Half Mile,” will welcome the NASCAR Whelen Modified and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tours for the first time in a combination race on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Tuesday provided Hoosier Tire, NASCAR and the test teams their first opportunity to see how the open-wheeled race cars performed on the concrete .533-mile oval in Tennessee.

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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 Hoosier Tire 200
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 Riverhead 200
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