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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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Lia Returns To Whelen Modifieds

By Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

Donny Lia, who captured the 2007 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in his first and only season in the famed ‘Mystic Missile,’ will return to the team for another title run in 2009.

Bob Garbarino, who got his first championship ring after 47 years as a Modified team owner with Lia at the helm of his No. 4 Dodge in 2007, announced today that he will bring back the Jericho, N.Y., native for the upcoming 14-race schedule.

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Modified Teams Ready For Tire Test At “Worlds Fastest Half Mile”

Official Release

Bristol Motor Speedway, the newest addition to the schedule for the NASCAR Whelen and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tours, will welcome teams from each series for a Hoosier Tires test on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

The .533-mile high-banked oval in Tennessee will play host to NASCAR’s Modified divisions for the first time in 2009 with a combination race. In preparation for the Aug. 19 race date, Hoosier and NASCAR invited six teams to participate in the test.

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NASCAR To Hold Bristol Test Session For Modified Tours

By Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Six teams from NASCAR’s Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours will head to Tennessee to participate in a tire test session at Bristol Motor Speedway  on Tuesday, Feb. 24 in preparation for an event at the famed .533-mile concrete short track later this summer.

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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