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NOTEBOOK: Newman One Of The Mod Gang

By Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

LOUDON, N.H. -- Ryan Newman is 2-for-2 in NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts this season, and with the pole position for Saturday's F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway he's in a great spot to add to that win total.

It's easy to see why some might grumble that it seems unfair for a Sprint Cup Series driver to dabble in the Modified ranks. But not everybody feels that way.

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The F.W. Webb 100 At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 12th race of the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season is slated for Saturday, Sept. 18 with the F.W. Webb 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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News & Notes: Whelen Modified Tour Heads Back To "Magic Mile" For F.W. Webb 100

Official Release

It appears NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman has this Modified thing figured out now.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star teamed with accomplished Cup crew chief Kevin “Bono” Manion in September 2008 and the pair made their NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour debut together at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. While Newman contested the track record when he won the pole, his debut in the race was soured by an accident and a 20th-place finish despite leading 28 laps.

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STRAIGHT AWAY: Christopher Keeps Rolling

By Travis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

Ted Christopher doesn't spend a whole lot of time checking his rearview mirrors. Not when it comes to driving his race car, and not when it comes to his career.

He doesn't spend time thinking about his legacy in Modified racing, despite the fact that he's the winningest driver in the history of Connecticut's Stafford Motor Speedway -- where he has an entire grandstand named after him. He doesn't spend time thinking about the fact that he's won more races in the history of New England's largest speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, than any other driver.

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Versatility Puts 'TC' Back Atop Hunter Index

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s hard to beat the perfection produced recently by Duane Howard in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series or Andrew Ranger in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1. But then again, Ted Christopher has made it a habit of prevailing against whatever competition he faces.

The September edition of the Hunter Index is no different, as Christopher’s efforts over the last month put him atop the latest edition of the monthly power poll designed to highlight the standout performances in the NASCAR Developmental Series.

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Newman Perfect In Thunder Valley

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Ryan Newman continued his winning ways in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour with a victory in the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver held off a late charge from seven-time tour champion Mike Stefanik over the closing laps to secure his second win of the season. Newman also won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway driving the Modified owned by Kevin Manion, crew chief for Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray.

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QUALIFYING: Historic Pole For Bonsignore

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Justin Bonsignore became the first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver to earn a Coors Light Pole Award at Bristol Motor Speedway, and in the process also earned the first pole of his career.

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PRACTICE: Civali Head Of The Class

Jason Cunningham, NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn. – James Civali led the way through two practice sessions Wednesday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway in advance of the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tour combination race.

Civali laid down a fast lap of 14.785 seconds (129.780 mph) in the 50-minute final practice, the quickest lap of any driver in either session. The Meriden, Conn., driver also posted the fastest lap in the 110-minute first practice of the day at 14.903 (128.753).

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LIVE: Whelen Modified Tours at Bristol

The NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours are at Bristol Motor Speedway for Wednesday's UNOH Perfect Storm 150 combination race.

For updates throughout raceday and the UNOH 150, please click here: LAP-BY-LAP

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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The UNOH Perfect Storm 150 At Bristol Motor Speedway

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours will get together for the lone combination race of the season this Wednesday, Aug. 18 for the UNOH Perfect Storm 150 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

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