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Sport PIT BOX: Whelen Modified Tour On The Clock

00:35  06 april  2021
00:35  06 april  2021 Source:   nascar.com

NASCAR won't penalize Noah Gragson for nearly hitting Daniel Hemric's crew members on pit road

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The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour couldn‘t have asked for a more exciting finish to its first trip to White Mountain Motorsports Park. They‘ll be back for an encore Saturday night. Bonsignore will look to establish his own historic mark, and will look to translate his hot start into a second tour title. He‘s certainly been the hottest driver on the tour since last August, as he‘s compiled five wins, two seconds and a fifth in his last eight races on the tour . Six-time tour champion Doug Coby finished a close third at White Mountain, nearly edging Matt Hirschman at the line for second.

In 54 Whelen Modified Tour starts at Stafford, Coby has 11 victories and three of them in the NAPA Spring Sizzler — including top 10 runs in over 60 percent of his starts. He won six consecutive poles at Stafford from October 2015 through April ‘17, and has started from the top spot in nine races. Where do you want to be on the last lap? Protecting the lead or setting up for a last-ditch pass for the win?

a car parked in a parking lot: PIT BOX: Whelen Modified Tour On The Clock © The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will start the season Thursd... PIT BOX: Whelen Modified Tour On The Clock The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour kicks off its 2021 season Thursday at Martinsville after a wait of nearly six months.

After a nine-race season in 2020, the Tour returns to a full schedule in 2021 that begins at the historic half-mile oval with the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200 (8 p.m. ET, TrackPass).

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  • RACE INFO: Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200 at Martinsville Speedway

With fans in the stands at Martinsville Speedway (buy tickets) and a full field of cars ready to roll, the NASCAR’s oldest division will add another chapter to the historic venue.

Notable Modified races at Martinsville: the early years

  Notable Modified races at Martinsville: the early years Modified racing at Martinsville is filled with memorable moments. Leading up to the Modified return to the track, here are selected some of the biggest and most important races in Martinsville history. 1948: The Birth of a Jewel In a field including NASCAR founder Bill France, Buck Baker and Tim Flock, it was Fonty Flock […]In a field including NASCAR founder Bill France, Buck Baker and Tim Flock, it was Fonty Flock who won the first race at the dirt half-mile oval.

In nine previous NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races at Seekonk Speedway, nine different drivers have graced Victory Lane. And with only three drivers on the entry list for Saturday‘s Seekonk 150 having previous winning success at the third-mile, it looks like another new winner could be ahead. Matt Hirschman, a part-time competitor on the Whelen Modified Tour , is certainly one of the early favorites to get the job done on Saturday. Hirschman is a former winner in Seekonk‘s ‘Open Wheel Wednesday‘ tour type modified event, and has shown plenty of speed at Seekonk in Whelen

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) (previously the NASCAR Winston Modified Tour and NASCAR Featherlite Modified Series from 1985 until 2005)

Fans can watch the race live on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200

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After nearly 11 years without racing at the flat Virginia half-mile, the playing field for this year‘s event is rather wide-open. Only nine drivers who competed in the 2010 race are on the entry list for this year.

The driver to keep an eye out for, however, is obvious: Justin Bonsignore.

He finished second to Bobby Santos III in the last race the Tour ran at Martinsville. Dating back to 2019, Bonsignore has finished inside the top five in 15 straight races and 20 straight times inside the top 10.

Bonsignore also looks to defend his title from 2020 in which he set the Tour record for best average finish in a season.

Mayhew Tools To Sponsor Whelen Modified Tour Pole Award

  Mayhew Tools To Sponsor Whelen Modified Tour Pole Award MASSACHUSETTS BASED COMPANY WILL AWARD “BIG STICK” TO EACH POLE WINNING CREW CHIEF DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers will have an extra incentive in their search of pole awards during the 2019 season. Mayhew Tools, a Massachusetts-based company that produces tools that serve the industrial, automotive and hardware industries across the globe, […]Mayhew Tools, a Massachusetts-based company that produces tools that serve the industrial, automotive and hardware industries across the globe, will sponsor the pole award in 2019 for the Whelen Modified Tour.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the track at Oswego Speedway on Saturday night, beginning a stretch of two races in two weeks, and four races in five weeks. The busiest point in the championship points schedule comes in crunch time — meaning one slip by a top contender could change the The Northampton, Pennsylvania, driver might only have two tour starts this season, but that isn‘t any indication to the speed he will likely unload with on Saturday. The last two times the series has been to the New York oval, Hirschman has qualified on the pole, finished second, and first.

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And of course, two wild-cards in Thursday‘s 200-lapper will be Ryan Newman and Ryan Preece. Both drivers have had success at Martinsville. Newman has gone to Victory Lane at Martinsville in the Cup Series (2012), while Preece will be the only past Modified winner in the field, having done so back in 2008.

Doug Coby is only a year removed from his sixth tour title, while Craig Lutz, Jon McKennedy and Ron Silk showed the ability to break up the Coby-Bonsignore domination of the championship trophy. Two-time NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion Andy Seuss is also entered in Thursday’s race. Seuss was sixth at New Hampshire in his only tour start last year.

RACING REFERENCE:

  • 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Points
  • Previous Whelen Modified Tour races at Martinsville
  • Whelen Modified Tour driver stats at Martinsville

RACE FACTS

RACEVirginia Is For Racing Lovers 200
PLACEMartinsville Raceway in Martinsville, Virginia
DATEThursday, April 8, 2021
TIME8 p.m. ET
TV/LIVE STREAMTrackPass on NBC Sports Gold (live) / NBCSN – Wednesday, April 14, 5 p.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUTHalf-mile paved oval
LAPS200
MILES200
EVENT SCHEDULEFriday, March 12: Garage opens: 9:45 a.m. ET; Practice: 2:30-4 p.m.; Qualifying: 6 p.m.; Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200: 8 p.m.
TWITTER@NASCARRoots, @MartinsvilleSwy, @_TrackPass
HASHTAG#VARacingLovers200

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The 2020 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is the thirty-sixth season of the Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT), a stock car racing tour sanctioned by NASCAR.

  • Complete Martinsville Event Schedule
  • Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200 Entry List

CREW CHIEF HANDOUT: The starting field for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200 is limited to limited to 32 starters including provisionals. The field will be set by qualifying (1-26) and provisional process per the entry blank (27-32) for the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 200. In the event that qualifying as stated on the entry blank does not take place for any unforeseen circumstance, the field will be set in accordance with the 2021 NASCAR Touring Series Rule Book.

QUALIFYING: Two consecutive qualifying laps. (EIRI) Faster lap determines qualifying position. Adjustments or repairs may not be made on the vehicle after the vehicle has taken the green flag at the start/finish line. NASCAR reserves the right to have more than one vehicle engage in qualifying runs at the same time.

RACE PIT STOP: Live pit stop procedure – Teams may not take tires and fuel in the same stop. Maximum five crew members over the wall.

The maximum tire allotment available for this event is as follows: The maximum tire allotment available for this event is twelve (12) tires per team. All tires used for qualifying and the race must be purchased at the track and scanned by Hoosier, unless otherwise approved in advance by the Series Director. Four (4) tires must be used for qualifying and to begin the race. All qualifying tires must remain in impound until released by NASCAR Officials. The remaining tire allotment may be used for practice and/or change tires during the event.

Looking Back: Richie Evans Shows Them How It's Done In 1981

  Looking Back: Richie Evans Shows Them How It's Done In 1981 Holding off a cast of fellow Modified legends, Richie Evans picked up his eighth Modified victory at Martinsville Speedway in the 1981 Azalea 150. It was the first Modified race at Martinsville since the Dogwood 500 a month prior, when Evans rode the catchfence to the win over Geoff Bodine. RELATED: Notable Modified Races at […]RELATED: Notable Modified Races at Martinsville: Early Years | 1990 to present

The tire change rule is four (4) tires, any position.

QUALIFYING AND SPECIAL AWARDS

$400 Phil Kurze Halfway Leader Award presented by Josten‘s per event award to the race leader at the halfway point of the event, regardless if the race is running under green or yellow.

$600 Hoosier Tire “Lap Leader” per event award to the eligible car owner whose driver leads the most laps in each event. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the highest finishing car in the event.

$500 Hoosier Tire “Hard Charger” per event award to the highest finishing eligible driver who advances the most positions during the course of the race. In the case of a tie, the highest finishing driver will receive the award.

$500 Hoosier Tire “Most Improved” per event award to the eligible new team/organization whose driver improves the most positions during the course of the race. In the event of a tie, the award will go to the highest finishing car in the event. If money is not awarded during this event, funds will rollover to the next event and will continue to rollover until an eligible new team/organization claims the money.

$1,000 Mayhew Tools Dominator Pole per event award to the driver with the fastest qualifying time eligible to participate under the Manufacturers’ Prize Money Conditions.

$550 Sunoco Spec Fuel award divided: 1st-$300 5th-$150 10th-$100.

$3,500 Whelen Engineering “Winner of the Race” award to the winning driver.

Whelen Non-Starter award will be paid to the first 15 competitors throughout the season who pass inspection, practice, attempt to qualify, but fail to make the feature event.

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‘Amateur all-stars’ will be added to lineups for Tony Stewart/Ray Evernham SRX series .
Superstar Racing Experience, the short-track series started by Ray Evernham and Tony Stewart, will be adding all-star amateurs to its six-race schedule.Doug Coby, Brian Brown, Kody Swanson and Bobby Santos III will join the SRX at select races, competing against a field of veteran champions and winners from IMSA, IndyCar and NASCAR.

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