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Safety-Kleen Sponsors Whelen Mod Opener

Track Release

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The 2017 season for the unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will kick off in a big way with its March 18 event at Myrtle Beach Speedway, as the legacy of NASCAR’s top Modified drivers racing up and down the Atlantic coast continues at the historic venue.

Adding to the significance of the event, the track announced today that Safety-Kleen will be the entitlement sponsor for the kickoff. The race event, which will also feature NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action, will be the Performance Plus 300 presented by Safety-Kleen. 

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Starrett Announces '17 Sponsorship Program

Team Release

ATHOL, Mass. – The L.S. Starrett Co. announced today that it will expand its motorsports marketing program by continuing support of the newly unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.  Under the banner of Starrett Racing, the company will be the primary sponsor of the Flamingo Motorsports No. 16 with driver Timmy Solomito.  In addition, Starrett Racing will also support the future of the sport through a driver development program as the primary sponsor of the Matt Swanson Racing No. 89 and driver Matt Swanson.

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Drive For Diversity Announces Driver Class

Official Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a season of milestones for NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduates competing across NASCAR national series, the industry’s flagship development program for multicultural and female drivers has announced that six drivers will join its 2017 class. The drivers were selected after a competitive combine held last October at Florida's New Smyrna Speedway and will compete for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

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Lia To Drive For Baldwin Racing

Team Release

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) announced today their plans to compete on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour with driver Donny Lia in 2017. Returning to his roots, Tommy Baldwin will bring back the iconic No. 7NY as seen below.

The car number has a rich history in the NASCAR touring series and the local tracks on Long Island, New York, amassing a combined total 54 wins with the late "Tiger" Tom Baldwin, Sr.

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Dowling To Pair With Fuller Racing in '17

Team Release

SHREWSBURY, Mass. – Rob Fuller has announced that 2015 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) Rookie of the Year Chase Dowling has signed on to pilot the No. 15 Chevrolet in select races in 2017 for the team.

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MYRTLE BEACH TRACK FACTS


-Myrtle Beach hosted the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series from 1958-1965.
-The track is home to three prestigious short track events -- the Myrlte Beach 400 in November, the IceBreaker in February and the Sun Fun 101 in July.  
-Three generations of Earnhardts have competed at Myrtle beach, along with all four generations of Pettys. Jeff Gordon has also competed at Myrtle Beach.

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Myrtle Beach

NASCAR WHELEN SOUTHERN MODIFIED TOUR:

 

Qualifying Record:
George Brunnhoelzl III, 19.892 seconds (95.918 mph), Sept. 5, 2009

 

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Best of 2016: Whelen Modified Tour

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Looking back at the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season was one of change. New faces visited Victory Lane and challenged for championship. The season ended with the big news that the Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen Southern Modified Tour would unify for 2017, and the schedule for the upcoming season will open in South Carolina and conclude in Connecticut.

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CHAMPION'S PROFILE: Myers Doubles Up

By Kyle Souza, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After six years away from championship glory on the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Burt Myers returned to the top of the class in 2016.

In a season filled with accolades for the 40-year-old Walnut Cove, N.C. driver, Myers captured three wins, nine top-fives and 11 top-10 finishes. He also scored two Coors Light Pole Awards over the course of the season, adding to his total (30) as the all-time pole award winner in the history of the Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

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CHAMPION'S PROFILE: Coby Builds Legacy

By Kyle Souza, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Doug Coby continues to etch his name into the record books.

The 37-year-old Milford, Conn. driver took down a third straight championship on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2016. 

Driving for Mike Smeriglio Racing, Coby became the first driver in the modern era to take down three straight series titles.

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