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Speedway Lands Longest NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Race
Published Tuesday, September 26, 2017

New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon is set to host a three-race weekend that will feature the longest NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race in history, drivers from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, PEAK Mexico and Whelen Euro series, and for the first time ever, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, which has never previously held a race outside of Canada. The weekend is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 21-22 of 2018.

“This is going to be the ultimate short track showdown with regional and global stars from NASCAR’s touring series,” says David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of the 1.058-mile speedway speedway. “We could not be more thrilled to once again host a major September NASCAR weekend, while making a little history at the same time. This is going to be an absolutely awesome world-class event for our fans.”

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East have long been an integral part of NH Motor Speedway lore, combining for more than 135 races since the track’s inaugural year in 1990.

"All of us want to win when we come to (NHMS), so for it to be 250 laps you're going to want to win 10 times more," says Doug Coby, a four-time NHMS winner and four-time Whelen Modified Tour champion. "This is a chance to showcase us in front of the fans. It’s a huge step for the NASCAR Touring Series as a whole. I've always said that 100 laps here is a big chess match; I don’t know if I can handle chess for 250 laps.

"It’s all about position with the last five laps to go. We usually spend 95 laps fine-tuning the car just to be in the right spot. Now to have to figure that out over a long course, I can guarantee it will not be a boring 245 laps. It’s going to be a battle."

Next September’s featured event at NHMS will be the first time in the 12-year history of the Pinty’s Series will race outside of Canada. The stock car series already has a large geographic footprint, stretching from Nova Scotia to Alberta.

For information, visit nhms.com.

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