Thompson, CT — NASCAR Modified racing is the oldest and most history laden type of racing sanctioned by NASCAR, the Florida based racing giant. 2008 marks the 60th year of NASCAR Modified racing and much of the history of this exciting racing division was written at the Thompson International Speedway. Another chapter in that colorful history will be written this Thursday, August 14th, when the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Thompson for the New England Dodge Dealers-Budweiser 150.
From 1948 until the 1984 racing season came to a conclusion, the NASCAR Modified division was a free-wheeling, somewhat independent racing division. The NASCAR Modifieds were the premier weekly division at most tracks in the northeast. Many of the top drivers would compete on both asphalt and dirt tracks in as many as sixty or more events each year. At the end of the season, NASCAR would compile all of the points awarded to each driver and a champion was crowned based on the driver’s overall points total.
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