Archive for March 3rd, 2010

NASCAR Amends Points System For Whelen Modified Tours

Modified Tours To Award Bonus Points

Daytona Beach, FL — NASCAR has announced that its Modified touring divisions will now award bonus points for its races, starting this weekend with the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

In order to reward drivers for running up front and to provide a further incentive to race for the lead, NASCAR has instituted lap-leader bonus points for the first time to the Whelen Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tours.

“This will bring the two Modified divisions in line with NASCAR’s three national series, and all other touring series, which already award lap-leader bonus points,” NASCAR Director of Touring Series Richard Buck said. “With one scoring system across the board, this is a positive move for the competitors and fans.”
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Statistical Advance: Analyzing The Atlanta 150 At Atlanta Motor Speedway

Daytona Beach, FL – The sixth season of the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will commence with the Atlanta 150 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, March 5.

Atlanta Motor Speedway Data
Race:
# 1 of 10 (3-5-10)
Track Layout: .250-mile oval
Banking: flat paved oval
Race Length: 150 laps/37.50 miles

• Opened on July 31, 1960 as the seventh superspeedway, a paved oval of one mile or more, to host a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
• The track is celebrating its 50th season celebration in 2010.
• Has one of the oldest NASCAR affiliations in the nation.
• NASCAR legend Glenn “Fireball” Roberts won the inaugural race in 1960.
• This is the first of three races that the NWSMT will have at Speedway Motorsports, Inc. facilities in 2010.

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Whelen, Bodine Connect NASCAR Short Trackers To Olympic Gold

The NASCAR short-track community is connected to the gold medal winning four-man United States Olympic bobsled team.

The team of driver Steve Holcomb, Steve Mesler, Justin Olsen and Curtis Tomasevicz won the four-man bobsled Olympic gold medal during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia Sunday, Feb. 28. It was the first USA four-man bobsled Olympic gold medal in 62 years. In addition, Erin Pac and Elana Meyers had a bronze medal performance in the women’s two-man bobsled competition.

Geoff Bodine, the 1986 Daytona 500 winner, began his quest to develop an American made and built bobsled for the USA Olympic bobsled team in 1992. Joined by Bob Cuneo, owner of Chassis Dynamics, the effort became known as the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project.
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2010 Information

TIRE NOTICE – Goodyear tires have been ordered and expected arrival is March 15. First advance sale for practice and set up tires will be Thursday night March 18 at the tire barn.

Waterford Speedbowl will have an open practice on Friday, March 26 and that there is a Late Model 50 Lap event opening Waterford for the season on Sunday, March 28.

Thunder Road Practice for All Divisions is Tues. April 13.

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