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NWMT: Rob Fuller Motorsports Adds Chase Dowling

Rob Fuller Motorsports of Shrewsbury, MA brings a new driver for next season. Chase Dowling of Roxbury, CT joins the team with 4 top fives and 15 top 10s in 32 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour starts. He was the youngest Sunoco Rookie of the Year winner when he ran in 2015. Fuller and Dowling spoke at the World Series last year regarding 2017.

“Rob was one of the first people that approached me about driving a racecar for him,” Dowling said. “…I just want to win races and Rob Fuller’s going to give me the opportunity to provide me a car where I can be up front.”

Rob Fuller of Boylston, MA sees positives in his new driver. The No. 15 car is the house car for LFR Chassis, which won the last two NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championships with Doug Coby. The adjustments on the car are different and Fuller wants a driver to provide the best feedback.

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Southern Mod Stat Advance: Charlotte

Analyzing the Bad Boy Off Road Southern Slam 150 At CMS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will conclude it’s 2016 season Thursday at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway Speedway with the running of the annual Bad Boy Off Road Southern Slam 150. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track.

Bad Boy Off Road Southern Slam 150 Setup:
• Burt Myers enters this race with a 22-point lead over two-time defending champion Andy Seuss, while four-time champion George Brunnhoelzl III trails in third only four points behind Seuss.
• Myers and Brunnhoelzl III are the only drivers entered in this Thursday’s race to win at Charlotte. Myers has won three (2010, 2013, 2014) and Brunnhoelzl won twice in 2012 and 2015.  
• Burt Myers, Jason Myers, Gary Putnam and Seuss are the only drivers entered in this event to start all six previous races at the North Carolina track.
• The Bad Boy Off Road Southern Slam is run on the quarter-mile track along the frontstretch of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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Whelen Southern Modified News & Notes: Charlotte

Myers Looks to Collect Second Tour Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Burt Myers is no stranger to success on the .25-mile track at Charlotte Motor Speedway having won three of the six races held at the facility since 2010. 

While Myers enters the Bad Boy Off Road Southern Slam 150 as a favorite to pick up his fourth win of the season, all he needs to do is start the race to become the fourth driver in the history of the tour win multiple titles.

Myers has led the standings since the beginning of the season after winning the season opener at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina, in April. 

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2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Tickets On Sale Now

Pricing Options for Fans Start at $45

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Beginning today, tickets for the 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are available to the public. Richard Childress, Rick Hendrick, Mark Martin, Raymond Parks and Benny Parsons will be honored during this year’s ceremony set for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Induction ticket prices range from $45 for general seats to $350 for the Exclusive Driver Dinner Package (plus tax and applicable service fees).

Drivers, celebrities and legends of the sport will take the stage during this premier celebration that will honor the eighth class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. And it’s an intriguing class filled with a mix of legends who both built the sport and ushered it into the massive popularity it enjoys today.

Richard Childress continues to make history. He was the first to win owner championships in all three of NASCAR’s national series. He captured six premier series titles with Dale Earnhardt, and looks for a seventh in 2016 with driver – and grandson – Austin Dillon, who just advanced to the Round of 12 in this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Rick Hendrick built the team that has scored a record 11 NASCAR premier series championships, as well as a record 14 national series owner titles. Hendrick also looks to add to those totals, as he has two drivers who have advanced to the Chase’s Round of 12 – Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott.

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Visit Martin County 150 Postponed

Whelen Southern Modified Race Will Now Be Held September 11

ROBERSONVILLE, N.C. – Due to the forecast for heavy rain and high winds throughout the day on Friday and into early Saturday morning as a result of Hurricane Hermine, East Carolina Motor Speedway and NASCAR have postponed the Visit Martin County 150 originally scheduled for Saturday, September 3.

The new race date for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is now slated for Sunday, September 11. A new race day schedule will be released at a later date.
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Whelen Modified Tours Stat Advance: Bristol

Analyzing the Bush’s Beans 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour head into a midweek combination event with the Bush’s Beans 150 on Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Below is a look at the race itself and some of the selected participants.

Bush’s Beans 150 Race Setup:
This marks the only stop of the season for both the Whelen Modified Tour and the Whelen Southern Modified Tour at Bristol Motor Speedway, and it is also the only combination race of 2016 for the two series. The track has held seven previous Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen Southern Modified Tour combination races, with only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman posting multiple overall wins. On the Whelen Modified Tour, three-time champion Doug Coby, of Milford, Connecticut, holds a 15-point lead over Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, New York after 10 of 17 races, while three-time 2016 race winner Burt Myers of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, leads Andy Seuss and George Brunnhoelzl III in the Whelen Southern Modified Tour standings.

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Tony Eury Jr. to Make Modified Crew Chief Debut

Todd Szegedy Will Pilot No. 15 15-40 Connection Modified At “The Last Great Colosseum”

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 15, 2016) – LFR Chassis will be back in action in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) at Bristol Motor Speedway, as Todd Szegedy and Rob Fuller Motorsports team up for the Bush’s Beans 150. The team is thrilled to announce that veteran NASCAR crew chief, Tony Eury Jr., will make his NWMT crew chief debut this week.

Although this will mark Tony Eury Jr.’s first race as a NWMT crew chief, Eury has an impressive resume as a NASCAR crew chief and looks forward to broadening his list of accomplishments with Rob Fuller Motorsports in Bristol.

“After getting to know Todd, I am excited to be his crew chief in Bristol,” said Eury. “I think we have a legitimate shot to win, and we’re going to have some fun with it as well. I’ve paid attention to how the track is from past modified races, and I think working on super late models every week can be applied to working on the modified car as well. We are going in with a game plan, but I might bring a few ideas to the table that we can try and see what happens!”

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PIT BOX: Modifieds Thunder Into Bristol

Mid-Week Whelen Combo Event Set; Pinty’s Heads To Riverside

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR Whelen Modified tours make their eighth stop at Thunder Valley Wednesday, as the annual mid-week clash between the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour takes center stage at Bristol Motor Speedway. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman is the only driver to win twice at “The World’s Fastest Half Mile,” and it’s an opportunity for a big championship impact for several drivers. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour points leader Doug Coby returns to the track where he exited early last year after just two laps. Coby followed up that misfortune with runner-up finish and three wins to claim his third tour title. Justin Bonsignore cut Coby’s lead to 15 with his win Wednesday at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Burt Myers is also coming off a win in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour and carries a 17-point edge on defending tour champion Andy Seuss.

• With four races remaning in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series championship run, the series returns to oval racing Saturday. The Bumper To Bumper 300 marks the series farthest eastern race, at Riverside International Speedway, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Andrew Ranger pushed his points lead to Josten’s Rookie of the Year candidate Cayden Lapcevich. Ranger has a win (2009) and three top fives at the third-mile oval that’s banking is based on Bristol. Lapcevich will be making his debut at Riverside, and has a win, two seconds and a third on ovals this year. DJ Kennington (two wins, six top fives in nine starts) and Mark Dilley (one win, seven top fives in nine starts) have had the most success at the track.

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NASCAR Touring & Weekly Champions Will Celebrate In Charlotte

Returns to Convention Center, NASCAR Hall For Two Nights of Awards

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 4, 2016) – NASCAR champions from across the globe will return to Charlotte, North Carolina, in December to celebrate their 2016 season.

For the seventh consecutive year, the NASCAR Hall of Fame at the Charlotte Convention Center will play host to the awards shows which honor the top drivers in NASCAR’s weekly and touring series.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards, which celebrates the top short-track drivers in the United States and Canada, will be on Friday, Dec. 9. The NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards takes place the following evening, Saturday, Dec. 10.
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Horsepower On Display This Weekend In PASS/Modified Doubleheader At Caraway

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 12) – Southeast race fans will get a rare treat this weekend at Caraway Speedway when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour compete together in a rare doubleheader.  The Dogwood 325 will see the two most powerful asphalt series in the South compete together for the first time ever on Saturday night at Caraway, along with the Mid-Atlantic Limited Late Models, Chargers, Mini Stocks, and Hornets.

Sanford, NC’s Jody Measamer is a driver that knows Caraway Speedway well.  Measamer grew up helping on the crew of legendary short tracker racer, Tom Usry, at Caraway and other tracks throughout the Carolinas.  Eventually, Measamer took his place behind the wheel and Caraway Speedway has been very good to him throughout his racing career.  Measamer won his first 4-Cylinder Modified race at Caraway and then went on to score his first Late Model Supertruck win there before going on to capture the track championship.

“Caraway is one of the toughest tracks on the tour, it is a very technical track where you must hit your marks each and every lap,” says Measamer, driver of the Aquavapor Electronic Cigarettes/Solid Rock Carriers #98 Chevrolet.  “It is a challenge to get the car to respond at both ends of the track.  Turns 1 and 2 are totally different than 3 and 4.  Based on previous PASS South Races at Caraway, first and foremost, you have to keep the fenders on it and all 4 tires heading in the same direction.  You also have to keep from using your tires too early so you have something left to go with at the end.”

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Pit Box: East Thunders Into Bristol

Whelen Southern Mods Return To Caraway

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

 • Following a three-week hiatus the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will return to action with the fifth annual PittLite 125 on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Last year’s winner Kyle Benjamin will look to become the series’ first two-time victor in Thunder Valley. Todd Gilliland also has a chance to sit alone in the K&N Pro Series record books as he will look to become the first driver in East or West history to win his first five career starts. He’s currently tied for the mark with Dan Gurney, who won his first four K&N Pro Series West races (then known as Pacific Coast Late Models) from 1963-66.

• The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour returns to Caraway Speedway for the second time this season for Saturday’s Dogwood 150. Andy Seuss won this race last year and is still looking for his first checkered flag of the season while George Brunnhoelzl III enters as victor of the past two events. Burt Myers won the season opener at Caraway in March and holds a one-point advantage over Brunnhoelzl in the standings. After the Dogwood 150, the tour will take its annual spring break until July.

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ICYMI & DYK: Home Tracks Happenings

Updates From Whelen Mods, K&N And Pinty’s Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In case you missed it, we’ve rounded up recent news items from across the NASCAR Home Tracks landscape. Did you know? …

Air Titan 2, Part II:  Last fall Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park became the first NASCAR Home Track to enlist the help of an Air Titan 2 when it had one on hand for the Sunoco World Series. The track has once again assured attendees that it will do all it can to get the scheduled events completed in a timely manner by bringing the track-drying technology back for this weekend’s Icebreaker.

Virginia Homecoming:  Newly-hired NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour director Jimmie Walker returns to his home state this weekend for the South Boston 150. Walker grew up near South Boston and most recently worked at Virginia’s Langley Speedway before starting with the tour in February.

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PIT BOX: K&N East Action Returns At Mobile

Whelen Southern Mods Open 2016 Season At Caraway

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will head to Alabama’s Mobile International Speedway for its second race of the season and its inaugural race at the half-mile oval. After an exciting season opener at Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway, new and old faces will look to capture their first victory of the year. With New Smyrna race winner, Todd Gilliland, not scheduled to compete the Mobile 150 trophy and first place in the series standings is up for grabs. Some familiar faces will be entering the fray as former series race winners Jesse Little and Brandon Gdovic will be making their first starts of the season.

• The green flag at North Carolina’s Caraway Speedway on Saturday will usher in the 2016 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season. George Brunnhoelzl III and defending two-time tour champion Andy Seuss will enter as the early favorites as the two have won 14 of the last 20 races at the .455-mile track. Jason Myers set the track record during qualifying for this event last year and looks to continue his streak as the only driver to start every event held at Caraway since the tour began in 2005.

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Bohn, Pallai in New Rides this Season

Whelen Southern Modified Tour Veteran Teams Welcome Drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two weeks out from its first laps of the season on March 12 at Caraway Speedway, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is already making news.

Long-established modified organizations Fleming Racing and Hillbilly Racing have tabbed new drivers for the 2016 season with Danny Bohn and Richie Pallai Jr.

For the second time in his storied career, Frank Fleming has decided to step away from the driver’s seat and he and his brother Chris will have Bohn drive his family-owned No. 40 car during the 2016 campaign.

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LFR Chassis Continues Major Expansion in 2016

Chassis Company Adds New Ownership, Five New Employees, and 6,500 Square Feet

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 1, 2016) – After a successful 2015, LFR Chassis is excited to announce the continued expansion of the company. To kick off 2016, LFR Chassis’ Late Model Division Director Jeff Fultz and Competition Director Tony Eury Jr. will join founder Rob Fuller in ownership of the organization. Additionally, the LFR Chassis team will welcome five new team members and an accumulation of 6,500 square feet to the North Carolina facility.

“I have been fortunate enough to experience success at about every level there is in this industry, but this is the proudest moment of my career to date,” said Fuller. “Two years ago I sat down with a couple good friends and we thought it would be fun to take all our experience and spin it into state-of-the-art short track cars and go win a couple races. Now with over 50 wins, a NASCAR championship, 85 cars sold, and more than 20 on backorder, we realize we have built a solid organization. I felt strongly about letting Jeff and Tony know how much their hard work and dedication meant to me and the company. We had a company meeting last week and sitting in front of 28 employees, talking about where the company was headed, it really hit me what LFR has become. With all the sacrifices my family and I have had to make to this point it was an emotional time for sure.”

Jeff Fultz and Tony Eury Jr. have both been with the company since 2014, helping create the Driver Development Group and develop the level of competition LFR Chassis is known for today. The pair now each have an equity stake in the organization and look forward to continuing to help it grow and succeed in the future.

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Calabrese Racing Indoors Ahead of K&N Debut

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — David Calabrese of Toms River, NJ is optimistic entering tonight’s NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic at Boardwalk Hall.

“Our car is pretty good right now,” Calabrese said. “…The car was a little tight last night in one of the heat races so we freed it up a little bit and the thing rotates a lot better through the center of the corner. So I think we have a pretty good shot of making the show tonight.”

Calabrese Motorsports will be competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with their own cars and engines. The team sold their Modifieds and purchased  new K&N cars. The Mooresville, NC team will use their own cars and engines.

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LFR Chassis Expands Operations To Benefit Northeast Racers

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 29, 2015) – With the start of 2016 only a few days away, LFR Chassis is proud to extend its current operations in the Northeast with a new facility as well as the addition of long-time crew chief Jimmy Fuller to the staff.

LFR Chassis owner Rob Fuller has partnered with Bob Charland to open a 6,500 square foot facility in Stafford, Conn. that will sell and service LFR Chassis. This opportunity builds upon what Eddie Flemke and his team has done to service LFR teams in the Northeast.

“We have big plans to help service our customers in the Northeast and this is phase 1 in a 3-phase process,” said Fuller. “Eddie Flemke has been instrumental in servicing the LFR teams in the Northeast and will continue to do so. We had six (6) modifieds and one Super Late Model north of Pennsylvania last year. In 2016, we will have 10 modifieds and eight (8) Supers so to expect Eddie to be able to handle this all on his own was not feasible.”

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Byron & Eggleston Battle for Bragging Rights

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – The racing was all in fun, but a race car driver is always a race car driver and it was never more evident in a pair of races held during the seventh annual Champions Karting Challenge Thursday.

William Byron was nudged out of the lead in the final lap by Chris Eggleston in the Media & Champions Race at GoPro Motorplex, and the NASCAR Next driver returned the favor in the Champions Race. For the second year in a row, the seven NASCAR touring series champions and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion competed at the popular road course in a pair of races.

For Byron it was sweet revenge – all in fun – of course, to pick up the win over Eggleston in a battle between NASCAR K&N Pro Series champions.

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2015 CHAMPION PROFILE: Andy Seuss

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Looking back one year ago, Andy Seuss was going through mixed emotions. 

He had just won his first NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship, recently gotten engaged to girlfriend Jenn Demarco and was preparing to accept his award along with car owner and crew chief Eddie Harvey.

Fast forward one year and while some things have changed for Seuss, one thing remains the same – he’s a champion again.

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NASCAR Names Miller as Senior Vice President of Competition

Veteran Team Executive to Guide Day-to-Day Management of Competition Efforts across All Sanctioned Racing Events

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 2, 2015) – NASCAR announced today that Scott Miller has joined the organization as Senior Vice President of Competition, responsible for managing all competition efforts related to technology, inspection, rule development and officiating across NASCAR’s wide portfolio of racing.

Miller will report directly to Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell, and work closely with Senior Vice President of Innovation and Racing Development Gene Stefanyshyn. All three are based at NASCAR’s Research & Development Center in Concord, N.C.

Miller most recently served as Executive Vice President of Competition at Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR). There he was responsible for managing all areas of competition. During his four-year tenure, MWR teams qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2012, 2013, and 2015.

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Hutchens Celebrates Winning Special Award

Second Generation Driver Wins Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Trey Hutchens was destined to be involved in racing. Being the son of one of the most respected team engineers in NASCAR can have its pluses and minuses, but the 17-year-old is making a name for himself just fine in NASCAR’s regional touring series.

Hutchens has added another award to his young resume – 2015 Sunoco Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

The second generation driver just completed his first full season driving a modified and finished a respectable 11th-place in the standings with a pair of top-10s in eight starts. He also competed in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2015 with two top-10 finishes in six starts.

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Seuss Secures Back-To-Back Titles

Brunnhoelzl Takes Down Charlotte Win

CONCORD, N.C. – In the closest championship race in NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour history, Andy Seuss stood alone at the end of the night at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the 2015 titlist.

With a sixth-place finish in Thursday’s season finale Southern Slam 150, Seuss edged race winner George Brunnhoelzl III by three points in the season standings to secure his second-consecutive Whelen Southern Modified Tour crown.

Seuss, a native of Hampstead, New Hampshire, knew he needed to finish sixth or better going into the race to earn a second title as he led brothers Burt and Jason Myers by 10 tallies, and Brunnhoelzl by 13. With Brunnhoelzl’s max-points effort in victory Thursday, it left little margin for error for Seuss.

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QUALIFYING: Brunnhoelzl To Start Up Front

Former Champion Going For Fifth Title At CMS

CONCORD, N.C. – No matter the circumstances, George Brunnhoelzl III knows how to make headlines in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour.

After having his final practice session cut short to repair a brake issue on his No. 28 Dunleavy Truck & Trailer Repair/Composite Tech Chevrolet, the four-time champion went out and won his 26th career Coors Light Pole Award during qualifying for the Southern Slam 150.

Brunnhoelzl, who enters tonight’s race in fourth-place, 13 points behind tour leader Andy Seuss, completed his qualifying run with a fast time of 14.684 seconds (61.291 mph) to outdistance Ryan Preece who followed closely in second place at 14.704 (61.208).

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PRACTICE: Ebersole Quick At CMS

Led Prep For Whelen Southern Modified Finale

CONCORD, N.C. – It’s the last shot in 2015, and Kyle Ebersole is doing his best to end the season on a high note.

Ebersole posted a quick lap of 14.858 seconds (60.573 mph) around the quarter-mile oval Thursday afternoon to lead NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour practice in advance of the season finale Southern Slam 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Ebersole’s quick circuit came in the 45-minute final practice session. Earlier in the day the event’s defending Coors Light Pole winner Ryan Preece led first practice at 14.904 (60.386).

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Southern Modified Stat Advance: Charlotte

Analyzing The Southern Slam 150 At Charlotte Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the final race of the season with the Southern Slam 150 on Thursday on the quarter-mile track along the front stretch. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track:

Southern Slam 150 Setup:

  • Andy Seuss enters this race with a 10-point lead over brothers Burt and Jason Myers with four-time champion George Brunnhoelzl III 13 points behind Seuss.
  • Burt Myers and Brunnhoelzl III are the only drivers entered in this Thursday’s NWSMT race at Charlotte Motor Speedway to win there. Myers has won three (2010, 2013, 2014) with Brunnhoelzl winning in 2012.  
  • Burt Myers, Jason Myers, Gary Putnam, and Seuss are the only drivers entered in this event to start all five previous races at Charlotte.

EVENT INFORMATION | CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKDOWN

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Voting Opens For Most Popular Driver

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – As on-track competition comes to a conclusion, there’s another showdown on the line in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR’s seven touring series, as voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards begins on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Chase Elliott looks to defend his NASCAR XFINITY Series Most Popular Driver title while the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is guaranteed a new winner. Fans can vote once per day online for the Most Popular Driver Awards at www.NASCAR.com/mostpopulardriver.
 
Voting is open and runs through Friday, Nov. 20 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Saturday, Nov. 21 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, prior to the respective season finale races at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend. Voting for the seven NASCAR touring series will also conclude Saturday, Nov. 21.

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Southern Modified News & Notes: Charlotte

Seuss Eyes Second Straight Title Amid Plenty Of Challengers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Andy Seuss is one race away from history.

The Hampstead, New Hampshire, driver enters the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour finale on the quarter-mile oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a 10-point lead on the field as he looks to become the third driver in tour history to win back-to-back championships.

The Southern Slam 150 is slated for Thursday night, where Seuss can match Junior Miller (2005-06) and George Brunnhoelzl III (2011-13). Seuss holds a 10-point lead over brothers Burt and Jason Myers and 13-point cushion on four-time champion Brunnhoelzl.

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PIT BOX: Charlotte Title Tilt

Whelen Southern Mods To Settle 2015 Championship At CMS

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

• The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will settle its 2015 championship Thursday on the frontstretch quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Defending titlist Andy Seuss enters the Southern Slam 150 with a 10-point lead on brothers Burt and Jason Myers, who are tied for second, while four-time southern tour champion George Brunnhoelzl III is only three points further back in fourth.

A LOOK BACK

• Two more Home Tracks championships were settled last week as rookie William Byron emerged with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East crown Saturday at Dover International Speedway and Ander Vilarino captured his third NASCAR Whelen Euro Series title in the last four years on Sunday at Circuit Zolder in Belgium.
• Doug Coby won on Sunday at Stafford Motor Speedway to move into a tie atop the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour standings with Ryan Preece with one race remaining on the schedule.
• The first race of the NASCAR Mexico Series’ Desafio playoff was postponed by rain on Sunday at El Dorado Speedway and was set to be contested on Monday.

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Heavy Rains Force Southern Mod Cancellation

MTP Tire 150 At Hickory Will Not Be Rescheduled

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Due to substantial rainfall in Hickory and additional precipitation forecast through Sunday, NASCAR and officials at Hickory Motor Speedway have cancelled the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour MTP Tire 150.

The race was originally scheduled for the North Carolina track on Saturday and pre-emptively moved to Sunday when heavy rain began at week’s end. NASCAR officials visited the track today and determined the surface will not be suitable for racing tomorrow. 

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Weather Causes NWSMT Postponement

MTP Tire 150 At Hickory Moved To Sunday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Due to impending severe weather expected to hit North Carolina later this week, NASCAR and officials at Hickory Motor Speedway have preemptively moved the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race to Sunday, Oct. 4.

The MTP Tire 150 was originally scheduled for the North Carolina track on Saturday. The schedule for Sunday is still being finalized; NASCAR and track officials will continue to monitor the weather situation and make updates accordingly.

The race is the 10th in an 11-race schedule, and defending series champion Andy Suess leads brothers Burt and Jason Myers by 10 points apiece. Four-time champion George Brunnhoelzl III is just 13 points out of the lead and won the race at Hickory in 2011, the last time the tour visited the .363-mile oval.

UPDATED SCHEDULE

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