The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to Langley Speedway on Saturday night for the primary time since 2018. (Photograph by Adam Glanzman/NASCAR)
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is venturing away from its roots within the northeast for an additional journey down south on Saturday, because the collection visits Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia, for simply the third time in its historical past.
Since opening its doorways in 1950, Langley has hosted races for a plethora of various divisions, starting from the now-defunct NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour all the way in which to the NASCAR Cup Sequence from 1964-70.
Each earlier NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour visits to Langley happened in the course of the 2010s. Timmy Solomito received the inaugural occasion in the course of the 2017 season, whereas 2013 collection champion and part-time NASCAR competitor Ryan Preece received the newest occasion on the facility in 2018.
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With neither Solomito nor Preece on the entry record for Saturday evening’s CheckeredFlag.com 150, a brand new driver will discover his or her solution to Victory Lane at Langley and add to the observe’s storied historical past that spans over seven a long time.
Beneath is every thing you must know in regards to the CheckeredFlag.com 150 at Langley Speedway.
CheckeredFlag.com 150 at Langley Speedway
What to observe for:
The battle for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship turned heated throughout final week’s Phoenix Communications 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park.
Ron Silk and Jon McKennedy, who had established themselves because the clear frontrunners in the course of the summer time, got here collectively on two completely different events. The second accident between the 2 carried important factors implications, because the harm Silk sustained pressured him to experience round and accept a 12th-place end.
McKennedy now holds a five-point benefit over Silk within the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour standings, however each rivals discover themselves on even floor at Langley with neither driver having recorded a begin there.
Ought to McKennedy or Silk battle on Saturday night, veteran Eric Goodale may discover himself in an excellent place to inch nearer in direction of the championship battle.
Recent off a robust second-place displaying at Thompson, Goodale excelled in each NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races at Langley. He completed second to Solomito in 2017 earlier than following that efficiency with a fifth in the course of the 2018 version of the occasion.
The three championship contenders should nonetheless take care of the standard suspects within the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. They embrace six-time champion Doug Coby, who returns to the No. 7NY for Tommy Baldwin Racing lower than every week after being concerned in an accident together with his teammate Jimmy Blewett in the course of the closing laps of the Phoenix Communications 150.
Coby dominated the inaugural NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour occasion at Langley in 2017, as he led 134 laps earlier than late misfortune relegated him to fifteenth. He’ll try to avenge that loss Saturday night and declare his third win of the 2022 season.
Different notable entries for the CheckeredFlag.com 150 embrace Jake Johnson within the acquainted Ole Blue Modified, together with Gary Putnam in a automobile ready by Mike Curb, in addition to long-time collection veteran Jamie Tomaino.
The whole entry record for the CheckeredFlag.com 150 may be seen right here.
|Date||Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022|
|Structure||0.397-mile paved oval|
|Begin time||8:30 p.m. ET|
|TV channel||USA (Delayed: Friday, Sept. 2, 12 p.m. ET)|
Qualifying: Two consecutive qualifying laps. Quickest lap determines qualifying place. Changes or repairs will not be made on the car after the car has taken the inexperienced flag at the beginning/end line. NASCAR reserves the fitting to have multiple car have interaction in qualifying runs on the similar time. Beginning area for the CheckeredFlag.com 150 is restricted to 32 starters together with Provisional Positions.
Tire allotment: The utmost tire allotment obtainable for this occasion is twelve (12) tires per crew. All tires used for qualifying and the race should be bought on the observe and scanned by Hoosier, until in any other case authorised prematurely by the Sequence Director. 4 (4) tires should be used for qualifying and to start the race. All qualifying tires should stay in impound till launched by NASCAR Officers. The remaining tire allotment could also be used for observe and/or change tires in the course of the occasion. The tire change rule is 4 (4) tires, any place.