Ryan Newman claimed his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour win last Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway just two months after his win in the series at “The Magic Mile.”
Ryan Newman battled New England fan favorites and Whelen Modified Tour regulars Ted Christopher and Mike Stefanik who led the pack most of the evening. Christopher’s night ended early by engine problems, leaving Stefanik as the favorite to win; however, it was Newman who pulled into victory lane after a late race pass on Stefanik.
“This might be my best win here,” Newman said. “It was a fun race, and a great race at Bristol. Glad I ended up in victory lane.”
Newman stole the show in the New England 100 last June, capturing the pole and checkered flag. In a typical dramatic Modified finish, he passed series regular and the speedway's all time winningest driver Ted Christopher on the last lap to secure the win.
“The modified race is the best race of the weekend at New Hampshire in my opinion. Fans get to see the cars actually bump and draft. It really is such a fun race to drive,” said Newman.
The “Rocket Man” will once again join the stars of the Whelen Modified Tour this September in the F.W. Webb 100 during the SYLVANIA 300 weekend at the speedway, behind the wheel of the No. 7 Aggressive Hydraulics Chevrolet owned by West Boylston, Mass. native Kevin “Bono” Manion.
NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour will kick start an exciting triple header on Saturday, September 18 and will be followed by NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series and the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Invitational.
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