Doug Coby Wins Whelen Modified Tour Non-Points Event At Charlotte Motor Speedway

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)

Doug Coby (Photo: Adam Glanzman/Getty Images for NASCAR)

CONCORD, N.C. – Sometimes when you don’t have the best car a driver must rely on instincts and experience to get the win.

Defending NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Doug Coby used both and it paid big dividends for the veteran at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The 38-year-old used lapped traffic in Turn 4 with 11 laps remaining in the 150-lap feature to get by Danny Bohn and win the Southern Slam 150.

The Milford, Connecticut, native started from the front after winning the Coors Light Pole earlier in the day and jumped out to an early lead. The four-time Tour champion held back a charging Ryan Preece, the defending race winner, and Corey LaJoie on many occasions within the first half of the race.

Bohn was able to pass Coby on a restart on Lap 81 on the outside and stayed out front until Coby made his bold move to get back in front and hold on for his 24th career win.

Bohn ened up second while rookie Calvin Carroll finished third. Jamie Tomaino rebounded after being involved in the first caution of the race on the green flag lap to finish fourth and Bobby Measmer Jr. completed the top five.

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West rookie Derek Kraus finished sixth with CJ Lehmann, Lauren Edgerton, LaJoie and Preece rounding out the top 10.

The race was slowed three times by caution for 13 laps. Preece and LaJoie both fell out of the race due to mechanical issues ending their pursuit for a win.

The victory was the second of the season for Coby, who will head back to Connecticut for the Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park with a shot at the tour championship.

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  1. darealgoodfella says:

    This is an embarrassment.

    Twelve cars. Two cars finished on the lead lap.

    What were they thinking?

  2. The 01 could have a top ten if they went

  3. Was Melissa there? She probably could have gotten a top 10, lol……….

  4. Well let’s see they place a race during the championship chase with one race left 750 miles away on a Friday night and it’s not a points race brilliant NASCAR o and it’s 4000 to win it costs at least 5000 to go

  5. On second thought probably not…….

  6. Bill D, agree with your post 100%. Stafford last weekend, Thompson next weekend, should be after the season is over if anything. Pure stupidity on NASCAR’s part.

  7. Could be worse, the final points race for the K&N East Series only had 15 cars starting last night. NASCAR has ruined all there feeder series not to mention the Cup Series. I remember when the old BUSCH North Series was something special before NASCRAP turned that series into a pile of turds.

  8. darealgoodfella says:

    Can see why Baldwin would go, he can rub elbows and see if he can get back into the big leagues. Preece can hang out with the big league guys he knows. Preece had to go, even if he had to run the family car.

    It cost a small fortune for a team to run this event. I hope NASCAR paid appearance money. Apparently they didn’t. $4,000 to win? Didn’t come close to paying the cost to run.

    Other than that, why???? It is clear that NASCAR sanctioned mods are a no-go in the south. How many southern cars have traveled to a NWMT event this year?

  9. Congrats to the 2 car. Not really sure what NASCAR was thinking with this one. Scheduled between the two final tour race at a track not so close to the northeast. Duh. What did they expect?

  10. Turn your TV on to the cup race at Charlotte. Check out the stands and that will tell you what’s wrong with NASCAR. And that is their elite division!

  11. Crazy in NY says:

    Almost makes you wish the Battle of the Beach was back. A non points race before the season is over was just stupid. A showcase event paying some big coin after the season would be a great thing..not this joke.

  12. Cup attendance woes isn’t a recent phenomenon. Google it. It’s been going on for years. I could care less about that myself. Local racing, the WMT and all the rest on the whole is surviving quite nicely I think. What do you think? Waterford had everything going against it and some how eked out what may have been a successful season. i think we’re good for now locally. Sure it isn’t 1980 but it’s OK.

  13. darealgoodfella says:

    humphry, to be fair, a hurricane is bearing down on the region. I bet many people didn’t stick around. But still, attendance has been disturbingly low. Furthermore, how has the xfinity and truck series survived all these years… they NEVER have anybody in the stands.

  14. Da real. Baldwin doesn’t care about rubbing elbows with anybody or trying to get back in. He sold his charter and got paid handsomely. He is doing exactly what he wants to do. But then again you know everything. Just ask the people on this site

  15. GREAT race
    Coby made up points for that race too.
    This addition in Charlotte is great
    I flee out Monday to see it
    Great track and big crowd
    Dareal comments are not normal

  16. People stop the numbers game
    Here is what it paid
    9000 to win plus all drives received 7000 to be there
    I seen the checks
    Lime example taimano check was 25000 total
    Not a bad day

  17. Hank Hill says:

    When Dale Earnhardt SR died NASCAR started to die. Hate him or love him .. NASCAR is too busy with high ticket prices and focusing on meaningless headlines. Stick to racing on track not these side stories that litter every Sunday. Keep painting the grandstands NASCAR but we are not stupid.

  18. darealgoodfella says:

    Hank Hill, you are so right. The only thing that has kept NASCAR aloft has been Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    Jr. Nation has been the moving force that supports NASCAR. Without Jr., the future of NASCAR is very bleak. You think the stands are empty now? Just wait until next season when the masses of Jr. Nation fans don’t show up. They are going to stay home to see Dale Jr. on TV as an announcer.

  19. Sure Dareal. The Nascar Monster Cup series all boils down to one driver. Even Samuel Clemens best quote can’t save you from that bit of simplistic nonsense.

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