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2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion
Doug Coby celebrates his second Whelen Modified Tour championship Sunday at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Doug Coby celebrates his second Whelen Modified Tour championship Sunday at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Once Again: Doug Coby Gets Second Whelen Modified Tour Championship At Thompson Speedway

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Hometown: Milford, CT

Doug Coby (Photo: NASCAR)

Doug Coby (Photo: NASCAR)

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Owner: Mike Smeriglio III

Valenti Modified Racing Series
Owner: Rick Czarnecki

Northeastern Midget Association
Owner: Bertrand Motorsports

Bio: After winning three Quarter Midget national championships, Doug Coby made the jump to stock car racing at Stafford Motor Speedway. He won the 1998 Late Model championship at the track, followed up by a championship in the track’s old Pro Stock division in 2000.

Doug Coby celebrates his second Whelen Modified Tour championship Sunday at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Doug Coby celebrates his second Whelen Modified Tour championship Sunday at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Coby made his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour debut in 2002 with three starts that season. In 2003 He finished 14th in points after making 15 starts. Jumped to 12th in the standings in 2004. In 2005 he had six top-five finishes was seventh in the final standings. In 2006 he won his first Whelen Modified Tour event, capturing the prestigious Sprint Sizzler at Stafford Motor Speedway. He made 11 starts over the 2007 and 2008 seasons. In 2009 Coby finished 11th in the standings after starting 11 events. He ran for five different teams in 2010, finishing in the top-10 four of eight starts that year. In 2011 Coby put together a deal to drive half the season for car owner Wayne Darling and half for George Bierce and finished fifth in the standings, then a career best.

Doug Coby celebrates his 2012 Whelen Modified Tour championship (Photo: Fran Lawlor/NASCAR)

Doug Coby celebrates his 2012 Whelen Modified Tour championship (Photo: Fran Lawlor/NASCAR)

He also recorded his second career victory after winning the Whelen Modified Tour portion of the North-South Showdown at Thompson International Speedway. He also wo the North-South Showdown exhibition event pitting Northern tour and Southern tour teams against each other. In 2012 he drove exclusively for Wayne Darling and won his first career Whelen Modified Tour championship. He finished the season with a series high five victories over 14 events and 11 top-10 runs. At one point during the season he recorded seven consecutive top-three finishes. He finished the season with a series best average finish of 5.9. In 2013, despite only starting 13 of 14 events, he finished second in the Whelen Modified Tour standings to Ryan Preece. In December he announced he would leave Darling’s team to replace Todd Szegedy at Mike Smeriglio Racing in 2014. He has made 18 career Valenti Modified Racing Series starts since 2008 and has two career victories with the series.

In 2014 Coby drove to his second Whelen Modified Tour championship, giving team owner Mike Smeriglio his first title.

Doug Coby celebrates victory in the Whelen Modified Tour season opening Icebreaker 150 April 12, 2015 at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Doug Coby celebrates victory in the Whelen Modified Tour season opening Icebreaker 150 April 12, 2015 at Thompson Speedway (Photo: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images for NASCAR)

 

Doug Coby celebrates his first victory with Mike Smeriglio Racing at the Battle At The Beach on Feb. 18, 2014 (Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Doug Coby celebrates his first victory with Mike Smeriglio Racing at the Battle At The Beach on Feb. 18, 2014 (Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Doug Coby on his decision to leave Darling Racing to join Mike Smeriglio Racing on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2014: “It’s a stability thing for me I think. After the way that my career has gone, one thing that I crave is knowing that I’m stable year-to-year.”


 

 

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Doug Coby celebrates his first career Northeastern Midget Association victory at Seekonk Speedway last June with Bertrand Motorsports

Doug Coby celebrates his first career Northeastern Midget Association victory at Seekonk Speedway last June with Bertrand Motorsports

Perfect Defense: Doug Coby Rolls To Dominant Whelen Mod Tour Icebreaker 150 Victory At Thompson

Speedy: Doug Coby On Pole For Whelen Mod Tour Opening Icebreaker 150 At Thompson

Whole New World: Theme Of Change For Doug Coby In Defending 2014 Whelen Mod Tour Title

Video View: Whelen Modified Tour Champion Doug Coby Celebrated In Charlotte

Mod Tour Champ Doug Coby One Of Seven Honored At NASCAR Night Of Champions

Whelen Modified Tour Championship Team Spotlight: Driver Doug Coby

Once Again: Doug Coby Gets Second Whelen Modified Tour Championship At Thompson Speedway

Doug Coby To Ride Huge Whelen Modified Tour Points Lead To Series Finale At Thompson Speedway

Champion Effort: Doug Coby Rallies After Wreck In Loudon, Widens Point Lead Massively

Honor Student: Whelen Modified Tour Points Leader Doug Coby Takes Educated Approach To NHMS

Guardian: Doug Coby Heading To Loudon To Defend Whelen Mod Tour Victory And Points Lead

Doug Coby Ready For Defense Of NEMA Boston Louie Victory At Seekonk Speedway

Gelled: Doug Coby Wins Whelen Mod Tour TSI Harley-Davidson 125 At Stafford Speedway

Gelled: Doug Coby Wins Whelen Mod Tour TSI Harley-Davidson 125 At Stafford Speedway

Doug Coby is showered by his team after winning his second Whelen Modified Tour championship (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Doug Coby is showered by his team after winning his second Whelen Modified Tour championship (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Fresh Start: Doug Coby Ready To Chase Another NASCAR Modified Tour Title With New Team

Doug Coby To Add More Midget Events In ‘14 With Bertrand Team; Ready For NEMA Opener At Waterford

Opening Act: Doug Coby Rolls New Ride To Mod Tour Battle At The Beach Victory At Daytona

Crew Chief Phil Moran Excited For New Partnership With Doug Coby On Whelen Mod Tour

Breaking News: Doug Coby Heading To Mike Smeriglio Racing Whelen Modified Tour Team For 2014

Runaway: Doug Coby Puts On Dominant Performance In Whelen Modified Tour CarQuest 150 At Stafford

Doug Coby Scores $10,000 To Win Tour Type Modified Victory At Seekonk Speedway

Bottom To The Top: Doug Coby Bounces Back With Whelen Modified Tour Victory At NHMS

Doug Coby Wins NEMA Midget Boston Louie Memorial Event At Seekonk Speedway

Doug Coby celebrates a Whelen Modified Tour victory in July 2013 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Doug Coby celebrates a Whelen Modified Tour victory in July 2013 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

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Doug Coby drives by the Whelen Modified Tour championship trophy in the pits at Thompson Speedway  the day before he won it

Doug Coby drives by the Whelen Modified Tour championship trophy in the pits at Thompson Speedway the day before he won it

Doug Coby filling in for Keith Rocco at the Waterford Speedbowl

Doug Coby filling in for Keith Rocco at the Waterford Speedbowl

Doug Coby celebrates one of three Whelen Modified Tour victories at Stafford Speedway in 2012 (Photo: Corey Sipkin/NASCAR)

Doug Coby celebrates one of three Whelen Modified Tour victories at Stafford Speedway in 2012 (Photo: Corey Sipkin/NASCAR)

Doug Coby following his Whelen Modified Tour win in 2012 at the Waterford Speedbowl (Photo: Corey Sipkin/NASCAR)

Doug Coby following his Whelen Modified Tour win in 2012 at the Waterford Speedbowl (Photo: Corey Sipkin/NASCAR)

Doug Coby celebrates a victory in 2012 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Getty Images  for NASCAR)

Doug Coby celebrates a victory in 2012 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Getty Images for NASCAR)

Doug Coby (52) and Ryan Preece battle for position during a Whelen Modified Tour event (Photo: NASCAR)

Doug Coby (52) and Ryan Preece battle for position during a Whelen Modified Tour event (Photo: NASCAR)

Ryan Preece (16) and Doug Coby (52) battle in the closing laps of the Whelen Modified Tour Mr. Rooter 161 June 22 at the Waterford Speedbowl (Photo: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ryan Preece (16) and Doug Coby (52) battle in the closing laps of the Whelen Modified Tour Mr. Rooter 161 June 22 at the Waterford Speedbowl (Photo: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Doug Coby celebrates his Whelen Modified Tour CarQuest 150 victory in Aug. 2012 at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim Rogash/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Doug Coby celebrates his Whelen Modified Tour CarQuest 150 victory in Aug. 2012 at Stafford Speedway (Photo: Jim Rogash/Getty Images for NASCAR)

 

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