Rob Fuller Looking For NHMS Modified Tour Bounce Back And Showcase For 15-40 Connection

The wait to find redemption for a disappointing trip to Thompson International Speedway in April is nearly over for NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Rob Fuller.

Rob Fuller with his 15-40 Connection Whelen Modified Tour car (Photo: Rob Fuller Motorsports)

Fuller, and his 15-40 Connection team, are looking to make their second start of the Whelen Modified Tour season in Saturday’s Town Fair Tire 100 on the 1.058-mile Loudon, N.H. oval.

Since a crash relegated him to a 28th place finish in the season opening Icebreaker 150 at Thompson on April 14, Fuller, of Boylston, Mass., has tested at both Thompson and New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

“The test went OK,” Fuller said. “We were not as fast in the first couple laps of a run but our lap times didn’t fall off like the others did. Believe it or not we are going to the track this weekend with a completely different setup from what we tested with. If it doesn’t work we have a decent setup that we used in 2011 that we will put on our 15-40 Connection Chevrolet.”

Fuller made five starts on the Whelen Modified Tour in 2012, two at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and three at Thompson. He had finishes of 17th and 31st in his two showings in Loudon. In the September event he only made it seven laps before getting knocked out of the race in a wreck.

“2012 was a horrible year for us at Loudon, so change is needed,” Fuller said. “Hopefully we can leave there with 100 miles under our belt and a set up we can fine tune on for September. Finishing the race is first and foremost with two DNFs last year.”

Fuller is hoping the big crowds at NHMS will offer the perfect showcase for his new relationship this year with 15-40 Connection. It marks the first event for 15-40 Connection as a team sponsor at NHMS.

The 15-40 Connection looks to raise awareness of the fact that cancer survival rates in teens and young adults aged 15 to 40 have barely improved since 1975 in large part because of delays in diagnosis. It is empowering individuals with knowledge that will save and improve lives through early cancer detection.

“This race is about more than running up front this weekend for my RFM team,” Fuller said. “This will be the first NASCAR event for our sponsors at the 15-40 Connection. We are really putting in an extra effort to make this a great experience for everyone at that organization. With Speed covering the race live it is a great opportunity to bring awareness to the 15-40 Connection. It is such a great organization and an even better cause. I can’t wait to bring that awareness to a national stage on Saturday. I am looking forward to a solid run and a great weekend.”

Qualifying for the Town Fair Tire 100 is Friday and the green flag for the event is Saturday at 1 p.m. The event will be broadcast live on Speed.

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