Rob Fuller Readies For Daytona Debut In UNOH Battle At The Beach Modified Action

Usually Rob Fuller’s part-time efforts on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour take him south to open the season.

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

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

South as in, usually opening his season at Thompson Speedway, just south of his homebase in Shrewsbury, Mass.

This year going south to open his season will demand a few more miles run for Fuller, who is on the entry list for the Whelen Modified Tour portion of the second UNOH Battle at the Beach on Feb. 18 at Daytona International Speedway.

The non-points exhibition race for brings the Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen Southern Modified Tour together for a 150-lap feature on a temporary .37-mile track on the backstretch Daytona International Speedway. Steve Park won the inaugural event in 2013.

A 150-lap points race for the K&N Pro Series East makes up the other half of the Battle at the Beach racing card at Daytona.

“I enjoy being at the same track as the other divisions,” Fuller, driver and team owner of Rob Fuller Motorsports, said in a release. “The first race of the year is exciting no matter where it is, but racing at Daytona is always special. I also like to sneak over to the dirt track when I can. Having so much racing going on in such a small area is definitely cool.”

It will also mark the first time being on display at the world center of racing for Fuller’s sponsor, 15-40-Connection.

15-40 Connection is a non-profit organization committed to raising awareness to the fact that cancer survival rates in teens and young adults ages 15 to 40 have barely improved since 1975, in large part because of delays in diagnosis.

“We’re thrilled to be on the No. 15 Chevrolet at Daytona – one of the most recognizable race tracks in the world,” Tricia Laursen, executive director of 15-40 Connection said. “As we enter our second season with Rob and his team, we are looking forward to sharing some of the personal stories from young adult cancer patients that may help race fans identify and detect cancer symptoms earlier.”

The start of the 2014 season marks Fuller’s 25th year racing. Fuller, a second generation driver from the one of the most well known families of Modified racing, has experienced all aspects of racing, from driving, to being part of pit crews and teams at the sport’s highest level, to team ownership and overseeing multiple businesses directly involved in manufacturing high end products in racing.

“Being a second generation racer has definitely been a blessing,” said Fuller, who’s father and uncle started the family legacy in Late Model racing. “This sport has been very good to me so I’m doing all I can to give back and stay involved as much as possible.”

In addition to racing at Daytona, Fuller is expected to make Whelen Modified Tour starts in 2014 in the division’s three events at Thompson Speedway, in the division’s two visits to New Hampshire Motor Speedway and in the division’s one visit to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Fuller is also expecting to make three starts with the Valenti Modified Racing Series in 2014.

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