Ryan Newman Wins Whelen Modified Tour F.W. Webb 100 Pole At NHMS

Ryan Newman celebrates his Whelen Modified Tour pole Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Photo: NASCAR)

Ryan Newman celebrates his Whelen Modified Tour pole Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

The drivers of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be chasing a Sprint Cup Series star when they take they green flag for the F.W. Webb 100 Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Richard Childress Racing driver Ryan Newman won the pole in qualifying Friday at New Hampshire

It was the fifth career Whelen Modified Tour pole for the South Bend, Ind. driver who has started 16 series events since 2008. All of those poles have come at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Newman toured the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway with a fast lap of 29.067 seconds (131.035 mph). Two of Newman’s four career Whelen Modified Tour victories have come at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

“We picked up just a little bit from practice,” Newman said. “We changed the car a little bit too. We struggled being really tight when we first started. We didn’t run the first practice because it was so cool and we didn’t feel like we could learn a lot based off our experience here. I obviously had a good lap there. It’s so cool out there that it takes a full lap and a half for your tires to come to you. It was a good run us. We really look forward to the race tomorrow.”

Ron Silk of Norwalk will start on the outside pole after putting up a lap of 29.136 seconds (130.725 mph) Friday.

Bobby Santos III of Franklin, Mass., who was fastest in the final practice of the day, qualified third with a lap of 29.193 seconds (130.470 mph). Santos won the Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco 100 on July 12 in Loudon.

Ted Christopher of Plainville and Todd Szegedy of Ridgfied rounded out the top-five in qualifying respectively.

Series points leader Doug Coby of Milford will start seventh. Justin Bonsignore of Holtsville, N.Y., who is four points behind Coby in the standings in second place, will start 10th. Christopher is fourth in the standings, 33 points behind Coby, and Santos is fourth, 34 points off the lead.

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  1. Will TC & co. make it back to Stafford in time for the SK feature?

  2. Rafter Fan,
    Yes, they surely will.

  3. Eddy Spaghetti says

    If they don’t SHOW IT LIVE…don’t watch it…..NASCRP SUCKS!!!!!!!!

  4. Go eat more spaghetti Eddie! And learn how to spell!

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