Mechanical Issue Drops Doug Coby To 13th In Whelen Mod Tour Action At Richmond Raceway  

(Press release from Doug Coby Racing)

Doug Coby in action at Richmond (Photo: Noah Watt/Doug Coby Racing)

RICHMOND, Va. – In many ways, the second round of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season looked to be shaping up like another strong podium finish for Doug Coby and Tommy Baldwin Racing. In the Mayhew Tools No. 7NY, Coby qualified sixth on Friday for the Virginia is For Racing Lovers 150 at Richmond Raceway, but mother nature brought rain, winning the night, and rescheduling the race for Saturday, April 1.

At the outset of the event, which took place after the NASCAR Xfinity Series race, Coby rode inside the top-five, and it wasn’t long before a round of pit stops in the middle of the race that Coby was out front and pulling away from his challengers. However, a caution just inside the final 50 laps stacked the field up again and Coby was chasing the back of eventual first-time race winner Austin Beers on the restart.

While running second after the restart is when the day changed. The handling on the car drastically turned where Coby was lacking grip. The crew did find an oil leak after the race. Coby drove what he had left to finish 13th in the 150-lap race.

“The handling of the car was drastically different just after the last restart,” Coby said. “I don’t know if I had anything for the 64 (Beers) to try and win, but I had a strong top-three or top-five finish at least before we had that happen. By the end of the race, I just had no grip. Thanks to the Mayhew Tools and TBR guys for working hard over what ended up being two days at the track.”

The next event on the calendar for Doug Coby and the Tommy Baldwin Racing, Mayhew Tools No. 7NY team together is at Stafford Motor Speedway on April 29-30 for the NAPA Spring Sizzler, a $20,000 to win race.

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