0: Justin Bonsignore was winless in 2017 after six straight years with at least one win. Now jumping into an LFR Chassis, we will see if this fires up his 2018 campaign.
1: Doug Coby won the championship a year ago with only one win, but he had five second-place finishes. Coby also won the title in 2014 with only one win.
1: According to NASCAR, Timmy Solomito is the lone Ford entered in the race this weekend. No worries about being alone as he’s led 1000 laps in the last two seasons and has posted nine wins. He’d be a good pick to win the championship if they can keep that form.
7: After seven races in 2017 Rowan Pennink was the points leader and Doug Coby was 42 points back in seventh. Coby would win the title by six points and Pennink was a distant fourth.
6: Jimmy Blewett is back with the TS Haulers team for the first time since the Bristol race in 2009. Blewett is subbing for Ryan Preece during the weekend’s that Preece has NASCAR XFINITY Series obligations. Blewett will also be subbing later in the year for Burt Myers when Myers has schedule conflicts with Bowman Gray Stadium.
21: Doug Coby has 21 career pole award wins. He won the pole 15 times in 32 starts in 2015 and 2016.
99: Sunday will be the 619th start for Modified veteran Jamie Tomaino. Now into his 60’s, Tomaino has run nearly 80,000 laps on the tour, more then any other driver.
150: The race will be 150 laps on Saturday at Myrtle Beach where the name of the game will be to save tires.
Part Time: If you read our feature on the 2018 Modified roster, you learned a lot about part-time drivers.
Hopefully some drivers will commit to more races after a few strong runs.
Career Track Starts: Myrtle Beach is one of the newer venues on the circuit as it has only hosted one prior NWMT race. Here are some of the rare tracks and most visited tracks on the schedule:
Tracks With the Fewest Races
Myrtle Beach: 1 prior race
Langley Speedway: 1 prior race
Bristol: 9 prior races
Oswego: 10 prior races
Tracks With the Most Races
New Hampshire: 67
-By: Elgin Traylor, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent
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