MOORESVILLE, N.C. – LFR Chassis will be back in action in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (NWMT) at Bristol Motor Speedway, as Todd Szegedy and Rob Fuller Motorsports team up for the Bush’s Beans 150. The team is thrilled to announce that veteran NASCAR crew chief, Tony Eury Jr., will make his NWMT crew chief debut this week.
Although this will mark Tony Eury Jr.’s first race as a NWMT crew chief, Eury has an impressive resume as a NASCAR crew chief and looks forward to broadening his list of accomplishments with Rob Fuller Motorsports in Bristol.
“After getting to know Todd, I am excited to be his crew chief in Bristol,” said Eury. “I think we have a legitimate shot to win, and we’re going to have some fun with it as well. I’ve paid attention to how the track is from past modified races, and I think working on super late models every week can be applied to working on the modified car as well. We are going in with a game plan, but I might bring a few ideas to the table that we can try and see what happens!”
Todd Szegedy, who is running a limited schedule in the NWMT with Rob Fuller Motorsports, will be back in the No. 15 15-40 Connection car. Although the Bush’s Beans 150 will be Szegedy’s only third race of the season with LFR Chassis, he is no stranger to competing in the modifieds at Bristol.
Out of seven starts at Bristol, Szegedy has recorded three second place finishes, along with a Top-5 finish in the series. Szegedy looks to record another solid finish at “The World’s Fastest Short Track,” a place he knows he can win at.
“Bristol is my favorite track,” said Szegedy. “It’s got sheer speed, yet it’s fast enough where you need to respect the track. It’s got multiple racing grooves, which is what I really love about the track. I want to go there, get the pole and then win the race – it’s that simple. I think we are capable of doing just that with the equipment Rob provides.”
Ryan Newman will also return to the NWMT with LFR Chassis in the No. 7ny Aggressive Hydraulics car. Newman has had success in his six NWMT starts at Bristol, recording two wins and three Top-5’s at the infamous short track. Rob Fuller will crew chief for Newman, as Newman looks to add on to his exceptional list of finishes at Bristol.
“I'm looking forward to working with Ryan,” said Fuller. “I know we have a good baseline with the LFR car, so it's just a matter of getting him where he's comfortable. With those guys not running very often it's tough to keep up, and the teams and drivers in this division are tough for sure. Hopefully I can help these guys and we can have fun at the same time.”
Fans can keep up with this week’s events at Bristol Motor Speedway by following LFR Chassis and Rob Fuller Motorsports on Facebook and Twitter at @LFRChassis.
-LFR Chassis press release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com