By Souza Media
MILFORD, Conn. – For the first time in over one month, Doug Coby will strap in behind the wheel of the Mayhew Tools No. 10 Modified this Wednesday night. Coby will be competing in the Phoenix Communications 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour returns to the high-banks for the first time in just under two years on August 17.
Coby’s Thompson record speaks for itself – as the six-time Whelen Modified Tour champion has sealed all six of his championships at the Connecticut oval. Overall, in 64 starts at Thompson, Coby has six victories and 25 top-five finishes, leading over 1,300 laps. He’s familiar with the track, has confidence in the car, and is looking to rocket to Victory Lane as a part-time contender on the Tour once again.
Coby has six Whelen Modified Tour starts this season, all for Tommy Baldwin Racing, with two wins to his credit.
“It’s our first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race of the season with my own 10 team and we have a brand new car coming out with a fresh motor,” Coby said. “The guys have done a great job getting everything together. We’re excited to be back together on the 10 team and give it a run. The Whelen Modified Tour and Thompson Speedway are synonymous with each other – without a doubt, the Tour should be at Thompson multiple times during the year. The facility is like the home base for the Whelen Modified Tour.”
The race day schedule for the Phoenix Communications 150 includes one practice session from 4-5 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools qualifying at 6:20 p.m. The green flag for the 150-lap event will drop at 8 p.m., live on FloRacing.TV. Tickets will be available at the track for those in the area.
For more information on Doug Coby and Doug Coby Racing, visit DougCobyRacing.com and follow the team on Facebook.
ABOUT MAYHEW TOOLS
Founded in 1856, Mayhew Tools is the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States, growing their extensive professional grade, American made product line to include pry bars, pneumatics, cable ties, and more. In 2020, the company extended their product line to include a complete line of dual drive and socket bits and sets. Serving the Industrial, Automotive, Hardware, and Construction industries, Mayhew’s premium hand tools are sold globally through an extensive distributor network. For more information, contact Mayhew Tools at 800.872.0037 or visit Mayhew.com.
ABOUT DOUG COBY
Racing for more than 25 years, Doug Coby is a six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and one of the top short-track drivers to come from the state of Connecticut. Coby is a two-time champion at Stafford Motor Speedway, where he built his resume competing in the Late Models, Pro Stocks and SK Modifieds. Coby won his first tour championship in 2012, and followed it up by scoring four straight titles between 2014-2017, and another in 2019. In 2020, Coby opened his own team — Doug Coby Racing — scoring his first win as owner/driver. In 2021, Coby won the inaugural Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) event at Stafford Motor Speedway, besting top drivers from across a variety of racing disciplines, including Tony Stewart, Bill Elliott and Helio Castroneves.
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