ANNOUNCED FOR WHELEN ALL-STAR SHOOTOUT
Signs On As Race Entitlement Sponsor;
Race And Eligibility Details Announced
Hampshire Motor Speedway officials announced today
that Whelen Engineering has signed on as the race
entitlement sponsor for the invitation-only, special
event featuring current and past champions from
NASCAR’s modified tours in a non-stop, 40–lap
shootout at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday,
“We are extremely excited about this unique, all-out
run to the checkers at New Hampshire Motor
Speedway,” said Whelen Engineering Vice President of
Motorsports Phil Kurze. “Some of the best NASCAR
Whelen Modified Tour racing has occurred at Loudon
through the years, and in July fans will be able to
witness two days of the most exciting,
bumper-to-bumper modified racing around.”
The race procedures
announced for the Whelen All-Star Shootout are as
· The Whelen All-Star Shootout will be a
40-lap event, which will run in two 20-lap segments.
· The field will be capped at 20 drivers, and
championship points will not be awarded for the
· The starting lineup for the first segment will be
determined by random draw; before the second segment
begins, a minimum of four and maximum of ten
positions in the running order will be inverted.
· After the first segment, a competition caution
period will be used to re-set the field, and laps
completed during the competition caution will not
count toward the race total. Planned pit stops will
not be allowed during the race, and there is a time
limit for completion if needed.
requirements for the Whelen All-Star Shootout have
also been established:
· Current and past champions of the NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified
Tour are eligible for one of the 20 starting
positions until all are filled.
· The 2013 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR
Whelen Southern Modified Tour Sunoco Rookies of the
Year are allotted starting positions.
· Any remaining positions will be filled by drivers
with the most race wins in NASCAR’s modified tours
from the start of the 2005 seasons through the race
entry deadline of June 20, 2014.
· Tiebreakers and additional eligibility
requirements, if necessary, are outlined in the
event’s Official Entry Blank.
Additionally, NASCAR announced that the Whelen
All-Star Shootout will be televised by FOX Sports,
with details for the telecast to be provided at a
The Whelen All-Star Shootout will be part of Oxford
Casino Pole Day activities at NHMS on Friday, July
11, which also includes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Coors Light Pole Award qualifying and the NASCAR K&N
Pro Series East’s Granite State 100.
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s 100-lap
championship points event, the New Hampshire 100,
will be on Saturday, July 12, followed by the NASCAR
Nationwide Series’ New England 200. The Camping
World RV Sales 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race
will conclude the weekend on Sunday, July 13.
Source: Jason Cunningham / NASCAR
June 4, 2014