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Doug Coby Leads Laps, Finishes Eighth at Thompson Speedway

THOMPSON, Conn. – Early in Sunday’s Sunoco World Series 150 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Doug Coby had the car to beat in the Mayhew Tools No. 10. Leading the entire first half of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour main event, Coby looked to be in control before the race continued under green all the way until the finish.

By Souza Media

The car faded a bit in the second half of the race, and Coby finished in the eighth position. However, he was still able to celebrate after the race. Coby joined the Tommy Baldwin Racing celebration, as the team unofficially clinched the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour owner’s championship on Sunday. Coby wheeled the No. 7NY for the team in multiple events during the 2022 season, capturing three feature wins with the group along the way. This Thompson event was behind the wheel of his own Doug Coby Racing entry.

“Tommy’s had the best car all year no matter who has been driving it,” Coby said. “I’m happy for Tommy and his team, they are a good group of guys. They are deserving of it and they have been working really hard on their program. It’s neat. As far as the race, we wouldn’t have changed a thing on the car if there was a caution and we pitted. We could have won the race if we had the chance to go in and get tires. I do think we had the best car for a 50 lap run today but just not the best for a 150-lap run.”

Doug Coby will return to the track at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia for the final race of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season on Thursday, October 27.

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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


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.

PHOTO: Tom Morris Racing Photography

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