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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour: Justin Bonsignore Prepares For Potentially Biggest Weekend Of His Career

Three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Justin Bonsignore is not only racing in Saturday’s Mohegan Sun 100 – of which he is the defending winner – but he is also making his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in the SciAps 200 piloting the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

The 36-year-old star has made 25 Modified Tour starts at New Hampshire over the past 14 years. In those 25 races, he has two wins in points-paying events and one in a non-points race, along with 10 top-five finishes.

Bonsignore’s most recent New Hampshire win came last July where he outdueled defending series champion, Ron Silk, and six-time Tour champion Doug Coby. The Holtsville, New York native is one win away from tying Ted Christopher for third on the all-time Modified Tour wins list.

Driving the No. 51 for team owner Ken Massa, Bonsignore has one win, five top-five, and six top-10 finishes in 2024. He currently sits second in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour point standings, 16 points behind Ron Silk.

Storylines to watch: Mohegan Sun 100 edition

Among the many stars entered in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Mohegan Sun 100 is NASCAR Cup Series star and 2013 Modified Tour champion Ryan Preece. The Berlin, Connecticut native is making his second start of the Modified Tour season in his own No. 40 Modified. Preece has one Modified Tour victory at New Hampshire, which came in 2021.

Bobby Santos III – the active wins leader at New Hampshire with seven Modified Tour wins – will chase his eighth victory at the track in the Advantage Motorsports No. 14.

Six-time Tour champion Doug Coby will reunite with Tommy Baldwin Racing to chase his fifth New Hampshire win. He’ll do so while honoring the late Bugsy Stevens with a special tribute paint scheme.

Ron Silk, three-time Modified Tour race winner already this year, will chase his fourth New Hampshire win.

Anthony Nocella, the 2022 New Hampshire race winner, will pilot the No. 17 for team owner Michele Davini.

Chase Dowling, a winner at New Hampshire in 2018, will also be in the field behind the wheel of the No. 44 for team owner Lawney Tinio.

Luke Baldwin, son of Tommy Baldwin Jr., will be making his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour start. The younger Baldwin will make his debut in the No. 38 for Sadler-Stanley Racing.

Jon McKennedy will return to the series to make his 100th career start.

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