A Rap Board for Race Fans
Welcome to Race Rap! A Rap Board for Race Fans
Top News
Danbury Fair RaceArena News
Jan 21, 2019 -
RACEARENA MEMORIES

Danbury Fair RaceArena News
Jan 21, 2019 -
Uncle Sam is On His Way Home to Danbury

Caraway Speedway News
Jan 21, 2019 -
2019 Caraway Speedway Event Schedule

OTHER News
Jan 21, 2019 -
Tom Brady is stunned after reaching his NINTH Super Bowl

Riverhead Raceway News
Jan 21, 2019 -
Riverhead announces 2019 Schedule and other News

The Plain Truth News
Jan 20, 2019 -
HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The Plain Truth News
Jan 20, 2019 -
Wild weather weekend: Nearly TWO THOUSAND flights canceled and TWO FEET of snow expected

The Plain Truth News
Jan 20, 2019 -
Today in The Plain Truth

Langley Speedway News
Jan 19, 2019 -
Langley 2019 Schedule- incl Deny Hamlin Race

Obituary Notice News
Jan 19, 2019 -
Obituary of Thadeus Toomes

Obituary Notice News
Jan 18, 2019 -
Patriarch of Wood Brothers Racing team Glen Wood dies at 93

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Jan 16, 2019 -
Justin Crider 2019 Plans

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Jan 16, 2019 -
Chuck Harrison Looking for the Next Level in Stafford’s Street Stocks

Nascar Series News
Jan 16, 2019 -
Full schedule for Daytona International Speedway

Nascar Series News
Jan 16, 2019 -
Larson hopes bad luck stays away after Chili Bowl qualifying night victory

Advertisement For RaceRap Customer News
Jan 15, 2019 -
Advertise on RaceRap

Advertisement For RaceRap Customer News
Jan 15, 2019 -
PHOTOS: Top Helmet Painter (Does Blackhawks, Olympics and many other Helmets) NOW USING TAMCO

Advertisement For RaceRap Customer News
Jan 15, 2019 -
NEW TAMCO PAINT Web STORE

Advertisement For RaceRap Customer News
Jan 15, 2019 -
Tamco Paint - PHOTOS, VIDEOS, ETC!

The Plain Truth News
Jan 15, 2019 -
The Origins of Political Correctness

The Plain Truth News
Jan 15, 2019 -
Political Correctness and Science: a true story

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Jan 15, 2019 -
Remembering J.D. Gibbs

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Jan 15, 2019 -
Chad Knaus to serve as crew chief for Byron, No. 24 team in 2019

Hickory Motor Speedway News
Jan 15, 2019 -
(2019 HMS RULES NOW ONLINE- 2019 Driver Information Packet

Wake County Speedway News
Jan 13, 2019 -
Wake County Speedway Champs Crowned At Banquet

Obituary Notice News
Jan 12, 2019 -
J.D. Gibbs, co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing, dies at 49

The Plain Truth News
Jan 6, 2019 -
Could deafness be reversed? Scientists re-grow damaged hair cells

The Plain Truth News
Jan 6, 2019 -
The Incredible Story of America's Lost 1939 Antarctic Snow Cruiser

The Plain Truth News
Jan 6, 2019 -
At least seven killed after two big rigs collide and ignite a massive fireball on Florida freeway

Hickory Motor Speedway News
Jan 2, 2019 -
2019 Schedule

Hickory Motor Speedway News
Jan 2, 2019 -
HMS Swamp Meet in Feb

Bowman Gray Stadium News
Jan 2, 2019 -
2019 SCHEDULE

Drive For Diversity Program News
Jan 2, 2019 -
BROOKE STORER JOINS NASCAR’S DRIVE FOR DIVERSITY

The Plain Truth News
Dec 27, 2018 -
When Christmas was illegal in America

The Plain Truth News
Dec 27, 2018 -
THE MYTH OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM EXPOSED

The Plain Truth News
Dec 27, 2018 -
AMERICANS RESIST: 1+ Million Gun Owners Refuse to Obey Ban, No One Turning in Magazines


Please patronize our sponsors!
Indmar Coatings


Tamco Paint.Com NOW ONLINE


Tamco Marine-Fleet-OEM Coatings

Legend
  2:15am   Past Hour
  1:15am   1-4 hrs old
  10:15pm   4-12 hrs
  2:15pm   12-24 hrs
  2:15am   Over 24 hrs
     Registered Key
     Referred Key
RaceRap News & Messageboard  Page topnews: Viewing Top News Article
   Viewing Top News Article
Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Doug Coby Prepared for Solid Run At NAPA Spring Sizzler®
Apr 21, 2018 - updated Apr 21st, 2018 3:25pm
Web posted by Scott Running

--

(Stafford Springs, CT)---Doug Coby comes into the 2018 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season in search of a 5th consecutive championship. His quest though, has gotten off to a slow start for the 2nd consecutive season. Last year Coby finished 13th and 31st in the first two races before a 2nd place finish in the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® got his season turned around. Coby is once again looking to the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® to get his season back on track after finishes of 14th and 6th in the first two races of 2018.

“A stronger start to the season would have been ideal, but it hasn’t been as bad as it could have been,” said Coby. “We qualified good at Thompson but got into a couple of jingles during the race and bent the car up and we still finished 6th. We could have even gotten as high as second with the car being bent up, but with a 36 car field we also could have finished 34th or 35th. So it hasn’t been an ideal start, but it’s better than the start we got off to last year for sure. It’s been good timing to come to Stafford where we run so well. Last year we set the track record in qualifying and finished 2nd in the race. Coming home to Stafford is always nice for us, no matter how the season has started.”

When it comes to the Whelen Modified Tour and Stafford, Coby has been the man to beat over the last three years. In the 11 NWMT races run at Stafford since 2015, Coby has 4 wins and 3 second place finishes to go along with 7 pole positions. Coby has qualified in the top-3 in 10 consecutive Stafford races, including a run of 6 consecutive pole positions from the 2015 NAPA Fall Final through the 2017 NAPA Spring Sizzler®.

“We went winless at Stafford last year for the first time since 2011 so we want to redeem ourselves with a good run in the Sizzler,” said Coby. “We’re hungry for a win. I think I bring a little extra to the table as far as knowing the track and knowing the feel I need to have in a winning car. Usually we can figure out right from the first couple of laps we turn in practice whether we need to make small tweaks or start hammering away at the setup. All the guys I’ve worked with over the years have been able to hone in on what I like in a car and how I get around the track. We have a large notebook to work off of from previous years. Out of all the tracks we go to on the Tour schedule, Stafford has the most tricks that you can pull out of your bag as a driver. It all comes down to years of experience because Stafford seems to change from race to race so your notes from the last race might not always work at the next Stafford race.”

With three career NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® wins to his credit, a fourth win would move Coby into a tie with Mike Stefanik for second place on the all-time NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® winners list, 2 wins behind Ted Christopher, who has the most career Sizzler® wins with 6.

“It’s pretty crazy when you start looking at numbers. You know you’re doing something right if you can tie Mike Stefanik or get close to tying Teddy Christopher in any records at Stafford. Chipping away at the Sizzler win numbers would be really special.”

When Coby scored his first career NWMT victory 12 years ago in the NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler®, he used an off-sequence pit strategy to work his way into the lead and then went on to win the race. With new pit rules in effect limiting teams to one tire per pit stop, Coby thinks that could lead to another surprise winner in “The Greatest Race in the History of Spring.”

“We didn’t have the new pit rules for the Sizzler last year and that’s definitely going to change things up. We just have to pit when the cautions fall and do whatever our crew chiefs call for,” said Coby. “With the extra 50 laps in the Sizzler, it tends to create a long green flag run at some point during the race and it’s hard to predict exactly when that will happen. Depending on the severity of the caution flags, we could be planning to come in and get 2 or 3 tires but if it’s a quick yellow and we’re going back to green pretty quickly then we might only have time for 1 tire. It’s going to change the complexion of the race and I’m sure it’s going to be better for the fans. There’s a likelihood of some improbable circumstances that might lead to a win for someone who maybe isn’t expected to win the race or someone that had trouble during the race and was forced to go to an alternative pit strategy.”

The 47th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler® takes the green flag April 27-29. Tickets for the “Greatest Race in the History of Spring” are on sale now at the Speedway Box Office. Tickets are priced at $40.00 for adult general admission tickets, $5.00 for children ages 6-14, and children ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating is priced at $42.00 for all ages. As always, Stafford Motor Speedway offers free parking with overnight parking available. Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday admission. All ticket prices include 10% CT Admission Tax. Discount Tickets are now available at participating NAPA Auto Parts stores. For a full list of the 72 participating locations throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont, please call the speedway office or point your web browser to www.staffordmotorspeedway.com/participating-napa-auto-parts-stores.

For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.


Home  |  Contact

(c) Copyright 2019 RaceRap, LLC

[ Go To Top of Page ]

Tracksdie Weather


Driver Web Sites - Click Here

Advertisers









Tracks

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

RACERAP TOP NEWS
RACERAP TOP NEWS

RaceRap News & Photo Page
RaceRap News & Photo Page

Dillon Motor Speedway
Dillon Motor Speedway

Caraway Speedway
Caraway Speedway

Hickory Motor Speedway
Hickory Motor Speedway

Driver & Team Press Releases
Driver & Team Press Releases

Florence Motor Speedway
Florence Motor Speedway

Coastal Plains Raceway Park
Coastal Plains Raceway Park

Richmond International Raceway
Richmond International Raceway

Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Beach Speedway

Southside Speedway
Southside Speedway

Southern National Motorsports Park
Southern National Motorsports Park

Mountain View Speedway
Mountain View Speedway

Editorial

Lonesome Pine Raceway
Lonesome Pine Raceway

ACE Speedway
ACE Speedway

Wake County Speedway
Wake County Speedway



Series

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

Pass Series Racing
Pass Series Racing

UARA Series
UARA Series

MiniStock Mayhem Series
MiniStock Mayhem Series

South East Limited Late Models Series
South East Limited Late Models Series


RaceRap, LLC

RaceRap