Doug Coby Set For Return To Martinsville Speedway To Close Out 2023 NASCAR Mod Tour Season
Story By: KYLE SOUZA / DOUG COBY RACING – MILFORD, CT – As a part-time campaign comes to a close on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in 2022, Doug Coby and the Mayhew Tools No. 10 team are heading south this Thursday to Martinsville Speedway.
Set to compete in the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200, Coby will look to add the historic track to his wins list and collect the special Grandfather Clock trophy.
Although Coby has multiple wins on the Whelen Modified Tour circuit this season, all of them came driving for Tommy Baldwin Racing. In fact, Coby was one of three drivers to help Baldwin Racing seal the owner’s championship on the Tour, which they will celebrate Thursday night.
With all eyes set on glory in his own ride, Coby would love to end the season for his personal race team in Victory Lane and give the Mayhew Tools team some well-deserved winning medicine. In a few starts with the team this season at Thompson Speedway, Coby has top-10 finishes in both and has led 77 laps.
“We’ve been fast with our team and that’s a good start. It gives us confidence to know that we can compete and lead laps and keep building our notebook with setups that keep tires under us for the long runs,” Coby said. “It’s really hard when you’re racing against teams that have 16 races under their belts and have tried everything and we’re still playing catch-up. Winning at Martinsville and getting the Grandfather Clock, it’s on the bucket list. It would be a huge win for my team and I, and it’s an accomplishment few people have an opportunity to do. There is a ton of history with how far back the Modifieds go at Martinsville and it’s important for our series to race there. A combination of Modified history and being on the big stage with the NASCAR Cup Series… It’s great for us.”
Martinsville Speedway’s race day schedule begins with practice from 3-4 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools pole qualifying at 5 p.m. The green flag for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers 200 will drop at 8 p.m.