Mayhew Tools, Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7NY Back on Track Wednesday
Race Advance by Souza Media
MILFORD, Conn. – For the first time, Doug Coby will sit behind the wheel of a car prepared by Tommy Baldwin at Thompson Speedway on Wednesday night. Although the two have worked together just over one year, won races, and competed at various tracks, Thompson hasn’t come up yet on the list with Coby driving the No. 7NY.
Now, the opportunity is here for Wednesday’s NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Thompson 150 presented by FloSports.
Entering the thick of the summer and the championship battle, Coby will need a strong run at Thompson to help himself crawl back into that title battle. He is currently fourth, 42 points out of the lead, with eight races remaining. If he wants to capture his seventh championship in 2023, the time is now to start making ground.
Coby has watched Baldwin have speed at Thompson over the years. The No. 7NY has been to Victory Lane in multiple Open Modified shows in the past few years and won the pole with Jimmy Blewett driving last year during the Whelen Modified Tour event in August. In his own career at Thompson, Coby has six wins to his credit. He finished third in this race last year driving his own No. 10, and led 77 laps in the World Series last October in his own ride.
“Thompson is a track where you can move around and find what works better for you and your car,” Coby said. “It can be really fun when you come in for tires on a pit stop and then everyone tries to get back through the field. We will see how it unfolds this time around. It’s probably a lot of the drivers' odds-on favorite track to race as long as the pavement works with you and allows for a good race. Tommy’s car seems to have been good on the long run there the last few times out and it usually comes down to managing tires and not falling off on the long run lately at Thompson. I have a ton of starts there and I was lucky enough to go on a nice run of winning with the No. 2 team to win some races there. We’re looking forward to it with the Mayhew Tools team.”
Thompson’s race day schedule includes NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour practice from 4-5 p.m., followed by Mayhew Tools qualifying at 6:20 p.m., and the green flag for the Thompson 150 presented by FloSports set for 8 p.m. The event will be live streamed on FloRacing.TV.
For more information on Doug Coby, visit DougCobyRacing.com and follow his page on Facebook for the latest news and updates, including from the track on race day.
ABOUT MAYHEW TOOLS
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ABOUT DOUG COBY
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. He also made his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut in 2021 with GMS Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway. In 2022, Coby won three races with Tommy Baldwin Racing as part of a part-time effort on the Whelen Modified Tour. In 2023, he will pilot the No. 7NY for Tommy Baldwin Racing full-time on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour to chase a seventh title.