Whelen To Back Musket 250 At New Hampshire

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Burt Myers (11) leads Doug Coby during the inaugural NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Dick Ayers photo)

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway announced Monday that Whelen Engineering Company will sponsor the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 250 on Sept. 21, part of the track’s Full Throttle Fall Weekend.

The two-day event will be headlined by the stars of the NASCAR modifieds, who will take center stage for the longest and richest race on the series schedule, which will now be known as the Musket 250 presented by Whelen.

“We are thrilled to build on our already longstanding partnership with a company as innovative as Whelen,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “Our operations and maintenance teams rely on Whelen products every day to ensure the safety of our staff, guests, drivers and fans, and what better way than to add their name to the most intense race on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.”

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The new Musket 250 logo.

Whelen has been a longtime partner of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, dating back to when the facility opened in 1990, and served as the entitlement sponsor for the Whelen Modified All-Star Shootout in both 2014 and 2017.

All of the speedway’s safety equipment, such as cleanup trucks, jet driers and sweepers, are outfitted with a variety of Whelen lights. In addition, the green, yellow and red warning lights used around the race track – as well as other portable lights used around the NHMS grounds – are all from Whelen.

“We are very excited to continue our relationship with New Hampshire Motor Speedway,” said Peter Tiezzi III, motorsports general manager at Whelen Engineering Company. “Full Throttle Fall Weekend will continue to deliver exciting racing for everyone in attendance.”