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Hampstead's Seuss fourth in Whelen Modified race
Doug Coby, of Milford, Conn., celebrates his win in the Town Fair Tire NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour 100. (Bruce Taylor/Union Leader)
His previous-best finish at NHMS was a seventh last July. He ran third or fourth for most of Saturday's race.
Seuss, who is working for his engine builder in North Carolina, is tied for third place in points on the Whelen Southern Modified tour.
He likely won't be at the Modified race when NASCAR returns here in September, because of a scheduling conflict with the Southern tour.
Doug Coby won the Town Fair Tire race, which featured a record 34 lead changes.Ted Christopher was second and Ryan Preece, who had won the last three races in the series, was third.
Veteran Ken Schrader will drive for North Haverhill native Frank Stoddard Jr. on Sunday and start 37th in the Camping World RV Sales Sprint Cup 301.
Stoddard's team has finished in the top 20 twice in the last three races and has used a different driver in each event.Boris Said was 18th on the road course at Sonoma, Schrader was 29th at Kentucky and Terry Labonte was 19th at Daytona last week.
Schrader, 58, has three races left for Stoddard, including at Homestead in the season finale, and said that will likely close out his Cup career.
He intends to continue racing his dirt car.
Stoddard said he is not yet sure who will drive his No. 32 Ford when the series returns here in September.
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Other Foundation events this year are scheduled around races at Michigan International Speedway (Aug. 18), Atlanta Motor Speedway (Sept. 1), Charlotte Motor Speedway (Oct.12) and Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 10).