Max McLaughlin Setting Sights On First NASCAR Whelen Mod Win At Stafford’s Spring Sizzler

Story By: TYLER WALKER / MAX MCLAUGHLIN RACING – MOORESVILLE, NC – Just hours after competing in the #BristolThrowdown with the Super DIRTcar Series at Bristol Motor Speedway, Max McLaughlin will be headed east to compete in round two of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s 2021 season.

This time at the famed Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT.

Twenty-Six Teams have committed to chasing Stafford glory, aiming to mark their place in history with the likes of Richie Evans, Mike Stefanik, and Ted Christopher.

McLaughlin, of Mooresville, NC in two career starts in his NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Career has not finished worse than 4th place which he has done twice. His first start at the Stafford Motor Speedway last September and this year at Martinsville Speedway.

“I’m excited to be racing the Gary Putnam Racing/CURB Records famed #77 once again in 2021. We won the North-South Shootout at Caraway Speedway at the end of last year and led laps at Martinsville Speedway earlier this month. Hopefully, we can translate both of those runs to Sunday’s event.” Max Said.

Historically, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour portion of NAPA Spring Sizzler weekend has been a weekend event. This season it has been changed to a one-day show. Drivers will have their one and only practice session of Spring Sizzler Sunday from 11:35-12:35 p.m., while qualifying begins at 3 p.m. The NAPA Auto Parts Spring Sizzler is scheduled to take the green flag at 5 p.m.

The race will air live via NBC Sports Gold and their TrackPass platform, where fans can watch Max battle for 150 laps. The race is also scheduled to air via tape delay on NBCSN on Thursday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m.

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