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Nascar: Whelen Modified Tour Stafford Motor Speedway

NASCAR WHELEN MODFIIED TOUR - STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY
NASCAR WHELEN MODFIIED TOUR - STAFFORD MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Darren McCollester/Getty Images for NASCAR

Nashville has always loved it's motor sports racing, which not only includes round-track racing and drag-racing, but also dirt track racing in some of the surrounding areas of Middle Tennessee. With not a lot of action at the local tracks for Nashville sports this summer, we looked around for some recent NASCAR racing to fill the void for our motor sports racing fans, in the meantime.

We found some photos from a recent NASCAR race at the Whelen Modified Tour Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut, and while we didn't find any of our Nashville based drivers in the group, we thought it would be entertaining to see these drivers from a different track in a far-away state as they pursue their racing careers in hope of getting the pole at some future NASCAR race.

As you check out the attached slideshow of racing photos, think about Nashville and all the racing we used to have here often, and many of us still wish it could be like the old days. Nashville motorsports may soon be back on track, stay tuned.

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The attached photos are from photographer Darren McCollester/Getty Images for NASCAR.

Photo 1: Shawn Solomito driver of the #89 Cystic Fibrosis Fdn./Acme Sanitary Chevrolet prepares for practice prior to the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford Motor Speedway May 23, 2014 in Stafford, Connecticut.

Photo 2: Drivers sign autographs prior to the running of the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford Motor Speedway May 23, 2014.

Photo 3: Richie Pallai Jr., driver of the #39 MAHLE Performance/Lucas Oil Chevrolet crashes during practice prior to the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford, Connecticut.

Photo 4: Tommy Barrett Jr., driver of the #22 Canto Paving/Ferguson Waterworks Chevrolet prepares for practice prior to the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford Motor Speedway May 23, 2014.

Photo 5: Crew members work on the #51chem3.com Chevrolet car prior practice prior to the TSI Harley-Davidson 125 at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford, Connecticut.