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Rob Fuller Looking To Keep Family Modified Racing Legacy Going Strong At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Posted on January 30 , 2010 by Rob Fuller

From blogs.courant.com by Shawn Courchesne

The Fuller name is legendary in the ranks of the Whelen Modified Tour and a Fuller has graced the lineup of every Whelen Modified Tour event ever run at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

And despite the fact that Modified Tour championship winning brothers Jeff and Rick Fuller have both retired from the division, it looks like the legacy of the family will continue on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Rob Fuller, nephew of Jeff and Rick, will attempt to make his New Hampshire Motor Speedway debut in Saturday’s New England 100.

Rob Fuller, 34, will attempt to get the No. 71 Draco Springs Modified into the race.

It will make for a busy day at the track for Rob Fuller, who is a principal with the R3 Motorsports Nationwide Series team, which will field a team for driver Ken Butler III in Saturday’s Camping World RV Sales 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Rob Fuller, an Auburn, Mass. native who now lives in China Grove, N.C., will be looking to follow in some big footsteps set by his uncles. Jeff Fuller was the 1992 Whelen Modified Tour champion. He had 31 career victories in the division before moving on to a career in the Nationwide Series.

Rick Fuller was the 1993 Modified Tour champion. He retired from racing full-time last season after recording 20 career wins in the division.

“This is going to be a pretty big deal for me this weekend,” Rob Fuller said. “First, I’m making my [Whelen Modified Tour] debut at a track I just love. When we were looking over the Nationwide schedule trying to figure out when would be a good time to run the Modified, New Hampshire just kind of jumped out at me. With my Uncle Rick retiring at the end of last season, I knew it was up to me to keep the Fuller streak at NHMS alive. So, we got to working on the No. 17 Draco Spring car and circled this weekend on the calendar. “Yeah, I’m going to have my hands full with the Modified and making sure the Nationwide car is ready for Ken Butler III, too. Aaron’s is a great sponsor on that car and I owe it to them to be good to go for the Nationwide race. But, I’m used to being busy so this will just be one more adventure for myself and the team.”

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