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Fuller family tradition continues at NHMS with NWMT debut of Rob in Mod

Posted on January 30 , 2010 by Rob Fuller

CHINA GROVE, NC (June 23, 2009) – When you mention the last name of Fuller in the New England Modified ranks, thoughts immediately go to championship brothers Jeff and Rick Fuller.

With a Fuller starting every NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race ever run at the one-mile oval of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a new first name and face is set to carry on the tradition. Rob Fuller, 34, is the son of Bobby and will debut his own No. 71 Draco Springs Modified for this Saturday’s race.

Fuller, who is also one of the R’s of R3 Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, will have his hands full driving the Whelen Modified and calling the shots for Ken Butler III in the Nationwide race – all in one day. His daily duty of overseeing the day-to-day operations of R3 Motorsports allows him time, but not much, to build and race Modifieds under his Rob Fuller Motorsports (RFM) banner.

Fuller has some mighty big shoes to fill this weekend. Uncle Jeff was the 1992 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion before moving to the NASCAR Nationwide Series ranks in 1995. He left the Modified Tour with 31 victories to his credit. Uncle Rick, younger brother of Jeff, was the 1993 NWMT Champion and retired in 2007 with 20 race-winning trophies to his credit.

Making his NWMT debut at NHMS seemed like the natural thing to do. The native of Massachusetts held his first checkered flag at age five in the victory lane of Thompson (Conn) Speedway. And, he comes from a family with more than 250 victories up and down the East Coast in various divisions.

Rob Fuller, driver: “This is going to be a pretty big deal for me this weekend. First, I’m making my NWMT 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. 71 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.”

Rob Fuller Motorsports Press Release