Auto Racing

Last Lap Crash Opens Door For Chase Dowling At Loudon

The theater that is last lap drama for the Whelen Modified Tour at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is part of NASCAR legend.

But when it was announced that the Whelen Modified Tour would run a 250-lap event at the inaugural Full Throttle Weekend at NHMS, many wondered if extending the distance of the race 150 laps beyond the norm for the division at the track would sap away the drama.

The answer came Saturday in the inaugural Musket 250.

No matter the distance, the drama remained.

In an epic closing lap, it was Chase Dowling avoiding the first- and second-place cars wrecking in front of him through the final corners to win.

It was the first career Whelen...