Ryan Preece is making his return to the New England racing scene this season.
While he continues his full-time effort with JTG Daughtery Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Preece confirmed via Twitter Wednesday that he will be competing during the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in June.
Preece, the 2013 Whelen Modified Tour champion, has three victories in 44 starts at Thompson. He won two of the four events at the Connecticut oval in 2017, and has finished fourth or better in four of his last six starts. He has 22 career Whelen Modified Tour wins over 12 years of competition.
At Thompson specifically, Preece has two career Sunoco Modified championships (’12 & ’14) running in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.
In his first nine races with JTG this season in the Cup Series, Preece has a best finish of eighth, which came in the 61st annual running of the Daytona 500.
The June Whelen Modified Tour race at Thompson will be the second of four appearances at the .625-mile oval this season. Justin Bonsignore won the Icebreaker 150 on April 7.