and VERSUS announced the broadcast schedule for the NASCAR Whelen Modified
and NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tours in 2010.
VERSUS’ first NASCAR race will feature the Whelen Modified Tour’s annual
appearance at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway and the first Whelen Southern
Modified Tour broadcast will be its stop at historic Bowman Gray Stadium in
VERSUS’ on-air schedule will include nine races between the two Tours with
the premiere one-hour race telecast airing on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET. All
races will air again the Sunday following the initial telecast.
“NASCAR is very pleased with the relationship that has been developed with
VERSUS to carry Modified racing to its loyal fan base,” said George
Silbermann, NASCAR managing director of racing operations. “The time slots
for the broadcasts are very fan-friendly, and this schedule includes some
great venues in which to introduce VERSUS viewers to NASCAR Modified
In addition to Riverhead, the Whelen Modified Tour broadcast schedule will
also include August dates at longtime Modified strongholds Stafford ( Conn.
) Motor Speedway and Thompson ( Conn. ) International Speedway as well as
the last two races of the season, also at Stafford and Thompson. The Whelen
Southern Modified Tour broadcast schedule also includes the August date at
Caraway Speedway (Asheboro, N.C.) and September races at Langley (Va.)
Speedway and Tri-County Motor Speedway ( Hudson , N.C. ).
“Motorsports fans have been tuning in to VERSUS for the most in-depth and
all-encompassing coverage of the IZOD IndyCar Series and we look forward to
diversifying our on-air offerings to include coverage of NASCAR Modified
racing to our 2010 schedule,” said Jeff Goldberg, Vice President of
Programming for VERSUS.
VERSUS’ schedule, combined with SPEED’s coverage of seven races between the
two Tours, means that that nine of the 14 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour races
will be shown on national television in 2010 as well as seven of the 10
NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour events. It was previously announced
that SPEED would air seven races between the two Tours .
The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour’s 2010 season opens this weekend at
Thompson. Activities for the Icebreaker will begin with practice and
qualifying on Saturday, April 10, and the 150-lap race is slated for Sunday,
VERSUS Race Schedule
Tour / Venue / Race Date / Premiere Date / Re-Air Date
NWMT - Riverhead Raceway, July 31, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., Aug. 8, 11 p.m.
NWMT - Stafford Motor Speedway, Aug. 6, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Aug. 15, 11
NWSMT - Bowman Gray Stadium, Aug. 7, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Aug. 22, 11
NWMT - Thompson International Speedway, Aug. 12, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.,
Aug. 29, 12 a.m.
NWSMT - Caraway Speedway, Aug. 28, Sept. 1, 7 p.m., Sept. 5, 11 p.m.
NWSMT - Langley Speedway, Sept. 4, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Sept. 12, 11 p.m.
NWSMT - Tri-County Motor Speedway, Sept. 15, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Oct.
3, 11 p.m.
NWMT - Stafford Motor Speedway, Oct. 3, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Oct. 10, 11
NWMT - Thompson International Speedway, Oct. 17, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.,
Oct. 24, 11 p.m.