WHELEN MODIFIED TOUR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
· Fourteen Race
Schedule Covers Seven Tracks
· Pair Of Special Non-Points Events Provide Additional
2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule features a
strong lineup of traditional dates along with a pair
of marquee non-points events.
The Whelen Modified Tour’s 29th season will see 14
championship points events spread across four
states. Added to the season-opening non-points UNOH
Battle At The Beach at Daytona International
Speedway is another special event paired with the
June visit to New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
When the tour makes its summer visit to New
Hampshire, the points race on Saturday, July 12,
will be preceded by a unique, invitation-only 25-lap
shootout the day before. The race will feature a
limited field and is only open to past NASCAR Whelen
Modified and Whelen Southern Modified Tour champions
and race winners, along with 2013 Sunoco Rookies of
the Year for both tours.
“The passionate Modified fans take their racing very
seriously,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice
president, regional and touring series. “This year’s
calendar will give those fans ample opportunity to
enjoy the thunder of the Whelen Modified Tour cars
along with its many stars at tremendous racing
The 2014 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule
Daytona International Speedway – The season will get
underway on Feb. 18 with a non-championship race for
the second straight season on the short-track oval
at the “World Center of Racing.”
Thompson Speedway – The racy .625-mile oval will
host the regular season opener on April 6 with the
Icebreaker. The campaign will also conclude at
Thompson in the World Series on Oct. 19. Another
Thompson date is set for Aug. 13.
Stafford Motor Speedway – The Connecticut track will
have its four traditional Whelen Modified Tour dates
for the 23rd consecutive season, highlighted by the
Spring Sizzler (April 27) and Fall Final (Sept. 28).
Those two dates bookend Friday night Stafford events
on May 23 and Aug. 8.
Waterford Speedbowl – The tour returns for the 20th
time to take on the .375-mile oval situated on the
Connecticut shoreline on June 21.
Riverhead Raceway – The venerable quarter-mile track
will host a pair of events – June 28 and Sept. 13 –
just as it did a season ago and has hosted the tour
in each of its first 29 seasons.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway – The tour again shares
the stage with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for both
visits to the Magic Mile. The July 12 event will be
preceded on the day before by the special
non-championship event. The second date is set for
Monadnock Speedway – The cozy quarter-mile track
located in Winchester, N.H., will host its 10th
Whelen Modified Tour race on July 19.
Bristol Motor Speedway – The World’s Fastest Half
Mile again hosts the Whelen Modified-Whelen Southern
Modified Tour combination event at Bristol (Tenn.)
Motor Speedway as part of a doubleheader with the
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Aug. 20.
Earlier this year at Thompson, Ryan Preece captured
his first NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship.
Preece, along with the six other NASCAR touring
series champions and special award winners, will be
honored at the NASCAR Night of Champions Awards on
Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Charlotte (N.C.)
Convention Center next to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
2014 NASCAR WHELEN
MODIFIED TOUR SCHEDULE
Date Track / (Length) / Location
Tue., Feb. 18 *^ Daytona International Speedway (.4-mile) Daytona
Sun., April 6 Thompson Speedway (.625-mile) Thompson, Conn.
Sun., April 27 Stafford Motor Speedway (.5-mile) Stafford, Conn.
Fri., May 23 Stafford Motor Speedway (.5-mile) Stafford, Conn.
Sat., June 21 Waterford Speedbowl (.375-mile) Waterford, Conn.
Sat., June 28 Riverhead Raceway (.25-mile) Riverhead, N.Y.
Fri., July 11 ^ New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile) Loudon, N.H.
Sat., July 12 New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile) Loudon, N.H.
Sat., July 19 Monadnock Speedway (.25-mile) Winchester, N.H.
Fri., Aug. 8 Stafford Motor Speedway (.5-mile) Stafford, Conn.
Wed., Aug. 13 Thompson Speedway (.625-mile) Thompson, Conn.
Wed., Aug. 20 * Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile) Bristol, Tenn.
Sat., Sept. 13 Riverhead Raceway (.25-mile) Riverhead, N.Y.
Sat., Sept. 20 New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1.058-mile) Loudon, N.H.
Sun., Sept. 28 Stafford Motor Speedway (.5-mile) Stafford, Conn.
Sun., Oct. 19 Thompson International Speedway (.625-mile) Thompson,
* Combination race with NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour
^ Non-points event
Source: Jason Christley / NASCAR