Cars line up for qualifying before the NAPA Auto Parts 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Stafford Motor Speedway on September 26, 2020 in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Photo by Adam Glanzman/NASCAR
Cars line up for qualifying before the NAPA Auto Parts 150 for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Stafford Motor Speedway on September 26, 2020 in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Photo by Adam Glanzman/NASCAR

Whelen Modified Tour Announces 2021 Schedule

NASCAR announced on Friday the 2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour calendar, and the slate includes 14 races across six states – from Maine to Virginia.

The schedule is a mix of historic Modified staples, the return of a pair of tracks and an inaugural trip to an upstate New York venue.

The 2021 season will open at Martinsville Speedway on Thursday, April 8, as part of the NASCAR Cup Series weekend. It will conclude with the traditional Fall Final race weekend at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will also race on the national series weekends at Virginia’s Richmond Raceway on Sept. 10 and New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17.

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Stafford, which has hosted 132 races for the tour since tour began in 1985, will have three dates, including the season races of the season as part of its annual Spring Sizzler weekend.

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The tour will also visit Riverhead Raceway on Long Island three times: May 15, June 19 and Sept. 18. The quarter-mile bullring has hosted 64 tour races since 1985 but was unable to in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the tour’s first race at New York International Raceway in Lancaster, New York, on July 31, upstate New York will see a pair of races at Oswego Speedway — on June 12 and Sept. 4.

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine, will have a tour race for the first time since 2005 with an Aug. 21 races. The tour has run at the third-mile oval, a long-time part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series, five times between 1995-2005. Jerry Marquis won the most recent race there.

Pennsylvania’s Jennerstown Speedway, which returned to the schedule last year and had two events, will bring the tour back on May 29.

2021 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

Date Venue Location Laps Size
Thursday, April 8 Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, VA 200 0.533
Sunday, April 25 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, CT 150 0.5
Saturday, May 15 Riverhead Raceway Riverhead, NY 200 0.25
Saturday, May 29 Jennerstown Speedway Jennerstown, PA 150 0.522
Saturday, June 12 Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY 150 0.675
Saturday, June 19 Riverhead Raceway Riverhead, NY 200 0.25
Saturday, July 17 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, NH 100 1.058
Saturday, July 31 New York International Raceway Lancaster, NY 150 0.5
Friday, Aug. 6 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, CT 150 0.5
Saturday, Aug. 21 Beech Ridge Motor Speedway Scarborough, ME 200 0.333
Saturday, Sept. 4 Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY 150 0.625
Friday, Sept. 10 Richmond Raceway Richmond, VA 150 0.75
Saturday, Sept. 18 Riverhead Raceway Riverhead, NY 200 0.25
Sunday, Sept. 26 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, CT 150 0.5