2022 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at New Smyrna Speedway

Breaking Down The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

Breaking Down The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

The 2022 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule includes new venues and traditional stops at race tracks along the east coast from New Hampshire to Florida.

Jan 20, 2022 by Brandon Paul
Breaking Down The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

NASCAR’s oldest division is in store for a good mixture of new race tracks and old fixtures during the 2022 season. In November, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour officials confirmed a 16-race schedule for next season that will include stops at seven tracks the tour didn’t visit in 2021.

The 16 races on the 2022 schedule is the most for the popular touring series since 2019. In 2020, the schedule was limited to just nine races during a time when race tracks navigated COVID-19 restrictions. This past season, the schedule increased to 14 races. 

Now, the tour will add two more races to the schedule to match the number of races completed in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  

What’s New?

  • For the first time ever, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will kick off the season with a trip to Florida to compete at New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday, February 12. The race will be the first Modified race of the popular World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing event at New Smyrna. 

  • For the first time since 1998, NASCAR’s oldest division will compete at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, New Hampshire on Saturday, May 21. 

  • JDV Productions, the promotional group behind the return to Lee, will also bring the tour back to Claremont Motorsports Park in Claremont, New Hampshire for the first time since 2007 on Friday, July 29. 

  • Following a one-year hiatus in 2021, the tour will return to the high banks of Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, New Hampshire on Saturday, June 18. 

  • Wall Stadium Speedway, another track that didn’t host the tour in 2021, returns to the schedule for the first time since May 2019. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour stars and cars will head to the Jersey shore oval on Saturday, July 9. 

  • Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, a staple on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule, returns in 2022 after a one-year hiatus. The tour will compete during a special Wednesday night show on August 17 before returning to the Sunoco World Series weekend on Saturday, October 8. 

  • On Saturday, August 27 the tour will head south to Virginia’s Langley Speedway for the first time since June 2018. 

What's The Same?

  • A trip to Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway on Saturday, May 14 will be the first of three stops at the track in 2022. Riverhead will be the only track to host three NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events next season, with the final two events taking place on Saturday, June 25 and Saturday, September 17.

  • After finding a home at Jennerstown Speedway during the COVID-19 shortened 2020 season, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will return to the track for a third straight year on Saturday, May 28. 

  • For the sixth straight year, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will travel to Oswego Speedway on Saturday, September 3. The tour race will once again be a part of the Budweiser Classic Weekend at the “Steel Palace.” 

What’s Cool?

  • The ground-pounding Modifieds will visit 13 tracks in seven different states during the course of the upcoming season: Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. 

  • Martinsville Speedway, which hosted the tour opener last season, will now be the home of the season finale on Thursday, October 27. 

  • The finale at Martinsville is one of three occasions the Whelen Modified Tour will share the spotlight with the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022. The tour will also compete during Cup weekends at Richmond Raceway (April 1) and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 16). 

  • The state of New Hampshire will host four NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events at four different tracks in 2022. That ties the state of New York for the most out of any state in the nation; however, three of the New York events will be held at Riverhead Raceway. 

  • Virginia is for lovers, and next season it will also be a home away from home for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as well. The tour will make three stops in Old Dominion, with stops at Richmond, Langley and Martinsville spread throughout the year. 

  • As announced during NASCAR Awards week in Nashville, every NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event will be streamed live exclusively on FloRacing in 2022. If you’re not already a FloRacing subscriber, you can become one today by clicking here

Complete 2022 Schedule

DateRace / Track
Saturday, February 12New Smyrna Speedway
Friday, April 1Richmond Raceway
Saturday, May 14Riverhead Raceway
Saturday, May 21Lee USA Speedway
Saturday, May 28Jennerstown Speedway
Saturday, June 18Monadnock Speedway
Saturday, June 25Riverhead Raceway
Saturday, July 9Wall Stadium
Saturday, July 16New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Friday, July 29Claremont Motorsports Park
Wednesday, August 17Thompson Speedway
Saturday, August 27Langley Speedway
Saturday, September 3Oswego Speedway
Saturday, September 17Riverhead Raceway
Saturday, October 8Thompson Speedway
Thursday, October 27Martinsville Speedway