2022 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour at Martinsville Speedway

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Releases Largest Schedule In 19 Years

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Releases Largest Schedule In 19 Years

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour officials have released a 19-race schedule for the 2023 season, the largest schedule for the tour since the 2004 season.

Oct 27, 2022 by Brandon Paul
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Releases Largest Schedule In 19 Years

Prior to crowning a champion on Thursday at Martinsville Speedway, NASCAR officials released an ambitious schedule for the 2023 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season. The 19-race schedule, which is highlighted by the addition of North Wilkesboro Speedway, is the largest schedule for the Modified Tour since the 2004 season. 

As announced last February following a successful inaugural event at New Smyrna Speedway, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season will once again begin in New Smyrna Beach, Florida on Saturday, February 11. 

Likewise, the season will again conclude and a champion will be crowned during NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Martinsville Speedway on October 26. 

What happens between the season opener and the championship race is where things get interesting for NASCAR's oldest touring division. 

The most intriguing addition to the schedule comes in the form of the revitalized North Wilkesboro Speedway on Saturday, September 30. It is unclear at this time whether that date will be a standalone event for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour or a combination race with one of NASCAR's national series. 

In addition to North Wilkesboro, a pair of tracks will return after not being on the schedule in 2022. On Saturday, June 10 the tour will return to "The Cement Palace" known as Seekonk Speedway for the first time since the 2019 season. After a year away, Lancaster Motorplex also returns to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule on Saturday, August 5. 

The tour will once again share the spotlight with the NASCAR Cup Series on three different occasions in 2023. These occasions include a visit to Richmond Raceway on March 31, New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15 and the season finale at Martinsville Speedway on October 26. 

A handful of staple tracks on the tour will return with multiple dates during the 2023 season. Riverhead Raceway hosts three events on May 20, June 24 and September 16. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park returns with a traditional Wednesday event on August 16 and for the Sunoco World Series on Sunday, October 8. After hosting just one race in 2022, Monadnock Speedway will double the fun in 2023 with events on May 6 and September 9. 

Other events on the schedule include a return to the Jersey Shore's Wall Stadium on July 8, Virginia's Langley Speedway on August 26, and Oswego Speedway on September 2 during Bud Classic Weekend. 

Before we get to what should be an exciting 2023 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season, we still need to crown a 2022 champion. That will occur Thursday night when Modified stars battle around the paperclip at Martinsville Speedway. 

Fans unable to attend Thursday night's race will be able to watch all of the action live on FloRacing beginning with qualifying at 6 p.m. ET. If you're not already a FloRacing subscriber, click here to sign up today. 

2023 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Schedule

February 11

New Smyrna Speedway

March 31

Richmond Raceway

May 6

Monadnock Speedway

May 20

Riverhead Raceway 

May 27


June 10

Seekonk Speedway

June 24

Riverhead Raceway

July 8

Wall Stadium

July 15

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

July 29


August 5

Lancaster Motorplex

August 16

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

August 26

Langley Speedway

September 2

Oswego Speedway

September 9

Monadnock Speedway

September 16

Riverhead Raceway

September 30

North Wilkesboro Speedway

October 8

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

October 26

Martinsville Speedway