Seven tracks across four states will play host to the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour championship chase in 2014.
The schedule features eight events in Connecticut next year at the state’s three NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioned tracks.
The schedule also features two non-points events for the division. The first non-points event is a return to Daytona International Speedway for the exhibition Battle at the Beach on Feb. 18. The second non-points event is the addition of a new 25-lap shootout at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The event, on July 11, will feature a limited field and is only open to past Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen Southern Modified Tour champions and race winners, along with 2013 Sunoco Rookies of the Year from both divisions.
“The passionate Modified fans take their racing very seriously,” George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series said in a release. “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 facilities.”
Stafford Motor Speedway will host the division four times, Thompson Speedway three times and the Waterford Speedbowl once.
The series open its season on April 6 at Thompson Speedway and also closes its season at Thompson Oct. 19. The division also visits Thompson Aug. 13. The series makes stops at Stafford Motor Speedway on April 27, May 23, Aug. 8 and Sept. 28. The lone visit to Waterford for the series will take place on June 21.
Beyond the Connecticut events the division will have its regular two points races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (July 12, Sept. 20), two events at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway (June 28, Sept. 13), one event at Bristol Motor Speedway (Aug. 20) and one at Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, N.H. (July 19).