NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Event At Martinsville Speedway Officially Postponed

In May 2019 NASCAR and Martinsville Speedway officials made the announcement many competitors and fans of the Whelen Modified Tour had been waiting to hear for years. 

The Whelen Modified Tour would return to Martinsville Speedway for the first time in a decade in 2020. 

Now that dream return to Martinsville for the Modified Tour has officially been put on hold thanks to the nightmare that is the COVID-19 global pandemic.

NASCAR announced Friday that the Cup Series weekend scheduled for May 8-9 at Martinsville Speedway has been postponed. The weekend was to include the Whelen Modified Tour running on May 8. 

The statement from NASCAR read: “NASCAR is postponing the scheduled events on May 8-9 at Martinsville Speedway. Our intention remains to run all 36 races, with a potential return to racing without fans in attendance in May at a date and location to be determined. The health and safety of our competitors, employees, fans, and the communities in which we run continues to be our top priority. We will continue to consult with health experts and local, state and federal officials as we assess future scheduling options.”

Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell released the following statement: “We want to thank all of our dedicated fans who were set to join us during our May race weekend and our first NASCAR Cup Series race under the lights. The well-being and safety of our patrons, NASCAR stakeholders, employees and our community continues to be our number one priority. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times and we look forward to having everyone back in the near future to help us make history once again at Martinsville Speedway.”

No announcements have been made concerning if or when the Whelen Modified Tour will have the chance to reschedule the Martinsville event.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour last ran at Martsinville in 2010.

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  1. Alan Farmer says

    Are you going to racing ar wall studium this year

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