RaceDayCT Daily Poll: Your Thoughts On The Whelen Tour At Langley Versus the Spring Sizzler At Stafford

Monday NASCAR announced that the Whelen Modified Tour will run on April 23 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. The event will coincide with the running of the 50th NAPA Spring Sizzler at Stafford Speedway. Today’s Daily Poll question asks your opinion on NASCAR scheduling the event at Langley. Vote below.


  1. William Kenney says

    Unbelievable, but not surprised!

  2. only 9 cars ran all the races last year no big deal they are hoping the southern guys will show up the owners will make more money going to Safford

  3. Dave Mac,
    Actually 12 teams ran all 14 Whelen Modified Tour events in 2021.

  4. I don’t understand what everyone is upset about. Maybe I’m wrong but didn’t Stafford drop NASCAR and didn’t Stafford decide not to have the Tour run the Sizzler? I love Stafford and think it’s a great short track and I’m sure the Sizzler will be a success. But they broke up with the tour and expected them to stick around anyways. NASCAR scheduled a tour race same weekend but hundreds of miles away. How many full time tour teams/drivers actually run each open show? Stafford will get their usual open cars and the Tour will get the full time teams and everyone still in the points hunt that early in the season.

  5. Nerfbarsmurf says

    On the brite side I can watch both races live. Stafford on Floracing and Langley on Trackpass. Hopefully good fields and fans turnout to support both tracks. I’m confident Stafford will do just that. More exposure for open wheel stock car racing!!! Again looking at the glass half full. You can also say Nascar is sticking it to Stafford which is unfortunate.

  6. Nerfbarsmurf,
    I’m not sure “TrackPass” is where you’ll be accessing Whelen Modified Tour events for 2022. TrackPass is part of NBCSports, which is expected to shut down by the end of the year. It hasn’t been made clear yet where certain items that had been available through subscription will land. According to the TrackPass page it looks like all subscriptions are set to end on Dec. 31, 2021.

  7. Nerfbarsmurf says

    Thanks for the info on that. As a subscriber I’ll get an email at some point. I’d expect some rebranding again. Had the service as Fanschoice too.

  8. Stuart A Fearn says

    I’m shocked 26% (as of my vote) feel NASCAR just happened to choose that date out of thin air. If you don’t see what’s going on you just haven’t been paying attention. Sorry that’s just the facts. True, Stafford broke up with NASCAR and feelings are hurt. It is hurtful to the sport in general I think, this power struggle. This will be one to watch, on one hand Stafford seems to have the upper hand with FLO streaming, SRX national audience last year (HUGE), adopted home of modifieds, and so head and shoulders above other facilities it is laughable, while at the same time NASCAR does not care about the money and can afford to operate at a loss if they choose to target opposition.
    Now the silly season is between promoters, series, and tracks!

  9. Might be time to stop thinking about the Sizzler in terms of the tour modified race. One might assume it will be like last year. Two separate events each having a separate focus and different audiences. Headlined by the GSPSS series if it’s like last year and the tour modifieds but including the weekly divisions Stafford in 100% committed to and want to highlight even further when special events roll around.
    Mark Arute made it clear in an Unmuffled that phasing out touring divisions has been a process over years. For 2022 the focus will be providing great racing on a weekly basis that fans can enjoy in person and a top quality streaming product fans can subscribe to. Special events headlined by something different but also including the best lineup of weekly divisions in the Northeast.
    The Thompson NWMT date shows anything is possible but the Langley date says no NWMT dates at Stafford in 2022. 7 open shows sounds like too many to me but maybe it’s the new reality.
    Stafford and Tri Track both dormant on schedule releases. Or purposely quiet in unison?

  10. Stafford has been changing their business model to what it best for Stafford. NASCAR still thinks their way works and refuses to work with northern tracks after doing so to some extent during COVID. As a little normalcy has returned so has NASCAR’s standard way of doing business, which northern track owners don’t agree with. Now NASCAR is going to get pouty and schedule events against major open races up here. NASCAR seems to be looking to do away with the WMT, just like they did away with the Busch North series. I really don’t think it will have much effect on the quality of racing around here. I’m just looking for some good Modified racing in New England, and I’m sure there will still be some GREAT Modified racing in the northeast in 2022!

  11. The surprising thing to me is that there are 127 individuals under the age of about 12 years old that follow this racedayct site. Or, for other reasons, are completely naive about the way the world works, especially the way the evil empire of nascrap works. Getserious

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