NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Brings Back Qualifying Redraw For Selected 2024 Events

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications)

A chunk of the 2024 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season will operate with a wrinkle in how some of the fastest cars line up to start races.

A re-draw process will be implemented for select Modified Tour races, beginning with the May 4 event at New Hampshire’s Monadnock Speedway.

At events where the re-draw procedure is implemented, the following policy/procedure will be used:

  1. The fastest qualifier will draw a pill to determine the number of drivers that will re-draw for their starting positions.
    a. 4, 6, 8 or 10 positions will re-draw.
  2. Once the fastest qualifier draws the initial pill, NASCAR will have the various buckets ready to immediately start the re-draw procedure. Drivers will re-draw in their qualifying order (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 – however many are applicable).
  3. The pole position and any bonus will be awarded to the fastest qualifier and will be the pole of record.
  4. Driver introductions will be done by qualifying order.
  5. When the field rolls off for pace laps, the cars will re-align themselves by how they re-drew their starting positions as the cars roll off.
  6. If qualifying is rained out, the field will be set by the rule book. The re-draw procedure will still take place based on the rain lineup. Pole awards are not paid on rain lineups.


  1. Suitcase Jake says

    Excellent move, Shake it up a little, take away some of the follow the leader type races that were aligned by fastest to slowest… Make more passing possible, They are starting to listen … Only good can come from that….

  2. Sharpie Fan says

    Which “select Modified Tour races”?

  3. I think this is a great idea! #1 still gets the pole award and there should be more racing up front at the start.

  4. Sharpie Fan,
    From what I’m hearing, races where there is no tire change.

  5. Nice compromise. Really like they’re going as deep as 8 and 10 although I bet all the pills for the first one will be 4 to ease them into the procedure.
    The 51 started 10 events at an average starting position of 1.2 and won 4 starting on the pole. That is very likely not be happen again in 2024 since 3 of the 4 were on shorter tracks and two in no scheduled tire change races.

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