NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour is back in action at Martinsville Speedway this week, bringing a stacked field with it.
The tour will kick off this Thursday with the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 200 at Martinsville Speedway, running at 8 p.m. ET with streaming coverage on TrackPass. It will mark the tour’s first race at Martinsville since 2010, ran as an entry into a race weekend headlined by the NASCAR Cup Series night race on Saturday night.
There are 40 cars on the entry list for the race, led by two-time champion Justin Bonsignore. He’s one of nine drivers on the 2021 entry list that ran in 2010, including that year’s winner Bobby Santos III of Franklin, MA
Cup Series regulars Ryan Newman and Ryan Preece are each entered, as are modified aces like Craig Lutz, Doug Coby and two-time Southern Modified Tour champ Andy Seuss.
With the sheer number of contenders, Thursday’s race promises to be a prestigious one for the Modified field. This year’s return will be a 200-lap race, providing time for the leaders to navigate traffic and conserve tires.