NASCAR Modifieds Heading To Iowa In 2020

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The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will make its debut at Iowa Speedway in 2020. (Dick Ayers photo)

NEWTON, Iowa – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will visit Iowa Speedway for the first time in 2020.

NASCAR’s oldest division will join the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Iowa Speedway on July 31-Aug. 1, 2020.

“I don’t know that I’ve ever felt this much excitement about an upcoming season,” said Iowa Speedway President David Hyatt. “From the fans to competitors and media, it’s industry-wide excitement and we are already looking forward to it.

“The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Iowa Speedway are a perfect match.”

Even though the modern era of the Whelen Modified Tour started in 1985, the first recorded NASCAR Modified race was held in 1948 on the sands of Daytona Beach and won by Red Byron, who eventually was crowned NASCAR’s first champion.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to expose fans in the Midwest to the type of racing fans in New England and a few other places have loved for years with the Whelen Modified Tour,” said Brandon Thompson, Managing Director, NASCAR Touring Series.

Iowa Speedway has also confirmed the dates for its other events next year.

The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series will join the NASCAR Xfinity Series for a weekend doubleheader on June 13-14, 2020.

Next on the schedule will be a doubleheader featuring the ARCA Menards Series and NTT IndyCar Series. ARCA will take to the track on July 17, with the NTT IndyCar Series visiting the track on July 18.

Iowa Speedway’s schedule will conclude on July 31-Aug. 1 with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and NASCAR Xfinity Series doubleheader.