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NASCAR, NBCSN announce 2019 regional series broadcast schedule

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NASCAR and the NBC Sports Group on Friday announced the 2019 broadcast schedules for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, as well as the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. All races will air on NBCSN.

The overall schedule features a total of 37 regional events at 27 different racetracks across the U.S., including each series’ openers and championship finales.

Things kick off on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. ET, with the K&N Pro Series East opener that takes place this Sunday at Central Florida’s New Smyrna Speedway.

The K&N Pro Series West season opener at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway airs Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. ET.

The Whelen Modified Tour season opener at Myrtle Beach Speedway airs Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. ET.

As for airing dates and times for each series’ championship races, they are: K&N Pro Series East, Friday, Oct. 11, at Dover International Speedway; Whelen Modified Tour, Thursday, Oct. 17, at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park; and the K&N Pro Series West, Thursday, Nov. 14, at ISM Raceway.

Here’s the full schedule (all times Eastern):

NBCSN COVERAGE
RACE DATE SERIES TRACK AIR DATE TIME
Sun, Feb 10 K&N Pro East New Smyrna Speedway Wed, Feb 13 6 p.m.
Thu, Feb 28 K&N Pro West Las Vegas Motor Speedway Tue, Mar 05 6 p.m.
Sat, Mar 16 Whelen Modified Myrtle Beach Speedway Thu, Mar 21 6 p.m.
Sat, Mar 30 Whelen Modified South Boston Speedway Wed, Apr 03 4 p.m.
Sat, Mar 30 K&N Pro West Irwindale Speedway Wed, Apr 03 6 p.m.
Sat, Apr 06 K&N Pro East Bristol Motor Speedway Thu, Apr 11 4 p.m.
Sat, May 04 K&N Pro East South Boston Speedway (Twin #1) Wed, May 08 6 p.m.
Sat, May 04 K&N Pro East South Boston Speedway (Twin #2) Thu, May 09 6 p.m.
Sat, May 11 K&N Pro West Tucson Speedway (Twin #1) Wed, May 22 4 p.m.
Sat, May 11 K&N Pro West Tucson Speedway (Twin #2) Wed, May 22 7 p.m.
Sat, May 18 Whelen Modified Wall Stadium Speedway Thu, May 23 7 p.m.
Sat, Jun 01 K&N Pro East Memphis International Raceway Wed, Jun 05 6 p.m.
Sat, Jun 01 Whelen Modified Seekonk Speedway Wed, Jun 05 7 p.m.
Sat, Jun 08 K&N Pro West Colorado National Speedway Thu, Jun 13 6 p.m.
Sat, Jun 15 K&N Pro East Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thu, Jun 20 6 p.m.
Sat, Jun 22 K&N Pro West Sonoma Raceway Thu, Jun 27 6 p.m.
Sat, Jun 29 K&N Pro West Douglas County Speedway Thu, Jul 04 6 p.m.
Fri, Jul 19 Whelen Modified New Hampshire Motor Speedway (All-Star) Thu, Jul 25 6 p.m.
Sat, Jul 20 K&N Pro East New Hampshire Motor Speedway Mon, Jul 29 6 p.m.
Sat, Jul 20 Whelen Modified New Hampshire Motor Speedway Wed, Jul 31 6 p.m.
Fri, Jul 26 K&N Pro East/West Iowa Speedway Wed, Jul 31 7 p.m.
Fri, Aug 02 K&N Pro East Watkins Glen International Wed, Aug 07 6 p.m.
Wed, Aug 14 Whelen Modified Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Wed, Aug 21 6 p.m.
Thu, Aug 15 K&N Pro East Bristol Motor Speedway Wed, Aug 21 7 p.m.
Sat, Aug 17 K&N Pro West Evergreen Speedway Thu, Aug 22 6 p.m.
Sat, Aug 24 K&N Pro East/West Gateway Motorsports Park Thu, Aug 29 6 p.m.
Sat, Aug 31 Whelen Modified Oswego Speedway Thu, Sep 05 6 p.m.
Sat, Sep 07 Whelen Modified Riverhead Raceway Wed, Sep 11 6 p.m.
Sat, Sep 21 K&N Pro East New Hampshire Motor Speedway Wed, Sep 25 6 p.m.
Sat, Sep 21 Whelen Modified New Hampshire Motor Speedway Thu, Sep 26 6 p.m.
Sat, Sep 28 K&N Pro West Meridian Speedway Fri, Oct 04 6 p.m.
Sun, Sep 29 Whelen Modified Stafford Motor Speedway Fri, Oct 04 7 p.m.
Fri, Oct 04 K&N Pro East Dover International Speedway Fri, Oct 11 6 p.m.
Sat, Oct 12 K&N Pro West All American Speedway Thu, Oct 17 6 p.m.
Sun, Oct 13 Whelen Modified Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thu, Oct 17 7 p.m.
Sat, Oct 26 K&N Pro West Kern County Raceway Park Thu, Oct 31 6 p.m.
Sat, Nov 09 K&N Pro West ISM Raceway Thu, Nov 14 6 p.m.

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NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule for 2017

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NASCAR has released the 2017 schedule for the Whelen Modified Tour, which will have some of its races broadcast on NBCSN.

The season begins on March 18 at Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina and will traverse 17 points races in seven states and one non-points race. It will conclude on Oct. 15 at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut.

A race is scheduled for May 13 at an unannounced southern track.

The three races at Thompson, the race at Bristol Motor Speedway and the back-to-back events at New Hampshire Motor Speedway are part of a three-year sanctioning agreement.

Here is the schedule:

March 18 Myrtle Beach Speedway Myrtle Beach, S.C.
April 2 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, Conn.
April 30 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, Conn.
May 13 TBA TBA (southern race track)
June 14 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, Conn.
June 24 Riverhead Raceway Riverhead, N.Y.
July 14 New Hampshire Motor Speedway* Loudon, N.H.
July 15 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H.
July 22 New London-Waterford Speedbowl Waterford, Conn.
Aug. 4 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, Conn.
Aug. 9 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, Conn.
Aug. 16 Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn.
Aug. 29 Seekonk Speedway Seekonk, Mass.
Sep. 2 Oswego Speedway Oswego, N.Y.
Sep. 16 Riverhead Raceway Riverhead, N.Y.
Sep. 23 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H.
Oct. 1 Stafford Motor Speedway Stafford, Conn.
Oct. 5 Charlotte Motor Speedway* Concord, N.C.
Oct. 15 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson, Conn.
*non-points, special events

NASCAR veteran Tony Eury Jr. to make Modified crew chief debut at Bristol

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Veteran crew chief Tony Eury Jr. has done a great deal in his NASCAR career, working in both the Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series as crew chief for several drivers including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick.

But Eury will have a rookie stripe of sorts this Wednesday, as he will make his Modified crew chief debut on one of the sport’s biggest stages, Bristol Motor Speedway.

Eury will call the signals and strategy for driver Todd Szegedy for Rob Fuller Motorsports/LFR Chassis in the Bush Beans 150 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race. Eury is also competition director at LFR Chassis.

“After getting to know Todd, I am excited to be his crew chief in Bristol,” Eury said in a media release. “I think we have a legitimate shot to win, and we’re going to have some fun with it as well.

“We are going in with a game plan, but I might bring a few ideas to the table that we can try and see what happens!”

With Eury in his corner, Szegedy has a good chance to continue his past success on Bristol’s high-banked, .533-mile layout. In seven previous starts there, Szegedy has three runner-up finishes, plus a top five.

“Bristol is my favorite track,” Szegedy said. “I want to go there, get the pole and then win the race – it’s that simple. I think we are capable of doing just that with the equipment (team owner Rob Fuller) provides.”

In addition to having Eury in his corner, Szegedy, who will drive the No. 15 car, will have a well-known teammate: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman, who will pilot the No. 7ny car.

In seven Modified starts at Bristol, Newman has two wins and three other top fives. Fuller will serve as crew chief for Newman.

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