LANGLEY, Va. — After speculation had been swirling since the unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour schedule was released in December, new Langley Speedway track owner Bill Mullis confirmed on Sunday evening that the modified series will visit the track on May 13.
Mullis confirmed the news Sunday night at New Smyrna Speedway as part of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season-opening race and also announced that the K&N Series will visit the facility on September 2. Mullis also confirmed that the track will return under the NASCAR Home Tracks sanction with NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing.
— NASCAR Home Tracks (@NASCARHomeTrack) February 19, 2017
The addition of the Langley date completes a 17-race points schedule for NASCAR’s oldest touring series that begins on March 18 at Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina. It will also include two non-points events at NHMS on July 15 and Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 5.
“It’s been a long process,” Mullis said in a NASCAR Home Tracks release Sunday night. “But I grew up racing at Langley and know the value of the track to the community, so it’s been a very worthwhile process. Once we got the paperwork finalized for the sale, we worked very quickly with NASCAR to assure our fans and drivers that we remain committed to bringing NASCAR racing back to Hampton in a big way.”
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