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Ray Evernham, Ralph Sheheen to broadcast all 14 Whelen Modified, Southern Modified Tour races in 2015

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Ray Evernham (right), shown with Jeff Gordon, will join Ralph Sheheen behind the mic in televising all 14 NASCAR Whelen Modified and Southern Modified Tour races on NBCSN.

Three-time Sprint Cup champion crew chief Ray Evernham and veteran motorsports broadcaster Ralph Sheeheen will be behind the mic for all 14 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and Whelen Southern Modified Tour events this season on NBCSN.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Jeff Behnke, Vice President of NASCAR Production for NBC Sports and NBCSN.

This is the 30th season for the Whelen Modified Tour. The Southern Tour was added in 2005. Both are the only open-wheeled series under NASCAR sanction.

The first broadcast for Evernham and Sheheen will be the 41st running of the “Icebreaker” from Thompson (Conn.) Speedway Motorsports Park. The event will air at 12:30 am ET Saturday.

“I grew up watching and racing modifieds and still get goose bumps every time I watch them race,” Evernham said in an NBC media release. “I am really looking forward to being part of NBCSN’s motorsports coverage.”

Added Sheheen, “Big power, open wheels and passionate fans — the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tours might be the coolest series in racing. Ray and I are going to have a lot of fun calling these races.”


SeriesTrackTelecast Date Time
Whelen Modified TourThompson Speedway Motorsports ParkSat., April 1812:30 a.m.
Whelen Modified TourThompson Speedway Motorsports ParkThu., June 186 p.m.
Whelen Modified TourRiverhead RacewayThu., July 27 p.m.
Whelen Modified Tour(All-Star)New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayThu., July 234 p.m.
Whelen Modified TourNew Hampshire Motor SpeedwayThu., July 236 p.m.
Whelen Modified TourMonadnock SpeedwayThu., July 307 p.m.
Whelen Southern Modified TourBowman Gray StadiumFri., Aug. 72:30 p.m.
Whelen Mod-Whelen So. ModBristol Motor SpeedwayFri., Aug. 287 p.m.
Whelen Southern Modified TourLangley SpeedwayFri., Sept. 112:30 p.m.
Whelen Southern Modified TourSouth Boston SpeedwayThu., Sept. 287 p.m.
Whelen Modified TourNew Hampshire Motor SpeedwayThu., Oct. 17 p.m.
Whelen Modified TourStafford Motor SpeedwaySat., Oct. 104 p.m.
Whelen Southern Modified TourCharlotte Motor Speedway (.25-mile)Thu., Oct 157 p.m.
Whelen Modified TourThompson Speedway Motorsports ParkThu., Oct. 228 p.m.

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