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NASCAR Postpones Myrtle Beach Modified Tour Race

NASCAR announced on Wednesday that the season-opener for the Whelen Modified Tour, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather.

The event was intended to start a makeshift 2020 season following a two-month delay due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The forecast has remained unfavorable throughout the weekend, and with a majority of teams facing a 10-12 hours commute to the track, the decision was made to postpone the event. The race was scheduled to take place without fans and for an online audience on NBC Sports Gold Track Pass.

RELATED: Why teams were undecided about going to Myrtle Beach anyway

A NASCAR statement says a makeup date has not been determined.

Six of the originally scheduled first seven races have been postponed due to COVID-19. The new events at Martinsville Speedway, originally scheduled for May 8, and Iowa Speedway for July 31 have been canceled. Myrtle Beach was not on the first iteration of the schedule with track actually scheduled to close later this summer.

There is once again no public start date for the 2020 season.

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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