NASCAR recently announced the television schedule for its developmental series for the 2010 season. The expanded calendar includes five events on SPEED for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. The Martinsville, Lime Rock, Bristol and two New Hampshire races are included in SPEED’s coverage.

In addition, NASCAR will expand its relationship with the sports cable television network Versus to include coverage of an additional nine events combined between the NASCAR Whelen Modified and Southern Modified Tours. The Versus programming schedules are currently being finalized and details will be announced shortly.

“Our NASCAR Developmental Series all have a strong and passionate fan base, and we saw the results in the viewership of last year’s,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR managing director of racing operations. “Our fans spoke, and we listened. We are thrilled to be able to work with our television partners to provide extensive coverage of the talented drivers and tracks that help form the foundation of this sport.”