MYRTLE BEACH, SC (March 14 , 2018) – The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will start its 19-race season at Myrtle Beach Speedway on March 17, 2017 with the Performance Plus 300 Presented by Safety Kleen.


Once again, the North and South NASCAR Modified Tour will compete together, giving fans the opportunity to see some of the top modified teams from each region race against each other at Myrtle Beach Speedway.


“We’re excited to again host the season opener for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race at Myrtle Beach Speedway,” said Robert Lutz, President and CEO of Myrtle Beach Speedway.  “We’re equally excited to welcome back Safety-Kleen. Their environmental services help us reach our sustainability goals, and their quality lubricants keep our track running smoothly. I am proud to be hosting the Performance Plus 300 Presented by Safety-Kleen and seeing the best Whelen Modified racers from the North and the South battle it out on March 17 at Myrtle Beach Speedway.”


The Performance Plus 300 Presented by Safety-Kleen will have a total of 300 combined laps of racing among five divisions including the NASCAR Whelen Modified, Late Model, Charger, Mini Stock and Super Truck.  Pits open at 9:30 a.m., qualifying is at 3 p.m. and the races begin at 5:30 p.m. with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event.


“We are very excited to kick off the 2018 season for the second year in a row with such a great partner in Safety Kleen,” said Safety-Kleen President David Vergo. “We had a very successful 2017 season and are looking to grow off of the success of the previous season.  It looks like not only will there be a full field of Modifieds but a strong field of Late Models as well.  That event will feature Thad Moffitt grandson of Richard Petty as well as him being a driver for Performance Plus Team and Safety Kleen.”


Tickets are only $15 for adults and can be purchased by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-843-236-0500or online at


About Performance Plus

Performance Plus is a premium brand of lubricants that provides industry-leading quality and performance at a competitive price. Performance Plus products use conventionally refined oils and proprietary twice-refined oils, blended with industry-leading additives, that exceed industry certifications, licenses, approvals and OEM warranty requirements. With more than 30 years of innovation, research and testing, our formulations are relied on by some of the largest commercial fleets and U.S. military combat vehicles, as well as race teams at events across North America. Visit


About Safety-Kleen 
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., is a leading North American used oil recycling and re-refining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions company, serving more than 200,000 customer locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Safety-Kleen provides a broad set of environmentally responsible products and services that keep North American businesses in balance with the environment. Safety-Kleen is a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Harbors, North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services. For more information about the company, please visit


About NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

The premier asphalt touring modified circuit in the nation, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour features NASCAR’s oldest division of racecars contesting top-notch open wheel racing at some of the Northeast’s most storied venues. With a history that dates back to Daytona Beach in 1948, the tour features a passionate, veteran-laden core of drivers as well as emerging young talent.

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