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NASCAR postpones all races through May 3

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By: Zach Catanzareti, Staff Writer

As the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) concern continues to impact daily life across the globe, the NASCAR world has taken another step toward complying with safety restrictions for the near-future.

NASCAR has announced a postponement of all on-track activity through May 3, 2020, putting on hold the race events held at:

– Texas Motor Speedway on March 29
– Bristol Motor Speedway on April 5
– Richmond Raceway on April 19
– Talladega Superspeedway on April 26
– Dover International Speedway on May 3

This list does not include the races at Atlanta Motor Speedway this past weekend and Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend that were already postponed on Friday, March 13.

The next race currently planned to run in the national NASCAR series will be May 9 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia.

The statement released by NASCAR on Monday, March 16 reads:

“The health and safety of our fans, industry and the communities in which we race is our most important priority, so in accordance with recent CDC guidance, NASCAR is currently postponing all race events through May 3rd, with plans to return racing in Martinsville. We appreciate the patience of our fans and we look forward to returning to the racetrack. We intend to hold all 36 races this season, with future rescheduling soon to be determined as we continue to monitor this situation closely with public health officials and medical experts. What is important now transcends the world of sports and our focus is on everyone’s safety and well-being as we navigate this challenging time together.”

One Comment

  1. Cheryle Graggs

    March 17, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Even Though I Hate Missing
    The Nascar Races – PPL,s Safety
    n Health Are More Important
    Let,s All PRAY For ALL ❤️❤️
    Everyone Stay Safe ❤️

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