NASCAR racing will not hit the track until at least May, the sanctioning body announced Monday (March 16).
“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,” NASCAR said in a statement.
Cup Series races affected by the announcement include the following: Texas (March 29), Bristol (April 5), Richmond (April 19), Talladega (April 26) and Dover (May 3).
NASCAR has sanctioned 36 points-awarding races since the 2001 season.
“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,” the statement further said.
Additionally, the NHRA has suspended their drag racing in wake of the coronavirus pandemic Monday (March 16).
“We intend at this time to resume the original schedule on April 17-19 in Houston, and continue thereafter, subject to the developments in the interim,” the NHRA said in a statement.
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