NASCAR has followed the direction as collegiate and professional sports organizations have done because of the coronavirus pandemic.
NASCAR races in all three series: NASCAR Cup, XFINITY and the Gander RV and Outdoors Truck have been postponed at: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Richmond Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Dover International Speedway. The three NASCAR series are scheduled to return to race on May 8 and 9 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, VA.
NASCAR President Steve Phelps issued a press release statement last Monday evening.
“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,” Phelps said. “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.”
All three NASCAR series are still tentatively scheduled to race at Kentucky Motor Speedway in Sparta on July 9-11.