NASCAR Season Resumes as Stay-At-Home Orders Ease

NASCAR Season Resumes as Stay-At-Home Orders Ease

Dexter Cruse, Reporter

The 2020 NASCAR cup series resumes after the season being delayed due to having to follow CDC guidelines, via nascar.com. The season delay that lasted just over 2 months, canceled 8 races. The last race before the suspension of the season was the FanShield 500, on March 8th in Phoenix, AZ won by Joey Logano. 

The rest of the NASCAR cup series season will be questionable. Stands will be empty for the foreseeable future, but they may be full by the end of the season. “It will be nothing like we’ve ever seen,” said John Bobo, Vice President of Racing Operations.  The season may be able to go on as it normally would, or we could even see another suspension or even a cancellation of the entire season. It’s too early to tell. For the first few weeks, NASCAR is planning to host 2 races a week, one every Wednesday and Sunday. This is in an attempt to make up for the lost races. The next two weeks of races will look like:

  • Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, June 7th, Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500, June 10th, Martinsville Speedway
  • Dixie Vodka 400, June 14th, Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • GEICO 500, June 21st, Talladega Superspeedway

NASCAR will be taking all precautions necessary to keep everyone safe. “Only essential personnel will be allowed,” said John Bobo. NASCAR will limit the amount of people allowed into the track in attempts to prevent possible spreading of COVID-19, in case someone would have it.

As stay-at-home orders loosen around the country, the foreseeable future for NASCAR, and sports in general, looks very promising.