NASCAR became the first major sport to resume events with the May race

NASCAR became the first major sport to resume events with the May race
NASCAR became the first major sport to resume events with the May race

On Thursday afternoon, NASCAR announced that it would be the first major sports series to return to action after the COVID-19 pandemic ended public meetings. The series halted competition in mid-March at the time, stating that it planned to resume its schedule on 9 May. Their cars will now re-ignite for a 400-mile (643 km) race on Sunday, May 17, at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, although spectators will not be allowed to go on the track.

NASCAR plans to run seven races in 10 days. The first three will be in Darlington, with their Cup series taking place on May 17 and an Xfinity run on Wednesday May 20 with a power series to be held on Tuesday, May 19. On May 24, the game goes to the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Charlotte will host an Xfinity race on May 25, a truck race on May 26 and a second cup race. 27 May

NASCAR and its teams are eager and excited to return to the competition and have great respect for the responsibility that comes with returning to the competition. NASCAR will return to an environment that will ensure the safety of our competitors' officers and all members of the local community, said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's executive chairman and director of career development.

Apart from the absence of fans in the stands, the game is making some other changes to ensure the safety of mechanics and track workers. There will be no practice session before any race and with the exception of the Coca-Cola 600, the car will not qualify for grid positions. For the first race on May 17, they will operate according to the owner's points, and NASCAR is still waiting to decide how it will work for the other races.

Each team has to supervise all 16 people, including the driver, who intends to send for the race five days in advance, and NASCAR does not want the team members who work in preparing the car for each team. Racing workshop. NASCAR states that it will take everyone's temperature upon entering the track and all must wear masks while on track. The pit crew will have to wear fireproofing balconies or a face shield.

NASCAR says it hopes to compete in Atlanta and Martinsville in Georgia, as well as Bristol Tennessee, in the coming weeks, officials approved.

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