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NASCAR will resume its 2020 season May 17 with 7 races in 10 days

Is there everything more thrilling than a race restart? How about an full race year restart? NASCAR introduced Thursday that it will do just that. On Could seventeen, inventory car racing will resume with the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

As in a lot of NASCAR races, what follows is likely to be an intensive and demanding championship operate, as NASCAR intends to operate 7 races in the 1st ten times of its revived program a few of those people will be top-rung Cup Sequence races. For drivers who double-dip, Could and June are shaping up to be complicated. 

Public overall health concerns pressured NASCAR to suspend its year early in March following only 4 events 32 remained on the program. This first blitz will allow for the collection to make up for lost time, hopefully enabling the organizers to protect the complete racing calendar, albeit with modifications. 

Just after Darlington, the collection will transfer on to Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

“NASCAR and its groups are eager and thrilled to return to racing, and have good regard for the duty that will come with a return to competitors,” explained NASCAR govt Steve O’Donnell in the official collection announcement.

“NASCAR will return in an environment that will make sure the protection of our opponents, officials and all those people in the local neighborhood. We thank local, point out and federal officials and health-related specialists, as well as everybody in the marketplace, for the unprecedented help in our return to racing, and we seem forward to becoming a member of our passionate lovers in observing autos return to the track,” O’Donnell explained.

Whilst the races are returning, lovers can not do the same. Not yet, in any case. NASCAR has established rules to securely hold the events applying CDC rules on social distancing and own protective gear. Only crucial staff will be permitted to attend the events, and cloth deal with masks will be essential.

Reporting from the Involved Push contributed to this tale.