NASCAR To Hold Events At Atlanta Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway Without Fans

NASCAR officials announced Thursday that this weekend’s national series events, including its top level NASCAR Cup Series, will be run without fans in attendance.

NASCAR joins a long list of major sporting events making drastic changes or cancellations due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

The NASCAR Cup Series will run the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The NASCAR XFinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will run events on Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway without fans in attendance.

It was also announced that NASCAR’s events at Homestead-Miami Speedway, including the Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 on March 22, will also be run without fans. The Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will run March 20 at Homestead and the XFinity Series will race March 21 at Homestead.

The following statement was released Thursday afternoon by NASCAR:

β€œAt this time, NASCAR will hold its race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway without fans in attendance. These events will be restricted to competitors, crews, officials and other necessary personnel to conduct the race. We will work with public health officials as we determine future scheduling beyond these events.”




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Comments

  1. Well, now Covid 19 has affected racing. Both Atlanta and Homestead look to take huge economic losses. Let’s hope that the state government officials find a way to contain and eliminate this virus soon. It’s clear the federal government has dropped the ball now. Let’s all pray for the best, and for the health and safety of all Americans, and people throughout the world. This is real, and the threat is real. Best advise, stay home.

  2. Thanks for the info Shaun I would guess south Boston will be next if you here anything about it let us know most important be safe

  3. I know tv money is huge but to do this to their only event is rough. The tracks should be allowed to reschedule. I hope they have event insurance to cover ticket sale losses. I also hope fans get their money back. That’s why I never buy tickets ahead of time for pro/college sports.

  4. Bill Realist says

    Horrifying time to be a sheep in this country.

  5. Everybody got your toilet paper? What’s up with that?

  6. On a more serious note. This virus has caused the cancellation of March madness. MLB postponing season NBA, NHL, MLS all suspending games until further notice. Go enors in multiple states have set forth crowd size restrictions, including Connecticut. It’s only a matter of time till the restrictions are national. At this point Cup,Xfinity and trucks are supposed to race without spectators, but that could change before Saturday. South Boston would be a maybe for me, even though NASCAR says the show will happen. This virus is dangerous to our existence, so it won’t bother me much if races get cancelled. Everybody stay safe, and wash your hands often. Hope we all make it through this. Just my opinion.

  7. Empty stands is nothing new. The trucks and xfinity series have been racing in front of empty stands forever.

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