No Changes As Of Now For NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Season Opener At South Boston Speedway

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour series director Jimmy Wilson confirmed to RaceDayCT Thursday that as of now no drastic changes for schedule, format or fan access to the event are expected for the series opening race at South Boston (Va.) Speedway on March 21. 

On Thursday NASCAR joined a long list of major sporting bodies making drastic changes or cancellations due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

NASCAR announced there would be no fans attending this weekend’s national series events at Atlanta Motor Speedway or next weekend’s events at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“As far as the Modified Tour is concerned, we’re still monitoring things for South Boston,” Wilson told RaceDayCT. “The event is still going on as scheduled. We will continue to monitor and work with state and local authorities and health care professionals and monitor the situation leading up to it. But at this moment right now we’re still planning on running the event.”

The NASCAR Cup Series will run the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway with no fans in the grandstands.

The NASCAR XFinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will also 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: 

“At 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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  1. works for me.

  2. CT governor has banned public gatherings of 250 people or more. Might be a problem for the Icebreaker…

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