As the sporting world canceled and postponed events, NASCAR and INDYCAR were set to be the few to keep moving; They both just postponed/canceled events
The MLB, NBA, PGA, F1, NCAA and more have canceled or postponed events.
NASCAR and Indycar were two that planned to continue operations. Each of the sanctions were going to host events this weekend with fans banned from entering the event.
Indycar had plans to run a condensed schedule.
NASCAR was in similar talks with the teams. Rumors began to surface that NASCAR would eliminate all practice sessions, running just qualifying and the race itself for all divisions scheduled to run this weekend.
Both sanctions have just canceled events:
NASCAR postpones races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway
“NASCAR has decided to postpone the race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend and Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend. We believe this decision is in the best interest of the safety and well-being of our fans, competitors, officials and everyone associated with our sport. We will continue to monitor this dynamic situation as we assess future race events.”
Indycar postpones events
“After careful consideration, including regular communication with our event promoters, health officials, and the city administrators in our respective race markets regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all NTT Indycar Series events through April.”
“This begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg which was to begin today and run through Sunday, March 15 and continues through the AutoNation Indycar Challenge at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, texas which was to take place April 24-26.”
“Although we are disappointed to delay the start to this INDYCAR season and will miss our incredible fans who support us each year in St. Petersburg, Birmingham, Long Beach and Austin, the safety of our fans, participants, staff, partners and media will always remain our top priority.”
“We will continue to coordinate with public health experts and government officials as we determine the appropriate plans for resuming our schedule.”