NASCAR has issued a statement announcing the postponement of several more races
Last week, NASCAR had intentions to continue operations. The plans was to run both Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway without fans in the stands.
The sanction was rumored to have held a conference call with all the team owners to discuss options going forward.
This morning, the CDC announced new guidelines in the wake of the Cornavirus outbreak. Those guidelines suggest people not gather in groups of 10 people or more.
NASCAR has reacted by postponing events until May. Until today, only Atlanta and Homstead were postponed.
NASCAR statement on more postponed races
March 16, 2020 (6:30pm):
“The health and safety of our fans, industry and the communities in which we race is our most important priority, so in accordance with recent CDC guidance, NASCAR is currently postponing all race events through May 3rd, with plans to return racing in Martinsville.”
“We appreciate the patience of our fans and we look forward to returning to the racetrack. We intend to hold all 36 races this season, with future rescheduling soon to be determined as we continue to monitor this situation closely with public health officials and medical experts.”
“What is important now transcends the world of sports and our focus is on everyone’s safety and well-being as we navigate this challenging time together.”
Postponed NASCAR races
March 15, 2020
Atlanta Motor Speedway
March 22, 2020
March 29, 2020
Texas Motor Speedway
April 5, 2020
Bristol Motor Speedway
April 19, 2020
April 26, 2020
May 3, 2020
Dover International Speedway