NASCAR is set to resume its racing schedule on the 17th of May at Darlington Raceway. The sanctioning body announced that the race will be the first of the seven races in the NASCAR Cup Series to be held within 11 days in two race tracks.
The race will serve as the first race since NASCAR postponed all racing events amid the COVID-19 pandemic. No fans will be allowed to attend the event.
Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president said:
NASCAR and its teams are eager and excited to return to racing, and have great respect for the responsibility that comes with a return to competition.
The vice president added:
NASCAR will return in an environment that will ensure the safety of our competitors, officials and all those in the local community. We thank local, state and federal officials and medical experts, as well as everyone in the industry, for the unprecedented support in our return to racing, and we look forward to joining our passionate fans in watching cars return to the track.
While the new schedule only takes into account the seven races in May, NASCAR still holds the intention to run a full 36-race NASCAR Cup Series in 2020. Additional schedules will be released at a later date.
Read further to find about the details regarding the new schedule.