The August NASCAR race weekend at Watkins Glen International could be scraped if the Governor of New York ‘Andrew Cuomo’ does not grant the sport a quarantine waiver.
NASCAR are yet to confirm the 2020 schedule that goes beyond the first weekend in August. The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule now includes 34 races with 14 races that have not had their dates altered following that weekend.
Reports are that Michigan International Speedway and Dover International Speedway, both race tracks is still seeking replacement dates from earlier this campaign, will host doubleheader weekends later that month to complete a full 36-race schedule.
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NASCAR industry execs are increasingly skeptical that @NYGovCuomo will grant the sport a quarantine waiver for the August @WGI weekend, which would put that race in serious doubt.
➖ If the WGI weekend was canceled, @NASCAR could move the Cup race to a roval in the Southeast. pic.twitter.com/FIgmLcfDyX
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) July 4, 2020
“As an increasing number of states around the country fight significant community spread, New York is taking action to maintain the precarious safety of its phased, data-driven reopening,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“We’ve set metrics for community spread just as we’ve set metrics for everything the state does to fight COVID-19, and eight more states have reached the level of spread required to qualify for New York’s travel advisory, meaning we will now require individuals traveling to New York from those states to quarantine for 14 days.”