Certain NASCAR Teams May Return To Work after Being Deemed ‘Essential’

NASCAR teams based in North Carolina may be returning to work after State Governor Roy Cooper’s press conference.

Although the state’s stay-at-home order has been extended through May 8, Gov. Cooper said that it was his understanding that NASCAR teams were allowed to remain open under the current state executive order.

“From the information that I have now, already under our state executive order, they can begin working in their garages as an essential business as defined under our executive order. (Teams) are still in contact with local health departments. Local governments may have some different health restrictions,” Gov. Cooper said when asked whether teams could work in their shops.

Gov. Cooper also announced he is in discussions with NASCAR officials, track owners, and team owners in regard to the upcoming Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend. There is a possibility for the race to commence without fans, but an official announcement will be made “pretty soon.”

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1 Comment on Certain NASCAR Teams May Return To Work after Being Deemed ‘Essential’

  1. In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic NASCAR racing should go on,all series with NO SPECTATORS to avoid the spread of the GLOBAL KILLER.Going back to live racing the Corporate Sponsors at all levels will still get the coverage that they deserve with the live television and social media.Live racing beats the eNASCAR crap that fans have been shown instead of the REAL DEAL LIVE RACING.

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