COVID-19: The State of The Auto Industry and Resources to Help

RacingJunk has compiled a list of links and resources that cover the state of the auto industry, as well as a few links to sites that provide timely information.

***UPDATED 6/18/2020***

Open for Business

The businesses listed in this directory are open. Some may have special hours or are only open online or for drive up orders. The directory is updated as new information comes in so check back for changes.

World of Outlaws Establishes Return to Racing Guidelines

PRI Track Promoter Hotline

NHRA Preps for Return to Racing, Limited Fan Attendance


The Shop has an ongoing list of businesses who have suspended production, or who are reassuring customers that they are still able to safely maintain production and distribution. It’s updated daily.

OEMs Who Have Shut Down Manufacturing

GM and Ford Both Partnering with Companies to Create Ventilators in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Torq-Masters Pivot to Manufacture Face Shields

Roush Yates, Buffalo Turbine, Truck Hero Working on Health Care Related Products

How SportTruckRV is Responding to COVID-19

Covercraft Making PPEs for Health Care Workers

Five Star Fabricating Pivots from NASCAR Panels to PPEs

VP Racing Fuels Making Hand Sanitizer

COVID-19 and the (Small) Business of Motorsports

Loans are available through the recently passed CARES legislation to help small businesses (including those in the auto industry) stay afloat.

USMA has a list of resources including links to public health information, safety and business operations, and small business links and guidance for loans and tax information.

USMA Brings Together Industry Leaders to Address COVID-19 Effects on Racing

The NATDA also has a list of COVID-19 resources encompassing health and small business concerns.

SEMA published their own list of resources for businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak which includes information about the SEMA Show, links to lists essential businesses in the auto industry, and other industry and health links.

FCA Joins Other OEMs in Offering Special Finance Options During COVID-19 Crisis

iRacing and Virtual Experiences

Can’t get to the track? Check out all of the following virtual experiences, from F1 to World of Outlaws to NASCAR, to the Goodguys Virtual Car Show, museum tours and more:

Virtual Activity Roundup: How the Automotive World is Adapting

Bell & Ivey Score Victories at World of Outlaws iRacing Invitational

Petersen Automotive Museum Puts Together First Global Cars and Coffee

Welcome to the RacingJunk Spring Virtual Race and Performance Car Show April 11 – 12, 2020

RacingJunk’s March Motor Madness Final Four Results & Championship Voting

Kevin Swindell Drives to Redemption Story at Knoxville Raceway

William Byron Wins 2nd Consecutive eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series

DIRTCAR Weekly Virtual Showdowns

What to Do While We’re Stuck at Home

Getting into Your Garage: Projects You can Tackle While Quarantined

RacingJunk’s March Motor Madness Round #1

Coloring Pages Help Families Celebrate Passion for Performance While Safe at Home

Event Changes and Cancellations

Many car shows, races, swap meets and other events are cancelling, postponing or rescheduling their events. Check out our ongoing list here for the latest:

Auto Events Canceled or Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Feel Good News

How Are We Helping Each Other?

Auto Industry Steps Up

The Lost Angels Children’s Project

Covercraft Making PPEs for Health Care Workers

SCCA Launches Campaign to Support Motorsports During Global Crisis

Hot Shot’s Secret to Make Hand Sanitizer

Medical News and Resources

WebMD Daily Updates

Legal Issues

North Carolina Track Races in Defiance State Authority, Claims Race as Protest

Congress Passes Second Round of Legislation for Small Business Association Loans


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