NASCAR Cup
NASCAR Cup
14 Jun
Event finished
21 Jun
Event finished
27 Jun
Event finished
28 Jun
Event finished
12 Jul
Event finished
19 Jul
Event finished
23 Jul
Event finished
02 Aug
Event finished
08 Aug
Event finished
R
22 Aug
Next event in
10 days
R
Daytona III
29 Aug
Next event in
17 days
R
Darlington III
06 Sep
Next event in
25 days
R
Richmond II
10 Sep
Next event in
29 days
R
Bristol II
19 Sep
Next event in
38 days
R
Las Vegas II
25 Sep
Next event in
44 days
R
Talladega II
02 Oct
Next event in
51 days
R
Charlotte III
09 Oct
Next event in
58 days
R
Kansas II
18 Oct
Next event in
67 days
R
Texas II
25 Oct
Next event in
74 days
R
Martinsville II
30 Oct
Next event in
79 days
R
Phoenix II
06 Nov
Next event in
86 days

NASCAR postpones Atlanta and Homestead races

shares
comments
NASCAR postpones Atlanta and Homestead races
By:
Co-author: Jim Utter
Mar 13, 2020, 3:35 PM

In a rapidly changing situation, NASCAR has called off the next two events as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shuts down the sporting world.

NASCAR joins most major American sporting leagues in cancelling all activity this weekend due to the mounting threat of the coronavirus. In addition to this weekend's races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. next weekend's event at Homestead-Miami Speedway will also be postponed.

NASCAR statement

“NASCAR has decided to postpone the race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend and Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend. We believe this decision is in the best interest of the safety and well-being of our fans, competitors, officials and everyone associated with our sport. We will continue to monitor this dynamic situation as we assess future race events.”

 

This follows NASCAR's initial decision Thursday to bar fans from attending the event at Atlanta Motor Speedway and next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Sporting events around the world have been cancelled or postponed due to the growing pandemic with Formula 1 calling off the first three races of its 2020 season.

IndyCar has also cancelled this weekend's race in St. Petersburg and put the entire season on hold.

As of the writing of this story. NASCAR’s next race weekend is March 27-29 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Read Also:

NASCAR to run Atlanta and Homestead races without fans

Previous article

NASCAR to run Atlanta and Homestead races without fans

Next article

NASCAR postponement a "difficult decision for our sport"

NASCAR postponement a "difficult decision for our sport"
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Event Atlanta
Author Nick DeGroot