NASCAR 2020 season resumes in Georgia June 7

STAFF REPORT :::

The NASCAR 2020 season will soon resume in Georgia with the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Originally scheduled to run March 15, NASCAR, the state of Georgia and Governor Brian Kemp worked with the sanctioning body and AMS to reschedule this race. With a race plan reviewed and approved by Kemp, live sports will return to Georgia at 3 p.m. June 7.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the race will take place without spectators in attendance as part of NASCAR’s effort to bring live competition back to a worldwide broadcast audience on FOX and PRN.

“I want to thank our partners with NASCAR and Atlanta Motor Speedway for adapting to protect public health throughout our fight with COVID-19,” Kemp said. “As we continue the measured process of reopening our state, I am confident in their plan to return to racing safely, and I’m excited to join with patrons across the country in celebrating the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 come June.”

NASCAR and AMS have developed a comprehensive plan to protect the health and safety of competitors, crew members and the broadcast crews that will produce the race. The plan includes limiting overall personnel, pre-event screening, social distancing on site, using personal protection equipment (PPE) and sanitizing areas of the facility before and during the race.

“I’d like to thank Governor Brian Kemp and every one of the state and local health officials that we’ve worked with to develop a plan to get back to racing,” said Hutchison. “When NASCAR comes to Atlanta Motor Speedway, the eyes of the entire sports world will be on Georgia for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, and we intend to put on a great show.”

Also included on NASCAR’s revised race event schedule following the outlined plan and without spectators, the unique Atlanta doubleheader featuring the EchoPark 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and the Vet Tix/Camping World 200 NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series race will be run June 6.

The twin bill begins at 1 p.m. on FS1 and MRN for the VetTix/Camping World 200 and concludes with the EchoPark 250 at 4:30 p.m. on FOX and PRN.

Fans who had tickets to the March 13-15 NASCAR weekend at AMS can obtain information on its current ticket policy at http://www.AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com.

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Comments

  1. ROY BATTY says:

    Someone please post pics of the empty stands. Perhaps the NASCAR won’t be able to ignore it and will stop dumping on their customers.

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