NASCAR pulls All-Star race out of North Carolina

From WCNC: “The 2020 All-Star race will move from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Bristol Motor Speedway, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, a source told WCNC Charlotte.

The race was scheduled to be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway Wednesday, July 15. This will be the race’s first time at Bristol Motor Speedway and will have fans in attendance at the facility for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. …

Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith said Charlotte will continue to be recognized as the ‘birthplace and traditional home’ for the All-Star Race, but the current status of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina makes Bristol a better option for fans.

Smith has not yet committed to the All-Star race returning to Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2021, saying scheduling for next year is still on pause.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Sullivan County officials are allowing up to 30,000 fans at the All-Star Race in Bristol.”

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