The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to real world racing for the first time in ten weeks behind closed doors at Darlington Raceway for the Real Heroes 400due to the COVID 19 global pandemic. The 293 lap race was extremely exciting and entertaining with action throughout the field.
The race was won by Stewart Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick in the No.4 Busch Beer Ford Mustang who scored his 50th career victory.
Speaking to the media following the race, Steve O’Donnell, Executive Vice President and Cief Racing Development Officer said:
First of all, I think you’ve heard it many times, but sincerely appreciate all the front line workers, especially in this area, allowing us to come back. Kerry Tharp and his team did a great job.
Things actually went smoother than we could have expected, getting all the teams in. Inspection went well. All in all a good day for the sport. Excited to be back. Hopefully the fans enjoyed it on television. Odd not having the fans in the stands, but we know the fans were with us in spirit for sure.