North Carolina governor Roy Cooper has confirmed that despite the ongoing COVID 19 global pandemic the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway has tentatively been given the green light go ahead as originally planned on Sunday 24 May.

In a statement released on Tuesday, governor Cooper said:

“I have had conversations with NASCAR officials and officials at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. They have submitted plans that involve social distancing.”

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has reported presented teams with a revised schedule starting with a race at Drlington Raceway on May 17.

Paddock Eye understands that NASCAR officials plan to run one day midweek races starting with a 400 mile race on Wednesday My 20 at Darlington Raceway before heading to Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600 which will be held behind closed doors.

It is understood that NASCAR have informed their teams that they are only allowed to send 10 team personnel. NBC Sport report that there will be no practice sessions and just the race event.

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