North Carolina governor Roy Cooper has said that it is too early to say if the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will get to race at Charlotte Speedway in May due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
A number of Republican Senators in North Carolina called on the Governor to allow the races at the end of May including the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24 to go ahead behind closed doors with no fans as a tv only event.
On Monday, Governor Cooper’s spokesman Ford Porter said:
Governor Cooper knows the importance of NASCAR to our state and he’s already been talking with track and team owners about how we could potentially restart racing.
“It’s too soon to predict specific decisions about future sporting events but any plan would prioritize public health and safety and preventing spread of the virus.
North Carolina has a stay at home order in place until April 29 and as Paddock Eye reported yesterday with NASCAR postponing the races at Martinsville on May 8 and 9 has been postponed.