The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series are considering going back to racing late next momth but behind closed doors after they confirmed on Friday afternoon that the Martinsville event which was due to take place on May 8 and 9 has been postponed due to the fluid COVID 19 global pandemic.

In a statement NASCAR officials said:

NASCAR is postponing the scheduled events on May 8-9 at Martinsville Speedway. Our intention remains to run all 36 races, with a potential return to racing without fans in attendance in May at a date and location to be determined. The health and safety of our competitors, employees, fans, and the communities in which we run continues to be our top priority. We will continue to consult with health experts and local, state and federal officials as we assess future scheduling options.”

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