NASCAR prepares to become the first major sport to return to real life action this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Gander NASCAR Truck Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series all head to Darlington Raceway since the COVID 19 outbreak. The events will be held behind closed doors without fans.
NASCAR has strict COVID 19 health and safety standards in place this weekend in accordance with CDC. Teams are limited to 16 team personnel at the track which includes drivers.
NASCAR have enlisted the help of Clean Harbors who are currently disinfecting and decontaminating Darlington Raceway so that it is a safe working environment for NASCAR drivers and team personnel.
Speaking about the expanded partnership, Vice President of NASCAR Racing Operations John Bobo said:
As NASCAR returns to racing, it’s essential that our drivers, teams and staff are safe at the track,” said John Bobo. “We appreciate the expanded partnership with Clean Harbors during these unprecedented times, as they will play a critical role in the ongoing disinfection of our facilities leading into and during race weekends.
Clean Harbors will also deep clean all inbound haulers and team equipment involved in the race. Speaking about the expansion of the partnership, Alan S. McKim, Chairman and CEO of Clean Harbors said:
At our core, we are an emergency response company. Our teams have frequently been there in times of national need, whether that has been 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf oil spill and many more. Our assets and highly trained experts are unmatched in this field. “Our NASCAR relationship goes back many years through Safety-Kleen and we’re happy to expand it with these services for as long as NASCAR needs. Given the amount of COVID-19 decontamination work we have done to date, we’re confident that we’re well positioned to help NASCAR move forward as they resume their racing schedule.
Clean Harbor will then carry out the same process at Charlotte Motor Speedway which is where NASCAR will visit following the Xfinity Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway on Tuesday and again for the second Cup Series race on Wednesday 20 May.