NASCAR has elected to postpone all events at Martinsville Speedway scheduled for May 8-9, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, per an April 17 release.
The events were originally planned as the first event to return to the NASCAR schedule after a seven-week hiatus from competition that included postponements at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and five other tracks in wake of the health crisis.
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While it is unknown when the Martinsville date will be rescheduled, NASCAR is still determining whether or not it can contest all 36 races this season and is exploring possible alternatives to normal race weekend procedures.
“NASCAR is postponing the scheduled events on May 8-9 at Martinsville Speedway,” the NASCAR release stated. “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.”
While many teams and driver remain concerned about the stability of their organizations during the delay, NASCAR has stated it is taking every possible precaution to protect the health of all entities involved.