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NASCAR Places Strict Restrictions on Drivers During New Hampshire Race Weekend

NASCAR Places Strict Restrictions on Drivers During New Hampshire Race Weekend


With the United States still deep in COVID-19’s clutches, many are taking extra precautions on the sporting front. NASCAR is one such entity, and they already suffered plenty of scares, so the company is pulling all stops.

Even the local government has sent out warnings to observe the laws regarding social distancing and lockdowns.

According to FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass, the State of New Hampshire asks non-New England state visitors to observe the rules. However, the authorities green-lit Sunday’s Cup race.

Firstly, they need to be self-quarantined for at least two weeks. In addition, he noted that NASCAR has prohibited drivers and personnel from visiting any restaurants and bars in New Hampshire.

The good news is that they are permitted to have takeout or have the food delivered. However, the company also warned that all travel has to be limited to and from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway and their hotel.


NASCAR does not want a COVID-19 headache on its hands

As mentioned before, NASCAR suffered a few scares, including a positive test for Jimmie Johnson last month. That sidelined him for a couple of weeks and he had to end his race-attendance streak.

On the other end of the scale, the stock car series dodged a major bullet when they allowed limited attendance at two events.

To be precise, reports suggested that people who attended races at Bristol and Texas tested negative. For this race at New Hampshire, fans will be in attendance once again, but they have to follow strict social distancing norms.

As has been the case on several occasions, so much so that the drivers have been forced to skip practice and qualifying. The fans are lucky as Governor Chris Sununu permitted 35% capacity for the event.

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SOURCE- Bob Pockrass- Twitter

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