NASCAR and IndyCar both postpone racing over virus concerns

After not canceling events on Thursday like the rest of the sports world, on Friday motorsports did take action die to the deadly coronavirus.

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March 13, 2020 - 5:04 PM

The Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway went gone green for a short time following a rain-delayed start before another round of showers brought out the red and sidelined the cars at Lap 21. Photo by N-J/Nigel Cook

NASCAR and IndyCar both reversed course Friday and pulled the plug on racing this weekend, with IndyCar also suspending its season through the end of April due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

NASCAR called off Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and next weekend’s events at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Both events were already scheduled to be run without spectators.

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson supported the move.

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