NASCAR teams OK to work in N.C. shops

NASCAR is eyeing a return to the track sooner rather than later.

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April 24, 2020 - 3:53 PM

In an image that was computer generated in-game, William Byron, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, races at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Bristol, Tenn. in the third race of eNASCAR's Pro Invitational Series. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/TNS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The governor of North Carolina said Thursday that NASCAR teams can work in their race shops if they maintain social distancing guidelines, clearing a potential hurdle to resuming the season in coming weeks.

Gov. Roy Cooper extended the state’s stay-at-home order through May 8 on Thursday and said he would gradually open the state in three phases. He said he is still considering NASCAR’s request to run the Coca-Cola 600 as scheduled on May 24 without spectators.

The governors of both Florida and Texas have already said NASCAR is welcome to race in their states without fans, and South Carolina and Georgia are gradually easing restrictions.

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