NASCAR announced Monday that the April 24-26 races at Talladega Superspeedway had been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)Getty Images
NASCAR has indefinitely postponed all races through May 3, including the late-April events at Talladega Superspeedway.
Put off indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic are the NASCAR Cup Geico 500 April 26 at Talladega, along with the ARCA General Tire 200 (April 24) and the Xfinity MoneyLion 300 (April 25). A make-up date has not yet been scheduled.
“We want to thank all of our loyal and devoted fans who were set to join us during our April race weekend,” Talladega Superspeedway president Brian Crichton said in a statement. “The health and safety of our guests, NASCAR stakeholders, employees and our community is our number one priority. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times and we look forward to having everyone back in the near future for the greatest racing on the planet.”
Also postponed are the races at Texas (March 29), Bristol (April 5) and Richmond (April 19). NASCAR previously postponed races at Atlanta scheduled for last weekend and Homestead-Miami this weekend.
Here’s the complete NASCAR statement:
“The health and safety of our fans, industry and the communities in which we race is our most important priority, so in accordance with recent CDC guidance, NASCAR is currently postponing all race events through May 3rd, with plans to return racing in Martinsville. We appreciate the patience of our fans and we look forward to returning to the race track. We intend to hold all 36 races this season, with future rescheduling soon to be determined as we continue to monitor this situation closely with public health officials and medical experts. What is important now transcends the world of sports and our focus is on everyone’s safety and well-being as we navigate this challenging time together.”
Fans who had previously purchased tickets for the April 2020 races at Talladega Superspeedway are encouraged to visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com for more information.