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IndyCar, NASCAR closed to fans amid COVID-19 pandemic

IndyCar, NASCAR closed to fans amid COVID-19 pandemic
Posted at 4:02 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 16:02:52-04

IndyCar and NASCAR will both race this weekend without spectators over fears of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IndyCar is scheduled to open its season Sunday on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Only essential personnel will be permitted to attend.

Competitors will also undergo a questionnaire for health screening before entry.

NASCAR will race this week at Atlanta and next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway under similar restrictions.

The NHRA has canceled much of the GatorNationals and IMSA rescheduled the 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida.