NASCAR monitors coronavirus; racing schedule remains unchanged

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While monitoring the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, NASCAR’s racing schedule and business operations currently remain unchanged.

The stock-car sanctioning body has been in communication with federal, state and local health officials as well as with teams and tracks within the NASCAR industry. NASCAR released a joint statement Wednesday afternoon with IMSA and ARCA on the coronavirus.

“The health and safety of our fans, competitors, employees and everyone associated with IMSA, ARCA and NASCAR remains our top priority,” the statement read. “We are in regular communication with relevant authorities and will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

The IndyCar Series also put out a release Wednesday that its March 15 season opener at St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Indianapolis 500 wouldn’t be impacted by the outbreak.