Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam waved the green flag Thursday for NASCAR to race at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday, June 10.
However, fans will still not be to attend the race. It extends a streak of all NASCAR races being held without fans.
Northam’s edict, which goes into effect Friday, also allows other forms of both auto and horse racing to resume.
“These events will not be open to the public and no spectators will be allowed, among other restrictions,” Northam said.
The Martinsville Cup race was originally scheduled for May 9 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Martinsville will host at least one more Cup race after the June 10 date. Its playoff race is scheduled for November 1.
Today, I announced that Virginia’s race tracks and public beaches will be able to reopen on a limited basis, starting Friday, May 29.
Horse tracks, @NASCAR, and other vehicle racing will be allowed to hold single-day events that are closed to the public and without spectators.
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) May 29, 2020