NASCAR postpones the Atlanta and Homestead races

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HAMPTON, GA – FEBRUARY 24: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24, 2019 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL. — NASCAR announced on Friday that they have postponed the race this weekend in Atlanta and the race next weekend in Homestead.

“NASCAR has decided to postpone the race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend & Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend. We believe this decision is in the best interest of the safety & well-being of our fans, competitors, officials and everyone associated with our sport.”

NASCAR is not alone in making the decision to postpone or cancel events due to concerns over coronavirus-19. Earlier in the week the NCAA canceled their men’s and women’s championship tournaments, Major League Baseball has suspended spring training and delayed the start of their season. The NBA and NHL have suspended their seasons until further notice along with Major League Soccer.

Details on when these races will be rescheduled will be released at a later date.

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