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NASCAR gets the green light, returns in May

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NASCAR is getting the green light, announcing on Thursday that it will resume its season without fans starting May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina.

NASCAR joins the UFC as the first major sports organizations to announce detailed return-to-play plans since the COVID-10 Pandemic shut down U.S. sports in mid-March.

“NASCAR and its teams are eager and excited to return to racing, and have great respect for the responsibility that comes with a return to competition,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “NASCAR will return in an environment that will ensure the safety of our competitors, officials and all those in the local community.”