Posted by ALF/Carol on 7/15/2020, 8:54 am, in reply to "Alf, rumors it might not be in TX...have you heard anything?"
July 13, 2020 at 12:43 PM |
Despite media reports and rumors amongst NASCAR teams, the race at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend has not been canceled, confirmed track president Eddie Gossage.
Additionally, there have been no reports of any plans to seek a cancellation of the action at TMS, despite multiple requests to Texas Governor Greg Abbottís office. Gossage said media reporting the race isnít happening is doing a disservice to the racing community.
"Thatís news to me," Gossage told Kickiní the Tires. "We are running. The virus isnít anywhere near as bad in Texas as the media indicates. What the media doesnít take into consideration is that Texas is one of the most populous states. Mortality rates rank Texas as 39th. We have 10 deaths per 100,000 (people). New York (state) is 168 per 100,000. Big, big difference."
A website is reporting an "anonymous source" saying teams will be notified Tuesday whether they are racing at Texas, or not. However, everything is a go from the Texas Motor Speedway viewpoint.
According to track personnel, fans are still expected at this time and Gossage said he has heard nothing about canceling the OíReilly Auto Parts 500 this weekend.
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