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Pocono Raceway will hold events without fans

Field Level Media
30 May 2020, 08:40 GMT+10

Racing will be held at Pocono Raceway this season, but fans won't be admitted, track officials announced Friday.

Four NASCAR races are tentatively slated for June 27-28 at the 2.5-mile racetrack in Long Pond, Pa., and officials said they will comply with the state's regulations under the coronavirus pandemic, which call for no spectators at sporting events.

"Following the guidance on sporting events in Pennsylvania issued by Governor Tom Wolf this week, the 2020 NASCAR events at Pocono Raceway will be held without fans in attendance," Pocono Raceway officials said in a statement. "Current ticket holders can request a refund or account credit by visiting our website.

"We appreciate our fans' patience, as well as the collaborative efforts from Governor Wolf's administration and NASCAR, during these unique times. More details will be made available at a later date."

NASCAR has yet to declare whether the Pocono dates will remain as scheduled.

"The exact dates of our 2020 races (are) being finalized and will be announced by NASCAR at a later date," the track said in its press release.

The Pocono Organics 325 is currently slated for June 27 with the Pocono 350 due to follow one day later.

The NASCAR Gander RV Outdoors Truck Series also is slated for a 150-mile event on June 27, while the NASCAR Xfinity Series is scheduled for a 225-mile race prior to the Pocono 350.

--Field Level Media

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