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NASCAR postpones race weekends at Atlanta and Homestead

By Brandon Reed Reporter
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NASCAR has announced that this weekend’s race events at Atlanta Motor Speedway have been postponed, as have next weekend’s events at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The news came down with a statement from NASCAR late Friday morning.

“We believe this decision is in the best interest of the safety and well-being of our fans, competitors, officials and everyone associated with our sport,” the statement read. “We will continue to monitor this dynamic situation as we assess future race events.”

The move comes as both races had initially been announced as being run without fans in attendance.  As the time table moved forward on Friday morning, leading to the announcement of the postponement of both race weekends as teams began packing up at to leave from AMS.

In a statement Friday afternoon, Atlanta Motor Speedway said ticket holders on file could use their tickets from this week for the postponed event, receive an event credit for the full amount paid plus an additional 20% or choose to receive a full refund of their purchase price.

“The event credit can be applied toward any admissions, including, but not limited to, grandstand seating, infield tickets, camping, fan hospitality and pit passes,” the statement said. “The 120% event credit can be used during the remaining 2020 or 2021 seasons for a NASCAR sanctioned event at any Speedway Motorsports owned track, subject to availability.

“Fans are advised to hold their current tickets and are asked to complete an exchange request form at AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com to start the process. Ticket office representatives will follow up with fans within 2-3 weeks regarding the status of their request.”

“This was a difficult decision to make for our sport, and we regret the uncertainty and inconvenience that has surrounded our race week,” said Atlanta Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Brandon Hutchison in the statement. “In light of these unprecedented circumstances that continue to change quickly, this postponement is a precautionary move that we feel is the best course of action.

“There is great collaboration within the industry to do what’s best, and we ask for patience amongst our fans as we start the online process for ticket credits or refunds. We hope our fans support us in this decision and come back even stronger when we are back to racing at AMS.”

For more information, visit AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com.

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