'You will be safe': NASCAR outlines security measures to compete
CHARLOTTE NASCAR He has drawn up a safety plan that he believes will allow racing to resume. The stock car series plans to do so without viewers, strict social distancing regulations and only essential personnel.
We're an outdoor sport, we do have drivers with helmets, we are in race cars, said NASCAR executive Steve O'Donnell . There are some unique things about our sport that we feel gave us a chance to come back if we could, where we knew we were going to be safe.
The series will not be tested for the new coronavirus and a listing test will not be required to enter the facility in Darlington, South Carolina, and Concord, North Carolina. Still, there are strong health guidelines:
Teams are asked to supervise all employees who will be on their list lists for five days prior to arrival. They must also complete a questionnaire and the temperature on the track will be verified. Cloth face masks will be required for everyone in the infield and the entire facility will be used for spacing, meaning one series will use all garages and motorhomes will spread throughout the infield.
Temperatures will be taken randomly throughout the event. Symptomatic patients will be removed and receive medical attention if necessary. Exiting after a race will be staggered, with more random temperature controls. Teams are asked to disinfect as needed and carriers can be sealed to prevent them from opening between the store and the runway.
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Pit Road team members will wear a fireproof sock mask that will run from their nose to below the chin, or they can wear a face shield from above the eyes to below the chin. Observers will be spaced around freeways.
NASCAR is asking teams and participants to contact trace and keep a log of people they have been in contact with. It will provide the ability to notify those needed to isolate for 14 days because they'd been in contact with someone who had tested positive. NASCAR said it was working on tracing software.