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In a report from Motorsport, the 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race will take place at Bristol Motor Speedway. The location change is said to be due to the increase rate of COVID-19 infections in the state of North Carolina.
This will be the second time that the all-star race is not hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway. In 1986, the race moved to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second edition of the event. Charlotte has since hosted every edition since 1987. Speedway Motorsports Inc. owns both the Charlotte and Bristol tracks, and Bristol had previously been considered an option ever since the pandemic suspended the season.
According to the report, there will be a limited number of fans in attendance, but no word on how NASCAR or the track will handle procedures.
An ARCA race was scheduled to take place the same day at Charlotte before the all-star race, but no announcement has been made regarding the series.
The all-star race will still take place on July 15 at 7:00 p.m. EST on Fox Sports 1, which is the final Fox Sports broadcasting duty for the 2020 Cup Series season.
NASCAR is expected to make an official announcement later today.