Johannesburg, May 20 – After a hiatus that lasted for 10 weeks and eight races, NASCAR (the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) is back on the live sport calendar – and back on SuperSport!
Early tomorrow morning (Thursday 21 May), Kevin Harvick – a veteran with some 50 NASCAR races, but who has yet to win one – will seek to extend his lead atop the Cup Series standings. He will, however, face stiff competition in the form of Joey Logano, who already has a pair of wins under his belt.
Tomorrow’s action takes place at Darlington Raceway – an unusual choice for NASCAR , which historically attracts massive crowds – as organisers have been instructed to race in empty arenas and with strict safety protocols in place. Temperature readings will be taken at the racetrack and personnel must wear masks and practise social distancing.
This week’s broadcast details:
- Tomorrow: Darlington Raceway (SS2 A, SS8, 1:30am).
- May 25: Coca-Cola 600 (SS1, SS1 A, SS2 A, SS8, 12am).
- May 28: Charlotte (SS2 A, SS8, 2am).
The NASCAR calendar will continue for another month with races across the US:
May 31 – Bristol;
- June 7 – Atlanta;
- June 10 – Martinsville;
- June 14 – Homestead-Miami;
- June 21 – Talladega.