TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) _ Thunderstorms Sunday forced NASCAR to postpone the Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway that was to mark the return of more fans to the track. The race, which was pushed back to 2 p.m. CDT today, is the first amid the coronavirus pandemic in which NASCAR opened the gates for up to 5,000 fans.
The event was stopped several times for more than three hours of total delays.The race is the ninth for the elite Cup Series since the May 17 resumption, and restrictions are gradually being lifted.
It was hardly an ordinary race day at Talladega Superspeedway, even before the lousy weather. The normal hordes of partying fans were nowhere to be seen.