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NASCAR Restarts Its Engines During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Spectrum News Staff North Carolina PUBLISHED 1:00 AM ET May. 20, 2020

On this week’s edition of Tying It Together with Tim Boyum, Tim and Ben give us a behind the scenes look at how NASCAR became the first major sport to return to action during coronavirus as the Coca-Cola 600 returns to North Carolina Memorial Day weekend.  

We talk with Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter, and NASCAR driver Chris Buescher gives us an honest look at the challenges racers will face when they return. 

It’s a $6 billion business that employs more than 25,000 people in North Carolina, so a lot is riding on the success for NASCAR and the state. They must get it right, or it could delay live sports for some time.

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