DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR announced today it would postpone this weekendâ€™s racing events at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon and Texas Motor Speedway outside Fort Worth. The Winston Cup New Hampshire 300 will now become the...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR announced today it would postpone this weekend’s racing events at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon and Texas Motor Speedway outside Fort Worth.
The Winston Cup New Hampshire 300 will now become the season finale, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 23. The Craftsman Truck Series Silverado 350 will be postponed to a later date.
"It is time for families to come together," NASCAR President Mike Helton said. "We felt that postponing this weekend's race was simply the right thing to do. We join the nation in mourning those who lost their lives, and we pray those wounded recover fully.
"We fully support NASCAR's decision to postpone the race," track owner Bob Bahre said. "We regret the tragic circumstances that made the postponement nessessary. But we truly understand the decision and our hearts go out to those to have suffered losses."
All New Hampshire 300 tickets will be honored for the November event.
Tuesday’s morning’s terrorist attacks that resulted in commercial jetliner crashes in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Western Pennsylvania made the decision necessary as most other sports leagues, including the PGA, NHRA, NFL, Major League Baseball and Grand American Road Racing Association postponed or canceled games and events.
NASCAR was put in an untenable situation by the tenuous air travel scenario and a Winston Cup schedule that has no open weekends from now until the scheduled Nov. 18 season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The Featherlite Modified Tour and Busch North races at NHIS have been canceled at well. The Raybestos Northwest Series race at Magic Valley Speedway in Idaho has also been canceled.