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NBC News 15 May 2020

NASCAR Set To Return After Weeks Of Hiatus Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic

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NBC News' Sam Brock details what NASCAR fans can expect as drivers prepare to race again after weeks of hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


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REPORTS ON WHAT
WE CAN SEE. %
AND WHEN OTHER
SPORTS LEAGUES %
MAY PICK BACK %
UP.
. %
>> NASCAR
RETURNS FULL %
THROTTLE IN JUST
OVER 48 HOURS. %
AFTER HITTING %
THE BRAKES FOR %
MORE THAN TWO
MONTHS DURING %
THE PANDEMIC. %
>> OUR FIRST %
PRIORITY IS TO %
MAKE SURE THAT %
WE PUT ON THE %
SAFEST EVENT.
>> CAN HE CLEAR %
IT? %
>> BUT THE
ROARING ENGINES %
WILL FILL AN
EMPTY STADIUM, %
WITH NO FANS %
ALLOWED AT THE %
RACEWAY. %
>> CRASH INTO
THE WALL. %
INTO THE AIR. %
>> SUNDAY ALSO %
MARKS THE FIRST %
TIME RYAN NEWMAN %
WILL BE BACK %
BEHIND THE %
WHEEL, SINCE
THIS HORRIFIC %
CRASH. %
AT THE DAYTONA %
500. %
WE SPOKE ABOUT %
HAS RETURN IN AN
INTERVIEW, SET
TO AIR SATURDAY %
ON WEEKEND
NIGHTLY NEWS. %
>> YOU SURVIVED
A NEAR-DEATH %
EXPERIENCE. %
WAS THERE ANY
HESITATION AT %
ALL, ABOUT %
COMING BACK? %
>> NONE AT ALL. %
I MEAN, NOT EVEN
A SECOND. %
REALLY, NOT EVEN %
A SECOND. %
BECAUSE IT’S A %
COMBINATION OF %
MY LOVE AND %
DESIRE FOR OUR %
SPORT. %
>> FROM THE
TRACK. %
>> 187 YARDS. %
>> TO THE %
GREENS. %
THE PGA HAS A %
CHARITY %
TOURNAMENT THIS %
WEEKEND IN %
FLORIDA.
THE FULL TOUR IS %
GETTING READY TO %
TEE OFF IN JUNE,
IN FORT WORTH, %
TEXAS. %
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS %
INCLUDE TESTING %
PLAYERS AND NO %
HANDSHAKES ON
THE COURTS. %
OVERNIGHT ON %
CNN, MAJOR
LEAGUEBASEBALL’S %
COMMISSIONER, %
FACING QUESTIONS
ABOUT TESTING. %
WHEN’S. %
>> WHAT ARE THE
PARAMETERS %
YOU’RE THINKING %
ABOUT? %
>> WOE HAVE %
DEVELOPED %
EXTENSIVE %
PROTOCOLS, THE
KEY TO THOSE IS
FREQUENT %
TESTING. %
ALL OF OUR %
PLAYERS WILL BE %
TESTED MULTIPLE
TIMES A WEEK. %
>> COMMISSIONER %
REMAINING %
BULLISH ON
BASEBALL FOR %
MIDSUMMER. %
ALTHOUGH A DEAL
WITH THE PLAYERS
MAY PROVE
ELUSIVE. %
>> NO. %
I GOTTA GET MY
MONEY. %
I’M NOT PLAYING
UNLESS I GET %
MINE. %
>> ALL-STAR %
PLAYING, SAYING %
HE WON’T PLAY
FOR A REDUCED %
SALARY. %
>> I’M SORRY YOU
GOTTA THINK %
DIFFERENTLY. %
BUT THE RISK IS %
WAY HIGHER. %
AND THE AMOUNT %
OF MONEY I MAKE %
IS WAY LOWER. %
WHY WOULD I %
THINK ABOUT
DOING THAT? %
>> THE NBA HAS %
NOT MADE A %
DECISION ON A %
RETURN TO PLAY %
OR WHAT FORM %
THAT WOULD TAKE, %
AS PRACTICE
FACILITIES
REOPEN WITH %
FIGHT %
TIGHTRESTRICTIONS.
>> AND THE NFL’S
SCHEDULE STILL %
SHOWS A START %
DATE.
FLORIDA’S %
GOVERNOR
RECENTLY, %
ROLLING OUT THE %
WELCOME MAT. %
>> ALL
PROFESSIONAL %
SPORTS ARE %
WELCOME HERE FOR
PRACTICING. %
AND FOR PLAYING.
NOW, WE’RE NOT
GOING TO %
NECESSARILY HAVE %
FANS. %
>> THAT WILL BE %
THE CASE WHEN %
NASCAR RETURNS
TO FLORIDA. %
WITH 12 NEW
RACES ADDED %
THROUGH JUNE. %
NONE WITH %
SPECTATORS. %
>> I THINK IT’S %
A GREAT %
OPPORTUNITY FOR %
US TO BE ABLE TO %
GO OUT THERE AND %
BE ONE OF THE %

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