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NASCAR world reacts to announced May 17 return date

The NASCAR America crew discusses the decision to schedule races in May, the significance of a return to the track for the sports world and the logistics that go into resuming the 2020 campaign.

The much anticipated return of NASCAR racing amid the COVID-19 pandemic was announced Thursday.

Racing is scheduled to resume with the Cup Series on May 17 at Darlington Raceway.

It will be part of seven races scheduled run through May 27, including races for the Xfinity Series and the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. All will be one day events.

It didn’t take long for NASCAR drivers to express their excitement on social media.

With the announcement of the scheduled return of the first major sport amid the pandemic, NASCAR has picked up the attention of a few non-NASCAR fans.