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Virginia governor clears way for Martinsville Cup race on June 10

Jeff Burton discusses the driver's reactions to the modified NASCAR schedule and explains why it has actually been an improvement for teams.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam waved the green flag Thursday for NASCAR to race at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday, June 10.

However, fans will still not be to attend the race. It extends a streak of all NASCAR races being held without fans.

Northam’s edict, which goes into effect Friday, also allows other forms of both auto and horse racing to resume.

“These events will not be open to the public and no spectators will be allowed, among other restrictions,” Northam said.

The Martinsville Cup race was originally scheduled for May 9 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Martinsville will host at least one more Cup race after the June 10 date. Its playoff race is scheduled for November 1.