In less than two weeks racing fans will hear the roar of the engines once more when NASCAR returns to the track at Darlington Speedway.
With seven races in an eleven day span, the teams have returned to the garages to prepare the cars, and for the pit crews to brush off a little of the tire dust after being off for the past two months.
But they are not doing so without taking plenty of precautions; regular health screenings, limiting the number of people allowed in the garage at one time including staggering work schedules, social distancing, and face masks are all on the list of the precautions being taken. Teams are also conducting some serious cleaning efforts inside the shops.
Some of these same precautions will be taken once the teams get to the tracks at Darlington and Charlotte including running the races with no fans in the stands.
North Carolina, where most of the teams are based, is one of the states under the lock down with stay at home orders; however, Governor Roy Cooper has deemed that the NASCAR shops are now among the essential businesses and can begin operating.