NHRA suspends drag racing events for 30 days because of COVID-19

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The National Hot Rod Association has suspended all of its drag racing events for 30 days and postponed its next national event.

The DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals had been scheduled for April 3-5 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The makeup date has yet to be determined.

The NHRA said in a release that it currently plans to resume its original schedule April 17-19 with the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park.

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Last weekend, the majority of the 51st annual Gatornationals were postponed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

The Centers for Disease Control recommended March 15 that gatherings of more than 50 people be canceled or postponed for eight weeks.