North Carolina governor OKs NASCAR race at Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The governor of North Carolina says NASCAR can hold the Coca-Cola 600 without fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway at the end of May if health conditions do not deteriorate in the state.

Gov. Roy Cooper says he and state public health officials have had discussions with NASCAR and the speedway.

Cooper says he believes the race can go forward on Memorial Day weekend for the 60th consecutive year.

NASCAR, like other sports, has been shutdown for weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.