Safety protocols include Fox calling NASCAR race from studio
Empty grandstands are shown at Darlington Raceway, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Darlington, S.C. Bad weather forced NASCAR to call off qualifying for the Sprint Cup and XFinity series auto races. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
The Associated Press
Posted at 11:32 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated2020-05-14 11:32:12-04
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Among the many new looks for NASCAR's return to racing this Sunday is the approach of broadcast partner Fox Sports.
The network will not send Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon to Darlington Raceway and the duo will instead call the race from a Charlotte studio.
Regan Smith will be the only at-track reporter for the broadcast team.
The Fox team expects to use instant messaging with crews to glean the critical information Gordon and Joy need to properly call a race.
Gordon said he views NASCAR's resumption as a chance for the sport to give hope to the country.
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