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DG

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DENVER, BRAINERD NHRA EVENTS POSTPONED, THIRD INDIANAPOLIS DATE ADDED
GLENDORA, Calif. (July 17, 2020) – NHRA announced today that the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, Colo. (Aug. 7-9) and the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, Minn. (Aug. 14-16) have been postponed until further notice, for pandemic-related reasons. NHRA also announced the new NHRA Indy Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis Aug. 6-9. Qualifying for the new Indy event will air on FS1 and final eliminations will air on the FOX Broadcast Network. The NHRA Indy Nationals will feature an extravaganza of professional and sportsman racing over four days, with limited spectators per Indiana guidelines.

The Bandimere family, owners of Bandimere Speedway, home of the Dodge Mile-High Nationals, stated that, “Given our long-standing relationship with not only the NHRA and our Chrysler/Mopar/Dodge Mile-High Nationals sponsor but also all the racers, fans and additional sponsors who give our event its support, we are dedicated to finding a date for our event to work this year. We recognize that by postponing the event, we stand a much greater chance of having an event with more flexibility for everyone and we look forward to some amazing racing action.”

“We are disappointed that we have to postpone our event,” said Kristi Copham, owner of Brainerd International Raceway, “but we hope that, by working closely with state and local authorities and NHRA, we can find a way to put on a Nationals race later this season, especially for our fans, who deserve to enjoy a great weekend of NHRA drag racing. We appreciate everyone’s patience – our fans, vendors, staff and race teams -- as we try to work through the issues that would allow us to hold the event, and we’re continuing to work hard on it every day.”

The remainder of NHRA’s 2020 schedule remains the same, but is subject to change based on state and local guidelines.

“NHRA has worked to create protocols for a responsible restart of the sport,” said Glen Cromwell, NHRA president. “We saw those protocols work at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals last weekend. We appreciate the support of the state of Indiana, our drivers, teams, staff and fans, as we all work together moving forward.”

Event ticket holders will receive more information from Bandimere Speedway and Brainerd International Raceway soon via email, and are encouraged to visit bandimere.com and brainerdraceway.com to learn about their options.

For more information about the NHRA schedule and the COVID-19 protocols, please visit nhra.com.

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Al

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How do you postpone when there are no dates available ???? Seattle had to cancel bc they couldn't hold the event on their date. So how do you only "postpone" these races ?
 

Professional Fan

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How do you postpone when there are no dates available ???? Seattle had to cancel bc they couldn't hold the event on their date. So how do you only "postpone" these races ?
My guess is other dates on the schedule will become available when restrictions don't allow some of the other races to take place-St Louis and Pomona seem like prime candidates to not happen.
 

Rat

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How do you postpone when there are no dates available ???? Seattle had to cancel bc they couldn't hold the event on their date. So how do you only "postpone" these races ?
Because writing "Cancel" is too ugly. Nascar may be able to get in and out of TX without an issue, but who knows what it is like in TX in a month. I have high doubts that we are going to be racing in Ennis and especially Houston.
 

Percboy

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If /when the season is cancelled , will current points leaders (at the time) be deemed 2020 World Champs?
 

Cliff

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How about when NHRA had ONE race, the Finals, & whoever won that race won the championship. True.... Only lasted a few years, but the #1 didn't mean too much.
 

TD5023

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They're racing at Heartland Park for sure . Next week Regional and Divisional
Divisionals are entirely different, though. Nationals (with pros, so not counting the SportsNationals) are treated as spectator events, which is where the problem comes in. Crowds at (most) divisionals are negligible, so it's much easier to stay within guidelines, particularly in the more heavily-hit areas. Even California and New York are able to host divisionals right now, but a national would be out of the question.
 

mick

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CDC numbers updated yesterday, july 19th, 2020
Indiana: cases: 55,654 deaths: 2,820
Colorado: cases: 39,788 deaths: 1,752
Minnesota: cases: 46,204 deaths: 1,581

at least you can race with social distanced crowds in the state with highest numbers.
what these politicians are doing and have done to these track owners is an absolute disgrace, and they get away with it.
 

FABMAN

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CDC numbers updated yesterday, july 19th, 2020
Indiana: cases: 55,654 deaths: 2,820
Colorado: cases: 39,788 deaths: 1,752
Minnesota: cases: 46,204 deaths: 1,581

at least you can race with social distanced crowds in the state with highest numbers.
what these politicians are doing and have done to these track owners is an absolute disgrace, and they get away with it.
I don't know what going on with Brainerd it's always been a great race with Divisional then National if they follow the rules it should be ran. Now Bandimere they have been quietly trying shut the track down because housing moving around the track. There's a GoFundme acct set up to help cover legal fees but unfortunately it ends up being a losing battle hopefully there's another location that will work
 
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