NASCAR weekly: SimRacing with stars ready for launch, Moffitt suffers injuries

NASCAR weekly: SimRacing with stars ready for launch, Moffitt suffers injuries
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NASCAR has postponed further races and is therefore planning its own SimRacing championship – Brett Moffitt has broken his legs

NASCAR Cup Series

NASCAR has postponed all races until mid-May because of the coronavirus crisis. In addition to the races in Atlanta and Homestead-Miami, five more races are thus affected by the measures against the spread of the coronavirus. But NASCAR does not want to cancel the races. The responsible persons still plan with 36 races of the 2020 season.

To shorten the time without live racing, NASCAR has announced the introduction of a SimRacing championship with all the stars. Champion Kyle Busch, Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell have already been confirmed. Further information will follow soon.

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series

Brett Moffitt hurt his legs in his spare time. On Saturday the GMS Racing pilot rode a motocross bike and crashed so badly that he broke both legs. Moffitt has already been treated and is on the road to recovery.

“GMS Racing No. 23 driver Brett Moffitt is recovering from surgery following an accident Saturday on a motocross bike in which he suffered a fracture in both of his legs. Moffitt is in very good spirits and his doctors expert a full recovery,” the team said in a statement.

But Moffitt is lucky in his misfortune and won’t miss too many races, because of the coronavirus NASCAR has cancelled all truck races until mid May for the time being. The next race of the NASCAR Gander & RV Outdoors Truck Series is therefore scheduled for May 15th in Charlotte.

André Wiegold and Simon Mones