Five Republican state senators are asking North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to allow audienceless NASCAR races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
WSOC reports Senators Kathy Harrington (R-Gaston), Paul Newton (R-Cabarrus), Todd Johnson (R-Union), Vickie Sawyer (R-Iredell) and Carl Ford (R-Rowan) are leading the proposal to reopen the Coca-Cola 600 over Memorial Day weekend.
On Sunday, the senators argued that the race at Charlotte would require the governor to amend his executive order.
"People are going stir-crazy with very few live sports underway, and allowing NASCAR racing in Charlotte would be a good first step toward returning to some semblance of normalcy," Johnson said.
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GOP senators call on NC governor to reopen Charlotte Motor Speedway