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FORT WORTH, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the action during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 03, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Texas Motor Speedway proceeding with race plans despite state of emergency


Texas Motor Speedway isn’t ready to postpone its opening race weekend yet amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Track president Eddie Gossage said on Friday night that the NASCAR races from March 26-29 are still scheduled even after Forth Worth Mayor Betsy Price declared a state of emergency earlier Friday.

Price issued a mandatory cancellation of any events or gatherings with expected attendance of 250 people or more.

"We are aware of it," Gossage said. "The city told us this order was for seven days. Our race is still scheduled."