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CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 28: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, talks with crew chief Alan Gustafson during the NASCAR Cup Series Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2020 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) | Getty Images

NASCAR asks teams to stay vigilant over mask usage


NASCAR sent a memo to teams earlier this week advising them to address "pockets of complacency" toward its COVID-19 mask protocols.

In the memo, NASCAR said it was "seeing more and more van loads of crew members rolling up to the track without masks on, and people wearing their mask down around their chin."

"It is important for everyone to do their part ALL THE TIME. One cluster outbreak can derail our season."

In North Carolina, where most NASCAR teams are based, the state now has 81,000 cases and it has reached 1,000 hospitalizations for the first time.

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