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NASCAR Notebook: There Will Be No Race At Watkins Glen Next Month In The Empire State And Jimmie Johnson Returns To Racing This Week

NASCAR cannot meet the quarantine rules in New York and must move its August race from Watkins Glen.

The event will instead be held on the road course at Daytona. It will be NASCAR's debut on the course used by the IMSA sports car series.

The Cup schedule released today covers all of August through the regularly scheduled season finale on the oval at Daytona. The Cup Series will also race doubleheaders at Michigan and Dover.

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has twice tested negative for the coronavirus and will race Sunday at Kentucky Speedway.

Johnson missed the first race of his Cup career when he tested positive last Friday. NASCAR confirmed Wednesday that Johnson has been cleared to return.

Johnson's streak of 663 consecutive starts -- most among active drivers -- was snapped when he didn't race Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Johnson is the only NASCAR driver to test positive for the coronavirus since the series resumed racing on May 17.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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