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Why NASCAR's bold return could be make or break

OPINION: NASCAR's announcement that it will return with a series of behind-closed-doors races later this month is a bold move. It could inspire other sporting events to follow suit, but equally risks setting coronavirus recovery measures back even further

On Thursday, NASCAR released a statement that it planned to end its coronavirus-enforced hiatus on 17 May with a Cup Series race at Darlington. It also unveiled plans to cram a run of races within its top three categories into a 10-day schedule to make up for the dearth in racing over the past couple of months.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, sports journalists across the country have spent the last three months publishing event postponements, cancellations and governing bodies' tentative plans to resume their respective championships and leagues in the latter half of a fraught 2020.

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