CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR needed a makeover even before it got a chance to stand alone in the sporting world spotlight.
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The largest motorsports series in the U.S. had been planning sweeping changes for 2021 in hopes of creating improved energy, new viewers and a fresh approach to a staid schedule.
The coronavirus pandemic put those plans on pause and NASCAR is now frantically trying to recover from a 10-week layoff.
So far, the stock car series is succeeding.
After three races in South Carolina, NASCAR shifts to Charlotte Motor Speedway riding a wave of momentum behind solid on-track competition.
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