All is status quo in west central Florida in terms of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete. Mayor Rick Kriseman said that the race is “still a go for Sunday” despite the coronavirus making its way through this planet.
Just this week, two Pinellas County locals were confirmed to have the virus but luckily have had limited contact with any individuals. The St. Pete mayor said that it’s still a very “low risk” in the county of this thing getting out of control before this weekend’s NTT IndyCar Series visit.
The mayor though did urge fans who aren’t feeling 100-percent to be good citizens and to not head to the race weekend in order to keep the virus from spreading further.
“If you don’t feel well, please stay home and watch the race on NBC Sports Network,” Kriseman continued. “As it relates to this race, attendees and residents of the city should know that we are taking every precaution we can to ensure it is a safe experience.
He’s not wrong. While the country is on high alert, this virus can be contained if everyone is smart and not trying to be a hero. If you are sick, you need to stay home and not be selfish to infect others. The race will be live on NBCSN with coverage starting at 2:30 p.m. ET. You can watch on TV, stream online, listen on the radio or even listen online too. There’s too many other avenues to watch this race other than in person if you’re not feeling well.
“I know we’re going to provide a safe environment for a great race,” Kevin Savoree, owner of the event said.” I hope everybody comes out to watch it because they’re going to put on a hell of a show.”