NASCAR won’t require drivers to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine, president Steve Phelps mentioned Sunday, in accordance with the Related Press (h/t ESPN).
“It will be significant, for my part, that folks get vaccinated,” Phelps mentioned earlier than the race at Talladega Superspeedway. “We’ll proceed to observe and alter our coverage as essential so as to make it possible for persons are secure. We’re actually monitoring. I will not get into the numbers particularly, however the variety of people who find themselves on this storage which were vaccinated continues to steadily rise.”
Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin are among the many few NASCAR drivers who’ve made it recognized that they acquired the COVID-19 vaccine. Different drivers, akin to Chase Elliott, mentioned the choice to be vaccinated is a private alternative and that he would not focus on his stance publicly.
NASCAR’s determination to not require COVID-19 vaccination strains up with what different leagues have achieved, together with the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB.