In a new plan officially announced on Tuesday, NASCAR will start to allow some attendees to return to select tracks coming up on the 2020 NASCAR schedule.
The plan will begin with the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in June 14th and the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on June 21st.
“We have tremendous respect and appreciation for the responsibility that comes with integrating guests back into our events,” said Daryl Wolfe, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations and Sales Officer, NASCAR. “We believe implementing this methodical process is an important step forward for the sport and the future of live sporting events. The passion and unwavering support of our industry and fans is the reason we race each weekend and we look forward to slowly and responsibly welcoming them back at select events.”
In a press release, NASCAR states that the decision to modify their event protocols and number of attendees has been finalized with the guidance from public health officials, medical experts and State and local federal officials.
Every attendees will have to undergo a health screening, and will be required to wear face coverings, and socially distance at least six feet from one another. Attendees will not have access to the infield.
NASCAR will open up to 1,000 South Florida military members for the Homestead event, while 5,000 guests will be allowed to attend the Talladega race weekend. There will also be limited camping spots available outside Talladega Superspeedway, as well.
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