NASCAR set to allow fans back in Florida, Alabama

NASCAR set to allow fans back in Florida, Alabama

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR is set to allow fans back at the track for races this month at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

NASCAR will allow up to 1,000 Florida service members, representing the Homestead Air Reserve Base and the U.S. Southern Command in Doral, to attend the Cup Series race Sunday as honorary guests and view the race from the grandstands.

The Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama will allow up to 5,000 guests in the frontstretch grandstands / towers for the June 21 Cup race. There will be limited motorhome / camping spots available outside the track.

NASCAR says all fans will be screened before entering, required to wear face covers, mandated to social distance at six feet, and will not have access to the infield, among other revised operating protocols.

NASCAR has returned to racing, but has not allowed fans inside the tracks in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

“We have a tremendous amount of respect and appreciation for the responsibility that comes with integrating guests back into our events,” said Daryl Wolfe, NASCAR executive vice president and chief sales and operations officer. “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. ”