Se­ries to al­low fans at two tracks

Lim­ited num­bers set for Homestead and Tal­ladega

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - SPORTS -

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 U.S. South­ern Com­mand in Do­ral, to at­tend the Cup Se­ries race Sun­day as hon­orary guests and view the race from the grand­stands.

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 cov­er­ings, man­dated to so­cial dis­tance at 6 feet, and will not have ac­cess to the in­field, among other re­vised op­er­a­tional pro­to­cols.

“We’re go­ing to have a lot of hand san­i­tiz­ing, hand wash­ing,” said John Bobo, NASCAR vice pres­i­dent of rac­ing op­er­a­tions. “One of the things that I’m kind of proud of to see is we’re go­ing to have a clean team...that’s at track con­stantly clean­ing ev­ery­thing . ... We feel con­fi­dent in the plan.”

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

“We have tremen­dous 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.”

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