It looks like fans are coming back to NASCAR races in Florida. On June 14, Homestead-Miami Speedway will invite up to 1,000 service members as honorary guests for the race and Talladega Superspeedway will allow 5,000 fans inside.
NASCAR announced in a press release today, “NASCAR’s modified event procedures, protocols and number of attendees have been finalized with guidance from public health officials, medical experts and local, state and federal officials. All guests in attendance 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.”
Daryl Wolfe, NASCAR executive vice president said, “We have tremendous respect and appreciation for the responsibility that comes with integrating guests back into our events. 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.”
At this time, only Florida is allowing fans at NASCAR races, while there are races with no spectators happening still in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.