NASCAR reveals plan to allow some spectators at Homestead and Talladega
NASCAR announced Tuesday (June 9) that Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway will allow a limited number of guests to attend.
At both the June 14 Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead (3:30 p.m. EST; TV: FOX, Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and the June 21 GEICO 500 at Talladega (3 p.m. EST; TV: FOX, Radio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), all spectators will be:
- Screened before entering.
- Required to wear face coverings.
- Mandated to social distance at 6 feet.
- Restricted from infield access.
These requirements are in accordance with state and local COVID-19 guidelines for health and safety.
Homestead will invite 1,000 South Florida service members to be honorary guests for the Dixie Vodka 400, which will be the first race since March 8’s FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway to have spectators in the grandstands.
Talladega Superspeedway will allow up to 5,000 guests/spectators in the frontstretch seats for the GEICO 500.
Tickets for the GEICO 500 will be exclusively on a first-come, first-served basis to fans who purchased tickets or reserved camping for the race, when it was originally scheduled for April 26, and live within a designated proximity to the track.
In addition to the 5,000 spectators, there will be limited motorhome/fifth-wheel camping spots available outside the track atop the Alabama Gang backstretch.
These requirements are only the beginning as NASCAR plans to continue adapting and improving its procedures to ensure they are effective and can be scaled to support an increased number of fans in the future.
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