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Phoenix, Talladega among tracks returning to full capacity

TALLADEGA, AL – APRIL 28: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 MoneyLion Ford, and Daniel Suarez, driver of the #41 Coca-Cola Orange Vanilla Ford, lead the field during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 28, 2019 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, Phoenix Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway were among six NASCAR-owned tracks to announce plans for full capacity.

Phoenix Raceway will be open for full capacity in the grandstands and camping for its November 5-7 NASCAR Championship Weekend.

In 2020, only 8,400 fans were allowed for the NASCAR Cup Series championship race due to the COVID-19 coronavirus global pandemic.

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 08: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Cup Series Season Finale 500 at Phoenix Raceway on November 08, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Talladega Superspeedway will also return to full capacity for its grandstands and camping for its October 2-3 playoff race weekend featuring the top three NASCAR national series.

Martinsville Speedway announced a return to full capacity in the grandstands and campgrounds for its October 30-31 playoff race weekend.

Richmond Raceway also announced a return to full capacity in the grandstands, campgrounds and infield FanGrounds experience for its September 10-11 playoff race weekend.

Richmond and Martinsville have each hosted one race weekend in 2021 with limited capacity but no infield access for fans.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – APRIL 18: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, leads the field during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 18, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

For the first time since August 2019, Michigan International Speedway will have full capacity for its grandstands, campgrounds and its Ally Champions Club hospitality club during the August 20-22 race weekend this year.

Daytona International Speedway also a return of full capacity for its campgrounds during the August 27-28 Coke Zero Sugar 400 regular-season finale weekend.

The track previously announced a return to full capacity after only hosting 20,000 fans for the 2021 Daytona 500 and 30,000 fans for the 2020 Coke Zero Sugar 400.

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Two Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI)-owned tracks have already announced plans for full capacity.

Atlanta Motor Speedway will be at full capacity for its grandstands during its July 10-11 race weekend. Texas Motor Speedway will also be at full capacity for its grandstands during its June 11-13 NASCAR All-Star Race weekend.

Atlanta Motor Speedway had limited capacity for its March 2021 race weekend. Texas Motor Speedway also had limited capacity for its two race weekends in 2020.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – JULY 19: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on July 19, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

For more details, visit each track’s website.

SOURCES:
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