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NASCAR Will Become First US Sports League to Welcome Back Fans This Weekend

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For the first time since March 8, fans will be in attendance at a NASCAR race. On Sunday (June 14), NASCAR will welcome 1,000 South Florida-based members of the military to the Homestead-Miami Speedway to watch the Dixie Vodka 400 in person. The following week, 5,000 fans will be allowed to sit in the frontstretch grandstands/towers at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama for the Geico 500.

NASCAR said that all fans will be screened before entering and must wear face coverings at all times. They will be required to maintain a social distance of at least six feet and will not have access to the infield.

“We have tremendous respect and appreciation for the responsibility that comes with integrating guests back into our events,” said Daryl Wolfe, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations and Sales Officer, NASCAR. “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.

The NBA, MLB, and NHL have not played games since early March, but appear to be in the process of mapping out a season reboot, albeit without fans.