Fans Return To NASCAR
Nascar returned to action last month without fans, today, according to Jonathan Hardison of FOX6 in Birmingham reported that Talladega Superspeedway will allow 5,000 fans back into the stadiums. The superspeedway that holds between 80,000-175,000 will allow a minute amount of fans into the facility.
According to ESPN, fans who wish to attend the event will be required to be screened for temperatures and required to wear face coverings.
This weekend the Homestead-Miami Speedway will allow 1,000 fans and NASCAR will experiment with its policies. This weekend the tickets will go to Florida service members out of Homestead Air Reserve Base and U.S. Southern Command in Doral.
Daryl Wolfe, NASCAR executive vice president and chief sales and operations officer discussed the decision to allow fans back in the stands, "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."
Anticipation for Talladega has been on the rise since last fall's race was postponed to a Monday finish. In 2019 the race at "Dega" was postponed after just one Stage in the race, the original spring date for Talledega was scheduled for April 24-26.
The 5,000 will be allowed to sit in the frontstretch grandstands and there will be limited motorhome spots available outside the track.