Atlanta Motor Speedway will open its grandstands to full capacity in July. (HHP/Harold Hinson)
Atlanta Motor Speedway will open its grandstands to full capacity in July. (HHP/Harold Hinson)

Atlanta Opening Grandstands To Full Capacity For July Race

HAMPTON, Ga. – Officials from Atlanta Motor Speedway revealed the track will open its grandstands to full capacity for the upcoming NASCAR race weekend on July 10-11.

NASCAR’s first July race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 47 years will also be the first race at Atlanta Motor Speedway to host an expansive grandstand audience since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we’ve seen millions across Georgia and the Southeast get vaccinated, public health restrictions have eased and that gives us the green flag to take a big step towards welcoming more people to enjoy race weekend,” said Atlanta Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Brandon Hutchison. “Needless to say, we can’t wait to have thousands of fans join us for some thrilling NASCAR action this summer.”

The facility will continue utilizing health and safety protocols for fans attending the event, such as expanded access to hand-washing and hand-sanitizing stations, as well as cashless payments, mobile ticketing, and the clear bag policy to limit contact between fans and staff.

In addition, Atlanta Motor Speedway will follow state and local health recommendations when determined for July regarding mask and social distancing protocols.

The NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series will each compete on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s high banks for the second time during the July weekend. The rising stars of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, July 10, in the Georgia 250 and the NASCAR Cup Series will hit the track on Sunday, July 11 for the Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart.

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