DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Six NASCAR owned and operated race tracks announced Wednesday afternoon that grandstands and camping areas will be open for full capacity for upcoming events at the respective tracks.
Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Michigan Int’l Speedway, Daytona Int’l Speedway, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway and Phoenix Raceway made the announcements simultaneously.
Michigan will be first up to operate at full capacity when the NASCAR Cup Series headlines the Aug. 20-22 weekend at the two-mile superspeedway.
“No race weekend is complete without fans and we are beyond excited and ready to welcome them back to Michigan International Speedway with no restrictions,” said MIS President Rick Brenner. “We are very appreciative of state, local and regional officials for the support and collaboration to welcome fans back for a safe and entertaining race experience.”
The following weekend (Aug. 27-28), Daytona hosts the regular season finale for the Cup Series with the Xfinity Series also on the card.
Richmond Raceway will open its grandstands and FanGrounds to full capacity for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend on Sept. 10-11.
When the NASCAR playoff action returns to Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 2-3, there will be no restrictions on the number of fans allowed to take in the action at the mammoth 2.66-mile venue while an array of spectator camping opportunities and upgrade options will be offered again.
Martinsville Speedway will open its grandstands to full capacity for the penultimate races of the NASCAR Playoffs on Oct. 30-31.
There will be no restrictions on the number of fans allowed to take in the action from the grandstands for the Xfinity 500 NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race.
“When Martinsville Speedway hosts the penultimate races of the NASCAR Playoffs, our gates will be fully open to welcome our loyal fans back for a race experience unlike any other in motorsports,” said Martinsville President Clay Campbell. “We are grateful to our fans for their dedication throughout this unprecedented time, so we look forward to welcoming them back and hearing the full roar of the crowd in the grandstands this fall.”
Finally, when all three NASCAR national divisions wrap up the season Nov. 5-7 with NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway, there will be no restrictions on the number of fans allowed at the one-mile desert oval.
“Our loyal and passionate fans have shown tremendous support for Phoenix Raceway and our entire sport throughout the pandemic, including the inaugural NASCAR Championship Weekend at our facility last November,” said Phoenix Raceway President Julie Giese. “We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to celebrate the crowning of four champions in front of a packed grandstand and to showcase to the world what this community of race fans in Arizona is all about.”