Homestead Speedway Set to Allow 1,000 Fans in Stands for NASCAR Cup Race: Report

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NASCAR’s return to Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend will reportedly including up to 1,000 members of the military and first responders in the stands.

A story from NBC Sports’ NASCAR Talk, citing a story first reported by Andy Slater of WMEN-AM 640, said the proposal was approved by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez allowing for the guest to be present for the Cup Series race, the Dixie Vodka 400, scheduled for June 14th.

The fans would be the first allowed in the stands of a
NASCAR race since the sport postponed races in mid-March amid the coronavirus
pandemic. Fans have not been allowed in the stands of any race since the sport
restarted last month and no other race has announced plans for fans at this
time.

No
tickets for the general public will be available and those admitted will not be
allowed in the infield. All fans must undergo health screening before entering
the facility, including a temperature check and will be required to wear a mask
and comply with other measures, including social distancing guidelines provided
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The
track will control entry to and exit from the facility along with multiple hand
washing and hand sanitizing stations. No tailgating will be allowed and parking will be allowed in every
other spot.

Homestead was
scheduled to host the Dixie Vodka 400 on March 21st – the
first time the race was set to be run in the spring after 18 consecutive
seasons as NASCAR’s finale. Officials were set to hold the race on that date
without fans before deciding to postpone it.

NASCAR announced the return of racing to Homestead with four
races planned over a two-day period, including one race relocated from Iowa as
a result of the pandemic.


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