After kicking off the racing season with empty stands, NASCAR officials have decided to let a limited number of spectators into two events this month.
Making the announcement Tuesday, the organization’s executive vice president, Daryl Wolfe, says NASCAR will allow up to 1,000 Florida service members from the Homestead Air Reserve Base and U.S. Southern Command in Doral to view Sunday’s Cup Series race.
Then, on June 21st, up to 5,000 fans will be permitted to watch Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway race from the grandstands, he says.
“We have tremendous respect and appreciation for the responsibility that comes with integrating guests back into our events,” Wolfe says. “We believe implementing this methodical process is an important step forward for the sport and the future of live sporting events.”
Does this set a precedent for more fans in the stands at future sporting events?