Last week, Las Vegas Motor Speedway announced that they’d not be able to have any fans for this weekend’s NASCAR events on the 1.5-mile track. But, as we sit here now, the rest of the season with the potential exception of Martinsville (VA) Speedway will have fans in some capacity.
On Friday, Charlotte Motor Speedway announced that fans can come to the Round of 12 cutoff race in two weeks. It will be capped at 5,500k each day.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and state health officials announced a plan Tuesday that outdoor sports venues with a capacity of more than 10,000 can host events with fans up to seven percent of their capacity, beginning Oct. 2. The news opens the door for a limited number of fans to be part of the action when NASCAR’s best return to America’s Home for Racing for the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 11 and the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina NASCAR Xfinity Series race and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCars GT Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 10.
“Throughout the summer, we’ve been working with local and state officials to bring fans to the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 weekend for what promises to be one of the season’s most anticipated events,” said Charlotte Motor Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Greg Walter. “While we regret that we cannot accommodate every fan who would like to be part of this spectacular race weekend, we are committed to providing the best and safest experience possible for those who are able to attend.”
Based on the limited capacity allowed by the state, no additional tickets will be sold for the Oct. 11 Bank of America ROVAL 400 though. Remaining ticket holders will have the option to receive a 120 percent credit toward a 2021 event or a refund for the full purchase amount. Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office staff will reach out to existing ticket holders regarding their tickets.
Tickets are still available for Saturday’s racing double-header, highlighted by the NASCAR Xfinity Series Drive for the Cure 250 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina and the first-ever IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar GT Championship Series on the ROVAL. Adult tickets are $50 and available by calling 800-455-FANS (3267) or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Kids 13 and under get in free.
The season finale at Phoenix can hold 8,400 fans and that race too is sold out due to the allotment already sold. Next weekend at Talladega can host fans and have limited quantities available. Kansas and Texas in the Round of 8 will also have fans too.
Martinsville, didn’t have any fans for the spring race that was moved to June, neither did Richmond’s race a couple of weeks ago which that’s significant because it’s in the same state.
For NASCAR, here’s what we know left –
Vegas – no fans
Talladega – limited fans – tickets here
Charlotte (ROVAL) – 5,500 (sold out)
Kansas – 10k allowed – tickets here
Texas – limited fans – tickets here
Martinsville – TBA
Phoenix – 8400 (sold out)
For INDYCAR, they have two race weekends left with a doubleheader in Indy, with 10k both days and St Pete as the season finale that’s TBA on ticket sales.
Indy tickets here