Texas Motor Speedway To Allow Some Fans For NASCAR Race, With Conditions

NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
July 13, 2020 - 12:48 pm

    For the first time in a long time, a big crowd will be welcomed at a sporting event this coming weekend in North Texas. 

    Thousands of fans will be welcomed inside Texas Motor Speedway for a full weekend of racing, punctuated by the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup race Sunday afternoon.

    The crowd capacity at the speedway is 135,000. Under current state order, it can be filled to half that, or 67,500 - but Speedway President Eddie Gossage says to better ensure social distancing, they won't let nearly that many people in.

    Gossage says tickets are still available for the race, and spectators will be safely distanced apart.  

    And while they won't be taking fans' temperature upon entering, ticket takers will be ensuring that all fans wear face coverings.

    Gossage says the speedway will abide with the Fort Worth mask covering mandate for businesses.