Shut out at Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR fans set up camp next door – The Washington Post

No spectators will be allowed, as has been the case since NASCAR began its tightly regulated resumption May 17 following a two-month shutdown triggered by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

But Deehan’s decision to come anyway, along with the city’s decision to roll out its traditional welcome mat, attests to something about the pull of sports that falls between attending in person and cheering from the comfort of home.

It is feeling part of a community — celebrating an experience with kindred souls who share the same passion.

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