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Nascar’s Dixie Vodka 400 set to be first post-Covid major US event with fans

Getty Images Fans to be screened before entering venues, required to wear face coverings and maintain social distancingUS stock car racing series pens multi-year partnership with Advance Auto PartsNascar, the US stock car racing series, will allow a limited number of spectators to attend its Cup Series races at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway this month. Having returned to the track behind closed doors with the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway on 17th May, Nascar’s decision makes it the first major sports organisation in the US to allow fans at its events amid the coronavirus pandemic. For the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on 14th June, the series will permit up to 1,000 Florida service members, representing the Homestead Air Reserve Base and US Southern Command in Doral, to attend as honorary guests. The Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, set for 21st June, will allow up to 5,000 fans into the venue from stretch grandstands and towers. Tickets will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis to fans who had previously bought them or reserved camping for the originally scheduled Geico 500, which had been due to start on 26th April, and live within a designated proximity to the circuit. Grandstand and tower tickets will cost US$40 and US$50 respectively, with a maximum of six seats grouped together.

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