While a majority of sports leagues around the globe are hosting or preparing to host events without fans, NASCAR is reportedly considering allowing supporters to attend races.
NASCAR executives have recently had discussions about allowing fans to return to the stands as early as June, according to Sports Business Journal's Adam Stern, who cites Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway as tracks that could be among the first to welcome fans (in a limited capacity) back to the stands.
.@NASCAR is evaluating allowing fans back at its races as soon as later this month, possibly at Homestead-Miami and/or Talladega, per sources.— Adam Stern (@A_S12) June 1, 2020
➖ This would be reduced capacity, only in places where local rules now allow it, and the decision is still being studied/not yet final. pic.twitter.com/Tx1hYR83nF
The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series resumed on May 17 at Darlington Raceway and there have been five Cup races without fans since that date.
In the most recent race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski took home his second win of the season after Chase Elliott and Joey Logano collided, leaving the door wide open for the Team Penske driver to snag the trophy.
The next Cup races are scheduled for Sunday, June 7 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Wednesday, June 10 at Martinsville Speedway. The races that could potentially allow fans back, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, are set to take place on June 14 and 21 respectively.