SPEED SPORT Staff


Daytona Int’l Speedway will host a restricted variety of followers for the Nov. 14 Daytona 500. (Getty Images photograph)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The 63rd annual Daytona 500 at Daytona Int’l Speedway will play host to a restricted variety of followers.

The diminished venue capability for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series opener, set for Sunday Feb. 14, in addition to all occasions a part of Daytona Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth (Feb. 9-14), is as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and is in accordance with enhanced security protocols and procedures to supply a secure surroundings for friends, NASCAR rivals, staff and the area people.

“The Daytona 500 is one of the greatest spectacles in all of sports and fans from all over the world converge in Daytona Beach to be a part of motorsports’ biggest day,” stated Daytona Int’l Speedway President Chip Wile. “While we won’t be able to have a capacity crowd here in February, we are excited that we can host the Daytona 500 with those in attendance, as well as for the millions who will tune in live on FOX.”

As a results of the seating capability limitations, speedway officers will work to accommodate friends who’ve already bought tickets to the 2021 Daytona 500. To guarantee social distancing between teams who shall be in attendance, many followers shall be reseated in new areas. The reseating course of is anticipated to be full by early January.

All friends shall be screened earlier than coming into the power and shall be required to put on face coverings whereas sustaining six-feet social distancing all through their go to.

Tickets for the remaining Speedweeks occasions and a restricted variety of premium and extended-stay tenting packages, are nonetheless out there.