Texas Motor Speedway will once again have fans in the grandstands for the upcoming O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on July 19.
Per a June 19 announcement, Texas will allow its stands to be filled to 50% capacity for the NASCAR Cup Series contest in accordance with the mandate made by the Texas state government in regards to professional sporting events.
The race, which was rescheduled from March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be allotted seats for general admission on the basis of social distancing.
In addition, Texas president Eddie Gossage said in a video released on Twitter that the speedway will now only accept digital tickets, further reducing the need for person to person contact to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Great news! You, your mom, your brother, and your friends can be in the stands for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 on July 19.
Check this link for every bit of info you’ll need!https://t.co/0RlMobVxFt pic.twitter.com/YUgUeR5y1O
— Texas Motor Speedway (@TXMotorSpeedway) June 19, 2020
Texas becomes the second venue to announce a return of publicly sold general admission seats for its facilities during race weekends since NASCAR returned from hiatus. Bristol Motor Speedway announced that up to 30,000 tickets will be sold for the NASCAR All-Star Race on July 15, just four days before the contest at Texas.
Last weekend’s Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway was run with 1,000 local military members and other special guests in attendance, all of whom were invited by the speedway.