North Carolina will allow fans up to 30% capacity of outdoor sports venues, including at Charlotte Motor Speedway — just in time for the Coca-Cola 600 weekend in May.
COVID-19 protocols will be in effect, including social distancing, masks and cashless transactions.
“The energy and excitement of our fans is what fuels our sport and everything we do here at America’s Home for Racing,” Greg Walter, CMS Executive VP and GM, said in a release. “We’ve been in close contact throughout the pandemic with the governor’s office about how we can safely host race fans, and I cannot overstate how excited we are with today’s news. From hosting one of NASCAR’s crown jewel events to honoring the men and women of our Armed Forces, the Coca-Cola 600 weekend is special for so many reasons. While the grandstands won’t be full, being able to share this historic event with thousands of fans in person is a big step in the right direction. We hope with continued improvement in pandemic trends by May that we may be able to host even more fans.”
Camping availability is still to be determined. The Camping World Truck and Xfinity series events are also set to have fans in attendance.
The exact number of fans is yet to be announced.