Pocono Raceway can now be added to the list of tracks that are allowed to host NASCAR fans at its events in 2021.
A new order by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf permits outdoor venues to have 20% capacity at all events, he announced March 1. That puts stock car racing back in business to sell tickets for its summer doubleheader in northeast Pennsylvania.
It will be the first time Pocono will have fans in attendance since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached the U.S. over a year ago.
“Governor Tom Wolf has announced Pennsylvania outdoor sporting venues can welcome fans back at 20% capacity starting today,” a statement from a spokesperson for Pocono Raceway reads. “We join in our fans’ excitement surrounding today’s news.
“Pocono Raceway also anticipates, should the data continue to show signs of improvement, the number of guests allowed to attend the 2021 NASCAR doubleheader races will increase. The health and safety of our fans, and all involved in our event, will be a top priority. We will work with the Wolf administration, health officials and NASCAR to ensure necessary guidance and protocols are met for our June 25-27 race weekend.”
The Long Pond, Pa., track will host four series in June. The ARCA Menards Series will run the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 on June 25. On June 26, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will take to the track and the NASCAR Cup Series will hold its first race of a doubleheader weekend. The NASCAR Xfinity Series will run on June 27, with the second race of the Cup doubleheader following.