Talladega Superspeedway Will Allow 5,000 Race Fans
NASCAR is going to permit the Talladega Superspeedway to let in 5,000 race fans to view the Geico 500 on Father’s Day, June 21st. Some fans will sit in the grandstands, while others are socially distanced in tower seating. Fans will not be allowed in the infield. Fans who live in Alabama and had already bought tickets for the re-scheduled April race will have first chance to buy tickets and camping spots for the upcoming race. Tailgating is only permitted for those who have camping spots secured.
According to Al.com, Talladega Superspeedway president, Brian Crichton, stated "our frontstretch grandstands and towers are massive, measuring an incredible eight tenths of a mile long. That provides us ample room to be able to welcome race fans back with plenty of safe distancing between guests. NASCAR and the track staff will continue to work with health and government officials, and be ready to provide a safe experience for the NASCAR fans in attendance.”
Fans must keep a social distance of at least 6 feet between them, and everyone must wear a mask or some type of face covering. Hey, NASCAR flags make great bandanas and face masks too! A screening process will be required prior to entering the Superspeedway event gates, which will include questions about current health and potential exposure, and a non-contact temperature check will also be performed. Race fans will be required to sign a waiver, which is strange to me, but hey, I like Pickle flavored milk shakes every now and then. #WildBillShow