LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The South Point 400 will push through this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway without fans.
Only essential personnel will be present during the South Point 400 weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, Nevada has a 50-person capacity or fewer limit on gatherings.
LVMS and NASCAR representatives say they are very disappointed that the playoff weekend will be without fans. Matt Humphrey is the Director of Racing Communications at NASCAR. He says, "We’re going to have here at this facility this week 4 races in 3 days so it’s a tremendous honor and privilege to be here racing in Las Vegas. We wish we could have our fans here because we know Las Vegas loves NASCAR and NASCAR loves Las Vegas."
The Professional Bull Riders World Finals are moving to Texas because of the same restrictions. Chief Executive Officer Sean Gleason said during a press conference on Thursday afternoon that the organization had submitted various plans to Gov. Sisolak and the state but he didn't think they were considered.
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Fans holding tickets for the South Point 400 tripleheader weekend will be contacted by the speedway ticket services department to discuss credits for future races or refunds. All events at the LVMS will be televised live.
The South Point 400 on Sept. 27 will begin at 4 p.m. local time on NBCSN and the Sept. 26. ALSCO 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race will start at 4:30 p.m. on NBCSN. The World of Westgate 200 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Trucks Series race will be Sept. 25 on Fox Sports 1.