Las Vegas Motor Speedway: No fans for September races due to COVID-19

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 02:31:41-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The South Point 400 weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be held with essential personnel in attendance and without fans.

Spectators will not be allowed for any of the three races held Sept. 25-27 at the 1.5-mile speedway due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the LVMS.

“To say we’re disappointed that we will conduct the South Point 400 playoff weekend without fans would be a gross understatement,” said LVMS president Chris Powell. “Our staff has been working – many of them remotely – since the February Pennzoil 400 to prepare the speedway for our playoff triple-header."

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“We must adhere to Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s directive that limits gatherings due to Covid-19. While we disagree with this policy, we have no choice but to oblige. We certainly regret this situation for the thousands of race fans who won’t be able to attend our NASCAR-weekend events," Powell said.

Under the current Nevada reopening plan, fans are not permitted at sporting events or concerts, and groups are limited to 50 people or fewer.

Race 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.

“We’re hopeful that we will be able to welcome all of our fans back for our two race weekends in 2021,” Powell said. “Those dates will be announced soon, and we look forward to getting things back to normal.”

All three events at 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 Friday, Sept. 25 on Fox Sports 1.