No COVID Clusters Tied to NASCAR Race That Had 20,000 Fans
Some good news related to the potential for holding events with fans in attendance: public health officials say that they have not found any evidence that a NASCAR race in July with more than 20,000 in attendance led to any clusters of new COVID-19 cases. The July 15 NASCAR... Read more
NASCAR All Star Race Featured Largest U.S. Crowd Since March
An estimated 20,000 fans watched Chase Elliot race to victory in NASCAR’s All-Star event in Bristol, Tennessee Wednesday, which marks the largest ticketed event since the coronavirus pandemic ground live entertainment to a halt earlier this year. The event took place at Bristol Motor Speedway, relocated from its initial... Read more
Texas Governor Approves NASCAR Race at 50% Attendance
The return of fans to NASCAR events will continue to grow, as Texas Governor Greg Abbott approved Texas Motor Speedway’s plans for opening to as many as 50% of its 135,000 seating capacity for a race rescheduled to July 19th at the venue. “Texans are eager for sporting and... Read more
NASCAR All-Star Race Could See Largest Attendance In Sports Amid Virus
Update (as of June 16, 2020): In order to purchase tickets to the NASCAR All-Star race, fans must first sign a waiver. You can view the “notice of risk and policies” here. – NASCAR is set to host its annual All-Star race this summer, with up to 30,000 fans... Read more
NASCAR To Start Admitting Fans To Races This Weekend
NASCAR was among the first major sports leagues to return from a pandemic-induced hiatus. Now, it will be among the first to admit fans into events. Select races will now welcome spectators into tracks beginning this weekend, officials announced Tuesday. Fans will be admitted into Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday, June... Read more
Facebook Launches Platform To Keep Fans Social During Live Events
Facebook has launched a new program that will allow fans to interact with one another in a more meaningful way via social media during live events. The live event tool, dubbed “Venue,” was released by Facebook’s R&D group NPE Team. “Venue” will serve as a second screen experience for... Read more
Study: Sports Fans Favor Prompt Return Without Crowds Over Waiting
With most sports on hold for the last two months, fans are eager to end their days of deprivation. According to a survey conducted by ESPN, a majority of sports fans would welcome the return of games and televised competition even if they are played without crowds in attendance.... Read more
NASCAR, UFC Plot Return Of Events This Month
Sports fans will soon get a reprieve from the deprivation they’ve faced for weeks. NASCAR and UFC are two of the first major sports organizations to resume operations in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and will see events get back underway this month. NASCAR will return to the... Read more
Rain Postpones Daytona 500 For First Time Since 2012
The Daytona 500 will resume today after heavy rain arrived in Florida and halted the annual race shortly after its start. Weather conditions grew ominous at Daytona International Speedway when rain began to pelt down around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Daytona’s 40 drivers had already completed 20 laps of the... Read more
NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway To Launch AR Tickets
DAYTONA 500 ticket holders will get to experience the 62nd annual Great American Race a new way this year with an AR-enabled device through the NASCAR Mobile App. The new feature allows fans to scan their commemorative ticket and bring it to life through a special DAYTONA 500 video... Read more