Dover International Speedway to host fans for NASCAR tripleheader weekend in May

DOVER, Del. – Fans will be allowed to attend NASCAR’s tripleheader weekend in Dover next month.

State public health officials have allowed the Monster Mile to host fans after approving the track’s health and safety protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dover International Speedway can accommodate guests who have already purchased tickets for the May 14-16th weekend, including for the Drydene 400 NASCAR Cup Serious race on Sunday, May 16th. All ticket sales for this race will be paused starting today so purchased seats can be reassigned for social distancing. Fans will receive communication from the track, requiring them to submit an attendance decision and are urged to respond quickly.

We’re told special fan procedures will include social distancing in grandstands and concession lines, the use of digital tickets for all grandstand seats, the required wearing of masks, staggered grandstand entrance times, enhanced cleaning in high-traffic areas, added hand sanitizer stations, and infield access prohibited with the exception of race teams, track personnel, and select media.

“We appreciate the confidence the state has displayed in our team to be allowed fans in our grandstands and on our property in May for these outdoor events,” said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. “While hosting the most loyal fans in NASCAR public safety remains our top priority and we’ll be communicating specific tips and requirements to fans before and during our May 14-16 NASCAR weekend.”

The Drydene 400 NASCAR Cup Series race is the 103rd Cup Series race at Dover, one of only ten tracks in the country to host 100 or more Cup Series events. Tickets can still be purchased for the General Tire 125 ARCA Menards Series East race on Friday, May 14th, and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, May 15th.

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