New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has announced a comprehensive plan to allow NASCAR fans to attend the rescheduled Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 2.
The rescheduled race is set to take place on Aug. 2 at 3 p.m., will be the largest fan event in New England since the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic however, the speedway is allowing only up to 35 percent of its 88,000-seat capacity.
“Holding New England’s premier NASCAR race this summer here in New Hampshire has always been a priority,” said New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu. “The state worked closely with the folks at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and the New Hampshire Division of Public Health to put forward comprehensive, operational guidance. While the stands will not be as full as they usually are, we are proud to be able to hold an in-person viewing experience for NASCAR fans.”
“I want to extend my deepest thanks to Gov. Sununu, our state and local health officials and NASCAR for their unwavering support through this unprecedented time, as they have all played a significant role in making this happen,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “We’re extremely excited to welcome race fans to ‘The Magic Mile’ to enjoy the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 and to help us celebrate our 30th anniversary season.”
The speedway can operate at UP TO 35% capacity in the grandstands to allow for proper social distancing.
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— Chris Sununu (@GovChrisSununu) June 25, 2020
The Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, was originally scheduled for July 19, but was canceled due to the corona pandemic.