The NASCAR race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will go through without any spectators in the stands.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is set to host the first race of the second round of the 2020 Cup Series playoffs on September 27. While a number of races have been confirmed to host fans in a limited capacity, Las Vegas won’t be able to do so.
“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.
“But 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.”
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Only essential personnel will be in attendance in the track, which is also set to host the first Xfinity playoffs race of the 2020 season and a Truck Series race.
“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.”