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Darlington Allowing Limited Fan Attendance for 2021

Darlington Raceway will have limited fan attendance for its May 7-9 race weekend, track officials announced Feb. 25.

The track will host all three national NASCAR series on the new throwback race event.

The exact attendance amount was not specified in the release.

“As we launch the new spring dates for the official throwback weekend of NASCAR, we look forward to welcoming our loyal fans back to the track Too Tough to Tame to create new lifelong memories,” Darlington Raceway President Kerry Tharp said in a statement. “Thanks to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and his administration’s leadership and collaboration to allow us to host fans on our new race weekend. We will continue to work diligently to provide fans another safe, exciting race experience at Darlington Raceway.”

As a result of the reduced number of fans, some fans will have relocated grandstand seats to ensure social distancing. All will be screened before entering the track at staggered entry times and will be required to wear face coverings. Multiple handwashing and hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the facility.

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will kick off the race weekend on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Xfinity Series will follow suit the following day at 1 p.m. ET. To wrap up the race weekend, on Mother’s Day, the Cup Series will compete at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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