With restrictions on attendance at sporting events around the U.S. beginning to loosen up, Charlotte Motor Speedway announced May 14 that the Coca-Cola 600 will be run with no crowd capacity restrictions.
This announcement comes hot on the heels of North Carolina governor Roy Cooper’s executive order declaring that the mask mandate in the state has been lifted. Charlotte Motor Speedway will join Darlington, Kansas, Daytona and Atlanta on the list of tracks that have been approved to open at full seating capacity.
“We are thrilled with today’s news that will allow fans to return to America’s Home for Racing without limitation,” said Greg Walter, executive vice president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “From the outset of the pandemic, whether operating a drive-through testing clinic or hosting the state’s first mass vaccination event, this has been the ultimate goal – to get back to filling the grandstands for the biggest, most entertaining events in motorsports.”
The Camping World Truck Series race scheduled for May 28 will be the first event at the Speedway under the lifted guidelines.
In addition to the NASCAR race, the NHRA’s NGK Four Wide Nationals will also be run at full capacity this May.
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Alex has also worked within the junior hockey world in Canada, appearing as a desk host for the OHL's Barrie Colts. He also got the opportunity to cover the 2018 Chevy Silverado 250 which appeared as the headlining article on NASCAR.com.