Courtesy of SportsTravel.com
One of the sports that brought back restricted numbers of fans last summer before many other leagues, NASCAR is following the trend of other outdoor sports and having even more tracks announce that they will have 100 percent capacity as the Cup Series continues to roll on throughout the country.
Tracks in Michigan, Richmond, Talladega, Martinsville and Phoenix have all announced this week that they will be at 100 percent capacity. Daytona International Speedway also announced that its August race will also have full campgrounds available for fans. Many other tracks including at Pocono and Atlanta had already announced plans to have full capacity.
As it stands, only two races the rest of this season on the Cup Series schedule are not scheduled to be at 100 percent capacity — one of them being this coming weekend’s road course event at Sonoma Raceway. The track announced on Wednesday that tickets for its 33 percent capacity limit were sold out for Sunday’s race. The 2.52-mile road course did not host a NASCAR event in 2020 but did host two IndyCar Series events.
The other event is the Brickyard 400, scheduled for August 15 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course. The track hosted 135,000 for this past weekend’s Indianapolis 500 but has not announced its procedures or admittance for its annual NASCAR weekend yet.
NASCAR’s announcement comes after another Major League Baseball team, the Colorado Rockies, announced on Wednesday that it will have 100 percent capacity at home games by the end of June. Only seven MLB teams have yet to announce when it will have full capacity this season: the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays, who are playing this season in Buffalo, New York, because of cross-border travel restrictions.