NASCAR Weekend In Las Vegas To Be Run Without Fans

Fans With Tickets Will Have Options For Credits Or Refunds

Paul Ihander
September 21, 2020 - 5:07 am
 Daniel Suarez, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Ford, and Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Toco Warranty Ford, lead the field at the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 15, 2019

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The up coming NASCAR weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be held with only essential personnel in attendance.  LVMS announced Friday spectators will not be allowed for any of the three races this Frida-Sunday at the 1.5-mile superspeedway due to Covid-19.  LVMS has a capacity of 80,000.

“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 Governor 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.”

Under the current Nevada re-opening plan, fans are not permitted at sporting events or concerts, and groups are limited to 50 people or fewer. Race fans holding tickets for the South Point 400 triple header weekend will be contacted by the speedway ticket services department to discuss credits for future races or refunds.

“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.”

All three events at LVMS will be broadcast live on News-Talk 840 KXNT.   They will also be televised.  The World of Westgate 200 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Trucks Series race will be Friday, September 25 on Fox Sports 1 at 530p.  The September 26th ALSCO 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race will start at 430p on NBCSN.   The South Point 400 on September 27 will begin at 4p on NBCSN.