Kansas Speedway to have limited number of fans for Oct. 18 race

The Kansas Speedway announced Wednesday on its website that it would have a limited number of fans at its NASCAR Cup Series race Oct. 18.

The race will be run with safety protocols and procedures in place, according to a news release.

Grandstand seating and select campgrounds will be available, while infield access will be restricted to essential industry personnel, according to the announcement.

The Hollywood Casino 400 starts at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Kansas Speedway, and will be the first in the round of eight in the Cup Series playoffs, the news release stated.

“I know the drivers feed off the excitement of having the fans on hand, and we are enthusiastic for the opportunity to welcome them back to the track, offering a safe, healthy environment for everyone,” Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren said in a statement.

Fans who have already purchased tickets to the race may be reseated to new locations to ensure social distancing, with lower ticket pricing applied, according to the news release.

All guests will be temperature screened and will be asked questions about health before entering the racetrack, and will maintain 6 feet of social distancing, the news release stated. Guests who are age 3 and older will be required to wear face coverings, according to the release.

For this race, re-entry, tailgating and coolers will not be permitted. Clear bags up to 18 inches by 18 inches by 14 inches will be allowed. Concessions will have limited grab-and-go items.

Guests will be directed to parking lots with more space between visitors. Also, there will be an entry and exit procedure to prevent people from being concentrated together.

Camping will be allowed in Turn 1, Turn 3, Turn 4 and backstretch terraces. Outside camping will be limited to select campgrounds. Infield and tent camping will not be available at this event.

The Oct. 18 race will be carried on NBC.

Other races in October at the Kansas Speedway include the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series Kansas 200 at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; the ARCA Menards Series Championship Kansas 150 at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.

For more information, see www.kansasspeedway.com.

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