UPDATE: As NASCAR returns to the Valley of the Sun for Phoenix Raceway’s annual spring event weekend, March 12-14, Phoenix Raceway will host a limited, reduced number of fans throughout the three-day event.
The reduced capacity for the 2021 spring event weekend is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continues to be in accordance with enhanced safety protocols and procedures to provide a safe environment for fans, competitors, employees and industry personnel.
“We look forward to kicking off another 2021 NASCAR season at Phoenix Raceway this March and while we wish we could host a capacity crowd, the health and safety of everyone remains our top priority,” said Phoenix Raceway President Julie Giese. “In similar fashion to this past November for the track’s first-ever NASCAR Championship Weekend, we plan to host a limited number of fans for this event. November was a tremendous success, and we look forward to executing another safe and successful event this March.”
As a result of the seating capacity limitations, many guests will have their grandstand seats relocated to ensure social distancing between groups. Also due to the limited capacity, Phoenix Raceway will no longer be able to accommodate some guests that have already purchased tickets for the spring event weekend. Season ticket holders will receive priority as part of this process.
Due to restricted access to the competition area, the INfield Experience will not be available, but similar to the NASCAR Championship Weekend in November, reserved table seating will be available in the infield as part of the INfield Hub for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday and the NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday. Hillside seating will also be made available on Sunday.
Camping will still be available with campgrounds opening on Monday, March 8. All campers will be pre-screened upon entry and will be asked to park in the same direction on the right side of each campsite with all campsites limited to a maximum of six guests per spot.
In addition to maintaining a strict adherence to 6’ social distancing throughout the venue, all guests will be screened before entering the facility at staggered entry times and will be required to wear face coverings. Multiple handwashing and hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the operating areas and entrances and a “clean team” of staff, clearly identified for guests, will be cleaning or disinfecting at all times. Additional information for the NASCAR spring event weekend at Phoenix Raceway and its safety protocols may be found online at PhoenixRaceway.com/protocols or by calling Phoenix Raceway at 866-408-RACE (7223).
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ORIGINAL POST: Michael Knight reports that Phoenix Raceway will host a limited number of fans for its March 12-14 NASCAR weekend.
Grandstand capacity will be 20%, allowing for about 8,400 fans. Additional fans will be allowed throughout the property to bring the total closer to 11,000.
🚨🚨🌵BREAKING NEWS: @phoenixraceway limited fan access for March 12-14 #NASCAR #ARCA due to COVID-19. About same as last Nov., 20% grandstand capacity = 8,400. INfield Hub reserved table seating, camping, hillside brings total to about 11,000. Season-tix holders get preference.
— Michael Knight (@SpinDoctor500) January 4, 2021