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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 01:  A general view of the empty grandstands  during practice for the NASCAR Xfinty Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) | Getty Images
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 01: A general view of the empty grandstands during practice for the NASCAR Xfinty Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 1, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Las Vegas Motor Speedway still waiting for decision on fans: UPDATES


UPDATE: The March 5-7 NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be conducted with a limited number of fans in the speedway seating area.

"We’re excited that we’ll have race fans in attendance for all three days of our March 5-7 NASCAR Weekend," said LVMS president Chris Powell. "Given what our state and community have been through in the face of this terrible pandemic, we can only hope that this announcement represents some semblance of a return to normalcy."

Race fans in attendance will be required to maintain proper social distancing, wear face coverings and be subject to temperature checks at the gate. There also will be no fan access to the pit or garage areas throughout the weekend.

"There are no higher priorities than the health and safety of every race fan who is fortunate enough to attend our events," Powell said. "The same goes for every competitor, official, sponsor and staff member. Everyone has my personal assurance that we will follow every protocol in our zealous effort to keep everyone safe."

The weekend will kick off on Friday, March 5 with the Bucked Up 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event followed by the Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity race on Saturday, March 6. The weekend will conclude with the 24th annual Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series event on Sunday, March 7.

Fans who wish to attend the Pennzoil 400 weekend are encouraged to purchase tickets soon as seating will be extremely limited.

LVMS

UPDATE: The March 5-7 NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is expected to be conducted with a limited number of fans in the speedway seating area. Fan attendance is contingent upon the approval of the LVMS plan that has been submitted to the Nevada Department of Business and Industry.

The event weekend, headlined by the Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube, would be the first Nevada sports events with spectators in attendance since early November.

"We are incredibly appreciative of the efforts of our state and local government and health authorities and agencies who are working with us to make this possible," said LVMS President Chris Powell. "Governor Sisolak’s directive on Thursday allows for mass gatherings of 20-percent capacity beginning March 1 pending approval. We’ve submitted a comprehensive plan and are hopeful of approval in the coming days."

Race fans attending the races will be required to maintain proper social distancing, wear face coverings, be subject to temperature checks at the gate and any other regulations required by state and local government. There also will be no fan access to the infield, pit or garage areas throughout the weekend.

"Everyone who attends the event will have my personal assurance that the well-being of our fans, competitors and staff will be our foremost priority," Powell said. "We want everyone who attends the event to know that we will be taking every precaution to keep everyone safe."

The weekend will kick off on Thursday, March 4 with a World of Outlaws event at the Dirt Track at LVMS. NASCAR will take to the track Friday, March 5 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event followed by the Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity race on Saturday, March 6. The weekend will conclude with the 24th annual Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series event on Sunday, March 7.

Fans who wish to attend the Pennzoil 400 weekend are encouraged to purchase tickets soon as seating will be limited. There also are limited RV spaces available as well. For tickets and camping, please visit lvms.com.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Original post: Las Vegas Motor Speedway President Chris Powell released a statement on the track’s social media on Monday, explaining that the facility has submitted a plan, but has not yet received approval by state and local officials for fans to attend the March races.