The 2021 Daytona 500, scheduled for Feb. 14, will have limited attendance, NASCAR announced.
The reduced venue capacity for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series opener, as well as all events part of DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth (Feb. 9-14), is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is in accordance with enhanced safety protocols and procedures to provide a safe environment for guests, NASCAR competitors, employees and the local community, the sanctioning body said.
“The Daytona 500 is one of the greatest spectacles in all of sports, and fans from all over the world converge in Daytona Beach to be a part of motorsport’s biggest day,” said Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile. “While we won’t be able to have a capacity crowd here in February, we are excited that we can host the Daytona 500 with those in attendance, as well as for the millions who will tune in live on FOX.”
All attendees will be screened before entering the facility and will be required to wear face coverings while maintaining six feet of social distancing throughout their visit.