Beginning with the Texas All-Star Race weekend in June, NASCAR will implement an expansion of guest access to the competition footprint and discontinue a number of pandemic-related operating restrictions.

Some facets of our operations introduced in the last year will be retained:Guest access to the garage and pit road will be expanded significantly but kept at a level below the pre-pandemic numbersAccess to the starting grid will be restricted to a smaller number of VIP guestsCompetitors and designated vendors will continue using the roster systemVirtual driver / crew chief meetings will remain through the end of the 2021 seasonInitial garage entry for competitors will be directed by assistant series directorsMandatory reporting requirements associated with COVID infections and exposures remain in effectUnvaccinated industry members will be required to wear masks while indoorsMany aspects of the COVID operating protocols will be suspended starting with the Texas All-Star event weekend:Pre-entry screening, including the health questionnaire, will be discontinuedVendor access to the garages will be restoredSpotters may access both the infield and the perimeter areas, and participants using the driver / owner coach lot may bring properly credentialed guests into the D/O lotGarage operations will largely return to pre-COVID normsPre-race activities will more closely resemble their pre-COVID formsState and local conditions may require reduced access at future events; NASCAR will communicate those changes well in advance of the affected event weekend.Getting the fully vaccinated rate within our industry above the 70% threshold remains critical to reducing the potential impact of the virus on NASCAR events


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