Fan Guide: What You Should Know Before Attending Kansas Speedway for NASCAR Cup and Truck Series Races

Published 05/01/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Oct 18, 2020; Kansas City, Kansas, USA; A general view of pit road during the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series will visit the Kansas Speedway. As expected, the track authorities have published a set of guidelines for the fans to follow. Obviously, the world is still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and NASCAR is taking as many precautions as possible.

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The Kansas Speedway authorities worked in tandem with public health officials and medical experts to set down the guidelines. They, along with local and state officials, hope to host the race in a safe environment to reduce risk of infection. Owing to this, the track officials have come up with a number of restrictions and regulations.

First and foremost, the seating capacity will be reduced. The idea is that the seats will be spread further apart to maintain social distancing. As a result, the fans’ seating numbers may be different from the seat numbers they originally purchased. Speaking of tickets, they will all be digital or fans have to print them at home itself.

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How else is the Kansas Speedway taking precautions ahead of the NASCAR race?

It is also worth noting that the infield is restricted to only competition-essential personnel. The sole exception goes to the people using the limited GEICO Infield Camping. Moreover, several amenities that are normally available on a normal race weekend will be absent.

Kansas City, Kansas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) leads the field during the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

This includes GEICO Tent Camping, Pre-Race Passes & FanWalk Tickets, Ignition Garage Hospitality and Paid Parking. On the subject of paid parking, the reduced capacity means that grandstand customers will not receive any passes for parking.

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upon entry, each spectator will be screened and are expected to carry their own face masks. In addition to that, there are a number of hand-washing stations scattered across the venue. Other measures include a specified team of staff members to help clean and disinfect guests.

All in all, the Kansas Speedway authorities are pulling out all the stops to ensure that the NASCAR race runs smoothly.

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