NASCAR to Host 500 Military Personnel During the Homestead-Miami Race: Reports

Published 06/05/2020, 9:28 AM EDT


According to reports, NASCAR will allow 500 military personals to spectate the Cup Series race at the Homestead-Miami next week.

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Next weekend, the professional stock car racing series will make its return to South Florida. And the NASCAR’s annual race at Homestead-Miami Speedway could feature something most races across the world have not seen lately.

According to Sports Business Journal, the series will host a small number of fans in the next week’s race. And most probably the spectator list will include a small lot of military personnel. Additionally, they will be allowed inside to watch the races taking place on June 13 and 14. And it will include the Dixie Vodka 400 Cup Series race.

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After that, Fox NASCAR’s Bob Pockrass posted a tweet revealing the details of the proposed plan. He writes, “Homestead grandstands will be open to 500 military, according to this report”

Homestead-Miami officials have not made any comment on the reports. However, we can expect an announcement in the upcoming days. Rumors of Miami hosting fans in limited numbers have been surfacing for the last few weeks.

Many NASCAR journalists have said that NASCAR will allow limited spectators on a trial basis in Miami-Homestead.

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Miami-Homestead to host two NASCAR Cup Series races next week

A few weeks ago, NASCAR made the announcement revealing a two-day four-race plan for Homestead. An extra race was added to make up for the relocated race from Iowa. The Iowa race could not happen because of the pandemic.

Additionally, the Dixie Vodka 400 was to be held on March 21 in the Miami-Homestead race track without fans. However, officials decided to postpone the race instead of running a race without fans on the said date.

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It will be the first time the race will run midseason. Earlier, Miami-Homestead was host to 18 consecutive NASCAR season’s final race.

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Mrinal Kuniyal

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Mrinal Kuniyal has been a contributor to EssentiallSports since early 2020 and has focused on Formula 1, NASCAR, and IndyCar. He's a management graduate and his areas of interest include motorsports, marketing, and music.

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