Limited Fans For NASCAR Races At Martinsville, Richmond

NASCAR race cars turning a corner at Martinsville Speedway
Photo courtesy of Martinsville Speedway

A pair of speedways in Virginia have announced that they will host a limited amount of fans in the grandstands when NASCAR visits in 2021. 

Martinsville Speedway will allow a reduced number of fans throughout its first-ever three-race weekend of night races on April 8-10. The half-mile short track is set to host the Virginia is for Racing Lovers 200 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race on Thursday, April 8, followed by the Cook Out 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race on Friday, April 9, and the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 NASCAR Cup Series race on Saturday, April 10. 

“With the increase in limited fan capacity for entertainment venues across the Commonwealth of Virginia, we will be ready to welcome back more race fans for a safe, exciting race experience at Martinsville Speedway,” Martinsville President Clay Campbell said. “We look forward to hearing more of our loyal race fans cheer on the action for our first-ever three-race weekend of night races on April 8-10.”

Richmond Raceway, celebrating its 75th anniversary, will also host a reduced number of fans for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 17-18. The short track will host the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Saturday, April 17, followed by the Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, April 18. It will be the first time the track has hosted fans in 18 months.

“Thanks to Governor Northam and his administration for their support and collaboration to bring fans back for a safe and exciting race experience at America’s Premier Short Track to celebrate our 75th anniversary season,” Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier said. 

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