Dover Announces No Fans For NASCAR Event (Aug. 21-23)

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The August 21-23 NASCAR weekend at the iconic Dover International Speedway in Delaware will take place without fans due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

While the six races at The Monster Mile will move forward, state officials did not approve the track’s request to host a limited number of fans in the interest of public safety and health concerns.

"We submitted a comprehensive plan to state officials outlining our planned procedures and protocols for keeping our fans safe throughout our August race weekend," said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. "Unfortunately, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, the decision was made to not allow fans. We understand it, and while we are disappointed, we also realize that we need to err on the side of caution and yield to the opinions of public health experts to help reduce the further spread of COVID-19."

The schedule will feature the "Drydene Doubleheader Weekend" on Aug. 22-23, featuring a NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader each day, with all four races on NBCSN.

On Saturday, Aug. 22, the "Drydene 200" NASCAR Xfinity Series race takes the green flag at 12:30 p.m., followed by the "Drydene 311" NASCAR Cup Series race at 4 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 23, the "Drydene 200" NASCAR Xfinity Series race begins at 1 p.m., followed by the "Drydene 311" NASCAR Cup Series race at 4 p.m.

On Sunday, Aug. 23, the "Drydene 200" NASCAR Xfinity Series race begins at 1 p.m., followed by the "Drydene 311" NASCAR Cup Series race at 4 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 21, will feature the "General Tire 125" ARCA Menards Series East race begins 2 p.m., followed by the "KDI Office Technology 200" NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at 5 p.m. (FS1). 

Ticketholders may visit DoverSpeedway.com/exchange or call (800)441-RACE for more information.

For more information, visit DoverSpeedway.com or NASCAR.com.

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