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Limited fan attendance at speedway begins today

The Martinsville Speedway will open its gates to the public for three nights of prime racing beginning today, but getting through those gates will take a lot of patience and persistence as well as a ticket.

The Martinsville Bulletin reports that speedway officials have not said exactly how many people will be allowed admittance, but the 30% capacity rule is estimated at 13,200. The logistics of maintaining safe physical distancing will likely reduce that figure.

The speedway’s website includes the fine print on how this race weekend will operate and it’s several pages long. Rules in effect include reduced seating and camping capacities, mandatory face coverings, no tailgating, spaced-out parking, and COVID screening and temperature checks for everyone.