Kansas Speedway to host rescheduled NASCAR weekend without fans

Drivers take the first lap of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

The Kansas Speedway’s annual NASCAR weekend, which was already postponed from the end of May to July 23-25, now will take place without fans in the stands.

Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren said the track reached the decision to move forward without fans after working closely with public health officials, medical experts and state and federal officials.

“We determined that the most prudent course of action would be to host the races without fans,” Warren said in a news release. “While it was a difficult decision, the well-being of everyone who comes to our venue is paramount.”

NASCAR became the first major professional sports league to return to action after the sports world shut down in the wake of the pandemic, and many of its races have been run without fans.

The schedule for Kansas Speedway’s upcoming race weekend includes Thursday’s NASCAR Cup Series Kansas 400 at 6:30 p.m., Friday’s NASCAR Truck Series Kansas 200 at 6 p.m. and ARCA Series Kansas 150 at 9 p.m. and Saturday’s NASCAR Truck Series Kansas 200 at 12:30 p.m. and NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas 250 at 4 p.m.


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