Daytona opens for fans

When the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resumes at Daytona International Speedway on 4 July, there will be spectators at the venue.

There is however a limitation of 5000 spectators, with everybody having to be residents of Florida, since fans from other states aren’t allowed.

The spectators will be allowed on either the grand stand, or in a special limited camping area, where people are allowed to sit by or on top of the RV’s.

All spectators will be screened before entering the track, and everybody have to wear masks all the time, while being at the circuit. They also need to keep 6 feet distance to other families.

Corvette Racing #3 & Acura Team Penske #7
Photo Courtesy of IMSA / Michael L. Levitt

There won’t be any autograph signings, let alone paddock access, which usually is allowed for all fans at Daytona.

But just to have spectators at the venues is a big change compared to the previous months. The first NASCAR races happened by completely closed doors, and without any spectators at all, and with just very limited access for media. All teams and drivers had to get in and out of the track on the same day.

NASCAR is the same organisation as IMSA, but it’s a bit easier to limit the numbers at IMSA races compared to NASCAR races.

The IMSA race at Daytona will be a 2 hours and 40 minutes race, on the same layout as the 24 hours race, and will start at 6.05 PM local time, finishing after dark.

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