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5,000 Fans to be Allowed for Daytona July Race

Daytona International Speedway to permit fans in grandstands, limited number of RV spaces for Florida residents…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

Officials at Daytona International Speedway announced today a plan to introduce a return of fans to the venue for the IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona on July 4.

Working closely with public health officials and local, state and federal authorities on amended safety protocols and procedures, the speedway will offer a limited number of fans – 5,000 – to attend the WeatherTech 240 with available seating in the frontstretch grandstands as well as a limited number of infield camping guests.

All fans must be Florida residents and will adhere to social distancing guidelines.

The race, marking the return of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, will take the green flag at 6:05 pm ET and end under the lights.

The limited camping spots will be located in NASCAR’s Turns 1 & 2 areas of the infield (GEICO Grounds Yellow RV and Yellow Premium RV), near the Carousel Turn. Those fans will be required to watch the race from their RV site

For ticketing information, fans are urged to visit or call 1-800-PIT-SHOP.

“We’ve waited a long time to welcome our loyal race fans back to Daytona International Speedway and the Daytona Beach area,” said track president Chip Wile.

“There has been a lot of work and extensive planning by our track staff, IMSA, government and health officials, as well as NASCAR to methodically bring fans back to our historic facility.

“Rest assured we will make sure that every fan in attendance is safe and can enjoy the excitement of the IMSA WeatherTech 240 At Daytona. Having the IMSA sports cars back for this summer tradition just got more exciting with fans here to see it.”

All guests who attend the event will be screened before entering the facility, required to wear face coverings and maintain six-feet of social distancing throughout the venue. 

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