NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway
NASCAR WEEKEND AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
No fans for August 21 – 23 events
The August 21-23 NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway 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.”
About Dover International Speedway
Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) promotes NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events. Subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee.
NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Dover International Speedway also includes the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race (5 p.m., FS1) on Friday, Aug. 21, preceded by the “General Tire 125” ARCA Menards Series East race at 2 p.m.
TOMMY JOE MARTINS AT DRYDENE 200
After starting in the 22nd position, Tommy Joe Martins had a very solid race at Daytona Road Course. NASCAR driver earned his best finish on a road course. His No. 44 AAN Adjusters Chevrolet finished stage one in 21st and stage two in the 19th position, respectively. As the checkered flag flew on lap 52, Martins crossed the finish line in 13th – his best finish of the season. Additionally, Martins 13th place result marked his fourth Top-20 finish in a row, and the team’s best finish in team history.