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Full capacity allowed at Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Published: May. 14, 2021 at 4:31 PM EDT
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CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - Full capacity will be allowed during the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, officials announced Friday.

The decision was made after North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper lifted all mandatory capacity and gathering limits, social distancing requirements, and most mandatory mask requirements.

Now, seating limitations have been lifted, opening the door for thousands more race fans to enjoy a jam-packed month of May at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including the weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and the Memorial Day Weekend Coca-Cola 600.

“We are thrilled with today’s news that will allow fans to return to America’s Home for Racing without limitation,” said Greg Walter, executive vice president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “From the outset of the pandemic, whether operating a drive-through testing clinic or hosting the state’s first mass vaccination event, this has been the ultimate goal – to get back to filling the grandstands for the biggest, most entertaining events in motorsports.”

Fans will no longer be required to wear masks or socially distance in outdoor venues. Following state recommendations, fans who have not been vaccinated are still encouraged to wear a mask.

Fans can visit www.zmaxdragway.com for tickets, which start at $40. Kids 13 and under get in free. With anticipated call volume, fans are encouraged to purchase online to avoid extended wait times.

On Memorial Day Weekend, the speedway’s first triple-header weekend features NASCAR’s top three premier series. The May 28 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), May 29 Alsco Uniforms 300 (NASCAR Xfinity Series) and 62nd running of the Coca-Cola 600 (NASCAR Cup Series) on May 30.

Coca-Cola 600 tickets start at just $59. Tickets for kids 13 and under get in free for Friday and Saturday and for just $10 to Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. For complete schedule and ticket information, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Fans attending either race weekend will have the opportunity to receive a Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccination on-site. Vaccines will be administered by Atrium Health to anyone 18 years of age or older at no cost. No appointment is necessary.

Ticket holders attending speedway events do so at their own risk and are encouraged not to come if feeling sick or showing symptoms of COVID-19. Those in attendance are encouraged to enjoy their experience responsibly.

Tickets for all upcoming events at Charlotte Motor Speedway are on sale at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com for the fastest processing or by calling the ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). High call volume is expected.

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