Dear race fans:

This is not a letter I wanted to write. In fact, it’s one of the most difficult tasks I’ve undertaken in my 21-plus years at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We’re so disappointed that we’re going to have to run the South Point 400 weekend without fans in our grandstands.

Our staff has been working (many of them remotely) since the February Pennzoil 400 to prepare for your safe return to LVMS for our playoff triple-header. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the governor of Nevada and his staff have decided that we cannot allow fans to be in our open-air grandstands to enjoy the excitement and thrill of the NASCAR playoffs at LVMS. While we vehemently disagree with this decision, we have no choice but to abide by the state’s directive.

I can assure you that we put together a very comprehensive plan and fought the good fight. While we are disappointed, we also will adhere to the governor’s wishes. Obviously, under no circumstances would we ever want to jeopardize the safety of our fans, employees, competitors or our local citizens. We don’t believe that would have been the case had we been approved to have 10-percent capacity among fans who would have been physically distanced from one another.

If you have tickets or a camping space, please visit this page or click the links below for information on ticket credits and refunds.

We appreciate your frustration with this situation and also your understanding. I do hope you will tune in to NBCSN for both the South Point 400 and Alsco 300 as well as FS1 for the World of Westgate 200 throughout the Sept. 25-27 weekend, and we are counting on seeing you back here in 2021 for both race weekends.

Until then, stay safe and healthy, and let’s hope a sense of normalcy returns as quickly as possible.


Chris Powell
Las Vegas Motor Speedway