Fans allowed at NASCAR August race in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Motor Speedway will allow fans in the stands and suites for the NASCAR Cup race on August 2.

Fans will be subject to social distancing requirements and additional health and safety protocols. New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s amended protocols will include social distancing on the grandstands and concession lines, limited guests in suites, and admission to the field for race team and operating personnel only.

The race was originally scheduled for July 19 and was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Holding NASCAR’s premier race in New England this summer here in New Hampshire has always been a priority,” New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu said in a statement. “While the stands will not be as crowded as they usually are, we are proud to be able to offer an in-person viewing experience for NASCAR fans.”

Sununu tweeted that the road course, located in Loudon, could operate at up to 35% of its capacity in the stands.

Associated Press contributed to this report.