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Quaker State 400 will take place July 12 at Kentucky Speedway without fans

(Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

(Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

NASCAR will soon return to the Bluegrass, but when it does, fans will not be allowed in the stands.

Today, the Kentucky Speedway announced that the Quaker State 400 will take place on Sunday, July 12 at 2:30 p.m. as part of a quadruple NASCAR National Series race weekend. The Kentucky 200 and Alsco 300, both part of the Xfinity Series, will take place Thursday and Friday nights, July 9 – 10, and the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 will move to Saturday, July 11. All four races will take place without spectators in attendance and broadcast on FS1, PRN or MRN/Sirius XM Nascar Radio.

“I would like to thank Governor Andy Beshear, Senior Advisor Rocky Adkins and Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack for working in collaboration with NASCAR and Kentucky Speedway to assure this year’s race weekend takes place in a way that protects the safety of participants and the community,” said Mark Simendinger, executive vice president and general manager, Kentucky Speedway. “We are excited to take our turn as NASCAR leads the sports world back to live events. And what a turn we have by showcasing four races in four days.”

“We are very disappointed that the coronavirus pandemic dictates that we will not have spectators at this year’s races,” Simendinger added. “We work all year for this weekend and to not be able to share it with fans, especially in the 10th anniversary year of the Quaker State 400, is tough. The health and safety of the public comes first so we hope fans will catch all of the action on FOX or PRN. Plus, I believe Kyle Busch has a score to settle with his brother, Kurt, after last year’s classic finish.”

Here’s that classic finish if you need a refresher:

If you purchased tickets to any of the races during the Quaker State 400 weekend, you will receive an event credit for the full amount paid plus an additional 20 percent, or choose to receive a full refund of their purchase price. For more details, click here.

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4 Comments for Quaker State 400 will take place July 12 at Kentucky Speedway without fans

  1. zoupman
    5:47 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

    This race doesn’t draw well, so no fans won’t be a huge problem.

  2. Southky
    7:13 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

    Can’t attend a race in person but you can stand shoulder to shoulder with a couple thousand people and protest in Louisville. Morons are in control of this state.

  3. DOCUK18
    7:53 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

    Dumbass governor again

  4. jaws2
    9:11 pm June 4, 2020 Permalink

    I’ll leave politics out of this. I wouldn’t care who was governor, but this governor has made some terrible decisions in the last 3 months and every citizen in the state is paying dearly for it. Some way more than others. This decision is just another to add to the list.
    When I saw him Wednesday say that yard sales were not allowed ‘yet’ I just shook my head. One of the reasons he gave was people handling items and putting them back down MIGHT cause the virus to spread. His words not mine. So let me get this straight governor, people can go to Kroger, WalMArt or any other necessary store that’s been open and handle fruits, vegetables, any cans, bread, meat packages, or any other item and put them back, and that’s cool.
    This is just another example of the lunacy that’s been applied to the virus. Please governor do us a favor and use a LITTLE common sense.