NASCAR fans were welcomed back at Pocono Raceway this weekend.
Thousands of NASCAR fans have descended upon the track for a double header event this weekend. A massive crowd is expected for this weekend’s races after fans were not able to attend the races last year due to the pandemic.
“The fans are back. They’re driving local economy. That’s what it’s all about. We’re thrilled, the fans back, the infield’s sold out,” Kevin Heaney of Pocono Raceway told ABC 16.
More than 3,000 campers are reportedly registered for the infield this weekend. It’s another sign that we continue to make great progress coming back from the pandemic.
NASCAR star Bubba Wallace took to Twitter earlier this week to react to the crowd at Pocono Raceway.
“Good to have y’all back,” he tweeted at 7 p.m. on Saturday night.
Good to have y’all back. pic.twitter.com/GmCwO2m7by
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 26, 2021
Sports without fans in the stands simply is not the same. It’s great to have massive crowds back at events across the country.
Sunday’s NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. E.T.
It will air on NBC Sports.