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Fans won’t attend Kansas Speedway race weekend

Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - OCTOBER 20: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, leads Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Dickies Ford, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway on October 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Kansas Speedway announced Wednesday that fans will not be able to attend its July 23-25 race weekend due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

The weekend will feature one Cup race, a Xfinity race, two Truck Series events and an ARCA Menards Series race.

“Over the past month, we have worked closely with public health officials, medical experts as well as state and federal officials to determine if we could run our rescheduled July NASCAR weekend with fans in attendance,” track president Pat Warren said in a press release. “After careful and extensive consideration for the health and safety of our fans and the local community, we determined that the most prudent course of action would be to host the races without fans.

“While it was a difficult decision, the well-being of everyone who comes to our venue is paramount. We appreciate the patience and support from our fans, and look forward to our fall NASCAR weekend, October 16-18.”

Up to 30,000 fans are expected to attend the July 15 All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. A limited number of fans are expected for the July 19 Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway and up to 19,000 fans are expected for the Aug. 2 Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.