No fans for NASCAR races at Dover next month

The NASCAR weekend in late August at Dover International Speedway will take place without fans.

Delaware state officials, in the interest of public health and safety, denied the track's request to host a limited number of fans Aug. 21-23.

The track is to host a NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend.

During the coronavirus pandemic, NASCAR has run race weekends without fans -- with limited exceptions, notably at tracks in Tennessee and Texas.