NASCAR to require masks in enclosed areas going forward

Beginning with this weekend’s events at Watkins Glen International, all NASCAR personnel working indoors at NASCAR races must wear a face mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

Enclosed areas include haulers and buildings, restrooms, the infield care center, race control and suites.

NASCAR said the update to its protocols was being implemented on the advice of its consulting physicians and recently issued medical guidance.

Masks will not be required outdoors at NASCAR events, provided individuals refrain from sustained close contact.