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Party In A Pandemic: NASCAR Fans Power Through At Daytona

race car drives past empty stands
Caitlyn Wilson @lillynwilson
Around 30,000 fans are expected to attend Sunday's Daytona 500. It's believed to be the largest sporting event in the U.S. since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The largest crowd for a U.S. sporting event since the pandemic started is expected to attend Sunday's Daytona 500.

NASCAR is welcoming some 30,000 fans to the Daytona 500 this weekend in the middle of a pandemic that has killed more than 480,000 people in the U.S.

It is expected to be the largest sporting event in the country since the coronavirus shut down much of the sports world 11 months ago.

NASCAR went down this road last season when Bristol had about 22,000 fans for its All-Star race last July.

The Super Bowl hosted 25,000 fans last week at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, about 150 miles west of Daytona.

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