Homestead opens grandstands to select fans for NASCAR Cup race

Charles Bradley

Fans are sitting in the grandstands at the South Florida oval ahead of today’s Dixie Vodka 400 NASCAR Cup Series race. 

A total of 1,000 fans are expected in the grandstand, with invited military members and first responders and one guest apiece. They are spread out over about a swath of eight sections of the grandstand opposite the pits.

However, a rain shower delayed the start, and when the race did get underway, lightning in the area forced NASCAR to halt the event after just five laps.

Spectators in the grandstand

Spectators in the grandstand Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley