The numbers are rising again when it comes to the Covid-19 virus and the delta variant. As a result, companies and organizations are re-assessing protocols.

Among those is NASCAR who have made a number of changes to how the teams, drivers, and fans interact for the foreseeable future.

Beginning this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway and Michigan International Speedway fans will no longer be allowed in the garage, haulers, and racing grid. Only NASCAR licensed personnel will be allowed on the grid and members of the media must wear a face covering when interacting with the drivers and will not be allowed in the garage area on inside the haulers.

Drivers can no longer visit the suites and must keep their distance from fans. The drivers will have to plan out their routes to minimize casual interactions with fans. Interactions with drivers will be in a controlled environment that includes distancing.

NASCAR will limit the number of people during driver introductions and on Victory Lane.

All persons in an enclosed area must have their face covered at all times, regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated.

Over the past year and a half, NASCAR has been meticulous about the safety of crews and drivers; as a result, there have been very few incidents of positive cases and no mass outbreaks.