Music City Raceway allowed to reopen ahead of schedule

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 22:01:28-04

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Rick Gonzalez has been impatiently waiting to open the gates to Music City Raceway. It was shut down for 11 weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Compared to other counties, Davidson County has been slower to reopen.

But after NewsChannel 5's story aired about the raceway's frustrations, the track got the OK from the city to open ahead of schedule. It wasn't supposed to reopen until phase 4.

In order to stay open, the track has had to adjust so it complies with the city's and Center for Disease Control's guidelines.

Gonzalez says for the time being, they are not allowing spectators in the stands. Instead, people have been watching along the fence or bringing their own lawn chairs.

"As you can see the bleachers roped off over there and they aren’t open," Gonzalez said, "We probably won’t open have it open until the next phase."

They're encouraging guests to wear masks and making sure people social distance by placing six feet markers on the ground at the concession stand.

Luckily, Gonzalez says the venue is about 170 acres, meaning social distancing isn't too hard.

Music City Raceway holds races every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. You can go on their website orfacebook pageto check them out.