Texas Tourism Leaders Excited About Restarting Economy

Pink performs at the 2019 F1 US Grand Prix at COTA (Getty Images)

Coronavirus vaccinations are happening at such a rapid pace in Texas that tourism leaders predict some of the big events could return in July. 

Bobby Epstein, who heads the Circuit of the Americas racetrack, says they'll have one section where masks are required and one where they aren't, so as to make people feel comfortable. 

The track in Austin hosts the gigantic F1 auto race, which annually draws well over 100,000 visitors. Epstein is confident the event will be able to go on as normal by October.

Single-day tickets for the inaugural May 21-23 NASCAR weekend at COTA are also now on sale in addition to general admission and reserved seating three-day weekend packages.

“Race fans are in for an experience like no other when NASCAR rolls into Austin for the first time at Circuit of The Americas,” said NASCAR at COTA Executive Director Bryan Hammond. “Our team is hard at work putting together an unforgettable, can’t-miss spectacle that will be one of the most affordable major events ever hosted at COTA.

“With four series racing throughout the three-day weekend, race fans have plenty of opportunities to get their fix of high-speed action, whether they choose to join us for a single day or spend the entire weekend with us,” said Hammond.

F1 Grand Prix of USA at COTA (Getty Images)

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