People don’t tend to think of NASCAR as being on the leading edge of anything. Technological change happens slowly. Social change happens slowly.
However, at this weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR will use covid sniffing dogs to help identify potential cases in track personnel. If the trial run works as planned, it will be an efficient, accurate and cost-effective supplement to the covid protections already in place. 360 K9 Group of Alabama has two packs of dogs that can assess in 30 seconds whether covid is present. In case of a canine alert, individuals will be isolated and medically tested by the AMR Safety Team.
Doggies will not be used to screen NASCAR Cup Series drivers or the small number of fans in the grandstands.