IndyCar plans to return to Nashville subsequent 12 months on an city road course that shall be a threeday pageant of sound and Speed that organizers hope rivals the storied Long Beach Grand Prix.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.: IndyCar plans to return to Nashville subsequent 12 months on an city road course that shall be a three-day pageant of sound and velocity that organizers hope rivals the storied Long Beach Grand Prix.
The Music City Grand Prix is scheduled for Aug. 6-Eight on a short lived circuit. The 2.17-mile course will race throughout the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge into downtown Nashville and again.
The 11-turn course will cross the Cumberland River, making it a uncommon racing occasion that crosses a physique of water. It is the primary new road course added to the IndyCar schedule since 2013 and returns the collection to the town to Nashville for the primary time since 2008. IndyCar raced at Nashville Super Speedway from 2001 to 2008.
It’s going to be the primary vacation spot outdoors of the Indianapolis 500, reigning IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden, a Nashville resident, stated Wednesday. Nashville is an occasion city. It doesn’t matter what it’s, we’re displaying as much as get together. People in Nashville will see one thing they’ve by no means seen earlier than IndyCar is a really visceral expertise and other people will get an intense really feel of what IndyCar is all about.
Organizers have promised reside music, meals and different leisure. The hope is to construct it into an occasion that may compete with the crown jewel Long Beach occasion, which started in 1975 and was the longest operating main road race held in North America. It was canceled this 12 months due to the pandemic.
This is in line with our organizational aim of creating our metropolis, this venue and our group as versatile and as busy as potential,” stated Burke Nihill, president and CEO of the Tennessee Titans.