IndyCar adds street race in Nashville from 2021
By Mat Coch
Thursday 17th September, 2020 - 9:45am
IndyCar will travel to Nashville next season following the announcement of the Music City Grand Prix in the Tennessee state capital.
The event will take place on a temporary street circuit in the shadow of Nissan Stadium and include in an out-and-back blast over the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge which spans the Cumberland River.
It makes for a 2.17 mile (3.78 km) circuit that incorporates 11 corners, and is the first street race added to the IndyCar calendar since 2013.
“The Music City Grand Prix will be a one-of-a-kind NTT IndyCar Series experience anchored in the heart of Nashville’s action-packed, exhilarating downtown corridor,” said Mark Miles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Penske Entertainment Corporation.
“Nashville is a world-class city and global entertainment capital that provides an exceptional platform for our series.
“From professional sports teams and top live music acts to a burgeoning food and culture scene, it is a perfect home for a racing event of this magnitude.
“Urban street festivals have become a huge part of our DNA at IndyCar, and this three-day festival — complete with a course that pushes the limits — will highlight everything Nashville and the sport have to offer, providing international travellers, racing enthusiasts and local thrill-seekers alike with an experience of a lifetime.”
The inaugural event is scheduled to take place on August 6-8.