Squeal and thrill at Music City Grand Prix


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The IndyCar motorsport series – the premier level of open-wheel racing in North America – has rolled out detailed plans for a new race in Nashville (US) that will be staged on a temporary circuit encompassing the Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans National Football League (NFL) American football team.

The Music City Grand Prix will debut from August 6-8, 2021, taking in downtown Nashville and the 69,000-seat Nissan Stadium. The event will include chef-curated food experiences where people will be spoilt for choice and lots of entertainment in the form of music.

Music City Grand Prix will be a three-day international festival of speed and sound featuring an NTT INDYCAR® SERIES event.

The Music City Grand Prix, in partnership with INDYCAR, is bringing a new sound to Nashville. The first street course added to INDYCAR since 2013, it will feature 11 turns and plenty of straightaways for drivers to pass. These and other dynamic features will create an exhilarating experience for both drivers and fans.

“The Tennessee Titans and Nissan Stadium are excited to partner with the Music City Grand Prix to bring the NTT IndyCar Series to Nashville and the stadium campus,” stated Burke Nihill, President-cum-Chief Executive of the Titans.

“This is in keeping with our organizational goal of making our City, this venue and our organization as versatile and as busy as possible,” Nihill added.

Mark Miles, President and Chief Executive of Penske Entertainment Corporation, IndyCar’s governing body, added, “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.”

“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,” Miles continued.

“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,” he noted.

“Nashville continues to serve as a world-class entertainment and event destination, so adding an urban racing festival of this caliber is a logical next step for the City,” remarked Butch Spyridon, President and CEO of Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation.

“From the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Finals to the 2019 NFL Draft, Nashville knows how to host sporting events of all kinds while making them a party. The Music City Grand Prix underscores why Nashville was named Best Sports City in 2019, and we look forward to the national and international marketing it will bring to the City,” Spyridon added.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES features talented and charismatic drivers from all over the globe, including legendary Scott Dixon from New Zealand, two-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato from Japan and Nashville native and resident Josef Newgarden, a two-time Series champion.

“Nashville is a special place, and the announcement of the Music City Grand Prix truly marks a huge step forward for our community as we look to the future and a return of our thriving and unique entertainment scene,” said Nashville Mayor John Cooper.

“This announcement could not have come at a better time. The event represents a tremendous private investment in the City and a catalyst to our economic recovery,” Cooper added.

In keeping with true Nashville community spirit, the Music City Grand Prix has forged crucial partnerships in order to make this privately funded event a huge success. Music City Grand Prix is appreciative of the collaboration with INDYCAR, the Tennessee Titans, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County, the State of Tennessee, the Nashville Sports Council and the Middle Tennessee State University School of Concrete and Construction Management.

The event will offer a variety of affordable and attractive ticket options to ensure all attendees experience a weekend which will be etched in their memories forever. The Music City Grand Prix is currently offering two distinctive membership initiatives. Club RPM is a premium VIP experience. Early birds will enjoy concierge-style service for entertainment reservations, valet parking and entry into the Club RPM lounge at the Bridge Building. Additionally, fans can become a Music City Grand Prix Founder and receive reserved seating, exclusive discounts and priority purchase opportunities on parking, hotels and more.

So, get ready for a lot of adrenaline rush activities at the Music City Grand Prix in the streets of Nashville and let your hair down to the beat of music and enjoy the speed and sound!

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