The NTT IndyCar Collection will include a avenue race in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, to its 2021 schedule, announcing Tuesday that the inaugural New music Town Grand Prix will be held Aug 6-8.
The 11-switch, 2.17-mile circuit will cross the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge 2 times above the Cumberland River (click listed here for the keep track of map) and employ parking tons adjacent to Nissan Stadium as its paddock.
In a multiyear arrangement, Nashville will be IndyCar’s 1st new road study course in seven several years (the very last was in Houston, Texas, which lasted two a long time).
Penske Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Miles mentioned the remainder of the 2021 routine was about two to four months from staying announced. He has mentioned subsequent year’s agenda is expected to resemble the primary 17-race program for 2020.
Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden, a native of the Nashville place who moved again to his hometown final year, was at a Wednesday news conference to announce the race.
“I can speak for all the IndyCar drivers and inform you this is going to be the No. 1 place outdoors of the Indy 500 following year,” Newgarden claimed. “We usually mark the Indy 500 as a crucial place for us. Every driver that I have spoke to which is read about Nashville, they want to appear to this event and triumph.
“For me it’s likely to be likely the second most force-stuffed celebration to get right. How do we gain this race with Team Penske upcoming year? I’m so energized, very pleased to be from Nashville. It’s a superior coincidence. I hardly ever dreamed of being in a position to travel for Roger Penske just one day in the IndyCar Series. Absolutely to operate a race in my have hometown with a fantastic crew guiding me like this. It’s heading to be a significant 12 months to appear to Nashville in 2021.”
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“The Songs City Grand Prix will be a a person-of-a-form practical experience anchored in the coronary heart of Nashville’s motion-packed, exhilarating downtown corridor,” Miles, who was element of an IndyCar delegation that satisfied with race organizers previous month, explained in a release. “Nashville is a earth-class city and worldwide enjoyment capital that offers an fantastic platform for our Sequence. From specialist sporting activities groups and prime dwell new music acts to a burgeoning food items and lifestyle scene, it is a perfect home for a racing function of this magnitude.”
Here’s the launch about the IndyCar Nashville street race:
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2020 – The Music Town Grand Prix, in partnership with INDYCAR, is bringing a new sound to Nashville. The Music City Grand Prix announced now that the latest NTT INDYCAR Collection race will debut Aug. 6-8, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. The three-day worldwide festival of velocity and audio will be staged on a short-term grand prix circuit in downtown Nashville and all over the Nissan Stadium campus.
Attendees can search ahead to the most effective Nashville has to provide, including reside new music performances by top rated artists, very best-in-course chef-curated food stuff ordeals and amusement that facilities on velocity in a way only Audio City can provide up.
“The Tennessee Titans and Nissan Stadium are fired up to lover with the New music City Grand Prix to convey the NTT INDYCAR Sequence to Nashville and the stadium campus,” said Burke Nihill, president and CEO of the Tennessee Titans. “This is in preserving with our organizational objective of making our town, this venue and our firm as versatile and as busy as possible.”
With Nissan Stadium serving as the paddock for the race, the 2.17-mile short-term keep track of will race throughout the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge into downtown Nashville and again, making the New music Metropolis Grand Prix a person of the only activities in motorsports to cross over a major physique of h2o.
The very first road study course additional to INDYCAR since 2013, it attributes 11 turns and a good deal of straightaways for motorists to go. These and other dynamic characteristics will make an exhilarating encounter for each motorists and supporters.
“The Audio Metropolis Grand Prix will be a one particular-of-a-sort NTT INDYCAR Series expertise anchored in the coronary heart of Nashville’s motion-packed, exhilarating downtown corridor. Nashville is a environment-class city and world enjoyment cash that supplies an remarkable platform for our Collection. From specialist sports teams and major stay audio functions to a burgeoning food stuff and society scene, it is a excellent house for a racing function of this magnitude,” mentioned Mark Miles, president and CEO of Penske Leisure Corp. “Urban road festivals have become a big part of our DNA at INDYCAR and this three-working day festival—complete with a program that pushes the limits—will highlight all the things Nashville and the activity have to give, giving intercontinental tourists, racing fanatics and regional thrill seekers alike with an working experience of a life time.”
“Nashville carries on to provide as a globe-course leisure and celebration destination, so incorporating an city racing pageant of this caliber is a reasonable up coming phase for the metropolis,” said Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of Nashville Conference & Site visitors Corporation. “From the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Finals to the 2019 NFL Draft, Nashville understands how to host sporting activities of all forms when creating them a celebration. The New music Town Grand Prix underscores why Nashville was named Very best Athletics Metropolis in 2019, and we appear forward to the nationwide and international marketing it will bring to the metropolis.”
The NTT INDYCAR Sequence attributes proficient and charismatic motorists from close to the globe, such as legendary Scott Dixon from New Zealand, two-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato from Japan and Nashville’s possess two-time collection winner, American, Josef Newgarden.
“Nashville is a unique place, and the announcement of the Songs Metropolis Grand Prix definitely marks a substantial step forward for our neighborhood as we glimpse to the long run and a return of our thriving and one of a kind enjoyment scene,” explained Nashville Mayor John Cooper. “This announcement could not have appear at a better time. The party represents a large non-public expense in the city and a catalyst to our financial recovery.”
In keeping with genuine Nashville community, the Music Town Grand Prix has cast important partnerships in order to provide this privately funded celebration to fruition. Music Town Grand Prix is appreciative for the collaboration with INDYCAR, the Tennessee Titans, the Nashville Convention & Guests Corporation, Metro Federal government of Nashville & Davidson County, the State of Tennessee, the Nashville Sports activities Council and the Center Tennessee State University School of Concrete and Development Management.