The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returns to Nashville with the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. For three days, the streets of downtown come alive with the sounds of music, food, and racing, all spun into one experience .
And to make it more exciting, NTT IndyCar is making Thursday special with an announcement:
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule features races at a combination of super-speedways, short ovals, road courses, and temporary street circuits held across the U.S. and Canada. While INDYCAR is the governing body for the sport, each individual race is operated by its own ownership group. INDYCAR’S are single-seat cars that feature the new Aero-screen and a 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 engine. These engines are optimized to run 12,000 RPM with an estimated 500-700 horsepower depending on the turbocharger boost setting. A RACE THAT GETS AROUND NASHVILLE To make this race even more spectacular, this course is designed to challenge the drivers and excite the fans. This temporary street circuit takes racers by Nissan Stadium (home of the NFL Tennessee Titans) and over the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge into downtown Nashville. 2.17 MILES LONG 2+ HRS. TOTAL RACE TIME 553 YARDS OF BRIDGE 300 FEET OF PIT ROAD 100K EXPECTED RACE FANS
IT’S MORE THAN A RACE. IT’S A FESTIVAL. The top musical acts in the world, the most delicious cuisine Nashville has to offer, and the greatest drivers around—whatever your groove is, the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix has it.MUSIC With multiple stages in place just a few blocks away from the Honky Tonks of Broadway, you can catch a show from one of the most popular artists recording today or see an up-and-coming performer steal the spotlight. FOOD The event will feature local food trucks and a food court, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in the area. If you are looking for traditional Southern cuisine like Nashville Hot Chicken or you want a high-end experience from one of the many internationally recognized chefs, we have something for everyone. RACING This unique course will test every driver’s ability. With seating and viewing areas throughout the course, you will see racing at its finest. This event will also feature activation areas and a wide range of exciting activities the whole family can enjoy together.
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FLASHBACK to April..this race is a big deal to Nashville- check out this press release from the Nashville track:
INDYCAR FANS REVVED-UP FOR A UNIQUE NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT AS BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX AND THE GRAND OLE OPRY HOSTED ‘GRAND OLE PRIX’ NIGHT AT THE OPRY
The Event Marked the 100 Day Countdown Until INDYCAR Ignites the Streets of Downtown Nashville on August 4-6, 2023
Nashville, TN – April 26, 2023 – Big Machine Music City Grand Prix and the Grand Ole Opry partnered for a revved-up night of entertainment by hosting the “Grand Ole Prix” Night at the Opry on Tuesday (4/25). The 3rd Annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix will take Nashville’s centerstage August 4-6 as the countdown begins now at 100 days out from the iconic race. The ‘Grand Ole Prix’ Night at the Opry kicked off with appearances by INDYCAR Drivers Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal along with INDYCAR show cars on the Opry Plaza, the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix trophy on display for a photo opportunity and exciting giveaways. The action continued as country artists Chris Janson, Conner Smith, Bill Anderson, Ingrid Andress, Bella White, and Daily & Vincent took the Opry stage along with a surprise musical guest – Rock Legend Vince Neil. Neil, Janson, and Smith are slated to perform during the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix Freedom Friday concert on Friday, August 4th. See the schedule HERE. “We appreciate the rich history of the Grand Ole Opry and we’ve enjoyed a long-standing relationship now in its third year,” said Jason Rittenberry, President & COO, Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. “It was a great night of entertainment for our fans, and we’re excited to be counting down the days until INDYCAR hits Nashville this August. We’ve got 100 days of unique promotions, community events and so much more. It’s going to be our best race yet.” Race organizers encourage fans to follow them on their social media platforms at @musiccitygp to catch all the exciting updates, news and action happening over the next 100 days until the 3rd Annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix takes to the streets of Nashville this August. There’s still time to grab your favorite spot along the course as race tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss the hottest ticket in Nashville sports starting as little as $139.00 per person, fans can choose a 3-day package to immerse themselves into Music City’s premier festival of racing and music. Want the best seats in the house? The NetJets Club RPM presented by Flatrock Motorclub tickets are the most premium experience and will accommodate more guests in 2023. Located in Turn 3, Club RPM has dynamic views, air conditioning, and all-day premium food and beverages, and each ticket includes a paddock pass. Club RPM has sold out quickly in the past. A limited number of tickets are available now during the initial ticket on-sale. In addition, the event added Turn 9 Club, a new all-inclusive experience with incredible views of the most action-packed corner and its own private grandstand, air-conditioned tented area, with food and beverage included all day.