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Published: September 16, 2020


ON WEDNESDAY, THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES ANNOUNCED THAT IN 2021 IT WILL BE RACING IN THE STREETS OF NASHVILLE WITH THE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT COMES NEARLY A MONTH AFTER SERIES OWNER ROGER PENSKE MET WITH RACE ORGANIZERS IN NASHVILLE AND THREE YEARS AFTER THE METRO SPORTS AUTHORITY GAVE THE GO AHEAD TO THE ORGANIZERS TO STUDY FEASIBILITY OF A POSSIBLE GRAND PRIX. THE RACE IS CURRENTLY PLANNED TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 8 AND IT WILL BE INDYCAR’S FIRST RACE IN THE NASHVILLE AREA SINCE 2008 WHEN THEY LAST RACED AT THE NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY AND WILL BE THE FIRST NEW STREET COURSE ADDED TO THE SCHEDULE SINCE 2013. THE TRACK WILL USE THE NISSAN STADIUM AS A PART OF THE TRACK AND AS THE PADDOCK AREA. THE TRACK WILL ALSO RACE ACROSS THE KOREAN VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE INTO DOWNTOWN AND BACK AND WILL BE ONE OF THE ONLY MOTORSPORTS EVENTS THAT CROSS A BODY OF WATER. OTHER THAN THE RACE, THE WHOLE WEEKEND WILL INCLUDE CONCERTS AND OTHER EVENTS THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT EVERYTHING INDYCAR AND CITY OF NASHVILLE HAS TO OFFER.