Six-time and defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, driver of the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda says he is super excited about racing at the interesting Big Machine Music City Grand Prix street circuit as the NTT IndyCar Series prepares for the inaugural Music City Grand Prix.

Speaking ahead of the race, the Iceman, who is third in points said that he believes that the new venue will be a staple on the IndyCar Series schedule for many years to come and that he is really looking forward to racing an IndyCar over a bridge for the first time.

Dixon also said that he is excited for the fans who are going to be at the race this weekend. The Chip Ganassi Racing veteran along with hometown hero Josef Newgarden will get the honor of being the first NTT IndyCar Series drivers to get a feel for the track in real life with their cars as they will take part in the ceremonial first lap on the track with four-time series champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti leading the pair around the track in the pace car.

Seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson in the No.48 Carvana Honda says he thinks that Nashville will be a blast and that although he doesn’t have much experience on street courses it’s a clean slate for everyone in the paddock as it is the inaugural event and he is really excited about it.

Championship leader Alex Palou is also excited for the race and is hopeful of scoring a big haul of points to extend his lead in the championship and he was happy with how his preparations went in the simulator.

Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda is looking forward to the race weekend and feels he is going into the event with plenty of momentum and he wants to ensure that the No.8 crew hit the ground running and challenge for more wins and podiums to close off the season on a high.

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