The Music City Grand Prix which will host its inaugural NTT IndyCar Series race from August 6-8 announced on Friday that 2021 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hall Of Fame Inductee Dale Earnhardt Jr has joined the ownership group of the race.

Earnhardt Jr has grown up around racing and is the son of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt and has been involved in the NTT IndyCar Series working as a pundit for NBC Sports coverage of the Indianapolis 500.

Speaking about the announcement, Dale Jr said:

“I’ve been excited about the Music City Grand Prix since I first heard about it. It will be an incredible event combining great music and racing in one of my all-time favorite cities. “I’m excited to be part of the ownership group for this event and look forward to not only this year’s inaugural event, but to great racing in Nashville for years to come.”

Music City Grand Prix CEO Matt Crews commented on Friday’s announcement saying:

“It’s hard to put into words how excited we are with the addition of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to our already incredible ownership team. “Over the past two decades the Motorsports Industry has had no greater ambassador. His influence goes well beyond motorsports and his passion for music, food and Nashville make him a perfect addition to the team,”

Tickets for the inaugural Music City Grand Prix go on sale on Tuesday. For more information visit – http://musiccitygp.com

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