The Music City Grand Prix which makes it’s debut on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule in August has been in the works for the past five years according to circuit COO Jason Rittenberry.
Speaking to Paddock Eye on Wednesday, Rittenberry confirmed that although he has been working on the race for the last four years, race organizers began discussions with IndyCar five years ago to the sport to Nashville. The event is expected to draw a capacity crowd.
The race will take place over 2.17 miles and will take in the Nissan Stadium, the home of the Tennessee Titans NFL team and will also go over the Nashville’s iconic Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge.
Rittenberry said that when Roger Penske and the Penske Entertainment Corporation took over the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the end of 2019, organizers of the race in Nashville were concerned that the project would not go ahead however when Mr. Penske travelled with other IndyCar officials to Nashville to discuss the race he was extremely receptive to the idea of the race and here we are.
For further information about the Music City Grand Prix visit http://musiccitygp.com. Tickets for the race go on sale on Tuesday 23 February.