IndyCar confirms Nashville avenue race for 2021
IndyCar has confirmed that Nashville will be a part of the collection schedule in 2021, with the inaugural Music Metropolis Grand Prix set to position on August 6-8.
The privately-funded occasion shall be run on a 2.17-mile short-term avenue circuit that includes the world round Nissan Stadium and throughout the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge into downtown Nashville and again, making it one of many solely main racing occasions to cross over a significant physique of water. It will likely be the primary new avenue course added to the IndyCar calendar since Houston in 2013.
“The Music Metropolis Grand Prix shall be a one-of-a-kind NTT IndyCar Sequence expertise anchored within the coronary heart of Nashville’s action-packed, exhilarating downtown hall,” mentioned Mark Miles, president and CEO of Penske Leisure Corp.
“Nashville is a world-class metropolis and international leisure capital that gives an distinctive platform for our Sequence. From skilled sports activities groups and prime reside music acts to a burgeoning meals and tradition scene, it’s a good dwelling for a racing occasion of this magnitude. City avenue festivals have grow to be an enormous a part of our DNA at IndyCar, and this three-day pageant – full with a course that pushes the bounds – will spotlight the whole lot Nashville and the game have to supply, offering worldwide vacationers, racing lovers and native thrill-seekers alike with an expertise of a lifetime.”