Music City Sings a New Song with INDY Racing

  Stacey Owens for Skirts and Scuffs

With party buses and bachelorette parties just blocks away, Nashville transformed the streets of downtown into a racetrack and turned the NFL's Titans Nissan Stadium into a pit area with a festival-like area filled with cars, food, and what Nashville does best: music. Each of the three days was filled with racing and concerts, featuring the likes of Brooks and Dunn, Jamey Johnson, Jon Pardi, and the Oak Ridge Boys. 

Roughly 110,000 people were on hand for the festivities and filled the stadium and the bleachers at multiple vantage points throughout the course. 

Sunday's event, the inaugural Music City Grand Prix, featured 27 of the world's best drivers taking a circuitous route through downtown Nashville, Tennessee, including a first-of-its-kind bridge over a body of water. After 80 laps, Marcus Ericsson, driver of the No. 8 car for Chip Ganassi Racing, captured his second win of the season. The win seemed improbable after Ericsson was airborne on just the fifth lap of the race. 

Rounding out the top 10 were Scott Dixon, James Hinchliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal, Ed Jones, Alex Palou, Felix Rosenqvist, Helio Castroneves, and Nashville's own, Josef Newgarden. 

  Stacey Owens for Skirts and Scuffs

Other Sunday winners included Robert Stout who won the second Super Stadium Trucks and Bret Curtis who won the second GTO race.  

Music City Sings a New Song with INDY Racing Music City Sings a New Song with INDY Racing Reviewed by Stacey Owens on Monday, August 09, 2021 Rating: 5