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Feel the
New Sound of Nashville

Indy Car


IndyCar returns to Nashville with the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. For three days, the streets of downtown will come alive with the sounds of music, food, and racing, all spun into an experience you just have to be there to feel.


We will combine all that Music City does best by hosting a festival-like series of events focused on music, celebrity, food, and racing. We will create a best-in-class annual event on the IndyCar schedule that benefits the city, the fans, and the racing community alike.

About IndyCar

Featuring races at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses, and temporary street circuits, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES offers its international lineup of drivers the most diverse challenge in motorsports.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is held across the U.S. and Canada. While INDYCAR is the governing body for the sport, each individual race is operated by its own ownership group.

These stars drive single-seat cars that feature the new Aeroscreen and a 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 engine optimized to run at 12,000 RPM with an estimated 500-700 horsepower depending on the turbocharger boost setting.

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A Race That Gets Around Nashville

To make this race even more spectacular, this course is designed to challenge the drivers and excite the fans. This temporary track, or street circuit, takes racers by Nissan Stadium (home of the NFL Tennessee Titans) and over the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge into downtown Nashville.

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It’s more than a race. It’s a festival.

The top musical acts in the world, the most delicious cuisine Nashville has to offer, and the greatest drivers around—whatever your groove is, the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix has it.


With multiple stages in place just a few blocks away from the Honky Tonks of Broadway, you can catch a show from one of the most popular artists recording today or see an up-and-coming performer steal the spotlight.


The event will feature local food trucks and a food court, or you can visit one of the many restaurants in the area. If you are looking for traditional Southern cuisine like Nashville Hot Chicken or you want a high-end experience from one of the many internationally recognized chefs, we have something for everyone.


This unique course will test every driver’s ability. With seating and viewing areas throughout the course, you will see racing at its finest. This event will also feature activation areas and a wide range of exciting activities the whole family can enjoy together.

Planning Your Visit

In recent years, Nashville has become a destination for people who are looking to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. There is an energy around this city that can’t easily be explained. It has to be felt. During the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, that energy will be through the roof. Don’t miss being a part of this moment, and start planning your visit today.

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Matt Crews

Chief Executive Officer

Jason Rittenberry

Chief Operating Officer

Tony Cotman

Track Designer

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