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Big Machine Label Group Chairman and Founder Scott Borchetta announced Feb. 14 a new leadership role in the operations of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Borchetta will now oversee operations for Nashville’s annual NTT INDYCAR SERIES race, and Big Machine will continue to be the event’s entitlement sponsor.

“Nashville is a world-class sport and entertainment market that loves its racing,” Borchetta said. “In its first three years, the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix successfully established itself as a major event in Nashville, and it has tremendous potential for growth, so I couldn’t be more excited to make this statement regarding its future.”

After assuming this responsibility for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, Borchetta spent the last several weeks reviewing every aspect of the organization and plans for the event. Having completed this review, Borchetta announced that the best path forward for this year’s event is to run at Nashville Superspeedway on the same weekend as previously announced. This remains the INDYCAR SERIES season finale on Sunday, Sept. 15 on NBC.

“With construction set to begin for the new Titans Stadium, the Grand Prix operations team knew they’d be faced with new challenges, knowing that the course used for the first three years would have to change dramatically for 2024’s race,” Borchetta said. “With several key locations around the stadium not available as in years past and with the proposed course change to run through the streets of downtown Nashville, (a big loop that utilizes the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, First Avenue, Broadway, Fourth Avenue and Korean Veterans Boulevard), we simply don’t have the proper space needed by the race teams nor the proper access for downtown businesses and residences to execute the world-class event that is expected by our amazing fans, INDYCAR teams and sponsors. With the significant challenges of the proposed new layout and unknowns with the new stadium construction, which has been the center of operations for the first three years of the Grand Prix, the decision has been made to move the 2024 race to the Nashville Superspeedway.

“This has no bearing on our great relationship with the Tennessee Titans. The team’s management has been nothing but supportive regarding the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, and we fully intend to continue conversations with them and the City of Nashville as to when the right time will be to return to the streets of Nashville. We also want to underline how supportive Metro and new Mayor Freddie O’Connell and his team have been during this transition. The mayor is a real fan of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix and has attended the race every year. He and his team have helped us address all angles in how best to proceed, and we feel that we’ve landed on the best option for a great race experience, for both fans and race teams, by moving to Speedway Motorsports’ Nashville Superspeedway.”

Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell said: “The Music City Grand Prix has been more than a race. It’s a festival that celebrates both Nashville and racing. We appreciate Scott Borchetta and Big Machine’s vision and partnership and look forward to the race returning to downtown Nashville in the future. I’ve enjoyed attending all three Music City Grand Prix races and appreciate their continued commitment to Nashville. Racing at the Nashville Superspeedway will add new intrigue to this year’s event.”

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES raced at the iconic, 1.33 mile, D-shaped oval from 2001-08. Six-time INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon is the last driver to reach victory lane at the venue, with a commanding “three-peat” in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Nashville Superspeedway is known for its high-intensity, wheel-to-wheel action, and as the season finale it will be the first oval in a decade to decide an NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship (Fontana, 2014).

“Nashville Superspeedway is ideally suited to our highly competitive and extremely intense style of racing, and we look forward to adding a Speedway Motorsports track to our schedule,” Penske Entertainment President & CEO Mark Miles said. “Our fans will eagerly anticipate watching a championship be decided on a high-speed oval, with NBC providing a must-see network telecast to viewers around the country. Scott and his team will do a terrific job organizing our finale weekend, and I’m incredibly appreciative of their efforts to pivot and find a fitting venue for our fans, drivers and teams.”

INDY NXT by Firestone, the developmental series for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, will also shift its 2024 championship finale to Nashville Superspeedway.

More details on weekend festivities, schedule and ticket options will be forthcoming. The event remains committed to a presence downtown leading up to the race, with activations and entertainment celebrating the finale to be unveiled at a later date.

NASHVILLE, TN – July 25, 2023 – American Honda Motor Co. and Big Machine Music City Grand Prix have signed an agreement to make the popular automaker the Official Vehicle and Pace Car of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville through 2024.  

Honda’s agreement provides them with a highly-visible presence at the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, promotional rights, trackside signage, hospitality and other assets during race weekend. Honda will provide all on track vehicles for pre-race events, on track safety and the 2023 Honda Civic Type R will serve as the Official Pace Car during race weekend.   

“American Honda is proud to be partnered with the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix to help bring exciting racing action to the streets of Nashville,” said Chuck Schifsky, Motorsports Manager, American Honda Motor Co. “As one of the newest races on the NTT INDYCAR calendar, the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix has quickly become one of the most thrilling events of the year for fans and drivers alike.”

The action-packed marquee three-day festival weekend features the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, along with INDY NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series, and Stadium SUPER Trucks along with some of the biggest names in entertainment. 

“We are excited to have Honda on board as our newest partner for our event,” said Jason Rittenberry, President & COO, Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. “Their long history with INDYCAR and their desire to reach our market made Honda the perfect choice for us. The Middle Tennessee Honda dealers have embraced this partnership as well and have some exciting promotions running to support our event.”

Less than two weeks away from the race, fans are encouraged to plan in advance and get their tickets while they last.  All single day tickets include free admission to the concert on the coinciding day. 

SEE SINGLE DAY TICKETS PRICING

Three-day tickets and premium packages also remain on sale and provide the greatest value and access to all on-track activities featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and concerts each night.

Ticket options are available at www.musiccitygp.com/tickets.  Other premium hospitality options can be purchased by calling (615) 270-8705 or via email at tickets@musiccitygp.com.

Tickets for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix are digital, and all fans must adhere to the Nissan Stadium rules and regulations, including the clear bag policy.  For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing and race weekend policies, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.

ABOUT THE BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is a three-day premier festival of racing and music from Aug. 4-6 featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, INDY NXT by Firestone, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.  

Ticket Packages, Clubs and Suites are now available to watch the best INDYCAR drivers race for the Big Machine Music City Cup.  Fans can choose their optimal grandstand seat to watch as the drivers compete in the 80-lap, 2.1-mile, 11-turn course which races around Nissan Stadium, over the Cumberland River, and curves around downtown Nashville.  The adrenaline-fueled event will feature live music each day and culminate with a headline concert on Friday and Saturday nights.  For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing, race weekend policies or for more information, please visit www.musiccitygp.com

ABOUT HONDA

Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic and Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord hybrid, CR-V hybrid, and, in the future, Civic hybrid. The Honda Prologue SUV, Honda’s first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup in 2024.  

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2022, more than 99% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with more than two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

The Event Marked the 100 Day Countdown Until INDYCAR Ignites the Streets of Downtown Nashville on August 4-6, 2023

Nashville, TN – April 26, 2023 – Big Machine Music City Grand Prix and the Grand Ole Opry partnered for a revved-up night of entertainment by hosting the “Grand Ole Prix” Night at the Opry on Tuesday (4/25).  The 3rd Annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix will take Nashville’s centerstage August 4-6 as the countdown begins now at 100 days out from the iconic race. 

The ‘Grand Ole Prix’ Night at the Opry kicked off with appearances by INDYCAR Drivers Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal along with INDYCAR show cars on the Opry Plaza, the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix trophy on display for a photo opportunity and exciting giveaways. 

The action continued as country artists Chris Janson, Conner Smith, Bill Anderson, Ingrid Andress, Bella White, and Daily & Vincent took the Opry stage along with a surprise musical guest - Rock Legend Vince Neil.   Neil, Janson, and Smith are slated to perform during the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix Freedom Friday concert on Friday, August 4th.   See the schedule HERE.

“We appreciate the rich history of the Grand Ole Opry and we’ve enjoyed a long-standing relationship now in its third year,” said Jason Rittenberry, President & COO, Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.  “It was a great night of entertainment for our fans, and we’re excited to be counting down the days until INDYCAR hits Nashville this August.  We’ve got 100 days of unique promotions, community events and so much more.  It’s going to be our best race yet.”

Race organizers encourage fans to follow them on their social media platforms at @musiccitygp to catch all the exciting updates, news and action happening over the next 100 days until the 3rd Annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix takes to the streets of Nashville this August.

There’s still time to grab your favorite spot along the course as race tickets are on sale now.   Don’t miss the hottest ticket in Nashville sports starting as little as $139.00 per person, fans can choose a 3-day package to immerse themselves into Music City’s premier festival of racing and music. 

Want the best seats in the house?  The NetJets Club RPM presented by Flatrock Motorclub tickets are the most premium experience and will accommodate more guests in 2023.  Located in Turn 3, Club RPM has dynamic views, air conditioning, and all-day premium food and beverages, and each ticket includes a paddock pass. Club RPM has sold out quickly in the past.  A limited number of tickets are available now during the initial ticket on-sale.  In addition, the event added Turn 9 Club, a new all-inclusive experience with incredible views of the most action-packed corner and its own private grandstand, air-conditioned tented area, with food and beverage included all day.


Big Machine Music City Grand Prix 2023 Tickets
Club Packages:
3-day Club RPM – $2,850 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, premium open bar)  
3-day East Club – $1,449 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)  
3-day Turn 9 Club – $849 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)   

Grandstand and General Admission:
3-day Grandstand – $219
3-day Premium Grandstand – $229 (with chairbacks)
3-day General Admission – $139

*Please note all above ticket pricing is per person and does not include ticket fees.

Ticket options are available at www.musiccitygp.com/tickets. Other premium hospitality options can be purchased by calling (615) 270-8705 or via email at tickets@musiccitygp.com.

Tickets for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix are digital, and all fans must adhere to the Nissan Stadium rules and regulations, including the clear bag policy.  For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing and race weekend policies, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.


ABOUT THE BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX: 
The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is a three-day premier festival of racing and music from Aug. 4-6 featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked CoolersTrans Am TA2 Series, and Stadium SUPER Trucks. 

ABOUT THE GRAND OLE OPRY: 
Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, TN.  The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM, with Saturday night shows seen on the Circle Network. For more information, visit www.opry.com.


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Celebrities Unite to Support Worthy Cause as Excitement Builds Leading Up to the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix August 4-6

NASHVILLE, TN – June 6, 2023 -  Big Machine Music City Grand Prix hosted their annual Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 5th at the Old Hickory Country Club to benefit CreatiVets, a non-profit organization that supports healing Veterans through creative outlets. 

The tournament was sponsored by Big Machine Spiked Coolers, A.O.Smith, Edley’s Bar-B-Que, Nissan of Rivergate, Margaritaville Hotel-Nashville, Daddy’s Dogs, Silverbelly Whiskey, Flatrock Motorclub, Phillips & Jordan, Anheuser-Busch, Hooters, Red Bull, Velocity Motorcars and Twine Graphics.

Celebrities that joined together to support their mission and play in the tournament included John Berry, T. Graham Brown, Jillian Cardarelli, Chris Ferrara, Matt Ferranti, Filmore, Vince Gill, Jordan James, Damon Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Corey Levin, Walker Montgomery, Donnie Reis, Jordan Roos, Mitch Rossell, John Schneider, Dan Tyminksi and Bailey Zimmerman.

“We are so proud to support the incredible work CreatiVets does in our community,” said  Jason RittenberryPresident & COO, Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.  “Music City has such vast talent, we knew this would be the perfect opportunity to connect our Veterans with some of Nashville’s top talent in order to make an impact in their programming.”

CreatiVets offers opportunities for relief and healing for the men and women who sacrifice so much for our country.  Their purpose is to use various forms of art, including songwriting, visual arts, music, and creative writing, to help disabled veterans cope with service-related trauma (i.e., post-traumatic stress, or PTS) by fostering self-expression they transform their stories of trauma and struggle into art forms inspiring and motivating continued healing. Through compassion, we are helping veterans live again.

Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is set to take the streets of Nashville August 4 - 6.  The action-packed, three-day festival weekend features the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, along with Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks

Starting at $139.00 per person, fans can choose a 3-day package to immerse themselves into Music City’s premier festival of racing and music. 

Due to popular demand, the NetJets Club RPM presented by Flatrock Motorclub, the most premium experience, will accommodate more guests in 2023.  Located in Turn 3, Club RPM has dynamic views, air conditioning, and all-day premium food and beverages. Club RPM has sold out quickly in the past.  A limited number of tickets are available. In addition, new for 2023, Turn 9 Club offers an all-inclusive experience with incredible views of the most action-packed corner and its own private grandstand, air-conditioned tented area, and food and beverage included all day.

Big Machine Music City Grand Prix 2023 Tickets
Club Packages:
3-day Club RPM – $2,850 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, premium open bar)  
3-day East Club – $1,449 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)  
3-day Turn 9 Club – $849 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)   

Grandstand and General Admission:
3-day Grandstand – $219
3-day Premium Grandstand – $229 (with chairbacks)
3-day General Admission – $139

*Please note all above ticket pricing is per person and does not include ticket fees.

Ticket options are available at www.musiccitygp.com/tickets. Other premium hospitality options can be purchased by calling (615) 270-8705 or via email  tickets@musiccitygp.com.

Tickets for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix are digital, and all fans must adhere to the Nissan Stadium rules and regulations, including the clear bag policy.  For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing and race weekend policies, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.
 

ABOUT THE BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX
The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is a three-day premier festival of racing and music from Aug. 4-6 featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.  

Ticket Packages, Clubs and Suites are now available to watch the best INDYCAR drivers race for the Big Machine Music City Cup.  Fans can choose their optimal grandstand seat to watch as the drivers compete in the 80-lap, 2.1-mile, 11-turn course which races around Nissan Stadium, over the Cumberland River, and curves around downtown Nashville.  The adrenaline-fueled event will feature live music each day and culminate with a headline concert on Friday and Saturday nights.  

For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing, race weekend policies or for more information, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.

ABOUT CREATIVETS
CreatiVets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers wounded veterans to heal through art and music. We work primarily with veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, giving them opportunities to use art, music, and creative writing to heal their unseen wounds of war. Our aim is to equip veterans with lifelong tools for success beyond the battlefield. Learn more about our mission and programs at www.creativets.org.

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NASHVILLE, TN – May 24, 2023 – Big Machine Music City Grand Prix announces entire musical lineup for Nashville’s INDYCAR race weekend August 4-6, 2023.  Big Machine Label Group artists Danielle Bradbery and Tiera Kennedy and rising country artist Tezza  have been added to the iHeartRadio Country Stage, rounding out the hit-driven talent performing in the Fanzone throughout the day each day.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES weekend takes place August 4-6, 2023, in downtown Nashville. Ticket packages are still available for the must-attend event bringing sound & speed to Nashville.

Previously announced, Big Machine Label Group, former Florida Georgia Line front man  Brian Kelly has been added to the Wesley Mortgage Freedom Friday Tribute Concert all-star lineup with Vince Neil, Chris Janson and Gavin Degraw while Superstar Flo Rida will headline the Saturday night concert on the Zyn Main Stage as part of the third annual event. 

Additionally, 94FM The Fish joins as the presenting partner for the Sunday morning Praise Stage.  Beginning at 9:00 AM on Sunday, August 6th in the Fanzone, Jay DeMarcus (formerly of Rascal Flatts) will host an inspiring morning of music including Contemporary Christian hitmakers Jason Crabb, Consumed By Fire, Cade Thompson, and Iveth Luna presented by Red Street Records.

"It has always been our goal to build strong relationships that allow us to forge great partnerships!  It’s not just about doing transactional business. We are excited to partner the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix to promote a Sunday morning CCM concert experience.  This allows FISH listeners to further engage with an incredible event right here in Nashville.  Serving our listeners and our partners is what we get really excited about!" states Jayme Summer, Program Director, The Fish.

Music programming will complement the race programming across the 3-day event weekend. The action-packed, three-day festival weekend features the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, along with Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.


FREEDOM FRIDAY August 4
9:30 AM – Gates Open 
9:30 AM - TEZZA (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
10:00 AM–TRANS AM SERIES Practice P1
10:45 AM – Jillian Cardarelli (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
11:30 PM – SRO GT AMERICA Practice P1
12:00 PM – ZOEE (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
12:05 PM – SRO GR CUP Practice P1
1:00 PM – TRANS AM SERIES Practice P2
1:30 PM – Connor McCutcheon (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
1:50 PM – INDY NXT Practice P1
3:00 PM– American Blonde (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
3:00 PM – NTT INDYCAR SERIES Practice P1
4:15 PM – Ryan Griffin (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
4:30 PM – STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS Practice / Qualifying
5:30 PM– Special Guest (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
6:05pm – SRO GT AMERICA Practice P2
7:00 PM – Wesley Mortgage FREEDOM FRIDAY TRIBUTE CONCERT featuring Brian Kelley (Florida-Georgia Line), Chris Janson, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Gavin Degraw, and other special guests featuring Sixwire. (Zyn Main Stage)
9:30 PM – Track/Gates Close

RACE DAY Saturday, August 5
7:00 AM-REGISTRATION "Music City Miles & Memories" Bike/Walk/Ride/Ruck/Run with Memories of Honor 
OR ONLINE https://www.musiccitymilesandmemories.com
8:00 AM - "Music City Miles & Memories" Bike/Walk/Ride/Ruck/Run with Memories of Honor
8:30 AM – Gates Open
9:00 AM-INDY NXT PRACTICE 
9:00 AM – Neon Union (iHeartRadio Country Stage)   
9:40 AM – Tiera Kennedy (iHeartRadio Country Stage)

10:00 AM  – NTT INDYCAR SERIES PRACTICE P2
11:15 AM  – TRANS AM SERIES QUALIFYING 
11:30 AM– Frank Ray (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
12:20 PM –  INDY NXT QUALIFYING 
12:45 PM – Dillon Carmichael (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
1:00 PM – NTT INDYCAR Series Qualifying / Firestone Fast 6
2:45 PM – Danielle Bradbery (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
3:00 PM – Trans Am Race
3:45 PM – Megan Moroney (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
4:15 PM  – SRO GT AMERICA QUALIFYING 
4:35 PM  – SRO GR CUP QUALIFYING 
5:15 PM – NTT INDYCAR SERIES FINAL PRACTICE 
6:30 PM– Stadium Super Trucks Race 1
6:45 PM – DJ Hish (Zyn Main Stage)
7:05 PM– FLO RIDA (Zyn Main Stage)

7:15 PM – SRO GR Cup Race 1
7:55 PM – SRO GT America Race 1
9:30 PM – Track/Gates Close

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Sunday, August 6
7:30 AM – Gates Open 
8:00 AM – Exotic Car Show (Zyn Main Stage)
9:00 AM – Red Street Records Presents Jay DeMarcus, Jason Crabb, Consumed By Fire, Cade Thompson & Iveth Luna (The Fish Stage)
9:05 AM – INDY NXT Race
10:05 AM – NTT INDYCAR Series Pre-Race Ceremonies
10:15 AM – Mae Estes (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
11:30 AM– NTT INDYCAR Series Big Machine Music City Grand Prix
2:00 PM– Tim Dugger (iHeartRadio Country Stage)
2:30 PM – Stadium Super Trucks Race 2
3:20 PM – SRO GT America Race 2
4:10 PM– SRO GR Cup Race 2
6:00 PM – Track/Gates Close

**ALL TIMES TENTATIVE / SUBJECT TO CHANGE

The action-packed, three-day festival weekend features the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, along with Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.

Starting at $139.00 per person, fans can choose a 3-day package to immerse themselves into Music City’s premier festival of racing and music.  

Due to popular demand, the NETJETS Club RPM presented by Flatrock Motorclub, the most premium experience, will accommodate more guests in 2023.  Located in Turn 3, Club RPM has dynamic views, air conditioning, and all-day premium food and beverages. Club RPM has sold out quickly in the past.  A limited number of tickets are available. In addition, new for 2023, Turn 9 Club, a new all-inclusive experience with incredible views of the most action-packed corner and its own private grandstand, air-conditioned tented area, and food and beverage included all day.


Big Machine Music City Grand Prix 2023 Tickets
Club Packages:
3-day Club RPM – $2,850 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, premium open bar)  
3-day East Club – $1,449 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)  
3-day Turn 9 Club – $849 all-inclusive (includes paddock pass, concert access, food, beer & wine)   

Grandstand and General Admission:
3-day Grandstand – $219
3-day Premium Grandstand – $229 (with chairbacks)
3-day General Admission – $139

*Please note all above ticket pricing is per person and does not include ticket fees.

Ticket options are available at www.musiccitygp.com/tickets. Other premium hospitality options can be purchased by calling (615) 270-8705 or via email at tickets@musiccitygp.com.

Tickets for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix are digital, and all fans must adhere to the Nissan Stadium rules and regulations, including the clear bag policy.  For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing and race weekend policies, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.

ABOUT THE BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX
The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is a three-day premier festival of racing and music from Aug. 4-6 featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.  

Packages, Clubs and Suites are now available to watch the best INDYCAR drivers race for the Big Machine Music City Cup.  Fans can choose their optimal grandstand seat to watch as the drivers compete in the 80-lap, 2.1-mile, 11-turn course which races around Nissan Stadium, over the Cumberland River, and curves around downtown Nashville.  The adrenaline-fueled event will feature live music each day and culminate with a headline concert on Friday and Saturday nights.  

For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing, race weekend policies or for more information, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.

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SUPERSTAR FLO RIDA TO HEADLINE SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT ON THE ZYN MAIN STAGE

ROCK LEGEND VINCE NEIL, CHRIS JANSON, GAVIN DEGRAW & MORE TO HEADLINE THE WESLEY MORTGAGE FREEDOM FRIDAY CONCERT HONORING MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS

iHEARTRADIO PRESENTS COUNTRY MUSIC’S BRIGHTEST NEW TALENT INCLUDING MEGAN MORONEY, DILLON CARMICHAEL, FRANK RAY, TIM DUGGER, MAE ESTES, NEON UNION, RYAN GRIFFIN, CONNOR MCCUTCHEON, ZOEE & MORE ON THE iHEARTRADIO FAN ZONE STAGE

SUNDAY MORNING PRE-RACE PRAISE STAGE HOSTED BY JAY DEMARCUS OF RASCAL FLATTS TO FEATURE JASON CRABB, CONSUMED BY FIRE, CADE THOMPSON & IVETH LUNA PRESENTED BY RED STREET RECORDS

NASHVILLE, TN – April 19, 2023 – The third annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix announces a hit-filled mix of talent performing as part of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES weekend August 4-6, 2023. Race fans and music lovers will have the chance to experience the best and brightest on the track and on the stages.

“Music has been a big part of the experience since we launched in 2021 and this year is no different. We are bringing fans the best and brightest artists on the scene today,” said Jason Rittenberry, President & COO, Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.  “Music programming will take place on the iHeartRadio Fan Zone stage during daytime hours Friday through Sunday, with our Freedom Friday evening concert kicking the weekend off in a big way on the Zyn main stage. We will continue to add artists to this lineup as we get closer to the event, as so many artists are interested in the exposure our event brings.”

Music programming will complement the race programming across the 3-day event weekend. The action-packed, three-day festival weekend features the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, along with Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.

Friday, August 4

Saturday, August 5

Sunday, August 6

**ALL TIMES TENTATIVE, SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Starting at $139.00 per person, fans can choose a 3-day package to immerse themselves into Music City’s premier festival of racing and music. 

Due to popular demand, the NetJets Club RPM presented by Flatrock Motorclub tickets, the most premium experience, will accommodate more guests in 2023.  Located on Turn 3, it has dynamic views, air conditioning, and all-day premium food and beverages. Club RPM has sold out quickly in the past.  A limited number of tickets are available now during the initial ticket on-sale.  In addition, the event added Turn 9 Club, a new all-inclusive experience with incredible views of the most action-packed corner and its own private grandstand, air-conditioned tented area, and food and beverage included all day.

Big Machine Music City Grand Prix 2023 Tickets

Club Packages:

Grandstand and General Admission:

*Please note all above ticket pricing is per person and does not include ticket fees.

Ticket options are available at www.musiccitygp.com/tickets Other premium hospitality options can be purchased by calling (615) 270-8705 or via email at tickets@musiccitygp.com.

Tickets for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix are digital, and all fans must adhere to the Nissan Stadium rules and regulations, including the clear bag policy.  For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing and race weekend policies, please visit musiccitygp.com.

ABOUT THE BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix is a three-day premier festival of racing and music from Aug. 4-6 featuring the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.  For more information, please visit www.musiccitygp.com or contact info@musiccitygp.com.

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BIG MACHINE MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX ANNOUNCES NEW ADRENALINE FUELED FAN EXPERIENCES INCLUDING A SATURDAY NIGHT RACE AND A 200-MPH SUNDAY BRUNCH

NASHVILLE, TN – February 22, 2023 - The third annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix announces the addition of a Saturday night race under the lights of downtown Nashville in addition to an earlier start time on Sunday for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES weekend August 4-6, 2023. The Saturday Night Race will showcase the new SRO GR Cup and the returning SRO GT America Series, featuring super car manufacturers Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, and more.

After a late afternoon start time the first two years, race executives and INDYCAR worked together with NBC to move the green flag for the NTT INDYCAR Series Sunday race start time to 11:30am so fans will enjoy cooler temperatures and a full day of thrilling race action. 

3-Day Ticket Packages, Clubs and Suites are now available to watch the best INDYCAR drivers race for the Big Machine Music City Cup.  Fans can choose their optimal grandstand seat to watch as the drivers compete in the 80-lap, 2.1-mile, 11-turn course which races around Nissan Stadium, over the Cumberland River, and curves around downtown Nashville.  The adrenaline-fueled event will feature live music each day and culminate with a headline concert Friday and Saturday night. 

“We are thrilled to bring back one of Nashville’s premier sporting events this summer,” said Jason Rittenberry, President & COO, Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.  “We listened to our fans and have made some exciting changes that will enhance the overall festival experience. This will be our best race yet.”

Due to popular demand, the NetJets Club RPM presented by Flatrock Motorclub tickets, the most premium experience, will accommodate more guests in 2023.  Located on Turn 3, it has dynamic views, air conditioning, and all-day premium food and beverages. Club RPM has sold out quickly in the past.  A limited number of tickets are available now during the initial ticket on-sale.  In addition, the event added Turn 9 Club, a new all-inclusive experience with incredible views of the most action-packed corner and its own private grandstand, air-conditioned tented area, and food and beverage included all day.

 “What’s New” at the Race in 2023: 

“Fan Favorites” Returning in 2023:

The action-packed, three-day festival weekend features the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, along with Indy NXT, GT America, GR Cup, the Big Machine Spiked Cooler Trans Am TA2 Series and Stadium SUPER Trucks.

Starting at $139.00 per person, fans can choose a 3-day package to immerse themselves into Music City’s premier festival of racing and music. 

Big Machine Music City Grand Prix 2023 Tickets

Club Packages:

Grandstand and General Admission:

*Please note all above ticket pricing is per person and does not include ticket fees.

Ticket options are available at www.musiccitygp.com/tickets Other premium hospitality options can be purchased by calling (615) 270-8705 or via email at tickets@musiccitygp.com.

Tickets for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix are digital, and all fans must adhere to the Nissan Stadium rules and regulations, including the clear bag policy.  For a complete list of FAQs on ticketing and race weekend policies, please visit musiccitygp.com.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 30, 2022) - - Today the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix announced a
series of executive-level promotions to strengthen their overall organization and support the growth of
the event as they enter their third year in August 2023. The three-day festival of racing and music
features the NTT IndyCar Series on the streets of Nashville and multiple concerts from many of music’s
biggest stars.

Most notable of the executive changes, Jason Rittenberry will assume the additional role of President.
Rittenberry has served as Chief Operating Officer from the inception of the event. In his new role as
President & Chief Operating Officer he will continue to oversee all operations of the event and on track
motorsports activity. A 22-year veteran of motorsports and entertainment, Rittenberry previously
served as Chief Strategy Officer at Circuit of The Americas overseeing the Formula One United States
Grand Prix and Austin 360 Amphitheater. His career includes tenure as President & CEO of IRG Sports +
Entertainment and President & General Manager of Memphis Motorsports Park.


Liz Allison has been named Executive Vice President. Allison, having served as Director of Partnerships,
Client Services and Special Events, since joining the team in January of 2021, will expand her
responsibilities in this new executive role. Allison has over 25-years of motorsports client services,
special events and premium hospitality experience in NASCAR. Allison is the wife of the late Davey
Allison, and later a member of the sports media covering motorsports. As Executive Vice President, she
will continue to oversee strategic and investor relations, partnerships, guest experiences and premium
hospitality.


Tony Cotman, the original course designed for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, has been named
Director of Infrastructure in addition to his role as Track Designer. Cotman will continue to oversee the
course design, work closely with motorsports sanctioning bodies, and manage the organization’s rapidly
growing infrastructure inventory. Cotman has over 25-years of motorsports experience and also serves
as President of NZR Consulting. He has a unique background in race course and track design,
construction and operations and serves as the designer of multiple racing circuits worldwide. Cotman
previously served as the Vice President of Competition for IndyCar, Vice President of Operations for
ChampCar and as an IndyCar Steward and Racetrack Engineer and Designer. He currently serves as the
US Representative to the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).


Brad Margolis has been named as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Administration.
In addition to finance and administration, Margolis will oversee the ticketing sales and operations for
the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Prior to the MCGP, Margolis spent the last 13 years working with
a single-family office that built and invested in consumer businesses spanning media and entertainment,
festivals, restaurants, sports, and technology. He holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of
Georgia and an MBA from Columbia Business School.


“I’m incredibly proud of this executive team. There is well over 100 years of motorsports and festival
experience between this group of leaders”, stated Matt Crews, CEO. “Dedication, hard work, passion,
and leadership from this team is immeasurable and will be instrumental in our continued growth and
position us as one of Nashville and motorsports marquee events.”


In addition to these executive level changes, the organization announced the following senior
management promotions. Charlie Legeman promoted to Sr Director of Sales and Partnerships, Kent
Russell
promoted to Sr. Director of Ticketing and Kristen Moser promoted to Sr. Director of Operations.

For more information on the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix visit www.musiccitygp.com or follow along using @MusicCityGP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 17, 2022) – The second edition of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix made quite an impact off the track in the Nashville community ranging from a successful art auction benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to showing appreciation for military and first responders.

Grand Prix partners were extremely active leading into and during the race weekend with activities including Southern Company’s $1 million pledge to the Helmets to Hardhats program and Knauf Insulation’s month-long glass recycling initiative.

“Nashville provides the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix an incredible platform to create a marquee festival of sound and speed,” Big Machine Music City Grand Prix CEO Matt Crews said. “It’s important that we use this platform to give back to the community. We are incredibly lucky that many of our partners have joined in this effort to make the city we love a better place.”

Among the community-driven highlights from the Aug. 5-7 event held around the Nissan Stadium campus:

Editor’s note: INDYCAR provides a digital Video News Feed featuring material from the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. The Video News Feed recaps the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville. Video is available for download here.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 7, 2022) – Six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing captured Sunday’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix to move into sole possession of second place for career wins in INDYCAR history.

Dixon held off Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin by 0.1067 of a second to secure his 53rd career win – and second of the season – to break a tie with the legendary Mario Andretti. The all-time record of 67 wins is held by another legend, A.J. Foyt.

The 80-lap, second running of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix had eight cautions on the technical 2.1-mile, 11-turn layout around Nissan Stadium and across the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge that fell nicely into Dixon’s favor. He started 14th, got caught up in an incident and on Lap 29 was actually running last in the 26-car field after a penalty for emergency service of his damaged car in a closed pit. The CGR race strategy included a race-high six pit stops to help move him through the field and into contention.

“Kudos to the team,” Dixon said. “We had a big crash there that took half the floor off the car. We had to take four turns of front wing out, so we had no grip. Nashville is so awesome.”

McLaughlin, the pole sitter, and Dixon’s teammate Alex Palou, who finished third, dominated the first half of the race that led to podium finishes for both. McLaughlin led the first 22 laps before Palou took the point for a race-high 31 laps.

Nashville’s Josef Newgarden inherited the lead but needed a number of caution laps to avoid pitting and losing the lead. He led 12 laps before he opted to pit during a caution and settled for a sixth-place finish despite contact with Romain Grosjean.

Dixon pounced on the opportunity as he took the lead from Newgarden on Lap 66 and was able to hold off a charging McLaughlin for the final 15 laps. McLaughlin made a final dash to the inside of Dixon heading to the checkered flag on the front straight but fell just shy.

“We were worried about him (McLaughlin) because I knew he would take chances,” Dixon said. “He kind of has to with the standings at the moment. He was super fast as well. He had fresh tires, too. I was a sitting duck. If there had been a lap or two more, it would have been really tough to do.”

“We were alongside there across the finish line,” McLaughlin added. “But man, we were 16th on that last pit exchange and had an awesome restart, and then the car was fast. Just fell short at the end. Congrats to Scotty. Always dreamed of racing him to the finish. That was a proper duel.”

The victory moved Dixon into prime contention for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship, improving to second behind Team Penske’s Will Power. Power, who finished 11th, owns a six-point lead over Dixon, 450-444, with three races remaining in the 17-event season.

The race was delayed for 90 minutes due to inclement weather, including lightning in the area.Sunday Notebook:Linus Lundqvist of HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing continued his dominant season with his series-leading fifth win in Sunday’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race. He started on the pole and led all 35 laps as he cruised to a 7.221-second victory over Sting Ray Robb of Andretti Autosport. Robb’s Andretti Autosport teammate Hunter McElrea was third in the caution-free race. … Justin Wetherill, who finished runner-up in Saturday evening’s opening race, earned the victory in Sunday’s SRO GT America finale. He edged his Triarsi Competizione teammate Onofrio Triarsi, Friday’s race winner, by .0342 of a second to give Ferrari the top two spots. Mirco Schultis, driving a Corvette, finished third for Mishumotors in the SRO3 class. Robb Holland, driving a Porsche for Rotek Racing, was tops for the second time in two races in the GT4 class as he took ninth overall. … Gavin Harlien, who finished runner-up in Friday’s Stadium SUPER Trucks opener, won Sunday’s finale. He nipped Saturday’s winner Matt Brabham by 0.0811 of a second for his second win of the season.

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