Big Machine Music City Grand Prix Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Scott Dixon knew his No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda had the speed in it to win Sunday’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, he just needed the chance to show it. After starting back in 14th place, Dixon would have to overcome some damage early in the race to make it happen, getting caught up in the Lap 26 melee in Turn 7. But Dixon’s crew went to work to get him back in the game and he was able toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Scott Dixon led the way in Sunday morning warm-up for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, snagging the top spot in the waning minutes of the session. The six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion, who will start 14th in the race, put up a lap of one minute, 15.605 seconds in his No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to jump to the top of the scoring pylon on his 16th and final lap on track. Colton Herta was second fastest, as he looks toRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – It’s just been Scott McLaughlin’s day in Nashville. After leading the way in practice to kick off the day, the driver of the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet laid down a flying lap in the last few seconds of qualifying for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix to score his second pole of the season with a lap of one minute, 14.555 seconds. The last time McLaughlin won the pole at St. Pete to start the season, he came away as the victor.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Team Penske came out on Saturday in Nashville with its game face on, leading the way in the second practice of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix weekend. Scott McLaughlin improved on his top-10 speed in first practice to jump to the top of the board in his No. 2 Chevrolet with a lap of one minute, 15.461 seconds, which would not be surpassed for the remainder of the session. “It’s so hot,” McLaughlin said of practicing in the steamy Nashville weather. “It’sRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – Fresh off his first NTT IndyCar Series podium finish last weekend, Christian Lundgaard rolled right into Nashville and was fast once again, topping the board in Friday’s first practice session for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Even without racing at this track last season, Lundgaard seemed unfazed by the treacherous Nashville layout, as he jumped to the top of the timing sheet late in the 75-minute session with a lap of one minute, 15.966 seconds, where he would remain until the clockRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – With four races left in the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season, it’s all about going on offense for Marcus Ericsson, starting with Sunday’s running of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Ericsson ascended to the points lead following his victory in the Indianapolis 500 earlier this year and held onto the top spot for six of the next seven weeks, until last weekend’s return to the Racing Capital of the World. On the IMS road course, he made the most of a badRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The NTT IndyCar Series heads back to the vibrant streets of Nashville for the second annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Entering this weekend, weather is a huge concern with threatening skies all weekend. Already, the tension is there at a circuit that’ll be different from last year. Among those changes being the restart zone not being a start/finish, but driving on the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge. The same spot where the green flag waved for the start of the 80-lap contest. The circuit willRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson may only be running the road/street courses in his first season in the NTT IndyCar Series, but as the future for the driver of the No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing comes into focus, that future could include the addition of oval races to his schedule and a possible attempt at the Indianapolis 500. Addressing the topic ahead of last Sunday’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Johnson noted that he and his team are taking a methodicalRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The Inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville was the site of the 11th race of this season’s NTT IndyCar Series calendar. On a weekend plagued with cautions, Marcus Ericsson overcame a Lap 4 crash to win his second career IndyCar victory in as many races. Without further ado, here’s my photo gallery from Sunday’s 80-lap event.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor NASHVILLE – The agony of defeat. With Marcus Ericsson in his sights, Colton Herta was on a mission to chase him down and retake the lead before the laps and the sunlight ran out in the inaugural running of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville. But in a cruel twist of fate, the same turn that had bit so many others throughout the weekend would also be the site of Herta’s undoing with five laps to go, crushing the dreams of victory forRead More