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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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASHVILLE – It might’ve been a caution and red fest for the Inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, but James Hinchcliffe didn’t mind them. That’s because he was back on the step of the podium for the first time since Iowa in 2019, finishing third Sunday. Thanks to the first red flag on Lap 19 where he was caught up in the traffic jam in Turn 10, Hinchcliffe wasn’t out of the mix. “As much as we hate that happening, I thought they were goingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASHVILLE – The quest for an NTT IndyCar Series championship is further paramount for ARROW McLaren SP as McLaren Racing acquired 75 percent majority stake that’ll be finalized at the end of the season. Right after confirming their announcement Sunday morning, Sam Schmidt and Ric Peterson affirmed they’ll still be around the IndyCar program with zero intentions of ever putting their efforts up for sale. “We thought the only way we can make it better is to align with a Formula One team. We’re the onlyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASHVILLE – Qualifying for the Inaugural Music City Grand Prix in Nashville was cruel hearted for both Jimmie Johnson and Josef Newgarden. Both competitors will now have their work cut out for after crashing during separate sessions Saturday. Demoralizing their progress on the rigorous 2.17-mile street course. Not even two minutes into Group 1 qualifying, Johnson smashed the Turn 10 wall. A corner that’s been a trouble spot for the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion all day. During practice earlier in the day, Johnson went wideRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASHVILLE – At long last, the most anticipated inaugural race in quite some time is here. The Streets of Nashville is the latest street course added on the NTT IndyCar Series calendar, hoping it can join the likes of Long Beach and St. Petersburg as far as longevity is concerned. This won’t be the first time the series heads to the Music City as they’ve last visited the area back in 2008 when they used to run at Nashville Superspeedway. It so happened to be aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASHVILLE – Four-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves will make his triumphant return to the NTT IndyCar Series since winning The Greatest Spectacle in Racing two months ago. Rather than the already legendary black and pink No. 06 SiriusXM/AutoNation Honda, Castroneves will be sporting a baby blue Transcard sponsored machine for this Sunday’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville. Nevertheless, the Brazilian is excited to be back on an IndyCar circuit, knowing he’ll run the remaining road and street courses before returning full-timeRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR officials announced a 17-race schedule for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES, including expanded network TV coverage, two thrilling high-speed races at Texas Motor Speedway prior to the Indianapolis 500 and a return to its other pillar events. The 2021 season will begin Sunday, March 7 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, marking the 10th consecutive year that St. Petersburg will host the launch of a new season. That event will be the first of nine races on NBC network television – a schedule that also includesRead More
By INDYCAR NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Music City Grand Prix, in partnership with INDYCAR, is bringing a new sound to Nashville. The Music City Grand Prix announced today that the newest NTT INDYCAR SERIES race will debut Aug. 6-8, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. The three-day international festival of speed and sound will be staged on a temporary grand prix circuit in downtown Nashville and around the Nissan Stadium campus. Attendees can look forward to the best Nashville has to offer, including live music performances by top artists, best-in-class chef-curated foodRead More