Nashville to Push for Grand Prix Race
Music City looks to add its name to the growing number of American street races
Music City, USA, home of the Ryman Auditorium and Country Music Hall of Fame, wants to add a new kind of noise to its streets. The noise of race cars.
With Nashville Superspeedway, site of former Indycar and NASCAR races, set to be demolished in the near future, members of the Grand Prix Association of Nashville have turned their focus to holding a grand prix race through the streets of the historic city.
While there is still much to be done by both the city and potentially sanctioning bodies, the pieces seem to be in place.
As Nashville proved during its recent NHL playoff run, the city knows how to turn out for an event and throw a great party. So it stands to reason that if the Grand Prix Association would be able to get their ducks in a row, the city would fully embrace the event.
"Nashville is an entertainment city," said Association Executive Vice President Matt Crews, "And the race is the background noise to the party. We are a festival city.”
What series would they like to see run on the streets? Indycar and IMSA remain high on the priority list of the Association, but they've also indicated they would to be opposed to Formula E Grand Prix.