Music City Comes Through with a Smash Hit for IndyCar
By admin - August 11, 2021
Exciting is an understatement. The launch of IndyCar at the Music City Grand Prix in Nashville was nothing less than exciting for fans and celebrities. Here are the highlights:
- Swedish driver, Marcus Ericsson, went big to finish first in a race where he used the car in front of him as a ramp and soared 4 feet in the air and take the lead as soon as he landed.
- Indycar and the city of Nashville will have a highlight reel they can use on promotional videos and social media to promote next year’s race.
- Fans were amped to check out Ericsson win a race that seemed a bit sluggish at parts but had quite the finish.
- IndyCar drivers were treated like big-time country music stars. In fact, a race car fan was in his vehicle in the middle of traffic and stopped immediately to flag down Jimmie Johnson for a picture and an autograph.
- James Hinchliff even got called out by fans when he was riding his electric scooter. He said that the people came out in droves. The racing merchandise, the fans, and everything else made it an event to remember.
- Runner-up, Scott Dixon, said the fans had a ball. Outside of the construction issue, the only issues were the nine cautions and the red flags that held up the race. Dixon said that next year it would be great if some areas could change to make passing zones for better racing.
- Ericsson said it wasn’t a classic race, but Nashville put on a show. He called it a “cool event” for IndyCar because it attracts an interesting crowd. He sees the growth and how new fans appreciate these types of events.