IndyCar moves from downtown to Nashville Superspeedway in 2024

Nashville Superspeedway will be the first oval in a decade to decide an NTT IndyCar Series championship when it hosts the race in September, according to organizers.

A race car driver in uniform pumps his fist in the air on top of his blue and orange race car in front of a small stage that says "Victory Circle" as confetti falls around him.

Before the confetti falls, here’s what you should know about changes coming to the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.

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Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, which returns to Nashville in September, is shifting gears. The NTT IndyCar Series race will temporarily move from downtown to Nashville Superspeedway amid construction of the new Tennessee Titans stadium, which is expected to be completed by the 2027 season.

“There just isn’t the 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,” Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta said.

This change marks the ninth time IndyCar will wave the checkered flag at Nashville Superspeedway, including the track’s inaugural season. Details on the weekend’s festivities, schedule, and ticket options are forthcoming, but organizers say fans can still expect a race presence downtown between activations and entertainment.

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