Justin Timberlake is joining the Music City Grand Prix Ownership Group along with NASCAR team owner and driver Justin Marks, and former Delta Airlines Chief Operating Officer Gil West.
Timberlake is not new to the racing scene. In 2011 he backed late British driver Dan Wheldon’s winning effort in the Indianapolis 500 through a sponsorship with his clothing company William Rast.
This announcement comes just a few months after President & CEO of the Big Machine Label Group Scott Borchetta joined the group.
“I am incredibly proud of the ownership group we have assembled,” says Matt Crews, CEO of Music City Grand Prix. “Our group combines game changers in the world of business, music and motorsports. Each person brings something unique to the table that will be invaluable as we merge motorsports, music and food into a one-of-a-kind event. This event will be one to remember and one to be celebrated year after year in the heart of Music City. We look forward to the team’s unique perspectives and the magic that soon will become the inaugural Music City Grand Prix.”
The inaugural urban street race will take place in Nashville August 6-8, 2021 on a temporary 2.17 mile grand prix circuit in downtown Nashville. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at musiccitygp.com/tickets .