Music City Grand Prix Announces Vintage IndyCar Added To Race Weekend

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix has announced that they will be adding the spectacle of Vintage Indy to their grand prix weekend.

The event will feature a Vintage Indy Paddock and on-track lapping sessions for the historic cars on Sunday’s race day. Two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. will lead the field behind the wheel of the Miles Ahead MINI John Cooper Works Hardtop Vintage Indy pace car.

“The members of Vintage Indy, myself and our fans are beyond excited to be participating in the inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, which undoubtedly is destined to be a fantastic weekend for Nashville and the NTT INDYCAR Series”, says Michael Lashmett, president of Vintage Indy.

Vintage Indy has been dedicated to preserving these cars and their history so that fans will be able to see the long history of IndyCar and racing in America. Fans will be able to see these cars, which were your classic “barn finds,” mere dusty shells of their former selves, missing lots of pieces and parts.

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix now adds a fourth major event to the schedule for Vintage Indy in 2021 which also includes the NTT IndyCar Series Rev Group Grand Prix at Road America on June 18-20 and Bommarito 500 at WWT Raceway on August 19-21, along with the 39th Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix on July 24-25.

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix will take place August 6-8 in Nashville.

Steven Boero