The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix has unveiled Ralph Sheheen, Lindsey Nance and Kendall Pasley as the announcers for the inaugural NTT IndyCar event.
Sheheen has been broadcasting motorsports on national television for over 30 years. As a nationally recognized broadcaster he has covered everything from Formula One and Supercross to Moto GP. Sheheen’s on air experience has not been limited to just television, having also worked on the biggest racing radio networks in the country. He has also spent many hours broadcasting races over the PA at many of the world’s most famous race tracks including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Sonoma Raceway.
Nance is a very familiar face in Nashville being the traffic anchor for WSMV Nashville. She also serves as a fill-in anchor, sideline reports multiple sports for Belmont University, has hosted the show “Titans Blitz,” and hosted MTSU home football games. The Nashville native graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Broadcasting & News Media.
Pasley joins the announcer team as a Tennessee native who stole the heart of her community as Miss Nashville 2018. Pasley received her Master’s degree in Communications and Media Studies from the University of Florida. In addition to being a scholar, Kendall is an advocate for the Children’s Miracle Network and the American Heart Association, participating in activities for fundraising and awareness for these two impactful organizations. Pasley’s love for IndyCar started at the age of seven when she attended her first Indianapolis 500 race. Since then she has attended the Indy 500 every year.
“Having worked with Ralph Sheheen personally for many years in motorsports, he was our first choice to be the ‘voice of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.’ His voice is recognized by motorsports fans of all ages,” says COO Jason Rittenberry. “Lindsey is such a big personality and is loved by Nashvillians. We knew she would be so much fun to interact with our fans. I have known Kendall for several years and was excited to learn she was such an INDYCAR fan. She represented our city well as Miss Nashville and will be a fantastic addition to the team.”
The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix will take place from August 6-8 and will include music and racing festivities including the NTT IndyCar race on Sunday August 8. Tickets for the event are still available.