A new restart zone is the highlight of several track modifications for the second annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on Aug. 5-7 on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee.
During last year’s inaugural NTT INDYCAR SERIES race in Nashville, the restarts occurred at the finish line in front of Nissan Stadium but this August will move to the long straightaway as the field exits the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge and toward Turn 9. It will be the same zone that was used for the start of each race last season and should provide cleaner restarts and more immediate passing opportunities.
Other modifications or changes to the 2.17-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit include:
- Turn 11 apex being opened approximately 6 feet to not only increase the track width but provide better vision for drivers.
- Transition areas at both ends of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge being smoothed as much as possible to reduce the potential of the cars bottoming coming on and off the bridge.
- Resurfacing at the Turn 5 apex to minimize the bump.
- Track width into Turn 9 being reduced to 50 feet to accommodate additional suites in a primary viewing area.
- Additional gates being added to maximize track crossings at several locations.
For ticket and event information, please visit www.musiccitygp.com.