NASHVILLE, Tenn. – NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee and 15-time NASCAR Cup Series Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has joined the ownership group of the Music City Grand Prix.
Earnhardt is the most recent addition to an elite group of owners for the event, which includes Grammy Award-winning artist Justin Timberlake.
“I’ve been excited about the Music City Grand Prix since I first heard about it. It will be an incredible event combining great music and racing in one of my all-time favorite cities,” said Earnhardt. “I’m excited to be part of the ownership group for this event and look forward to not only this year’s inaugural event, but to great racing in Nashville for years to come.”
“It’s hard to put into words how excited we are with the addition of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to our already incredible ownership team,” added Music City Grand Prix CEO Matt Crews. “Over the past two decades the Motorsports Industry has had no greater ambassador. His influence goes well beyond motorsports and his passion for music, food and Nashville make him a perfect addition to the team.”
Other Music City Grand Prix event owners include Teddy Phillips, the CEO of Phillips and Jordan Inc.; Stanton Barrett, a movie director, stunt coordinator, and former NASCAR driver; Scott Borchetta, the President & CEO of the Big Machine Label Group; JR Hand, the President & CEO of Hand Family Companies; Darby Campbell, the owner and president of Safe Harbor Development; NASCAR team owner and driver Justin Marks; Gil West, the former Chief Operating Officer of Delta Airlines; Kevin Clayton, the President & CEO of Clayton Homes; Brad Lager, the Chairman & CEO of Herzog Contracting Corporation; Drew Kitchen, Attorney Maynard Cooper; Andy Moats, the EVP of Music Sports & Entertainment at Pinnacle Financial Partners; Amish Purohit of Alpha Development; John Thompson, the CEO of MTA Distributors; and Ace Harrington, the COO of MTA Distributors.
The three-day event will be staged on a temporary 2.17-mile grand prix circuit in downtown Nashville and around the Nissan Stadium campus.
The course will cross the Cumberland River via the Korean Veterans Memorial Bridge, making the Music City Grand Prix one of the only events in motorsports to cross over a major body of water.
In addition to a weekend of racing, attendees can look forward to the best Nashville has to offer, including live music performances by top artists, best-in-class chef-curated food experiences, and entertainment.