Pit Stop Challenge to Start INDYCAR Action on August 4 in Nashville

Pit Stop Challenge to Start INDYCAR Action on August 4 in Nashville

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix festivities officially begin on Thursday, August 4 with the return of FanFest to Broadway with a Pit Stop Challenge featuring some of the biggest names in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

FanFest, which is free and open to the public, is held on Broadway from 1st to 4th Street and includes show cars, sponsor displays, a mini Grand Prix and a Stadium SUPER Trucks exhibit along with the elevated pit stop competition.

The Pit Stop Challenge has expanded from last year’s best-of-three two-car race to a six-driver event consisting of one elimination, featuring:

  • Six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing
  • Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson of Chip Ganassi Racing
  • Seven-time Andretti Autosport race winner Colton Herta with Curb-Agajanian
  • Three-time race winner Pato O’Ward of Arrow McLaren SP
  • 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Team Penske Rookie of the Year Scott McLaughlin
  • 2019 Rookie of the Year Felix Rosenqvist of Arrow McLaren SP

The Pit Stop Challenge will be held on Broadway between 1st and 2nd streets and begin at 7 p.m. ET. The opening draw will be announced just before the start of the competition and the teams will compete for $10,000 in prize money.

Following the Pit Stop Challenge, Robby Gordon’s Stadium SUPER Trucks will hold an exhibit as a preview of one of the series competing in the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix around the Nissan Stadium campus from August 5-7. SST stars expected to participate include Robby Gordon, Greg Biffle and Robby’s son Max.

That area will also serve as the layout for Rocketown’s second annual Mini Grand Prix, which begins at 5 p.m. Children will compete in mini Indy pedal karts in three age classes (4-5 years, 6-7 and 8-9). Tony Kanaan, an Indy 500 winner and series champion, is calling the action.

The showcar display is set between 2nd and 3rd streets and feature vehicles from the different series participating in the race weekend. The display will be open from 5pm and fans can take photos near the vehicles. A sponsor display section will also be set up on Broadway between 3rd and 4e streets with the merchandise trailers for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix and INDYCAR and American Legion and Firestone displays.

Day tickets for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix weekend start at $39 for general admission and $49 for reserved stands. Three-day ticket packages are also available and offer the best value for all track activities with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and concerts every night. Three-day tickets start from $129 for general admission and $209 and $219 for reserved stands. Visit for more ticket information or to buy now.

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