Wait, You Mean to Tell Me They’re Going to Race in the Middle of the Streets of Nashville?
Guys, have y’all heard of this IndyCar thing? These people get out in the streets and race their cars. THE STREETS! Imagine that – it’s like The Fast and the Furious, but legal (I think). I always thought this was the stuff of legend. All those clips we see of race cars truckin’ it downtown in movies? Well, that’s just Hollywood magic. Or, so I thought – but NOPE – it’s a real thing.
And, now, we’ve learned that Nashville will be getting such a race of its own next August. Why not? This city is one of the entertainment meccas of the world – we have live music out the ass, pro sports, a hell of a food scene, AND we just got a Whole Foods downtown. The logical next step is an IndyCar race here in town. It only makes sense.
The NTT IndyCar Series will add a street race in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, to its 2021 schedule, announcing Tuesday that the inaugural Music City Grand Prix will be held Aug 6-8.
I’m all for more sporting events in Nashville, but y’all need to think this one through a little more. Do the IndyCar people know about the pedal taverns? The ‘transpotainment’ shit? All the tractors, party barges, and such? What about all the pedestrian traffic? I love Nashville, but it seems like an AWFUL place to run a street race.
I don’t know, maybe someone should clear the roads before they actually run this race. Hopefully, someone will bring that idea up to them in a brainstorming session or something. Anyway, here’s the track map:
Okay, so at least they’re avoiding the most congested parts of town. That’s good – the bachelorettes can go on about their business without worrying about being spin-cycled into the air by a race car.
I don’t know, guys – I’m beginning to think maybe I don’t understand this whole thing well enough to be writing journalistic articles about it.
Also, I don’t want to be the asshole here and bring this up, but I’m definitely going to be the asshole here and bring this up – you’ve got a perfectly good Superspeedway sitting out in Gladeville eroding, and instead, y’all are gonna race your cars throughout the streets of downtown Nashville?! Weak – who authorized this? Who thought of this?
In all seriousness, though – I’ll watch. Will probably apply for press passes to cover it and just hope they don’t ever read this article. I was just joshing, guys.
Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD and #BeBetter. “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley