IndyCar: Nashville ends busiest stretch of 2022

Nashville, IndyCar (Photo Credit: The Tennessean)
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This Sunday’s IndyCar race at Nashville is the fifth of five races in a packed 22-day stretch that began last month, setting up the season’s final few races.

IndyCar is set to wrap up a busy 22-day stretch this Sunday, August 7 with the second annual Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee. This race is the fifth and final street race on the 2022 calendar.

The 11-turn, 2.17-mile (3.492-kilometer) temporary street circuit outside Nissan Stadium, the home of the Tennessee Titans, hosted its first IndyCar race last August. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Ericsson rebounded from an early airborne incident to take the checkered flag.

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During the current busy stretch, the series has seen four winners in four races. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon earned his first win in over a year on the streets of Toronto before Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden and Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward split the doubleheader at Iowa Speedway.

Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi then won for the first time in over three years when the series returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second race of the year on the track’s road course.

This Sunday afternoon’s race is the 14th of 17 on this year’s schedule, and it sets up busy — but not as busy — championship stretch.

After this weekend, IndyCar has one off week before the season’s final oval race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Saturday, August 20. After that, the series has another week off, prior to two straight road course race weekends to end the year.

Portland International Raceway is scheduled to host the season’s penultimate race on Sunday, September 4, and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is scheduled to host the season finale on Sunday, September 11.

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Tune in to NBC at 3:00 p.m. ET for the live broadcast of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix from the streets of Nashville this Sunday, August 7. If you haven’t yet begun a free trial of FuboTV, now would be a good time to change that!