Dale Earnhardt Jr. can now add race owner to his resume. Some of his current titles are part-time NASCAR Cup Series driver, NBC analyst, and member of iRacing’s executive committee. But now Earnhardt Jr. is also an owner in the Music City Grand Prix group.
The third-generation stock car driver shared the news with a post on Instagram.”We announced today that I’m now a part of the ownership group for the [Music City GP]. I’m really pumped about this and looking forward to an incredible event combining music and racing in one of my favorite cities,” Earnhardt Jr. writes in the caption.
NBC Sports reports that Earnhardt attended his first Indianapolis 500 in 2019, helping on the NBC broadcast of the race as an analyst.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. On Joining Music City Grand Prix
Earnhardt Jr. might be used to stock cars, but he’s since taken a liken to the open-wheel race cars. After all, speed breeds more speed.
“I’ve been excited about the Music City Grand Prix since I first heard about it,” Earnhardt said in a press release. “It will be an incredible event combining great music and racing in one of my all-time favorite cities. 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.”
Additionally, Earnhardt Jr. joins a group of prestigious owners, including pop superstar and actor, Justin Timberlake.
“It’s hard to put into words how excited we are with the addition of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to our already incredible ownership team,” said 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.”
Music City Grand Prix
The Music City Grand Prix is the first road course race to come to Nashville, Tennessee. The inaugural IndyCar event is Aug. 6-8. What’s more, it’ll feature the top drivers from the NTT IndyCar series.
The road course will span across the haunts of downtown Nashville and Broadway. Plus the 2.17-mile temporary circuit will include the parking lot of Nissan Stadium and the Cumberland River. As a matter of fact, the Music City Grand Prix will be one of the only events in motorsports to cross over a major body of water.