The Huge Machine Music Metropolis Grand Prix would be the second IndyCar race to happen on the course on the streets in Nashville, that includes each side of the Korean Struggle Veterans Memorial Bridge which stretches throughout the Cumberland River. Marcus Ericsson scored a exceptional victory final 12 months for Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda, after taking off from the again of one other automobile quickly after the inexperienced flag.
Colton Herta’s pole place was no much less exceptional, since his tempo was so robust that he, Nathan O’Rourke and the Andretti Autosport-Honda crew determined to run Firestone primaries within the first phase of qualifying, and nonetheless bought by to Q2 with second quickest time. It meant that he alone had a recent set of alternates for the Firestone Quick Six and he took pole by over half a second.
For all 5 IndyCar Rookie of the 12 months contenders – Callum Ilott, Kyle Kirkwood, Devlin DeFrancesco, David Malukas and Christian Lundgaard – this will probably be a primary race in Nashville, with not even Highway To Indy graduates Kirkwood and DeFrancesco having skilled it. Not like this 12 months, there was no Indy Lights race right here.
There have been eight completely different winners in 13 IndyCar races in 2022: Josef Newgarden (4), Scott McLaughlin and Pato O’Ward (2), Colton Herta, Marcus Ericsson, Will Energy, Scott Dixon and Alexander Rossi. Energy at the moment leads the championship by 9 factors forward of Ericsson, 32 forward of Newgarden, 38 forward of Dixon, 46 forward of O’Ward and 52 forward of defending champion Alex Palou who remains to be in search of his first win this season.
Meyer Shank Racing’s Helio Castroneves will make his 371st IndyCar begin, having damaged the tie with AJ Foyt for third within the all-time begins checklist. In the meantime, Dixon will make his 302nd consecutive begin, the second-longest streak in IndyCar historical past.
Firestone will use the occasion to exhibit the efficiency of a brand new sustainable pure rubber derived from guayule, a desert shrub grown within the American Southwest. Firestone Firehawk race tires made with guayule-derived pure rubber have been launched on the Indy 500 Pit Cease Problem in Could and can make their competitors debut because the alternate tire in Nashville. The guayule pure rubber is positioned throughout the Firestone Firehawk’s sidewall. Bridgestone race tire engineers determined to make use of the guayule rubber in your complete sidewall as a result of that space is made up of essentially the most pure rubber. Bridgestone Americas, plans to include guayule pure rubber into extra of its race tires beginning in 2023.
Cara Krstolic, director of race tire engineering and manufacturing at Bridgestone Americas Motorsports, says the green-sidewalled alternates will provide “the identical efficiency and sturdiness as a standard Firestone tire,” because the tread compound is similar because the 2022 avenue course alternate tire. She provides that “the first tire compound and building are the identical as final 12 months’s avenue course tires.”
When is the IndyCar race at Indy street course?
Date: Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7
Begin time: Saturday, 2.30pm Central Time
How can I watch the IndyCar race in Nashville?
NBC’s protection of the 2022 Huge Machine Music Metropolis Grand Prix will start at 2.30pm on NBC.
Leigh Diffey would be the announcer for NBC’s protection alongside analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. All NTT IndyCar Sequence apply periods and qualifying will stream dwell on Peacock Premium, NBC’s livestreaming product, whereas NBC’s race telecast will probably be simulcast on the streaming service. Peacock Premium’s unique post-race present will probably be streamed following the race. The Indy Lights race will probably be streamed on Peacock Premium, with apply and qualifying being proven on IndyCar Reside!
IndyCar broadcast schedule (Central Time)
Friday, August 5
3.15-4.30pm – NTT IndyCar Sequence first apply – Peacock Premium
Saturday, August 6
11.15am-12.15pm – NTT IndyCar Sequence second apply – Peacock Premium
3.30pm – NTT IndyCar Sequence qualifying – Peacock Premium
Sunday, August 7
9.15-9.45am – NTT IndyCar Sequence warm-up – Peacock Premium
2.00pm – Huge Machine Music Metropolis Grand Prix (80 laps / 160.8-miles – NBC dwell
Will the IndyCar race in Nashville be on the radio?
Mark Jaynes is the chief announcer alongside analyst Davey Hamilton. Nick Yeoman, Jake Question and Michael Younger are the flip announcers, whereas pit reporters are Ryan Myrehn and Joel Sebastianelli. The Huge Machine Music Metropolis Grand Prix in Nashville, together with its race, practices and qualifying periods, air dwell on community associates, SiriusXM 160, racecontrol.indycar.com and the IndyCar app powered by NTT DATA.
What number of laps is the IndyCar race on the streets of Nashville? 80 laps (168 miles)
Observe: 2.1-mile 11-turn avenue course in Nashville, TN.
Firestone tire allotment: Six units of main tires (seven for rookies), 4 units of alternate tires for use by the 2 days.
Push-to-pass parameters: 200sec complete time, with a most time of 15sec per activation.
2021 Nashville GP winner: Marcus Ericsson, Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda.
2021 Nashville GP pole-winner: Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport-Honda
Qualifying lap document: Herta, 1min13.6835sec (102.601mph), Aug. 7, 2021.
|2||Josef Newgarden||Nashville, Tennessee||PPG Group Penske||Group Penske-Chevrolet|
|3||Scott McLaughlin||Christchurch, New Zealand||DEX Imaging Group Penske||Group Penske-Chevrolet|
|4||Dalton Kellett||Stouffville, Canada||Ok-Line / AJ Foyt Racing||A.J. Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet|
|5||Pato O’Ward||Monterrey, Mexico||Arrow McLaren SP||Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet|
|06||Helio Castroneves||Sao Paulo, Brazil||AutoNation / SiriusXM||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda|
|7||Felix Rosenqvist||Varnamo, Sweden||Arrow McLaren SP||Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet|
|8||Marcus Ericsson||Kumla, Sweden||Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|9||Scott Dixon||Auckland, New Zealand||PNC Financial institution Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|10||Alex Palou||Barcelona, Spain||NTT Information Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|12||Will Energy||Toowoomba, Australia||Verizon Group Penske||Group Penske-Chevrolet|
|14||Kyle Kirkwood (R)||Jupiter, Florida||Sexton Properties||A.J. Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet|
|15||Graham Rahal||New Albany, Ohio||United Leases||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|16||Simona De Silvestro||Thun, Switzerland||Paretta Autosport||Paretta Autosport-Chevrolet|
|18||David Malukas (R)||Chicago, Illinois||HMD||Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports-Honda|
|20||Conor Daly||Noblesville, Indiana||BitNile||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet|
|21||Rinus VeeKay||Hoofddorp, Netherlands||Bitcoin Racing Group with BitNile||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet|
|26||Colton Herta||Valencia, California||Gainbridge||Andretti Autosport w/Curb Agajanian-Honda|
|27||Alexander Rossi||Nevada Metropolis, California||NAPA Auto Components / AutoNation||Andretti Autosport-Honda|
|28||Romain Grosjean||Geneva, Switzerland||DHL||Andretti Autosport-Honda|
|29||Devlin DeFrancesco (R)||Toronto, Canada||PowerTap||Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport-Honda|
|30||Christian Lundgaard (R)||Hedensted, Denmark||Protect Cleansers||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|45||Jack Harvey||Bassingham, UK||Hy-Vee||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|48||Jimmie Johnson||El Cajon, California||Carvana Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|51||Takuma Sato||Tokyo, Japan||Nurtec ODT||Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda|
|60||Simon Pagenaud||Montmorillon, France||AutoNation / SiriusXM||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda|
|77||Callum Ilott (R)||Cambridge, UK||Juncos Hollinger Racing||Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet|