Find a presentation of the fourteenth race of the season in INDYCAR, the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix disputed in Nashville.
The 2022 INDYCAR season is clearly entering its final phase with four races to go out of the seventeen scheduled. As in 2010, Will Power is leading the championship with four races to complete. The Australian was beaten by Dario Franchitti that year, who had erased a 59-point deficit in the last four races to claim the title.
Will Power could tie Mario Andretti for first place in this pole position on Saturday, it would then be his sixty-seventh career. If he wins on Sunday, he would join Michael Andretti in fourth place with 42 trophies.
Last year’s inaugural race in Nashville was marred by various problems, starting with bumps on the bridge over the Cumberland River. The duration of the race had easily exceeded two hours, a rarity for an urban INDYCAR event.
Introducing the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix
The date : Sunday August 7, 2022
Time : 3:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. in France) (see the full program)
The circuit : Streets of Nashville (urban | 2.1 miles | 11 turns)
Committed: 26 pilots present
The US broadcast: NBC
The French broadcast: Canal+ Sports
The distance : 80 laps / 168 miles
Circuit record: Colton Herta, 73.6835 seconds / 102.601 mph on August 7, 2021
Push-to-pass: 200 seconds, within the limit of 20 seconds per activation (Inactive at the start or during restarts, unless the restart occurs in the last two laps or the last three minutes of the race)
Tyres: Six primary games, four alternate games (Teams must pass a new primary game train and a new alternate game for at least two laps in the race).
The 2021 edition in brief
The winner : Marcus Ericsson (2 hours 18 minutes and 50 seconds / 72.607 mph)
The poleman: Colton Herta (73.6835 seconds / 102.601 mph)