Why Nashville Music City Grand Prix is ‘The prom of IndyCar’

NASHVILLE – The Music City Grand Prix barely was taking shape, but the laps near Nissan Stadium already had begun — with a boisterous nightly welcoming bash befitting its host city.

Revelers were drawn by three consecutive weeks of overnight work (8 p.m. to 5 a.m. in a town whose nightlife rarely stops) to erect 2.17 miles of barriers, fencing and curbing. Dozens of roofless tour buses, often packed with the ubiquitous Nashville bachelorette parties that often have music blaring and beverages flowing, regularly drove past the track to check out the latest beehive of activity in the bustling city.

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