NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — As stormy weather rolled through Nashville Saturday, officials announced race cancellation and a shelter in place order amid the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix.
Big Machine Music City Grand Prix announced just before 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5 that the Toyota GR Cup Race had been canceled, but did not offer a reason. There is no word on whether the race will be rescheduled.
Then, at 8:37 p.m., Nissan Stadium reported lightning was approaching the venue.
As a result, all guests were instructed to seek shelter inside the facility under covered areas of concourses, ramps, other interior spaces, or shelter areas as directed by stadium officials.
Race organizers also urged attendees to take shelter indoors.
However, shortly after 9 p.m., Nissan Stadium lifted the shelter in place for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. Fans are still asked to stay safe and monitor social media for potential weather updates.
This news comes after race organizers moved the time for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying and canceled the final practice due to course conditions, and pushed up Flo Rida’s concert due to the weather.
Meanwhile, officials said Carly Pearce will not be able to perform the National Anthem for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on Sunday, Aug. 6 because of vocal strain, but Jay DeMarcus All-Stars will take her place.
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