Race, Modern
AUG 09th 2021

Damien Smith

Ericsson crashes then wins as IndyCar hits Nashville

You’ve heard of spin and win: how about fly and win? On lap four of the inaugural Music City Grand Prix on a novel new street track in Nashville, Marcus Ericsson’s Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara was pointing to the sky after the Swede smashed into the back of Sebastien Bourdais’s Foyt entry on a restart. Yet somehow 76 laps later the ex-Sauber Formula 1 driver led the field home for one of the most unlikely victories in any series on any track, in a race peppered by a stuttering nine full caution periods.

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