Scott Dixon wins Nashville’s caution-filled Music City Grand Prix

NASHVILLE – After eight incidents and 36 laps under yellow, the second Music City Grand Prix needed a drag race between two Kiwis to decide the finish.

In the end, Scott Dixon came away with a much-needed victory – his second in five races – to slide within the six points of the championship lead in his quest to tie AJ ​​Foyt’s record seven championships. He did so despite starting 14th, holding off Nashville polesitter Scott McLaughlin at the line. Despite a broken front wing, Alex Palou held onto 3rd-place – his first podium finish since Chip Ganassi Racing filed a lawsuit against him for breach of contract in the midst of the squabble over his future destination.

Alexander Rossi (4th), Colton Herta (5 .)th), Josef Newgarden (6 .)th), Felix Rosenqvist (7th), Christian Lundgaard (8 .)th), Jack Harvey (9 .)th) and Simon Pagenaud (10 .)th) rounded out the top-10.

Here’s all the carnage they had to outlast to make it to the finish.

Aug 6, 2022;  Nashville, Tennessee, USA;  NTT IndyCar driver Scott Dixon (9) races toward turn six during practice on the Streets of Nashville in the Music City Grand Prix.  Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

How the eight cautions unfolded at Music City Grand Prix

After nine cautions and 33 laps run under yellow in the Nashville street race’s debut a year ago, the second edition saw eight – the first coming on Lap 8 when Rossi locked his tires and ran into the Turn 10 runoff. The incident ended with his engine shutting off. The issue put him a lap down, along with his Andretti Autosport teammate Herta – who on Lap 4, ran two-wide on the outside of Dalton Kellett into the Turn 4 wall, necessitating a front-wing change.