NASCAR Takes Over Downtown Nashville

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Nashville, TN — December 5, 2019

Last night NASCAR threw a street party in downtown Nashville, and what a party it was. “Honky Tonk Row” was lined with race cars of the NASCAR Playoff drivers as crowds flocked in to see the “Burnouts on Broadway.”

NASCAR Playoff Race Cars sit on Honky Tonk Row prior to Burnouts on Broadway / Lasco Press Photo

Fans posed next to their favorites and snapped pictures. Gear heads marveled at the array of roll cage bars and safety equipment inside the cockpits.

A young fan gets hands-on with Joey Logano’s #22 Ford Mustang / Lasco Press Photo

The Sun Goes Down, the Neon Lights Up

As daylight transitioned into night, the cars on display took on a surreal appearance under the neon lights of Lower Broadway.

The cars shine bright against the backdrop of Neon Lights on Broadway in Downtown Nashville / Lasco Press Photo

Fans began to anticipate the engine firing up, the drivers sliding behind the wheel and the scream of tires laying down a strip of rubber on Nashville’s most famous boulevard.

Ryan Newman’s Oscar Mayer sponsored orange machine stands out in the nighttime glow of Downtown Nashville / Lasco Press Photo

NASCAR’s Industry Awards 

Sponsors and fans gathered at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Bar, a block away from the Burnout Zone, for NASCAR’s Industry Awards.

Inside Ole Red for the NASCAR Industry Awards / Lasco Press Photo

The annual gathering honors individuals that achieve the highest levels of success and respect in the sport. Including a gold replica of the Championship Driver’s car presented this year to Kyle Busch.

Kyle Busch earned this gold replica of his #18 M&M Machine at the NASCAR Industry Awards presentation / Lasco Press Photo

The Burnouts

The crowd’s patience was rewarded with what everyone came to see, the Burnouts on Broadway. Drivers did their best to please the cheering fans and fill Nashville’s riverside with billowing smoke from the Goodyear Eagles they spun around the pavement just outside of the Hard Rock Nashville.

Martin Truex Jr. lights up his rear tires with a display of Goodyear smoke / Lasco Press Photo

Joey Logano, who is gaining a reputation as the burnout king, thrills the crowd with a loud and cloudy performance.

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The aftermath speaks to the success the NASCAR Playoff Drivers had putting the rubber to the road.

 

Lower Broadway shows the aftermath of the NASCAR drivers burnouts / Lasco Press Photo

Top the night off with a fireworks display over the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville. And that’s how you throw a party NASCAR style.

Fireworks over the Cumberland River, Downtown Nashville / Lasco Press Photo