Pop star-turned-entertainment mogul Justin Timberlake is bringing his suit and tie to the racecourse.
The Tennessee native joined the Music City Grand Prix as a founding member. The IndyCar race debuts Aug. 6-8 in Nashville.
“Our group combines game changers in the world of business, music and motorsports,” said Music City Grand Prix CEO Matt Crews. “Each brings something unique to the table that will be invaluable as we merge motorsports, music and food into a one-of-a-kind event.”
Other investors include country music executive Scott Borchetta — who is president and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and a recently announced NASCAR team owner — and driver Justin Marks. Marks’ Trackhouse Racing team added Pitbull as an owner last month.
The Grand Prix investment adds to Timberlake’s portfolio of sports endeavors.
- Owned Mirimichi Golf Course in Memphis from 2009-14.
- William Rast, Timberlake’s clothing brand, sponsored the late IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon.
- Became a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012.
- Joined Tiger Woods as a lead partner in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in 2017.
- Joined an ongoing effort to bring an MLB team to Nashville through the Music City Baseball group in 2020.
“Incorporating music and sports is interesting to him,” John Loar, another investor in the Nashville MLB project, said about Timberlake.