May 16, 2021

Sheheen To Be Voice Of Music City Grand Prix

SPEED SPORT President and Co-founder Ralph Sheheen has been named the voice of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tenn.
SPEED SPORT President and Co-founder Ralph Sheheen has been named the voice of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Officials from the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix have unveiled the public address announcers for the inaugural NTT IndyCar Series weekend this summer.

These three personalities, SPEED SPORT’s Ralph Sheheen, Lindsey Nance and Kendall Pasley, will be seen onsite at the track and around downtown Nashville Aug. 6-8 announcing the races, fan events, artist performances, race winners, traffic and much more.

Sheheen has been broadcasting motorsports on national television for over 30 years. As a nationally recognized broadcaster he has covered everything from Swamp Buggies to Formula One and from Supercross to MotoGP.

During his lengthy career Sheehen has held microphones for a wide variety of major television networks including CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN and many others. Sheheen’s on air experience has not been limited to just television, having also worked on the biggest racing radio networks in the country.

He has also spent many hours broadcasting races over the PA at many of the world’s most famous race tracks including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Daytona Int’l Speedway, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and Sonoma Raceway to name a few. In addition to broadcasting Ralph is one of the owners and president of SPEED SPORT, the oldest and most trusted brand name in American motorsports journalism.

Nance is a familiar face in Nashville being the traffic anchor for WSMV News4 Nashville. She also serves as a fill-in anchor, sideline reports multiple sports for Belmont University, hosted the show “Titans Blitz,” and hosted MTSU home football games. The Nashville, Tennessee native graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Broadcasting & New Media.

Pasley joins the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix announcer team as a Tennessee native who stole the heart of her community at Miss Nashville 2018. Pasley received her Master’s degree in Communications and Media Studies from the University of Florida. In addition to being a scholar, Kendall is an advocate for the Children’s Miracle Network and the American Heart Ass’n, participating in activities for fundraising and awareness for these two impactful organizations. Pasley’s love for IndyCar started at the age of seven when she attended her first Indianapolis 500 race. Since then she has attended the Indianapolis 500 every year.

“Having worked with Ralph Sheheen personally for many years in motorsports, he was our first choice to be the voice of the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. His voice is recognized by motorsports fans of all ages,” said Big Machine Music City Grand Prix COO Jason Rittenberry. “Lindsey is such a big personality and is loved by Nashvillians. We knew she would be so much fun to interact with our fans. I have known Kendall for several years and was excited to learn she was such as IndyCar fan.  She represented our city well as Miss Nashville and will be a fantastic addition to the team.”