CrowdStrike Racing Looks to Dominate in Nashville
· Heavy CrowdStrike Racing activation at season’s second street race
· Spa 24 Hours class winner George Kurtz part of field in GT America Powered by AWS
· CrowdStrike’s CXO Summit returns stateside after highly successful European debut at Spa
AUSTIN, Texas (August 6, 2022) – CrowdStrike, the Official Internet and Cloud Security Provider of SRO Motorsports, and CrowdStrike Racing are back stateside and ready to run in the high-profile Music City Grand Prix, hosted in Nashville, TN.
Following a highly successful event at the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa Protected by CrowdStrike, GT America Powered by AWS championship points leader George Kurtz will be back in action in his signature CrowdStrike branded entry, looking to extend his lead in this vibrant street race.
In addition, CrowdStrike will play a leading role from an activation standpoint, centered on the latest in its CXO summits series at SRO Motorsports America events.
The CXO summit series is a collaboration between CrowdStrike and AWS, bringing together executives and thought leaders from both organizations to meet with guests and VIPs and discuss leading issues and topics in the cybersecurity field.
In Nashville, Shawn Henry, President of CrowdStrike Services and Chief Security Officer (CSO), and Angelo Comazzetto, Principal in the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) at AWS, will lead a roundtable discussion. In addition, CrowdStrike guests and VIPs will have the opportunity to experience trackside hospitality and interact with CrowdStrike Racing team members.
CrowdStrike co-founder and CEO George Kurtz is currently the GT America championship leader after eight race rounds. The winner in the Bronze Cup category at last week’s 24 Hours of Spa, Kurtz drives the No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS Mercedes-AMG GT3 from CrowdStrike Racing by Riley Motorsports in SRO America. The partnership has proven powerful, with Kurtz having won five times and secured two additional podium finishes to his credit on the season.
The Nashville circuit is one of the more unique ones in all of American motorsport. The 2.17-mile, 11-turn Nashville layout will take racers by Nissan Stadium (home of the NFL Tennessee Titans) and over the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge into downtown Nashville.
“We saw how vibrant Nashville is during last year’s Grand Prix,” Kurtz said. “It’s a great event that brings a true street festival feel. CrowdStrike is proud to be a part of it for the second year in a row and we look forward to providing more great racing for the Nashville fans and our CrowdStrike guests and CXO participants.”
CrowdStrike Racing participates in the Music City Grand Prix weekend at Nashville from August 5-7.
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Danielle Crespo, Sr. Racing Program Manager, CrowdStrike