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2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

June 2, 2017 - June 5, 2017

THE CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY LEAR, 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, DETROIT GRAND PRIX GENERATED $58 MILLION DURING 2017, DETROIT GRAND PRIX VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, FREE PRIX DAY 2019

The 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Returns to the Motor City, June 2-4

The event will feature the cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the high-flying trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks and the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear and it will feature the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit IndyCar doubleheader.

WHEN: Friday-Sunday – June 2-4, 2017

WHERE: The Raceway at Belle Isle Park street circuit

TRACK LENGTH: 2.3 miles

RACE HISTORY

The first Detroit Grand Prix was in 1982 and it started as a Formula One race through the streets of downtown Detroit before becoming a CART-sanctioned race in 1989. The race moved to Belle Isle in 1992 continuing under the CART/Champ Car banner until 2001. After the success of the Super Bowl in Detroit in 2006, Roger Penske and the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) teamed up to bring an annual national sporting event to the city of Detroit and spearheaded the return of the Grand Prix in 2007 on Belle Isle.  After challenging economic times delayed the event following the 2008 season, the Grand Prix returned in 2012 with the current promotional group as a subsidiary of the DDP.

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS

Sebastien Bourdais of Dale Coyne Racing (Dual I) and Will Power of Team Penske (Dual II) won the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Verizon IndyCar Series races in 2016. While Power returns with Team Penske this year to defend his victory, Bourdais will not compete as he recovers from multiple injuries suffered during a recent Indy 500 qualifying accident. Teammates Ricky and Jordan Taylor from Wayne Taylor Racing return as the defending champions of the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race, with the team now racing the Cadillac DPi cars. The Taylors have won the first four races to start the 2017 season.

FREE PRIX DAY (Subject to change)
Friday, June 2, 2017 Practice session, Chevrolet Dual in Detroit

INDYCAR BROADCAST COVERAGE (Subject to change)
Saturday, June 3, 2017 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Dual #1 (Verizon IndyCar Series)
Live national television coverage: ABC (Time – 3:30 pm ET
Live Local television coverage in Detroit: WXYZ

Live Local radio coverage in Detroit: WCSX, 94.7 FM HD2 Channel

Sunday, June 4, 2017 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Dual #2 (Verizon IndyCar Series)
Live national television coverage: ABC (Time – 3:30 pm ET)
Live local television coverage in Detroit: WXYZ

Live Local radio coverage in Detroit: WCSX, 94.7 FM HD2 Channel

IMSA BROADCAST COVERAGE (Subject to change)
Saturday, June 3, 2017 Chevrolet Sports Car Classic (IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship)
National television coverage: FS2 (Time – 12:30 pm ET)
Live Local radio coverage in Detroit: WCSX, 94.7 FM HD2 Channel

SPEED ENERGY STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS (Subject to change):
Watch the races live online or by viewing the Stadium SUPER Trucks Facebook Live.

TRANS AM SERIES PRESENTED BY PIRELLI (Subject to change):
Saturday, June 24, 2017 3-Dimensional Services Motor City 100 (TA class race) 
Taped Delayed National Television Coverage: CBS Sports Network (Time – 12:00 pm ET)

Saturday, July 1, 2017 3-Dimensional Services Muscle Car Challenge (TA2 class race) 
Taped Delayed National Television Coverage: CBS Sports Network (Time – 12:00 pm ET)

FAN ACTIVITIES
The 2017 Grand Prix features a number of exciting engagement activities in the Meijer Fan Zone. The MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage will feature live music all weekend, headlined by Country music duo Montgomery Gentry on Saturday, June 3 and Jody Watley featuring Shalamar Reloaded on Sunday, June 4. Fans can get a bite to eat or something to drink in the Bud Light Beer Garden and Food Court, featuring the Taste of Detroit with local vendor trucks and more. The popular Detroit Sports District returns featuring interactive displays from Detroit professional sports teams with appearance from former and current local sports teams. The Meijer Fan Zone will also feature tailgating games like Bubble Soccer and giant Jenga, extreme sports demonstrations, an arts and crafts show and much more.

NEW IN 2017

Several new fan amenities have been added at the Grand Prix in 2017. Anyone with a Fifth Third Bank Paddock Pass will have access to the historic Scott Fountain, which will flow for the first time this year starting at 12pm on Friday, June 2, thanks to DTE Energy. An additional viewing grandstand located on the backstretch of the track is available to anyone and will feature some of the highest speeds reached by the cars on the racing circuit. An addition the to the Meijer Fan Zone is Club Patron, a premium club experience where guests can get a great selection of adult beverages, including Patron tequila, while watching the races on closed circuit TV’s. Fans looking for a fast and easy way to get to the Grand Prix can take advantage of our ride share program, with the drop off location for ride share services at the Detroit Naval Armory.  Fans can then walk across the McArthur Bridge or be picked up by a shuttle service and dropped off at the front gates. 

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Start:
June 2, 2017
End:
June 5, 2017
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Venue

Belle Isle
2 Inselruhe Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207 United States
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Phone:
844-235-5375
Website:
http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=736&type=SPRK

Dates, times, opponents, games and events are subject to change. Please contact event organizers to confirm the latest information.

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