Event Information

2017 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Fast Facts

WHAT: 

WHAT:
The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returns to the Motor City June 2-4, 2017. 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 presented by Traxxas and the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix 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 road course

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 after 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) return to Detroit as the defending champions of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Verizon IndyCar Series races. 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.

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: WXYZ

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: WXYZ

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)  

SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS (Subject to change):
TBD

TRANS AM SERIES (Subject to change):
TBD

EVENT SCHEDULE: 
The basic schedule for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will be released closer to the event. Continue to follow DetroitGP.com for more information closer to the event. 

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.  Fans can get a bite to eat or something to drink in the 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. More details on the Meijer Fan Zone will be released closer to the event 

TICKETS: 
Tickets are now on sale for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, starting at just $40. To view information on ticket plans and to purchase tickets, please visit www.DetroitGP.com.  Tickets may also be purchased by calling 866-464-PRIX (7749) or visit the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix office in the GM Renaissance Center, 300 Renaissance Center Drive, Suite 2311, Detroit, Mich.

BELLE ISLE IMPROVEMENTS:
Since the Grand Prix returned to Belle Isle in 2007, event organizers and contributing partners have made over $13 million in lasting improvements to Belle Isle:

Repairing damaged lighting and drainage systems
Renovation of Scott Fountain, the Belle Isle Casino and the Belle Isle Boat Club
Installing new pedestrian bridges and playscapes
Working with Platinum Equity to install new LED lights on MacArthur Bridge and around the Scott Fountain
New areas also to be used by park visitors for parking and community events and activities year round
Creating pedestrian walkways and new bicycle paths on Belle Isle

COMMUNITY IMPACT: 
The Grand Prix generates over $45 million in total spending for the Metro Detroit region in 2014.  Over 95,000 people attended the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix events in 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 
and 2016.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Visit the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DetroitGP
Follow the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on Twitter at
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Follow the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/DetroitGP