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2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Fast Facts

Fast Facts for the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will continue to be updated on this page in the coming months. 

WHAT: 
The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returns to the Motor City June 3-5, 2016. The event will feature the cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS and the Trans Am Series. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and it will feature the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans IndyCar doubleheader.

WHEN: 
Friday-Sunday - June 3-5, 2016

WHERE: 
The Raceway at Belle Isle Park road course

TRACK LENGTH: 
2.3 miles

INDYCAR BROADCAST COVERAGE (Subject to change):
Saturday, June 4, 2016 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Dual #1 (Verizon IndyCar Series)
Live national television coverage: ABC (Time - 3:30 pm) 
Live Local television coverage: WXYZ

Sunday, June 5, 2016 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Dual #2 (Verizon IndyCar Series)
Live national television coverage: ABC (Time - 3:30 pm)
Live local television coverage: WXYZ

IMSA BROADCAST COVERAGE (Subject to change):
Saturday, June 4, 2016 Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers (WeatherTech SportsCar Championship)
National television coverage: FS1 (Time - 12:30 pm)  

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

TBD

TRANS AM SERIES (Subject to change):
Saturday, July 2, 2016 (Motor City 100)
Taped delayed national coverage: CBS Sports Network (Time - 12:00 pm)

EVENT SCHEDULE: 
Below is the basic schedule of events for the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and all events are subject to change.

Friday, June 3 (Comerica Bank Free Prix Day) 
Verizon IndyCar Series practice and qualifying, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice and qualifying, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS Race #1, Trans Am practice and qualifying.

Saturday, June 4
Verizon IndyCar Series warm-up and the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Dual #1, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship warm-up and Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS Race #2, Verizon IndyCar Series and WeatherTech SportsCar Championship autograph sessions, Trans Am Race #1.

Sunday, June 5
Verizon IndyCar Series warm-up and the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Dual #2, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS practice, qualifying and Race #3, Trans Am Race #2.

FAN ACTIVITIES: 
The 2016 Grand Prix features a number of fan engagement activities including displays in the midway and live music, driver autograph sessions, extreme sports demonstrations, free Monster Truck rides, appearance by Detroit Sports stars and more in the Meijer Fan Zone.

TICKETS: 
Tickets go on sale for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on November 9. To view information on ticket plans and to purchase tickets, please click here.  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.

SPONSORSHIP: 
For information on sponsorship packages for the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, please contact Kathleen Borschke at the Fulkerson Group - kathleen@fulkersongroup.com or (248) 709-7758

HOSPITALITY: 
For information on hospitality options for the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, please contact Kathleen Borschke at the Fulkerson Group - kathleen@fulkersongroup.com or (248) 709-7758

FOOD VENDOR: 
For food vendor inquiries at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, please contact Sheila Brown at Andiamo Catering and Events - sbrown@splendidplates.com or (248) 643-6000. 

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

  • Installing over 475,000 square feet of new concrete for road improvements and other modifications for more exciting competition
  • Repairing damaged lighting and drainage systems
  • Renovation of Scott Fountain, the Belle Isle Casino and the Belle Isle Boat Club
  • Installing over 400,000 square feet of concrete for paddock area and fan interaction to provide a cleaner and more comfortable race experience
  • Installing new pedestrian bridges and playscapes
  • New concrete areas also be used by park visitors for parking and community events and activities year round

COMMUNITY IMPACT: 
The Grand Prix generated over $47 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 and 2014.

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