The Detroit Grand Prix partnered with the Verizon IndyCar Series for the IndyCar Cafe at NAIAS Detroit. The Cafe hosted the official unveiling of the new 2018 Universal Aero Kit car to be used throughout the 2018 season on Tuesday, January 16. INDYCAR drivers and legends came to Detroit on Friday, January 26 for WXYZ Family Day at the Auto Show, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans!
The final day of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear featured three races. The day started with the Trans Am Series presented by Pirielli autograph session and the Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying. The first race of the weekend featuring the Trans Am Series presented by Pirielli followed by the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks. The final race of the weekend featured the Verizon IndyCar Series in the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Dual II.
A busy day at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear with all four series in action. On-track action began with the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli, then a race by the high-flying trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks. The exotic sports cars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took part in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic before the Verizon IndyCar Series raced in the first Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.
Friday was Comerica Bank Free Prix Day at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. Take a look at some of the great action on and off the track throughout the day here!
A busy first day of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear with PNC Education day on Belle Isle, the Grand Prix Media Lunch presented by EY and hot laps on the Belle Isle track.
PNC and the Grand Prix hosted over 450 pre-K students from Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) at The Palace of Auburn Hills as a part of the PNC Grow Up Great program. The students learned STEM initiatives through racing on the floor of The Palace. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship drivers Dane Cameron and Eric Curran joined PNC Regional President for Detroit and Southeast Michigan, Ric DeVore and Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear General Manager, Michael Montri, talking about how STEM relates to motorsports and the importance of programs like this for young students to get them interested in career opportunities through STEM.
Verizon IndyCar Series driver Conor Daly, driver of the No. 4 ABC Supply Company Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing, was the guest of honor at Detroit Grand Prix Day at Comerica Park. Daly threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Detroit Tigers took on the Minnesota Twins. Before visiting Comerica Park, Daly joined Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Event Chairman Bud Denker and City of Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens announcing the renewed partnership between the Grand Prix and the City of Windsor. As a part of the partnership, Canadian fans can get a ticket to the Grand Prix and fast, reliable transportation to Belle Isle on Transit Windsor.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear and the College for Creative Studies partnered to create the official Grand Prix poster. Junior Kaylin Mahoney won win her watercolor design with two cars from the Verizon IndyCar Series racing below the iconic Detroit skyline. CCS student Lexi Pape finished second while the design created by Dan Rees earned third.
Verizon IndyCar Series driver JR Hildebrand from Ed Carpenter Racing was the guest of honor at the Comerica Bank STEM Event. Before the event, JR took part in a Detroit media tour before arriving at Central High School in Detroit. JR took part in a panel discussion with Comerica Bank President - Michigan, Michael Ritchie, and Grand Prix Public and Community Relations Director, Merrill Cain. The panel talked about the importance of STEM in racing and then announced that Comerica Bank was inviting the students to Comerica Bank Free Prix Day at the Grand Prix on Friday, June 2.
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