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Time to Return to Detroit’s Belle Isle for IndyCar Action!
Posted By Anthony Fontana On May 30, 2014 @ 5:15 pm In What's Up in Detroit | No Comments
History was made last year at the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit Presented by Quicken Loans. What does the 2014 installment have in store?
A year ago, Detroit’s Belle Isle hosted the first IndyCar event that featured two championship points races in one weekend. Mike Conway took home the championship in the first race while Simon Pagenaud was victorious in the second.
A year later, race weekend at Belle Isle is shaping up to be just as spectacular. With an estimated 95,000,000-plus expected to attend this weekend’s festivities, it’s clear Belle Isle is the place to be this weekend.
Since the dual race was so popular a year ago, why not do it again? The action kicks off today (May 30) with practice sessions and the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck Series race beginning at 4:35 p.m. ET. On Saturday (May 31), you’ll want to head out to Belle Isle bright and early (10:05 a.m. ET) for the Cadillac V-Series Challenge Presented by the Metro Detroit Cadillac Dealers. Saturday’s main event – the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Dual I – kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET. Sunday’s Dual II also begins at 3:30 p.m. ET. You can check out the full list of events here.
Not a race fan? Not a problem. There’s a lot more than just racing taking place this weekend. The Meijer Fan Zone will feature entertainment for families of all ages all weekend long. Take a break from the action on the track and check out Lifehouse, who will perform live on the MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment stage Saturday at 6:15 p.m. ET. Shaggy is set to take the stage Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Need tickets? Whether you’re looking for single-day options or multi-day options, you can purchase your tickets online here. You can even get free roundtrip shuttle service to Belle Isle from two downtown Detroit locations. That’s right – free!
The 2.3-mile course truly is something everyone should experience at least once. Belle Isle has a lot to offer, and better yet, forecasts are calling for mid to high 70s all weekend with no rain in sight. Race fans from all over the place are already descending upon Detroit. The only question is where are you?
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