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    Video: Hot lapping Detroit's Belle Isle in a McLaren 12C GT3

    Last weekend's Indianapolis 500 was indeed the most prominent race of the 2014 IndyCar series so far, with driver Ryan Hunter-Reay winning in what was an incredibly close fight to the very last lap. But the Indy 500 doesn't mark the end of the IndyCar season, and this weekend, the series heads to ...

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    Official: Acura TLX GT racecar to make motorsports debut at Detroit Grand Prix

    Acura debuted its TLX GT racecar at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, and it looks like the racer is set to get its first competitive outing in Motown as well. The RealTime Racing team is competing with a single car driven by Peter Cunningham for the Pirelli World Challenge rounds ...

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    Video: 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray pace car wows at Belle Isle Grand Prix [spoilers]

    Chevrolet first debuted its Corvette Stingray pace car at the 2013 Indy 500, but this past weekend saw the new 'Vette return to its home during the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. As you'll recall, open-wheel racing returned to Belle Isle in 2012 as part of a three-year deal worked out between ...

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    Report: Penske says racing surface "easy to fix" for 2013 Detroit Grand Prix

    What else could Roger Penske say? As the promoter and most public face of the Detroit Grand Prix, what else could the man do besides promise that the miserable track surface will be fixed before next year's race? Oh yeah, he could have made sure that the Belle Isle circuit was properly prepared ...

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    Motorsports: IndyCar's return to Detroit's Belle Isle Grand Prix comes apart at the seams [SPOILERS]

    After a three-year hiatus, IndyCar racing finally made its return to Detroit this weekend. But after only five laps, things started to fall apart – literally – for Belle Isle's big race. Now, any Michigan native – or anyone who has spent enough time here – will tell you ...

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    Official: ALMS joining Indycar at Belle Isle in 2013

    The American Le Mans Series plans to join in on the racing fun in Detroit in 2013, says Scott Atherton, CEO of the racing series. While we enjoyed being a very successful part of the renaissance of this great race on Belle Isle in 2007 and again in 2008, the 2012 Detroit race and the Le Mans ...

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    Official: Chevy bringing Belle Isle Grand Prix back to Detroit in 2012

    Open-wheel racing is returning to the Motor City next summer. The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will be held June 1-3, the first of a three-year sponsorship deal between General Motors, Penske Corporation and the IndyCar series. The weekend of racing will feature not only an IndyCar ...

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    Another blow to Motor City: Detroit's Belle Isle Grand Prix reportedly iced for 2010

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    When Roger Penske revived the Detroit Grand Prix in 2007, Michigan race fans turned out in droves and cheered the great job that was done on fixing up the Belle Isle facility. Over 100,000 people showed up for the Labor Day weekend races in ...

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    2009 Detroit Grand Prix cancelled

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Detroit Sports Car ChallengeWe've thoroughly enjoyed covering the Detroit Grand Prix in the last two years (2007 coverage, 2008 coverage), but it looks like this will be our last year at the event -- at least for a while. Roger Penske, who played a key ...

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    SPOILER ALERT - Detroit Grand Prix 2008: The IndyCars take to the track

    Click on Helio Castroneves for a high res galleryAs the first season of the reunited IndyCar series winds down, the open wheel racers took to the Belle Isle track to close out the Detroit Grand Prix weekend. Scott Dixon sat on the pole holding a slim lead over Helio Castroneves in the season ...

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    Detroit Grand Prix 08: The Detroit Sports Car Challenge (Spoiler Alert)

    Click the C6.R for a high-res gallery from the raceAs part of the revival of the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle last year, the Detroit Sports Car Challenge was added as the highlight of Saturday's activities. The sports car race is back this year as the ninth round of the American Le Mans Series. ...

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    Detroit Grand Prix 2007: The Postmortem

    After a five-year hiatus, motor racing returned to the Motor City this year and to a large extent it was a huge success. The race was revived in large part thanks to the efforts of Roger Penske. For many good reasons, the Detroit Grand Prix was roundly criticized in both of its previous iterations ...

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    Detroit Grand Prix 2007: The people

    Is this kid really old enough to drive 200 MPH?One certainty about going to a big time car race is that you'll see people, usually lots of them. This year's Detroit Grand Prix was no exception, thanks in part to almost perfect weather. Unlike a Formula One race, at an IRL race you can wander around ...

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    Detroit Grand Prix 2007: The IRL on Belle Isle - And they're off!

    Castroneves leads Franchitti into turn 1, click for moreThe first IRL race at Belle Isle in Detroit is underway and twenty laps in pole sitter Helio Castroneves Castro Neves still leads Andretti-Green's Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan. The cars are flying under the bright sunshine here in the ...

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    Detroit Grand Prix 2007: IRL Sunday morning warmup photos

    Click the photo of polesitter Helio Castroneves for more warmup shotsThe IndyCars just finished up their final warmup for todays' race on Belle Isle. Helio Castroneves ended up on top of the session, with Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti swapping their qualifying positions, coming in second and ...

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    2007 Detroit Grand Prix: ALMS Pit Lane Walk

    Since it began in the late nineties, the American Le Mans Series has made an effort to reach out to fans. One of the more popular activities during ALMS weekends is the grid walkthrough. They bring the cars out to the grid one hour before the green flag and then they open the grid to all fans. The ...

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    Live from the Detroit Grand Prix 2007

    Autoblog is live at the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle this morning. We're hanging out at the Acura Chalet this weekend as the track action has kicked off for the day. The IRL cars have already been out for a couple of practice sessions and the American Le Mans Series cars are doing their final ...


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