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Chevy Extends Support Of Belle Isle

Simon Pagenaud  leads a pack of cars during Verizon IndyCar Series competition last year during the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. (Al Steinberg Photo)

Simon Pagenaud leads a pack of cars during Verizon IndyCar Series competition last year during the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. (Al Steinberg Photo)

DETROIT, Mich. – Chevrolet has announced an extension to continue as the title sponsor of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

After returning to Verizon IndyCar Series competition as an engine manufacturer in 2012, Chevrolet raced the extra mile, becoming title sponsor of its hometown event as the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix made its return to the Motor City for the first time in four years. With capacity crowds and exciting racing on the physical street circuit, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix has continued to grow over the last two years.

The Raceway at Belle Isle Park will host seven races over the course of three days May 30-June 1.

“We are very excited to continue our partnership with Chevrolet to build on the momentum we’ve established with this wonderful event,” said Bud Denker, chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. “Without the support of Chevrolet, we would not have been able to bring world-class auto racing back to the Motor City and with an extension of this partnership we know the future certainly looks bright on Belle Isle for the Grand Prix.”

Racing in the shadows of Chevrolet global headquarters at the Renaissance Center, the Grand Prix has helped Chevrolet flex its racing muscle in the series that compete on the 2.3-mile Belle Isle circuit. Chevy power is well represented in the Verizon IndyCar Series and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship as well as Cadillacs and Camaros racing in the Pirelli World Challenge Series.

“We’re pleased to continue our partnership as the title sponsor of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and to showcase Belle Isle, our city, our state – and Chevrolet racing – to the world right in our own back yard,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of performance vehicles and motorsports. “This event, which provides an opportunity for us to connect with current and prospective customers and delivers great action for our race fans, also results in a significant economic impact to the City of Detroit and the region.”

Posted by on May 20 2014 Filed under IndyCar, Latest Headlines, Road Racing, SCCA, TUDOR United SportsCar, Verizon IndyCar Series. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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