Corvette and the 2012 Detroit Grand Prix

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Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Map

Chevrolet is all over the 2012 Detroit Grand Prix this year, and the time is drawing short!  For starters, Chevrolet is the presenting sponsor!  As in the past, the Detroit Grand Prix is a three day event.

Friday, June 1, is Free Prix Day.  There are no races on Friday.  However, if you can get to Belle Isle in the Detroit River, in the city but just north of Downtown, your access to the island is free.  However, all free or low cost parking is off the island.  Enjoy most of the grandstands and the availability of carnival food for purchase.  Typically, buses will pick up at key locations around the city and suburbs and drop fans off at the Belle Isle Bridge entrance all three days.  Check local papers the week in advance of the event for bus information.

Activities scheduled for the first day include: IZOD IndyCar Series practice, GRAND-AM Rolex Series (the Chevrolet Grand-Am 200) practice and qualifying, Pirelli World Challenge Series practice, and Firestone Indy Lights Series practice.  Stock Corvettes and Daytona Prototype Corvettes will be participating in the GRAND-AM event.

Saturday, June 2, includes three races, and nothing is free.  Activities scheduled for the day include: IZOD IndyCar Series practice and qualifying, GRAND-AM Rolex Series practice and race, Pirelli World Challenge Series qualifying and race #1, and Firestone Indy Lights Series qualifying and race.  Once again, stock Corvettes and Daytona Prototype Corvettes will be participating in the GRAND-AM event.

Sunday, June 3, is the Big Day, and includes two races.  Nothing is free.  Activities are: IZOD IndyCar Series warm-up and race, and Pirelli World Challenge Series race #2.

CorvetteBlog will be present, doing our best to capture the sights and sounds.  We hope to see you there!

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