Grand Prixmiere kicks off race weekend in Detroit

Race weekend is June 11-13 on Belle Isle

Grand Prixmiere kick off race weekend in Detroit

DETROIT – The Belle Isle Raceway is ready to go with the return of racing and fans back in the stands.

The Grand Prixmiere kicked off Thursday with raising money for the Belle Isle Conservancy.

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“It’s amazing to come out tonight and raise money for the conservancy. We’ve got Belle Isle lit up for the fans coming Saturday and Sunday with Indy Cars and sports cars. It’s special for out city,” said Roger Penske.

The Detroit Grand Prix is Saturday and Sunday (June 12-13) on Belle Isle.

Tickets for the 2021 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix are on sale for Saturday and Sunday. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. (Tickets to Free Prix Day on Friday are sold out)

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Watch below: Interviews with Bud Denker, Roger Penske, and race car drivers Josef Newgarden and Jordan Taylor

Local 4's Jamie Edmonds interviews Bud Denker, Roger Penske, Josef Newgarden and Jordan Taylor.

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