Much of the credit for Grand Prix racing returning to the island of Belle Isle in Detroit should go to General Motors North America President Mark Reuss who also happens to be a lifelong racing enthusiast.
So it’s fitting that the General’s president, himself, will be behind the wheel of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car in what is being called the “Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit” this Saturday and Sunday (June 1-2).
The word “Dual”, by the way, isn’t a misspelling as this weekend also marks the first time in history that two IndyCar races will be staged back-to-back and Reuss will be driving the Pace Car for both Indy Dual races.
“The all-new, 2014 Corvette Stingray proved last week at Indy that it’s at home on the racetrack, and we’re excited to bring it home to Motown to pace the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit,” said Reuss. “To be able to drive this car, on this track, in this city, is a huge thrill for me personally, and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel to pace this great field.”
Chevrolet also pointed out that during the Indy Dual in Detroit, Tony Kanaan will be competing to see if he can pull off back-to-back wins, after taking the checkered flag at the Brickyard last weekend (that would be the Indianapolis 500), not coincidentally, in his Chevrolet V-6 2.2L direct-injected twin-turbo-powered IndyCar.
In addition to hosting the IZOD IndyCar Series, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will also feature races for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series.
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