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Future Of Belle Isle GP Seems Secure After Event Has Best Attendance Since '07
Published June 2, 2014
GOOD VIBRATIONS: The DETROIT FREE PRESS' Sharp writes the weekend was "about Penske’s dream, another chapter in his relentless attempt at reinvigorating the local and national perception of Detroit." The Belle Isle GP is "a huge event." Fans "must appreciate Penske’s ingenuity in creating a spectacle that showcases positive aspects of the city" (DETROIT FREE PRESS, 6/2). In Detroit, John Niyo writes under the header, "Belle Isle Also Comes Out A Big Winner In Weekend Of Racing." The grandstands "were filled, the premium chalets sold out" and the vast majority of fans "went home happy" (DETROIT NEWS, 6/2). Also in Detroit, Gregg Krupa notes Helio Castroneves won the second leg of the GP, "just ahead of his teammate, Will Power, who won the first one, Saturday, giving Penske and Chevrolet a sweep on what was a remarkable weekend of racing" (DETROIT NEWS, 6/2). The DETROIT NEWS' Angelique Chengelis writes there were "multiple positives from the weekend," including the "debut of stadium truck racing featuring ramps and high-flying trucks, added to the race schedule to attract younger fans" (DETROIT NEWS, 6/2).