Chairman of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on Belle Isle Bud Denker says that the venue will be on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule for many years to come.
The Dual in Detroit which is owned and operated by Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Roger Penske had an estimated attendance over the course of the weekend of 100,000 spectators.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 SoldierStrong/TurnsForTroops Honda scored back to back victories over the weekend taking the Verizon P1 Award for the opening race on Saturday. Speaking following Sunday’s race which saw Graham Rahal joined on the podium by Team Penske drivers Josef Newgarden and Will Power, Denker stated:
We plan to have it here for many, many years to come.
Speaking about the attendance over the weekend, Denker stated:
Those are great numbers. “In fact, people say, ‘How many would you like here?’ I think that’s a perfect number for us because that way the people, when they leave the island, aren’t waiting for three hours to get a bus off of here.
Denker stated that having consistency in the Verizon IndyCar Series with Detroit date each year means fans can be excited about attending the race.