A Tale Of Many Restarts With Magnus Racing On Detroit's Belle Isle

You know the one type of track most of us will never get to drive, even if we're hardcore track dorks? A temporary street circuit. Detroit's Belle Isle is one of the prettier ones and Magnus Racing threw a camera in their Porsche 911 GT America to capture this series of chaotic restarts. » 11/19/14 6:49pm 11/19/14 6:49pm

Woman With Diaper Bag Full Of Pot Tells Cops It Was A Baby Shower Gift

Detroit's Belle Isle, an island park that sometimes doubles as a track, is in the center of controversy because of increased police presence on the island. The number of arrests on the island have gone up in recent months — including one bizarre incident involving a woman speeding to a baby shower with a half-pound of… » 6/04/14 10:40am 6/04/14 10:40am

Here's What It's Like To Ride In A McLaren 12C GT3 Around Belle Isle

When you get an email saying that you have to be ready in two hours because a reporter backed out from riding in a McLaren around the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix track and there's a last-minute opening, you jump on it. So that's exactly what I did on Thursday. » 6/02/14 4:01pm 6/02/14 4:01pm

Stupid, Stupid Mother Duck Leads Ducklings Across IndyCar Track

I hope someone called Duckling Protective Services, because this is really just terrible timing to take the kids out for a swim. She's probably Canadian. » 6/03/13 10:20am 6/03/13 10:20am

Detroit Grand Prix Stopped Because Of Detroit's Terrible Roads

The first running of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix since 2008 was red-flagged this afternoon after a piece of the track started to crumble, causing driver James Hinchcliffe to go flying into the wall. As you can see in the video, he was not happy about it. » 6/03/12 6:12pm 6/03/12 6:12pm

Detroit's 2008 Belle Isle Grand Prix: IRL Race Result Tainted By…

Last weekend saw the second iteration of the reborn Belle Isle Grand Prix and we were right there, enjoying the spectacle played out in weather so perfect Roger Penske couldn't have paid for better. Aside from a couple spin outs, Sunday's Indy Racing League run was largely unremarkable until lap 72, when things got… » 9/02/08 7:00pm 9/02/08 7:00pm

Jalopnik Does The Detroit Grand Prix At Belle Isle

Racing's returned to Belle Isle in Detroit and we'll be there to cover all of the ALMS and IndyCar action live. Keep your eyes on our Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix tag throughout the weekend for all the hot racing action. » 9/02/07 11:59pm 9/02/07 11:59pm

Tony Kanaan, Danica Patrick Go First, Second In Crash-Filled Finish To…

Tony Kanaan wins the IndyCar race here at the Detroit Grand Prix, and Danica Patrick took second place in her best ever finish after a shocking last lap and a half. Just before the white flag came up a number of drivers were involved in some "contact" that included "the wall" and "other drivers." Oh and Dan Wheldon… » 9/02/07 6:14pm 9/02/07 6:14pm

Mini Scooters: The Official Paddock Transport Of Danica Patrick And All…

First it was Marco Andretti on his li'l scooter and now we've caught Danica Patrick on one just outside of the paddock here on Belle Isle at the Detroit Grand Prix. Which got us noticing there's a lot of these things out here today. Here's our gallery of the little Paddock cruisin' moped-looking things. We're going to… » 9/02/07 3:41pm 9/02/07 3:41pm

IndyCar Fans At The Detroit Grand Prix Are Like Vultures, Clawing At…

I'm telling you, the IndyCar fans here at the Detroit Grand Prix — they're like vultures, hungry for the flesh of young drivers. Maybe they're not as bad as Nascar fans, but certainly worse than the countless dozens of fans in the paddock yesterday for ALMS racing. We happened to be walking through the paddock when… » 9/02/07 1:03pm 9/02/07 1:03pm

How Did Dan Wheldon Already Crash His IndyCar At The Detroit Grand Prix?

IndyCar warm-up just finished, and the only news of note was Dan Wheldon in the #10 Target car. Wheldon managed to get himself into a bit of a dustup with a wall (Ben thinks it was another car, but neither of us is really 100% certain — the point is he dirtied up his car) in one of the later practice laps. We're… » 9/02/07 11:53am 9/02/07 11:53am

Five Questions For Today's Detroit Grand Prix IndyCar Race

We're up and runnin' today from the Corvette chalet here in the middle of the Detroit River to finish off our Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix coverage with some hot IndyCar racing action. So whether you're coming to the race today, watching it on ABC at 3:30 or reading our live-blog here (hint-hint) here's five… » 9/02/07 9:53am 9/02/07 9:53am

Spoiler Alert! Penske Racing's Romain Dumas Wins In Last Second Stunner!

The home town boy's team made it happen when it counted here at the Detroit Grand Prix — at the very last second. On the 106th lap, Romain Dumas took his Porsche RS Spyder to the checkered flag here on Belle Isle, propelling Penske Racing to the win, and making Detroit native and Penske Racing owner, Roger Penske, a… » 9/01/07 6:15pm 9/01/07 6:15pm

Helio's Still The Man, Snags The Big Pole For Detroit Grand Prix…

Yup, Helio's still the man — mostly because now he's sitting atop the pole for tomorrow's IndyCar race with a speed of 103.401 mph for Team Penske. That's almost as hot as the two lovely ladies he had with him last year at Indy. [Detroit News] » 9/01/07 5:15pm 9/01/07 5:15pm