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: ALMS Results And Mega Gallery

In addition to the IRL racing on Belle Isle » 9/03/08 7:00am 9/03/08 7:00am, we also had the fun and hard-charging swagger of ALMS racing. We has the opportunity to tag along with Corvette Racing, who snagged a swank chalet location right on the corner of turn seven this year, a perfect spot to watch the Jake-emblazoned Corvette C6.R's doing their…

Emerson Fittipaldi To Pace 2008 Detroit Grand Prix in E85 Corvette Z06

At today's NextCruise announcement, automakers dragged out their leanest, meanest, greenest vehicles as a backdrop for the action. Of course, the fact that they were all SUVs was a bit ironic. But also on hand was a hot Corvette Z06 modified for Detroit Grand Prix pace duty and sipping E85 fuel. While no announcement… » 7/23/08 4:00pm 7/23/08 4:00pm

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

Winners Circle... Um... For The Win!

It's done, Porsche triumphed mightily in the last moments over Audi. The hometown boys at GM spanked the class competition. All is well. The winners circle was filled with grown men living the dreams of 26 13 year old boys. Joy and confetti littered the ground and mirth was made. Well kids, we're exhausted, running… » 9/01/07 7:49pm 9/01/07 7:49pm

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

#18 Porsche 911 GT2 is down, pit crew thinks CV is dead, but it's an awefully smokey CV. towed into pit without incident. Driver quote of the the day "That corner still has a lot of rubber and oil in it, it's kind of like playing chess going through there. I don't know how to play chess, so I don't know what that… » 9/01/07 5:39pm 9/01/07 5:39pm

Fire At The Half Way Point


Right at the halfway mark when I was about to report that all was well, two Porsches tangled going into turn one. A clip led to a spin and eventually the two ended up mating tail to tail and blocking the whole track - that's gotta be embarassing. Everybody get's back on the track under their own power, car 71 pits,… » 9/01/07 5:26pm 9/01/07 5:26pm

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