(DETROIT, MI) – On the eve of the 100th running of the greatest spectacle in motor racing, the Indianapolis 500, organizers in Detroit have announced a record number of sponsors for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. The only Dual meet on the IndyCar calendar, 74 corporate partners are providing an unprecedented level of support for the event.
Scheduled for June 3 to 5, the event features the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit and the cars of the IndyCar Series, the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, the IMSA SportsCar Championship, the high-flying trucks of the Stadium SUPER Trucks, the return of the Trans Am Series in the Motor City 100.
“The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix enjoys tremendous corporate support, starting with Chevrolet, Quicken Loans, and all of our terrific partners,” said Bud Denker, the chairman of CDBIGP. “We simply couldn’t host this great event annually without them. The event is also able to help make significant and lasting improvements to Belle Isle each year so visitors can enjoy the park year round.”
Highlighted by its relationship with Chevrolet, who teamed with the Grand Prix to bring world-class auto racing back to the Motor City in 2012 as the title sponsor, the Grand Prix is proud of its corporate clientele.
Quicken Loans serves as the presenting sponsor of the unique Dual in Detroit. Meijer hosts the popular Meijer Fan Zone activity area while MotorCity Casino Hotel features its entertainment stage at the Grand Prix that will host national and local acts all weekend long.
In addition, some of the other top partners at the Grand Prix include American Axle and Manufacturing, Autotrader, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Bridgestone, Cars.com, Continental Tire, Crain Communications, Cypher Systems, DTE Energy, FirstMerit Bank, Hitachi, Lear Corporation, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, PNC Bank, PPG, and Strategic Staffing Solutions.
Among its 74 partners, the Grand Prix welcomed 14 new sponsors in 2016, in addition to 11 current partners who increased their commitment to the event this year.