Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix announces "Comerica Bank Free Prix Day"
DETROIT, Mich. (April 23, 2013) – The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and Comerica Bank today announced the return of a Grand Prix tradition in Detroit – Free Prix Day.
“We would like to thank Comerica Bank for giving us the opportunity to continue the tradition of Free Prix Day,” said Bud Denker, Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. “It’s fitting that one of Detroit’s most notable and well-respected businesses has joined in hosting such an exciting and memorable event.”
The Grand Prix will feature Comerica Bank Free Prix Day on Friday, May 31. In addition to enjoying free admission to watch the day’s on-track activities, which include IZOD IndyCar Series practice and qualifying, GRAND-AM Rolex Series practice and qualifying and Pirelli World Challenge Series practice and qualifying, fans will be able to visit the paddock and garage areas at the Grand Prix, courtesy of Comerica Bank. In addition, live entertainment will feature Detroit’s own contemporary R&B singer/songwriter, Dwele, who will perform on the MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage Friday evening at 5:45 p.m.
“Comerica Bank is proud to continue our commitment to the community by providing families an opportunity to enjoy the excitement of racing at no charge,” said Thomas D. Ogden, president, Comerica Bank-Michigan. “It’s an honor to be a part of what’s become a Detroit racing tradition, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.”
Helping Comerica announce its sponsorship of Free Prix Day today at a media lunch attended by IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe were students from the only all-girls Detroit Public School, the Detroit International Academy. Through its involvement with and support of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, Comerica is sending the students, who are members of the academy’s robotics team and pre-college engineering program, to Free Prix Day. While at the race track, students will have an opportunity to see the different ways in which engineering technology is applied during a race and will meet the people who have put those skills to work in the racing industry.
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