detroit grand prix http://michiganradio.org en Detroit's annual Belle Isle Grand Prix is approaching http://michiganradio.org/post/detroits-annual-belle-isle-grand-prix-approaching <p></p><p></p><p>Preparations are well underway as Belle Isle gets primped and polished for the upcoming Grand Prix, officially called the "Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix," from May 30 to June 1.&nbsp;</p><p>Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes talked with the man who revived Detroit's Grand Prix in 2007.&nbsp;</p><p>This is the first time the race has been held since the state took over management of Belle Isle. What has been done to prepare for the race and fix up the island?</p><p><em>*Listen to the interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:31:21 +0000 Stateside Staff 17530 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit's annual Belle Isle Grand Prix is approaching Roger Penske's influence on Detroit business http://michiganradio.org/post/roger-penskes-influence-detroit-business <p>It's Thursday which means it's time for our weekly check-in with Detroit News business columnist Dan Howes.</p><p>Today Dan is hearing the roar of Indy cars and the "ca-chink" of money that will be flowing into Detroit with next month's Belle Isle Grand Prix.</p><p>We've talked in recent weeks about Dan Gilbert and what he's doing to re-shape downtown Detroit, and, in turn, pump up Southeast Michigan.</p><p>Today, we focus on someone else who's putting his money where his mouth is, so to speak, in boosting the Detroit area: Roger Penske.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:47:14 +0000 Stateside Staff 12501 at http://michiganradio.org Roger Penske's influence on Detroit business Detroit Grand Prix returns with Indy Car racing, learning opportunities for Detroit students http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-grand-prix-returns-indy-car-racing-learning-opportunities-detroit-students <p>After a four-year absence, the <a href="http://www.detroitgp.com/">Detroit Grand Prix returns to Belle Isle</a> this weekend.</p><p>The event officially kicked off Friday&mdash;despite steady rainfall--with a &ldquo;free day&rdquo; open to the public. It featured practice laps, some qualifying races, and other events away from the racetrack.</p><p>Races continue over the weekend, culminating with the Chevrolet Indy Grand Prix race on Sunday.</p><p>Grand Prix Chairman Bud Denker says he had &ldquo;goosebumps&rdquo; when he threw the green flag to kick off racing Friday morning.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 21:35:14 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 7719 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Grand Prix returns with Indy Car racing, learning opportunities for Detroit students Detroit students will learn math and science--at the racetrack http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-students-will-learn-math-and-science-racetrack <p>About 600 Detroit Public Schools students will visit the <a href="http://www.detroitgp.com/">Detroit Grand Prix</a> in June.</p><p>Before their visit, they&rsquo;ll spend a few weeks learning about racing-related science and math concepts. They&rsquo;ll then get a chance to apply those skills at the real racetrack, during events at the Grand Prix.</p><p>Grand Prix&rsquo;s event chairman Bud Denker says this won&rsquo;t just be a &ldquo;field trip&rdquo; for the students.</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:00:28 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 7079 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit students will learn math and science--at the racetrack