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Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:55

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix announces "Comerica Bank Free Prix Day"

(DETROIT) -- The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and COmerica Bank has 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. Helping Comerica announce its sponsorship of Free Prix Day at a media lunch Tuesday, April 23 was IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe and students from the only all-girls Detroit Public School-Detroit International Academy. 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.

The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix is a 501(c)3 organization and a subsidiary of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. Held May 31-June 2, 2013, the event will include the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans featuring the cars of the IZOD IndyCar Series, the Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 at Belle Isle presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers with the sports cars of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series and the Cadillac V-Series Challenge presented by the Metro Detroit Cadillac Dealers featuring the cars of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series. Partners for the 2013 Grand Prix include General Motors, Quicken Loans, and the MotorCity Casino Hotel.

Story and Photo Submitted by Robert Benko

PICTURED: IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe with students from the only all-girls Detroit Public School, the Detroit International Academy. They are members of the academy's robotics team and pre-college engineering program.