INDYCAR: Quicken Loans Returns as Sponsor of Belle Isle Doubleheader

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DETROIT – official release —

Fans will once again get a chance to double their pleasure next year at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, May 29-31, 2015 at beautiful Belle Isle Park thanks in part to Quicken Loans.

For the third consecutive year, the Motor City will host a Verizon IndyCar Series doubleheader race weekend with full championship races on back-to-back days in the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans. The Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 races will be crucial to the series championship pursuit as the event will mark the only doubleheader race weekend on the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online mortgage lender and second-largest retail home mortgage lender, will continue as the presenting sponsor of the Dual in Detroit under a multi-year extension agreement announced today. The company is also the official sponsor of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix volunteers.

“The Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans was the first IndyCar doubleheader race weekend hosted by the series in 2013 and we’re excited that our event will continue as the only twin race weekend in 2015,” said Bud Denker, Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. “We can’t thank Quicken Loans enough for their support of this great event. We welcome them back as the presenting sponsor of the Dual in Detroit and we love the doubleheader race format on the tough Belle Isle street circuit. It’s certainly a unique challenge for the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers and teams, but the real winners are the fans and our partners who get to enjoy two world-class IndyCar races on one spectacular weekend.”

Team Penske drivers Will Power and Helio Castroneves both won of the 2014 events held on the 13-turn, 2.3-mile street circuit and wound up finishing first and second in the Verizon IndyCar Series final standings, with Power claiming his first series crown.

“The Grand Prix, and the Dual in Detroit in particular, is an amazing way to showcase Belle Isle and the city of Detroit on an international stage,” said Chad Weinbaum, Quicken Loans Vice President. ”This world-class event has proven year after year that it is a great representation of Detroit and all the city has to offer.”

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