Watch: Driver's eye view of the 2023 Detroit Grand Prix downtown course
It's Detroit Grand Prix weekend and, if you haven't seen the race course on the streets of downtown, it's quite a sight. This is the first time in decades the annual IndyCar race in Detroit is not on Belle Isle as it returns to its roots, with a course that passes the iconic Renaissance Center, along Jefferson Ave. and several other busy Detroit streets.
Detroit Grand Prix drivers adjust to new course on the streets of downtown
The Grand Prix is back on the streets of Detroit for the first time in 32 years. Drivers from the IMSA Michelin Pilot Series, Trans Am Series, Indy NXT series and the IndyCar Series all made it to the city Thursday for the Grand Prix Media Luncheon at the Renaissance Center. For many of the drivers, this isn't their first time in Detroit, but it's everyone's first time on the city's brand new course.
Fan takes Eerie photo of Ford Field as Taylor Swift concert setup begins
We are now less than 100 days away from the start of the 2023 NFL season, which means it will not be too much longer until our Detroit Lions defend Ford Field against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. But before the Lions begin their season, their home turf will be used for one of the biggest concert tours in the world as pop superstar Taylor Swift will be coming to the Motor City for concerts on June 9th and 10th. As you will see in the eerie-looking photo below (Credit to Grace for the photo), the preparations for the Swift concert are underway.
Grand Prix ready to roar in Downtown Detroit
DETROIT – In a little less than 10 hours from now, race cars will be roaring through the streets of Downtown Detroit. The first cars hit the track at 8:30 a.m. Friday (June 2) to practice for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. And when we say cars will be speeding through downtown, Local 4 means it.
Claressa Shields vs. Maricela Cornejo: LIVE updates, results, full coverage
Claressa Shields is scheduled to defend her 160-pound titles against late replacement Maricela Cornejo on Saturday at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit (DAZN). The featured bouts on the card begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The main event will take place later in show. Boxing Junkie will...
Flint’s Claressa Shields Fighting for Gender Equality for Women Boxers
DETROIT (AP) — Claressa Shields is perhaps in the prime of her career, establishing a big enough name as a two-time Olympic gold medalist and world champion in three weight classes to headline the first boxing card in the six-year history of Little Caesars Arena in the Motor City. The undisputed middleweight champion became the first woman to earn a seven-figure payday in her last two fights and is expected to make another $1 million Saturday night when she faces top-ranked contender Maricela Cornejo in the home of the Detroit Red Wings and Pistons. Shields grew up poor in Flint, Michigan, and has earned enough money to become rich at 28. Still, she laments the gender inequities in boxing.
'It's gnarly, bro': IndyCar drivers ready to tackle Detroit's bumps, double-sided pitlane
DETROIT – Four hours before IndyCar turned its first laps in downtown Detroit in more than 30 years, Alex Palou was telling a scrum of reporters Sunday’s 100-lap race around the 1.7-mile street course could be a bit of a snoozer. “It’s all first and second-gear corners. At...
Fun, food, & entertainment at the Detroit Grand Prix
The roar of race cars have returned to Downtown Detroit, and so has all the fun that comes with the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. Of course racing will be going on the entire weekend, but if you’re looking to keep the family busy, be sure to check out Hart Plaza. The area will feature several activities including food trucks, and the Meijer “Fan Zone” where visitors can play games like cornhole, life size checkers, toss a baseball, or football, or take a shot on the basketball shoot-out court.
Meet Aaron Likens, the Grand Prix IndyCar Series flagman, autism advocate
If you’re headed to the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix this weekend, you may catch a glimpse of Aaron Likens, the official IndyCar Series flagman.
Michigan football visited Farmington Hills Holocaust museum in April
DETROIT — In a low-key, unadvertised visit, the Michigan football team made good on its promise to a school regent and toured a holocaust museum in mid-April ahead of its week-long trip to the northeast. Jim Harbaugh’s team went to the Zekelman Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills for a...
Race fan turned pit crew member talks Detroit Grand Prix
(CBS DETROIT) - Arguably, one of the most important aspects of any automotive race is the pit spot. Bryan Hopp went from being a fan to a fixture of a team dedicated to winning. Hopp is a pit crew member of RS1, a team that fields the No. 28 Porsche 718 GT4 RS CS in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series. "I was always going to races anyway, so it just kind of became a thing," said Hopp. "I met the team owner, and he gave me a job, and I kind of just fit right in."Check out more 2023 Detroit Grand Prix...
Grand Prix returns to downtown; Whitmer’s plan to grow Michigan's population; and more
The Detroit Grand Prix returns to the streets of downtown, the first time in decades it isn’t on Belle Isle. The city's streets have been transformed into a 1.7-mile race track where, beginning Friday and ending Sunday, IndyCar drivers will speed past tens of thousands of spectators at speeds of up to 200 mph.
Inkster celebrates inaugural rivalry weekend showdown
INKSTER, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) - The city of Inkster is hosting a three-day event celebrating and reigniting a longtime basketball rivalry between the Inkster High School Vikings and the Dearborn Heights Robichaud Bulldogs. "I am pumped," said Dr. Leon Crawford Jr. "Throughout the years, that has been the greatest rivalry. I will put the rivalry over Michigan vs. Ohio State. It is one of the greatest rivalries here in the metro area and probably in the world."The inaugural Rivalry Weekend Showdown, presented by Antoine Shaw, owner of Inktown Store, and the Inkster High School All Class Reunion Committee (IHSACRC), is...
Photo Gallery: Michigan football, Big Ten coaches invade SMSB recruiting camp in Detroit
DETROIT — It was a busy day at Tom Adams Field at Wayne State University, more than usual. While WSU head coach Tyrone Wheatley — the former Michigan football legendary running back and running backs coach — was in his new digs, he was joined by both some old, friendly faces, as well as some who were once foes.
NOTEBOOK: Red Wings and Shoes That Fit team up to support local students
So on Tuesday morning, the Detroit Red Wings teamed up with Shoes That Fit - a national non-profit organization working to combat poverty - to promote an active and healthy summer by distributing new athletic sneakers to every student and teacher at southeast Detroit's Chrysler Elementary School as part of the Healthy Hockeytown Kids program, presented by Trinity Health.
Party Like a VIP with Boxing Legend Claressa Shields at The Eastern!
📣 Attention Detroit party people! Get ready for the hottest event of the weekend 🎉🍾! I'm thrilled to announce Claressa Shield's VIP Afterparty, happening this Saturday June 3rd at The Eastern located at 3434 Russell Street.
Golf’s No. 6 player commits to play in Detroit’s Rocket Mortgage Classic
DETROIT – More top players have committed to play in Detroit’s PGA Tour event. Organizers of the Rocket Mortgage Classic announced Thursday that the World Golf Ranking’s No. 6 Max Homa, a six-time winner on tour, will play in the fifth annual tournament being held at the Detroit Golf Club June 27 to July 2.
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