Photo Gallery: Detroit Belle Isle IndyCar Dual

Last weekend was the Belle Isle IndyCar Dual race in Detroit.  Photographer Steve Lagreca attended the event on behalf of Autosavant and has shared a number of photos with us.

The races were the first ever IndyCar “dual” race – which is basically a weekend doubleheader, with separate races on Saturday and Sunday, with a different winner each day. The photos are from both days’ races; Steve has compiled some bullet point facts from each day of racing.  Enjoy the facts and the amazing photos!

The Track:

  • Belle Isle: 2.346-mile, 13-turn, street circuit
  •  and other improvements to fix the pot holes that stopped last year’s race two hours.
Saturday, Dual I

The Racers:

  • 1st Place: Mike Conway (#18), Dale Coyne Racing, from Bromley, England
  • 2nd Place: Ryan Hunter-Reay (#1), Andretti Autosport, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 3rd Place: Justin Wilson (#19), Dale Coyne Racing, from Sheffield, England
  • Dario Franchitti (#10), Chip Ganassi Racing, captures pole, finishes sixth.
  • Tony Kanaan (#11), KV Racing Technology, last week’s Indianapolis 500 winner, finished 13th.
  • Scott Dixon (#9), last year’s (2012) Detroit Grand Prix winner, finished fourth.
  • Helio Castroneves (#3), Hitachi Team Penske, finished 5th and reclaimed the championship lead.
  • Marco Andretti (#25), Andretti Autosport, the points leader entering the race, placed 20th.

The Race:

  • Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit I, IZOD IndyCar Series, 70-laps
  • Avg Speed: 90.753 mph,
  • Margin of Victory: 12.9707 sec
  • Fastest Lap: 108.678 mph (77.8447 sec) by Mike Conway (#18)

Sunday, Dual II

The Racers:

  • 1st Place: Simon Pagenaud,
  • 2nd Place: James Jakes,
  • 3rd Place: Mike Conway (winner of Dual in Detroit I)
  • E.J. Viso captures pole, finishes 17th.
  • Castroneves and Andretti are tied for the championship lead.

The Race:

  • Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit II, IZOD IndyCar Series, 70-laps
  • Avg Speed: 84.906
  • Margin of Victory: 5.6274
  • Fastest Lap: 109.250 mph

 

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Photos were taken by Steve Lagreca. You can find more of Steve’s work on the .

 

Author: Chris Haak

Chris is Autosavant's Managing Editor. He has a lifelong love of everything automotive, having grown up as the son of a car dealer. A married father of two sons, Chris is also in the process of indoctrinating them into the world of cars and trucks.

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