Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear June 2

Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear Fast Facts

Race weekend: Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2

Track: Streets of Detroit, a 1.645-mile, Nine-turn temporary street course (counterclockwise)

Race distance: NTT INDYCAR SERIES: 100 laps / 170 miles | INDY NXT by Firestone: 45 laps/55 minutes

Media Links: NTT INDYCAR SERIES Entry List (PDF) | INDY NXT by Firestone Entry List (PDF) | Driver Video Quotes (individual driver quotes posted to | Trackside Media Guide (Interactive PDF)

Push-to-pass parameters: NTT INDYCAR SERIES: 150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation | INDY NXT by Firestone: 150 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation

Firestone tire allotment: NTT INDYCAR SERIES: Six sets primary, four sets alternate (weekend). Teams must use one set of primary and one new set of alternate tires in each race. One additional set is available for the weekend’s first session. to teams fielding a rookie driver. INDY NXT by Firestone: Three new sets to be used during the race weekend. Two carryover sets from the Indianapolis event may be used in practice sessions before qualifying.

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2023 race winners:


Alex Palou (No. 10 Ridgeline Lubricants Honda)

INDY NXT by Firestone

Race 1: Reece Gold (No. 10 HMD Motorsports)

Race 2: Nolan Siegel (No. 39 HMD Motorsports)

2023 NTT P1 Award winner: Alex Palou (No. 10 Ridgeline Lubricants Honda) 1:01.9410, 95.734 mph

2023 INDY NXT by Firestone pole winners:

Race 1: Louis Foster (No. 26 Andretti Autosport) 1:06.9468, 88.458 mph

Race 2: Louis Foster (No. 26 Andretti Autosport) 1:06.8374, 88.603 mph

Qualifying lap record:


Kyle Kirkwood, 1:01.5305, 96.245 mph, June 3, 2023 (Set in Round 1 of knockout qualifying)

INDY NXT by Firestone

Louis Foster, 1:06.8374, 88.603 mph, June 2, 2023

USA Network race telecast: Noon (ET) Sunday, June 2, USA Network (live). Leigh Diffey is the play-by-play announcer for NBC’s coverage of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, alongside analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe.

Peacock live streaming: All NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice sessions and qualifying will stream live on Peacock, NBC’s direct-to-consumer livestreaming product. NBC’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear race telecast for the USA Network will be simulcast on the streaming service. The INDY NXT by Firestone Detroit Grand Prix will be streamed on Peacock with practice and qualifying shown on INDYCAR LIVE.

INDYCAR Radio Network broadcasts: Mark Jaynes is the anchor alongside driver analyst Davey Hamilton. Jake Query and Nick Yeoman are the turn announcers. Michael Young and Ryan Myrehn are the pit reporters. The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear race (noon ET Sunday), INDY NXT by Firestone Detroit Grand Prix (10:15 a.m. Sunday) and all NTT INDYCAR SERIES and INDY NXT by Firestone practices and qualifying sessions air live on network affiliates, SiriusXM 218, and the INDYCAR App powered by NTT DATA.

At-track schedule (all times local):

FRIDAY, MAY 31 (All times local)

1:50-2:35 p.m. INDY NXT by Firestone practice #1, INDYCAR LIVE

3-4:15 p.m. NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice #1 (45 minutes all car session followed by two 10-minute group sessions), Peacock


8-8:45 a.m. INDY NXT by Firestone practice #2, INDYCAR LIVE

9:10-10:10 a.m. NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice #2 (45 minutes), Peacock

11:20-11:50 a.m. INDY NXT by Firestone Qualifying (Two groups, 12-minute session), INDYCAR LIVE

12:15-1:45 p.m. NTT INDYCAR SERIES Qualifying for NTT P1 Award (Three rounds of knockout qualifying), Peacock (live)


9:30-10 a.m. NTT INDYCAR SERIES warmup, Peacock

10:25 a.m. INDY NXT by Firestone Command to start engines

10:30 a.m. INDY NXT by Firestone Detroit Grand Prix (45 Laps/55 minutes), Peacock (U.S.)/INDYCAR LIVE (Most international markets)

Noon USA Network on air

12:38 p.m. Command to start engines

12:45 p.m. Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear (100 laps/164.5 miles), USA Network (live)


There have been five winners in the five NTT INDYCAR SERIES points-paying races to start the 2024 season. Pato O’Ward (Streets of St. Petersburg), Scott Dixon (Streets of Long Beach), Scott McLaughlin (Barber Motorsports Park), Alex Palou (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course) and Josef Newgarden (Indianapolis 500) have all won in 2024. The record for most different winners in a season is 11 in 2000, 2001 and 2014.
The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will be the second INDYCAR SERIES race held on the new nine-turn, 1.645-mile downtown Detroit street circuit and the 34th INDYCAR SERIES race held in the Motor City. A 2.5-mile street circuit in downtown Detroit hosted CART events from 1989-91 before the event moved to Belle Isle Park in 1992.
Will Power, Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves each won three times at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park and are tied for most wins by an INDYCAR SERIES driver in the Detroit Grand Prix. In addition to Power, Castroneves and Dixon, other previous Detroit Grand Prix race winners entered include Alex Palou (2023), Pato O’Ward (2021 Race #2), Marcus Ericsson (2021 Race #1) Josef Newgarden (2019 Race #1), Simon Pagenaud (2013 Race #2) and Graham Rahal (2017 Race #1 and Race #2).


Helio Castroneves 3 2000, 2001, 2014 Race #2

Scott Dixon 3 2012, 2018 Race #1, 2019 Race #2

Will Power 3 2014 Race #1, 2016 Race #2, 2022

Graham Rahal 2 2017 Race #1, 2017 Race #2

Josef Newgarden 1 2019 Race #1

Marcus Ericsson 1 2021 Race #1

Pato O’Ward 1 2021 Race #2

Alex Palou 1 2023

The driver who has gone on to win the championship has won at Detroit eight times. Alex Palou won on the streets of downtown Detroit in 2023, Josef Newgarden won Race #1 on Belle Isle in 2019, Scott Dixon won Race #1 on Belle Isle in 2018, Will Power won on Belle Isle in 2022 and won Race #2 on Belle Isle in 2014, Alex Zanardi won on Belle Isle in 1998, Bobby Rahal won at Belle Isle in 1992 and Emerson Fittipaldi won in downtown Detroit in 1989.
Milestones: Scott Dixon will attempt to make his 328th consecutive start, extending his record streak…Dixon will pass Tony Kanaan for third all-time in INDYCAR SERIES starts should he start on Sunday. The pair is tied with 390 starts.
INDY NXT by Firestone Notes:

The ultra-competitive INDY NXT by Firestone season resumes with a downtown Detroit street circuit event. Jacob Abel leads the point standings on the strength of two wins in the first four races, but the other two race winners this season, HMD Motorsports’ Nolan Siegel and Andretti Global’s Louis Foster, remain threats to win the title and the financial benefits to advance to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.
Sunday’s Detroit Grand Prix will be the 500th race for the INDYCAR SERIES’ top level developmental series, currently known at INDY NXT by Firestone.
The 2024 season features a deep and talented field with INDY NXT race winners such as Nolan Siegel, Louis Foster and Reece Gold joining a promising rookie class that includes Myles Rowe (2023 USF Pro 2000 champ), Callum Hedge (2023 Formula Regionals America champion), Michael d’Orlando (2022 USF2000 champion) and Caio Collet (Formula 3 race winner/Nissan Formula E reserve driver). Other contenders include returning drivers Jacob Abel, Josh Pierson, James Roe and Jamie Chadwick.
For the second consecutive season, INDY NXT by Firestone has added a new team. Miller Vinatieri Motorsports – co-owned by former INDYCAR SERIES competitor Dr. Jack Miller and former NFL standout Adam Vinatieri – debuted at St. Petersburg with driver Jack William Miller.
Group qualifying will decide the starting grid on road and street circuits. Based on the best lap times from the practice session immediately preceding qualifying, the fastest driver in that session will choose which group will compete in the first of the two qualifying sessions. With 12 minutes allotted for each group (with a guarantee of one timed lap), the fastest driver between the two sessions will be awarded pole position with the drivers who finished behind that driver, in order and in that group, occupying the odd-numbered starting positions (3, 5, 7, etc.) for the race and the drivers who finished in order from the other group occupying the even-numbered starting positions (2, 4, 6, etc.). One driver and entrant championship point will be awarded to the fastest car in each qualifying group.

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