Fans to get more access as IndyCar gets set to return to Belle Isle

Posted at 6:06 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 18:08:05-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Start your engines.

The annual 'Dual in Detroit' IndyCar race is set to return next month.

Josef Newgarden returned back to Detroit to talk about the excitement of the upcoming race, as well as how impressed he has been with the growth of this particular event since his rookie season in 2012.

"I have a lot of pride getting to be with Team Penske and knowing where the heritage and history of this event comes from and all the work that's been put in over the years and what it brings to the city," Newgarden said.

In that same time span, $12.5 million has been pumped back into the island.

"They call it the comeback city but you really notice it, when I first came out to Belle Isle, it really needed work, they aren't putting this race on to make money, they do it for Detroit, to show the city off and also to help the island," Newgarden added.

All ticket holders will have the same access to the Paddock area and in turn, the Scott Fountain, where they've moved the celebration ceremonies to accomidate all on the grounds who want to be closer to the action.

Tickets are on sale now and are available here.