May 10, 2013
AJ Allmendinger will continue to enhance his IZOD IndyCar Series experience as he competes for Team Penske in the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans on May 31-June 2.
Allmendinger will drive the No. 2 Quicken Loans car on the newly-configured 2.3-mile street circuit in the inaugural IZOD IndyCar Series doubleheader weekend. Races of 70 laps are scheduled for June 1 and 2 (both broadcast by ABC).
“I’m excited to race in Detroit. It’s a huge event for Chevrolet and it will be an honor to drive the Quicken Loans Chevy in the hometown of both of those organizations,” said Allmendinger, who will begin on-track preparations May 11 for his first Indianapolis 500. “It’s definitely going to be a challenge to compete in two races in one weekend but it’s a great opportunity for me to continue to improve and hopefully come away with two strong results at the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans.”
Allmendinger joined the Team Penske IZOD IndyCar Series program this season as he returned to his open-wheel racing roots. The 31-year-old native of Los Gatos, Calif., raced at Barber Motorsports Park and at Long Beach in April.
“We are excited to see AJ Allmendinger behind the wheel of the Quicken Loans IndyCar here in Detroit,” said Jay Farner, President and Chief Marketing Officer of Quicken Loans. “The entire Quicken Loans team is thrilled about the Grand Prix coming to our hometown, and now we have even more reason to cheer.”