In 2012 and 2013, Honda Racing has managed to put Chevrolet’s homecoming party on ice by getting the IndyCar wins during the Belle Isle Grand Prix, of which the Bowtie Brand is the main sponsor. This year was a little different.
After Will Power gave Team Chevy a win in the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet-powered Dallara IndyCar on Saturday — the first Detroit win for Chevrolet since the return of the Belle Isle race — Sunday finished out with a complete Chevrolet-powered podium sweep at the conclusion of the second race. Power this time placed second, while teammate Helio Castroneves took the checkered flag in the No. 03 car, while Charlie Kimball took third in the No. 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.
Also of note, General Motors CEO Mary Barra was on the premises to signal the drivers to start their engines at the beginning of race two. GM head of product development Mark Reuss and GM President Dan Ammann were also around.