Indy 500 Polesitter Has Detroit On His Mind

The driver starting on pole for the Indy 500 is also thinking about his next race: the Detroit Grand Prix.

This Sunday race driver Scott Dixon will lead a field of 33 cars to the start of the Indianapolis 500.

But Dixon says his mind is also on an event the following weekend: The twin Indycar races that comprise the Detroit Grand Prix.

Dixon won earlier this year on the streets of Long Beach, a track that incorporates public roads, just like the course on Belle Isle.

But Dixon tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter that the Detroit Grand Prix is unique.


  • Quinn Klinefelter
    Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.