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Date: Saturday, May 31

Start Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

Site: The Raceway at Belle Isle Park -- Detroit, Mich.

Track: 2.34-mile, 13-turn temporary street course

Laps: 70

Miles: 163.8

Capacity:

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 5th (IndyCar-sanctioned race)

On TV: ABC

Announcers:

On Radio: IMS Radio Network/SIRIUS XM Satellite

Race record: Mike Conway, 2013 (90.753 mph)

Qualifying record: Dario Franchitti, 2013 (108.642 mph)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Mike Conway

Runner up: Ryan Hunter-Reay

Pole winner: Dario Franchitti (106.642 mph) - started 11 due to engine change.

Top 10:

1. Mike Conway (Start: 2)

2. Ryan Hunter-Reay (4)

3. Justin Wilson (16)

4. Scott Dixon (15)

5. Helio Castroneves (12)

6. Dario Franchitti (11)

7. Josef Newgarden (24)

8. Will Power (9)

9. Graham Rahal (23)

10. James Jakes (3)

Average speed: 90.753 mph

Time of race: 1 hr., 48 mins., 45.4309 secs.

Margin of victory: 12.9707 secs.

Caution flags: 3 for 14 laps

Lead changes: 4 among 3 drivers

Past winners

2013 Mike Conway, , 90.753 mph

2012 Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevrolet), 85.012 mph

2011 , , ot held

2010 , , ot held

2009 , , ot held

2008 Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 89.911 mph

2007 Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Honda, 83.841 mph

Last race

Race: Indianapolis 500 (May 25)

Site: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind.

Miles: 500

Laps: 200

Finish line order: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves, Marco Andretti, Carlos Munoz, Juan Pablo Montoya

Time of Race: 2 hrs., 40 mins., 48.2305 secs.

Average speed: 186.563 mph

Margin of victory: 0.0600 secs.

Caution flags: 5 for 21 laps

Lead changes: 34 among 14 drivers

Lap leaders: Carpenter - pole; Hinchcliffe 1-9; Carpenter 10-28; Hinchcliffe Carpenter - pole; Hinchcliffe 1-9; Carpenter 10-28; Hinchcliffe 29; Power 30; Kanaan 31; Aleshin 32; Hinchcliffe 33-36; Power 37-57; Andretti 58-61; Castroneves 62; Dixon 63; Montoya 64-66; Castroneves 67-91; Carpenter 92-93; Dixon 94; Montoya 95-99; Hunter-Reay; 100-107; Castroneves 108-117; Hunter-Reay 118-123; Dixon 124; Montoya 125-132; Hunter-Reay 133-138; Andretti 139-153; Carpenter 154-157; Hunter-Reay 158-162; Carpenter 163; Hunter-Reay 164-170; Tagliani 171-173; Hunter-Reay 174-181; Andretti 182; Hunter-Reay 183-184; Castroneves 185; Hunter-Reay 186-195; Castroneves 196; Hunter-Reay 197-200.

Entry list

#2 Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet/Team Penske

#3 Helio Castroneves (Sao Paulo, Brazil Chevrolet/Team Penske

#7 Mikhail Aleshin (Moscow, Russia) Honda/Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

#8 Ryan Briscoe (Sydney, Australia) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#9 Scott Dixon (Auckland, New Zealand) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#10 Tony Kanaan (Salvador, Brazil) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#11 Sebastien Bourdais (Le Mans, France) Chevrolet/KVSH Racing

#12 Will Power (Toowoomba, Australia) Chevrolet/Team Penske

#14 Takuma Sato (Tokyo, Japan) Honda/A.J. Foyt Enterprises

#15 Graham Rahal (New Albany, OH) Honda/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

#17 Sebastian Saavedra (Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet/KVAFS Racing

#18 Carlos Huertas (Bogota, Colombia) Honda/Dale Coyne Racing

#19 Justin Wilson (Sheffield, England) Honda/Dale Coyne Racing

#20 * Mike Conway (Bromley, England) Chevrolet/Ed Carpenter Racing

#25 Marco Andretti (Nazareth, PA) Honda/Andretti Autosport

#27 James Hinchcliffe (Toronto, Canada) Honda/Andretti Autosport

#28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Ft. Lauderdale, FL Honda/Andretti Autosport

#34 Carlos Munoz (Bogota, Colombia) Honda/Andretti-HVM

#67 Josef Newgarden (Hendersonville, TN) Honda/Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

#77 Simon Pagenaud (Montmorillon, France Honda/Schmidt Peterson Hamilton

#83 Charlie Kimball (Camarillo, CA) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#99 Jack Hawksworth (Bradford, England) Honda/BHA/BBM

Leading contenders

Name 2007 2008 2012 2013
Mike Conway 9 Won
Ryan Hunter-Reay 18 6 7 2
Justin Wilson Won 22 3
Scott Dixon 8 5 Won 4
Helio Castroneves 14 2 17 5
Will Power 8 4 8
Simon Pagenaud 3 12
Tony Kanaan Won 3 6 13
Charlie Kimball 8 14
James Hinchcliffe 21 15
Takuma Sato 20 19
Marco Andretti 17 18 11 20
Ryan Briscoe 9 16 21
Sebastien Bourdais 24 24
Juan Pablo Montoya
Carlos Munoz

Notes

Race 1 in the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, which is held at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park, is the sixth race on the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

The Raceway at Belle Isle Park hosted two Indy races on the same weekend for the first time last year. It was also the inaugural doubleheader weekend in series history. Mike Conway won Saturday's first race, driving an entry for Dale Coyne Racing. Simon Pagenaud scored his maiden IndyCar victory by taking the checkered flag in the second event, which was held on Sunday.

The street circuits in Houston and Toronto will host doubleheaders again this season. Houston's Reliant Park is scheduled for June 28-29, and Toronto is slated for July 19-20.

Belle Isle hosted IndyCar-sanctioned races from 2007-08 before this track was dropped from the schedule for the next three years. IndyCar returned there in 2012.

This track also held CART races each year from 1992-2001. Helio Castroneves scored back-to-back CART victories there from 2000-01. Juan Pablo Montoya won consecutive poles at this track from 1999-2000.

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