94.7 WCSX is ready to wave the Green Flag with some rockin' tunes.

In 1978, Bruce Springsteen released his album “Darkness on the Edge of Town.” One of the iconic tracks off the acclaimed album was one titled, “Racing in the Street.” Fast-Forward to 2024 where the song may as well have been the unofficial theme song as; streets in and around Jefferson Ave. and the GM Renaissance Center were the epicenter of the 2024 Detroit Grand Prix, presented by Lear.

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix has become synonymous with Indy Car racing taking place not only in the Motor City but on the streets themselves. The nearly 2-mile course played host to 27 of the world’s finest drivers to determine over 100 laps who would celebrate in the winner’s circle. 94.7 WCSX found themselves cruising into Hart Plaza to be a part of the three days of racing. In addition to the racing, there was plenty of high-octane action at the WCSX tent as the promo team gave plenty of Classic Rockers an opportunity to walk away with station swag courtesy of Planet Fitness as well as concert tickets to the Foreigner/Styx concert and even to the Bret Michaels Parti-Gras concert event.

Even before the green flags were waved, a media luncheon provided close access for a number of media members including 94.7 WCSX’s own Big Jim O’Brien to hear not only from the drivers about their experiences here on the track but from the countless sponsors and leaders who make this event a safe and unique one. As echoed at the media luncheon by Bud Denker Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear, “It is a point of pride for all of us here that this event is an inclusive one that everyone can enjoy. What other sporting event exists where half the track is open free to the public for viewing.”

As the checkered flag waved Sunday afternoon, it was Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi racing who would make it to the winner’s circle and record his fourth Detroit Grand Prix NTT Indy Car victory. An event like this really takes a village and a commitment from everyone to be on the same page to make the Detroit Grand Prix better and more enjoyable for fans each year. A special thanks for Merrill Cain and Edward Williams for their communication. In addition, a thanks to all the volunteers who assisted as well as law enforcement who put in the hours to make help us appreciate this event and deserve more recognition than they’ll ever receive.

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