"It's great to head to Belle Isle with the points lead. We need to keep the momentum going with consistency," said Andretti, who last year at Belle Isle advanced from 22nd on the starting grid to finish 11th. "The new layout should be good for passing so we're looking forward to two great races for the fans."
Of note: Quicken Loans' President and Chief Marketing Officer Jay Farner will be the grand marshal for the June 1 Detroit race. … Helio Castroneves has two victories, including his first in Indy car competition, and two pole starts at Belle Isle…. In four starts at Belle Isle, Scott Dixon has one win (2012), two poles, two top-fives and three top-10 finishes.