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Red Wings spotted at Belle Isle Grand Prix

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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

The weather held out for racing Saturday at the Belle Isle Grand Prix. Fox 2 spotted several members of the Detroit Red Wings in the crowd.

Click on the video player to watch Jennifer Hammond's report.

British driver Mike Conway dominated the first of two races at the Grand Prix, finishing nearly 13 seconds ahead of defending series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. Conway's margin of victory set a race record, beating the 12.2-second cushion 1999 winner Dario Franchitti had over Paul Tracy, and making team owner Dale Coyne seem as if he's the smartest guy in the Motor City. Conway's only other IndyCar win was at Long Beach in 2011.

Justin Wilson finished third and was thrilled for Conway, his Dale Coyne Racing teammate, for winning just four days after finalizing a deal to race in Detroit. Scott Dixon finished fourth and Helio Castroneves was fifth, putting him No. 1 in IndyCar points just ahead of Hunter-Reay. Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan was 13th after starting 19th in the 25-car field. Marco Andretti, who put his famous family atop the standings for the first time in more than a decade earlier in the week, finished 20th and made at least one other driver very angry. Sebastian Saavedra hit a tire barrier on lap 33 after Andretti ran him into a wall.

AJ Allmendinger, and the rest of the drivers who didn't win, will have a chance to bounce back in Sunday's race on the 2.36-mile Belle Isle street course that held up much better than it did last year. Dixon won last year's Detroit Grand Prix marred by pot holes and grooves that stopped the race for a little more than 2 hours and shortened the 90-lap race to 70. To avoid embarrassment and create more opportunities to pass, Roger Penske's Michigan-based company and Chevrolet invested nearly $2 million to improve and reconfigure the track.

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