double-decker chalet previously used at the London Olympics.

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To make next years event better on and off the track, plans are being made to re-pave the bumpy backkstretch and straighten out the circuit between Turns 6 and 7 to create another area for passing.dddddddddddd Some chalets and grandstands may also be added to take advantage of the best views. Roger Penskes Michigan-based company and Chevrolet pumped nearly $2 million into the 2.36 mile street course, which was reconfigured with a half-mile straightaway that led to some three-wide racing. "Weve had some parades in the past, but we wont anymore," Denker said. Denker and his staff, though, hope they will have an IndyCar doubleheader to promote for the next years event that is expected to follow the Indianapolis 500 as it did this year. Detroit Grand Prix general manager Charles Burns said the two-race setup allows sponsors entertain clients in part of a 15,000-square foot, double-decker chalet previously used at the London Olympics. 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