But first . . .
Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano were docked 25 points and their team managers, car chiefs, crew chiefs and engineers were all suspended for six races and the crew chiefs were each fined $100,000.
Yes, Penske has appealed but in the end, the drivers will still keep racing and the team will continue to operate.
Contrast that with what happened to a guy in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.
After he won a big race in Illinois, series officials seized a tire from his car and sent it away for testing. They determined that a tire-softening agent had been used, which is against the rules.
So the series stripped the guy of his victory, made him give back the $20,000 he won, fined him an additional $3,000, docked him 1,000 points, put him on probation and suspended him and his team from competing for three months.
Now, that’s coming down hard on somebody for cheating.
Back to our headline.
The Detroit Grand Prix, which will be held on Belle Isle in the Detroit River May 31-June 2 - they have a double-header scheduled, as does Toronto's Honda Indy - is going all out to attract Canadian fans.
For $55 (or $105 for two days - both races) you get a reserved seat in a special Canadian Grandstand at the start/finish line and round-trip transportation from Windsor.
The City of Windsor is also going to sponsor the Media Centre, which is a smart move because if journalists are impressed by anything at these types of events, be it golf or baseball or horse racing, it's usually the food and drink that's provided. That, in turn, generally translates into positive copy.
Interested in going? Go to this website (click here) for more info.
Meantime, the Honda Indy Toronto is gearing up for its three-day extravaganza July 12-14 and Charlie Johnstone, vice-president and general manager of the event, says he hopes to have all sorts of special announcements posted to their website by the end of the week.
Go to www.hondaindytoronto.com for all the news.