Month of May Bronze Badge

Ryan Hunter-Reay
Bronze Badge Information:

Bronze Badges are available now. The price of the 2017 Bronze Badge is $150. Once you have purchased the badge the electronic waiver will be emailed to the email address provided starting January 1. Once all waivers are signed for the badges they will be mailed out starting April 1. Must be 18 years or older to participate in the Bronze Badge program. There are no refunds for the Bronze Badge once it is purchased.

Please note that in order to receive the badge in the mail you must complete and a sign the electronic waiver.

For more information, please call the IMS Credential Office at (317) 492-6500.

* A non-transferable Bronze Badge is issued to the specific individual redeeming the coupon and is usable by that person only. If Bronze Badge(s) are mailed, please confirm that the correct individual receives his/her assigned badge number. Transferring a Bronze Badge among individuals is strictly prohibited.

All Bronze Badge holders have access to a Pre-Race Grid Walk prior to the start of the INDYCAR Grand Prix Sat. May 13.

  • When: Saturday, May 13
  • Where: Enter through South Pit Lane
  • How to Access: Show your Bronze Badge at the entrance point (South Pit Lane)

You must purchase a Race Day ticket to the INDYCAR Grand Prix to gain entrance to the track on Sat. May 13.

What is a Bronze Badge?

It’s the best value in motorsports. The Bronze Badge grants you garage access during the Month of May as well as gate admission except INDYCAR Grand Prix and Indy 500 Race Days.

This is a great way for fans to be able to get closer to the drivers and see all the action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the month. For fans that plan to be at the Speedway for multiple days, this is a great way to save money on gate admission.

With your month long access to Gasoline Alley you will be able to get up close and personal with the drivers and mechanics of the Indy 500 and the INDYCAR Grand Prix. For 100 years, Verizon IndyCar Series teams have relocated their race teams to Gasoline Alley for the month of May. In this area, mechanics tune and repair race cars just inches away from fans.

Remember to get your Bronze Badges quickly, because they are limited. We recommend you order early online. Lost or stolen Bronze Badges or coupons cannot be replaced, and there are no refunds.

Please note, early Bronze Badge orders will include a special commemorative box celebrating the 101st Running of the Indy 500. This box will be available only while supplies last so order now to ensure you receive this special add on. All Bronze Badges, with or without the commemorative box, supply the same track access and special perks.

Bronze Badge
Junior Garage Credential

The Junior Garage Credential provides access to the garage area for the little race fan in your life. Children from ages 9-17 are granted access to get up close and personal with their favorite drivers and teams to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Junior Garage Credentials can be purchased by calling the IMS Credential Office at (317) 492-6500 to request an order form. The price of Junior Garage Credential is $75 and the minor must be accompanied by a credential adult at all times. Must between the ages of 9-17 years to participate in the Junior Garage Credential program. A waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian in the credentials office before the credential is handed out.

For more information regarding the Junior Garage Credential, please call the IMS Credential Office at (317) 492-6500.

Junior Garage Credential Purchase Information:

Call (317) 492-6500, or visit the IMS Credential Office located inside the Admin Building just outside of the of roundabout on 16th Street and Crawfordsville Road. Parent or legal guardian AND minor must both be present when picking up the minor credential and each will need to sign the required consent and liability release forms at the time of purchase.

The accompanying parent, legal guardian or adult attending with the minor will be required to show proof of a Bronze Badge purchase or credential when picking up the Junior Credential.

* A non-transferable Junior Garage Credential is issued to the specific individual redeeming the coupon and is usable by that person only. Transferring a Junior Garage Credential among individuals is strictly prohibited.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is the Bronze Badge valid on IndyCar Grand Prix and Indy 500 Race Day?
  • No. The Bronze Badge is not valid for Gate Admission or Garage Access on IndyCar Grand Prix and Indy 500 Race Days.
  • When can I use my Bronze Badge and Junior Garage Credential?
  • Bronze Badges and Junior Garage Credentials will be honored at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for gate admission and garage area access for non Race Days in May 2017, during public gate hours and as directed by IMS personnel. (Race Day tickets are required for gate admission on Race Days.) A Bronze Badge can also grant admission for a pit walk before the IndyCar Grand Prix.
  • What doesn't a Bronze Badge or Junior Garage Credential get me?
  • Credentials do not provide seating or parking privileges and are not valid on Race Days.
  • Does my Bronze Badge grant me free infield parking?
  • No, but there is free limited parking in the Turn 3 and North 40 lots on non-Race Days that are first-come first-serve.
  • Do I have to be a certain age to use a Bronze Badge?
  • Yes, 18 years of age to enter the Garage Area with a Bronze Badge.
  • Do I have to be a certain age to use a Junior Garage Credential?
  • Yes, you must be 9-17 years of age to enter the Garage Area as a Junior Garage Credential holder with an accompanied credentialed parent and/or legal guardian.
  • Is there a dress code in Gasoline Alley?
  • Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times. Admittance will be denied if clothing is considered offensive, disruptive or unsuitable for any reason. The decision of management is final. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the pit or garage areas.