Month of May Bronze Badge

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Can’t decide on which day to come out to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Well how about all of them! The Bronze Badge grants you gate admission and garage access to every day in May excluding INDYCAR Grand Prix and Indy 500 Race Days. It also grants you access into the world famous Gasoline Alley to interact with drivers, see the cars and much more!

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. Purchase your 2018 Bronze Badge now for only $135!

Josef Newgarden

Already Purchased Your Bronze Badge?
Once you have purchased the badge the electronic waiver* will be emailed to the email address provided starting in January 2018. Once all waivers are signed for the badges they will be mailed out starting in April 2018. Must be 18 years or older to participate in the Bronze Badge program. For more information, please call the IMS Credential Office at (317) 492-6500. There are no refunds for the Bronze Badge once it is purchased.

INDYCAR Grand Prix

All Bronze Badge holders have access to a Pre-Race Grid Walk prior to the start of the INDYCAR Grand Prix on Saturday, May 12.

  • When: Saturday, May 12
  • 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 Saturday, May 12.

*Please note that in order to receive the badge in the mail you must complete and a sign the electronic waiver. Lost or stolen Bronze Badges or coupons cannot be replaced, and there are no refunds.

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.

Junior Garage Credential
What is the 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 credentialed parent or legal guardian 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.

How to Purchase

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.

 
Charlie Kimball
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. Exclusions apply on Carb Day and Legends Day.
  • 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.