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2015 Indianapolis 500 Event Schedule
Indianapolis 500 Practice - Monday, May 11, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 03:00pm - Rookie Orientation Program
  • 03:00pm - 07:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 07:00pm - Gates Close

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Simona De Silvestro
Indianapolis 500 Practice - Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Sage Karam
Indianapolis 500 Practice - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Graham Rahal
Indianapolis 500 Practice - Thursday, May 14, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 11:00am - 05:00pm - Free Ivy Tech Garage Tours - Sign the waiver in Gasoline Alley Garage #35
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Simon Pagenaud
Fast Friday - Friday, May 15, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 10:00am - 06:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 11:00am - 05:00pm - Free Ivy Tech Garage Tours - Sign the waiver in Gasoline Alley Garage #35
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 06:00pm - F.E. Harding Fastest Lap Award Presentation - INDYCAR Fan Village Stage
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close
  • 06:15pm - Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Draw - INDYCAR Fan Village Stage

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James Hinchcliffe
Indianapolis 500 Qualifications - Saturday, May 16, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 07:00am - Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 08:30am - Verizon IndyCar Series Group 1 Practice
  • 08:30am - 09:00am - Verizon IndyCar Series Group 2 Practice
  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Verizon IndyCar Series Full Field Practice
  • 09:00am - 06:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 10:00am - 11:00am - Chevrolet Pin Distribution - Plaza
  • 11:00am - 05:50pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying - Positions 1-9 Advance to Fast 9
  • 11:00am - 05:00pm - Free Ivy Tech Garage Tours - Sign the waiver in Gasoline Alley Garage #35
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Ryan Hunter-Reay
Old National Armed Forces Pole Day - Sunday, May 17, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 07:30am - Gates Open
  • 08:30am - 09:30am - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 09:00am - 04:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 09:45am - 10:15am - Enlistment Ceremony
  • 10:15am - 12:15pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Group 1 Qualifying (Positions 10-33)
  • 11:00am - 05:00pm - Free Ivy Tech Garage Tours - Sign the waiver in Gasoline Alley Garage #35
  • 12:15pm - 01:15pm - Panasonic Pin Distribution - Plaza
  • 12:45pm - 01:30pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Group 2 Qualifying
  • 02:00pm - 02:45pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Fast 9 Qualifying (Positions 1-9)
  • 04:00pm - Gates Close

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Josef Newgarden
Indianapolis 500 Practice - Monday, May 18, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 12:00pm - Gates Open
  • 12:30pm - 04:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 04:30pm - 07:00pm - Indy Lights Test Session
  • 07:00pm - Gates Close

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Marco Andretti
IMS Racing Experience & Fan Track Laps - Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 04:00pm - Indy Racing Experience
  • 09:00am - Gates Open
  • 09:00am - 12:00pm - Pit Stop Practice - Gasoline Alley
  • 09:00am - 04:00pm - Victory Lap Riding Experience
  • 09:00am - 05:00pm - Museum Hours
  • 10:30am - IMS Bus Tour
  • 12:30pm - IMS Bus Tour
  • 02:30pm - IMS Bus Tour
  • 04:00pm - 07:00pm - Track Laps
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  • 07:00pm - Gates Close

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Helio Castroneves
Indy Lights Practice & Qualifying - Thursday, May 21, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - Gates Open
  • 09:00am - 12:00pm - Indy Lights Practice
  • 01:15pm - 02:15pm - Indy Lights Qualifying
  • 02:30pm - 04:00pm - Vintage Car Exhibition
  • 04:00pm - Gates Close

Indy Lights
Coors Light Carb Day - Friday, May 22, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - Gates Open
  • 08:30am - 10:00am - Vintage Car Exhibition
  • 09:00am - 03:30pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 10:00am - 11:00am - Firestone Pin Distribution - Plaza
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 11:00am - 05:00pm - Free Ivy Tech Garage Tours - Sign the waiver in Gasoline Alley Garage #35
  • 12:07pm - Indy Lights Driver Introductions
  • 12:30pm - Indy Lights Freedom 100
  • 02:00pm - 03:10pm - Tag Heuer Pit Stop Challenge
  • 03:30pm - 04:15am - O.A.R. Concert - Turn 4 Infield Stage
  • 04:30pm - 05:15pm - 38 Special Concert - Turn 4 Infield Stage
  • 05:30pm - 06:30pm - Jane's Addiction Concert - Turn 4 Infield Stage
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Coors Light Carb Day
Legends Day Honoring Al Unser presented by Firestone - Saturday, May 23, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 03:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show
  • 08:45am - 09:00am - Sunoco Rookie Chat - Plaza
  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Full Field Autograph Session - Plaza
  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Al Unser Autograph Session - Plaza
  • 09:30am - 10:15am - Vintage Race Car Laps
  • 10:30am - 11:00am - Public Drivers Meeting - Tower Terrace
  • 11:00am - 11:30am - Al Unser Q&A - Plaza
  • 11:00am - 05:00pm - Free Ivy Tech Garage Tours - Sign the waiver in Gasoline Alley Garage #35
  • 12:00pm - 01:00pm - Firestone Pin Distribution
  • 12:00pm - 01:00pm - Former Driver Autograph Session A - North Chalet
  • 12:00pm - 01:30pm - IPL 500 Festival Parade - Downtown
  • 01:00pm - Legends Day Concert presented by Firestone Gates Open - Must Have Concert Ticket for Admission Into Concert Area
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  • 02:00pm - 03:00pm - Former Driver Autograph Session B - North Chalet
  • 03:00pm - 03:30pm - Frankie Ballard Concert - Turn 4 Infield Stage
  • 03:50pm - 04:35pm - Thomas Rhett Concert - Turn 4 Infield Stage
  • 05:00pm - 06:30pm - Florida Georgia Line Concert - Turn 4 Infield Stage
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close - Legends Day Concert Ticket Holders Only Through Gates

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Legends Day presented by Firestone
99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 - Sunday, May 24, 2015
Schedule of Events
  • 06:00am - Gates Open
  • 06:00am - 02:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 07:00am - Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Miller Lite Opens feat. Kaskade, Steve Aoki and A-Trak
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  • 08:00am - 09:15am - Parade of Bands
  • 09:30am - Celebrity Red Carpet - Plaza
  • 09:45am - 500 Festival Princess Laps
  • 10:15am - "On The Banks of the Wabash" - Purdue University Band
  • 10:38am - Green Flag Delivery
  • 10:40am - Former Indianapolis 500 Winner Laps
  • 10:50am - Vintage Race Car Laps
  • 11:10am - Military Laps
  • 11:37am - Driver Introductions
  • 11:48am - "America The Beautiful"
  • 11:50am - Military Speech
  • 11:52am - "God Bless America" - Florence Henderson
  • 11:55am - Invocation
  • 11:59am - National Anthem
  • 12:10pm - "Back Home Again in Indiana" - Straight No Chaser
  • 12:15pm - 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (200 Laps)
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are the only riders to win multiple Red Bull Indianapolis GPs. They won in the premier class in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
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