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Month of May Event Schedule
101st Running of the Indy 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Schedule of Events
  • 05:00am - Exterior Parking Lots Open
  • 05:00am - 12:00pm - Credential Office Open
  • 06:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 06:00am - Infield Parking Lots Open
  • 06:00am - 12:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 06:00am - 12:21pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 06:00am - 12:21pm - Nerf Nitro Kids Zone
  • 07:00am - Snake Pit Gates Open
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  • 08:00am - Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Begins from IMS Museum
  • 08:00am - Parade of Bands
  • 08:15am - Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 1 - 4th Street
  • 08:30am - Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 2 - Pagoda Plaza
  • 08:45am - Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 3 - IMS Midway
  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Celebrity Red Carpet - Pagoda Plaza
  • 09:00am - 500 Festival Princess Parade Laps
  • 09:35am - Purdue Band Leads Borg-Warner Trophy to Yard of Bricks
  • 10:05am - "On the Banks of the Wabash" performed by Purdue University Band
  • 10:11am - IMS Rolling Stage featuring Jonathan Jackson
  • 10:27am - Green Flag delivered by IU Health Helicopter in Turn 1
  • 10:38am - Indianapolis 500 Winning Drivers Laps
  • 10:55am - Historic Race Car Laps
  • 11:33am - Indianapolis 500 Driver Introductions
  • 11:43am - Military March
  • 11:46am - "God Bless America" performed by Angela Brown
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  • 11:48am - Military Address delivered by General Abrams
  • 11:54am - Presentation of Colors
  • 11:55am - Invocation delivered by Father Mike Welch
  • 11:56am - "Taps"
  • 11:57am - "America The Beautiful"
  • 12:00pm - Veteran Salute
  • 12:01pm - National Anthem performed by Bebe Rexha
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  • 12:02pm - Flyover performed by B-52 Bomber with 69th Bomb Squad
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  • 12:12pm - "Back Home Again In Indiana" performed by Jim Cornelison
  • 12:14pm - "Drivers Start Your Engines"
  • 12:21pm - 101st Running of the Indy 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil - 200 Laps
  • 05:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Indianapolis 500
Indy 500 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light - Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Indy 500 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light will feature EDM superstars Zedd and Marshmello, along with support by RL Grime, Action Bronson, Adventure Club and The Trap House, in addition to wrestling legend Ric Flair as the special emcee.

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Schedule of Events
  • 06:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 07:00am - 03:30pm - Snake Pit Gates Open
  • 07:10am - 08:00am - The Trap House
  • 08:05am - 09:35am - Adventure Club
  • 09:40am - 10:11am - Action Bronson
  • 10:15am - 11:45am - RL Grime
  • 12:25pm - 01:55pm - marshmello
  • 02:00pm - 03:30pm - Zedd
  • 03:30pm - Snake Pit Closes
  • 05:00pm - Public Gates Close

Indy 500 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light
Practice & Qualifying - Friday, May 12, 2017

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Schedule of Events
  • 07:30am - Gates Open
  • 09:15am - 10:00am - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice 1
  • 11:00am - 11:45am - Verizon IndyCar Series Drive Autograph Session - Fan Village in IMS Midway
  • 12:25pm - 01:10pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice 2
  • 02:30pm - USF2000 Race 1 (40 Minutes)
  • 03:25pm - Pro Mazda Race 1 (40 Minutes)
  • 04:20pm - 05:35pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying
  • 05:50pm - Indy Lights Race 1 (60 Minutes)
  • 07:30pm - Gates Close
  • 07:30pm - 11:00pm - Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Special Red Carpet Screening - Pagoda Plaza
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James Hinchcliffe
INDYCAR Grand Prix - Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Schedule of Events
  • 07:30am - Gates Open
  • 08:15am - Pro Mazda Race #2 (50 Minutes)
  • 10:05am - USF2000 Race #2 (40 Minutes)
  • 11:00am - 11:30am - Verizon IndyCar Series Warm-Up
  • 12:35pm - 01:00pm - Sam Schmidt and Mario Andretti Race Autonomous Cars
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  • 01:15pm - Indy Lights Race #2 (70 Minutes)
  • 03:00pm - 03:30pm - Bronze Badge Grid Walk - Enter/Exit through Victory Podium and South Pit Gate
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  • 03:50pm - INDYCAR Grand Prix (85 Laps)
  • 06:00pm - Post-Race Track Invasion
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  • 07:00pm - Gates Close

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Will Power
Indy 500 Practice (May 15-19, 22) - Monday, May 15, 2017

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - International Collegiate evGrandPrix Series
  • 10:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 02:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program
  • 02:00pm - 06:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

Practice Recap

Indy 500 Practice
Indy 500 Practice (May 15-19, 22) - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - International Collegiate evGrandPrix Series
  • 10:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

Practice Recap

Indy 500 Practice
Indy 500 Practice (May 15-19, 22) - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - International Collegiate evGrandPrix Series
  • 10:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

Practice Recap

Indy 500 Practice
Indy 500 Practice (May 15-19, 22) - Thursday, May 18, 2017

Available Parking Lots (Open at 9 a.m.): North 40-Limited Free Public Parking, Turn 3-Limited Free Infield Public Parking, Lot 3P-Free Outside Public Parking

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Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

Practice Recap

Indy 500 Practice
Indy 500 "Fast Friday" Practice (May 15-19, 22) - Friday, May 19, 2017

Available Parking Lots (Open at 9 a.m.): North 40-Limited Free Public Parking, Turn 3-Limited Free Infield Public Parking, Lot 2-Paid Daily Parking ($10), Lot 3G-Paid Daily Parking ($10), Main Gate-Paid Daily Parking ($10)

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Credential Office Open
  • 09:00am - Parking Lots Open
  • 10:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 10:00am - 06:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 10:00am - 06:00pm - Nerf Nitro Kids Zone Open
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close
  • 06:15pm - Harding Group Fastest Lap Award - Pagoda Plaza Stage
  • 06:15pm - Indy 500 Qualifying Draw - Pagoda Plaza Stage

Practice Recap

Fast Friday
Crown Royal Armed Forces Weekend: Practice & Qualifications - Saturday, May 20, 2017

Qualifying Update: IMS will remain open past its normal 6 p.m. closing time to allow all entries one four-lap attempt once the track is open for qualifying.

Available Parking Lots (Open at 6 a.m.): North 40-Limited Free Public Parking, Turn 3-Limited Free Infield Public Parking, Lot 2-Paid Daily Parking ($10), Lot 3G-Paid Daily Parking ($10), Main Gate-Paid Daily Parking ($10). For free public parking in Turn 3 and North 40, please enter from Gate 10 on the north end from 30th Street.

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Schedule of Events
  • 06:00am - Parking Lots Open
  • 06:00am - 06:00pm - Credential Office Open
  • 07:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 07:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 07:00am - 07:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 07:00am - 07:00pm - Nerf Nitro Kids Zone Open
  • 08:00am - 08:30am - Verizon IndyCar Series Group 1 Practice
  • 08:30am - 09:00am - Verizon IndyCar Series Group 2 Practice
  • 08:30am - 10:30am - 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard
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  • 09:00am - 09:30am - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice ALL
  • 10:00am - 11:00am - Firestone Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
  • 11:00am - Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifications (Positions 1-9 Advance to Fast 9)
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  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close
    Due to weather delay, gates will remain open after 6 p.m. to accommodate first stage of qualifications

Qualifying Recap

Qualifying
Crown Royal Armed Forces Weekend: Pole Day - Sunday, May 21, 2017

Available Parking Lots (Open at 8 a.m.): North 40-Limited Free Public Parking, Turn 3-Limited Free Infield Public Parking, Lot 2-Paid Daily Parking ($10), Lot 3G-Paid Daily Parking ($10), Main Gate-Paid Daily Parking ($10). For free public parking in Turn 3 and North 40, please enter from Gate 10 on the north end from 30th Street.

IMS is proud to provide free admission for active military members on Pole Day, Sunday May 21, during Crown Royal Armed Forces Weekend. Please present your active military ID at the gate for free admission. This offer is only valid for active military members. Does not include free admission for guests. Kids 15 and under are free with a military member's admission.

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - Parking Lots Open
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Credential Office Open
  • 09:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 09:00am - 06:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 09:00am - 06:00pm - Nerf Nitro Kids Zone Open
  • 10:30am - 11:15am - Enlistment Ceremony - Pagoda Plaza
  • 10:30am - 11:15am - Chevrolet Consumer Laps
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - American Dairy Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
  • 11:00am - 11:30am - James and Christopher Hinchcliffe Book Signing - INDYCAR Merchandise Tent in IMS Midway
  • 12:30pm - 01:05pm - UPDATED: Verizon IndyCar Series Practice (Positions 10-33)
  • 01:30pm - 02:05pm - UPDATED: Verizon IndyCar Series Practice (Fast 9)
  • 02:45pm - 04:45pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying (Positions 10-33)
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  • 05:00pm - 05:45pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying (Fast 9)
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  • 05:45pm - Verizon P1 Award Ceremony
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

Qualifying Recap

Qualifying
Indy 500 Practice - Monday, May 22, 2017

PARKING LOTS OPEN (11 a.m.): North 40-Limited Free Public Parking, Limited Free Infield Public Parking, Lot 3P free outside public parking. For free public parking in North 40, please enter from Gate 10 on the north end from 30th Street.

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Credential Office Open
  • 12:00pm - Public Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 2017 Indianapolis 500 Driver Class Photo - Yard of Bricks
  • 12:30pm - 04:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 04:30pm - 06:00pm - Indy Lights Testing
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Indy 500 Practice
Miller Lite Carb Day - Friday, May 26, 2017

PARKING LOTS OPEN (7 a.m.): Lot 1B-Paid Daily Parking, Lot 2-Paid Daily Parking, Lot 3G-Paid Daily Parking, Main Gate-Paid Daily Parking, North 40-Limited Free Infield Public Parking, Turn 3-Pre-Paid Purchases ONLY

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Schedule of Events
  • 07:00am - Parking Lots Open
  • 07:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 07:00am - 06:00pm - Credential Office Open
  • 08:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 09:00am - Historic Race Car Exhibition
  • 08:00am - 03:30pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 10:00am - 10:30am - Indy Lights Autograph Session - IMS Midway
  • 10:30am - 10:45am - Sam Schmidt Arrow Car Laps
  • 10:45am - Clint Brawner Award Ceremony - Victory Podium
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
  • 12:05pm - Indy Lights Driver Introductions
  • 12:15pm - Invocation delivered by Father Mike Welch
  • 12:16pm - National Anthem
  • 12:25pm - "Drivers Start Your Engines"
  • 12:30pm - Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race - 40 Laps
  • 01:45pm - 03:00pm - Tag Heuer Pit Stop Challenge
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  • 02:00pm - Miller Lite Carb Day Concert Venue Opens
  • 03:30pm - 04:30pm - Barenaked Ladies Concert - Turn 4 Miller Lite Carb Day Stage
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  • 04:00pm - 05:30pm - Hinch "The Mayor On Air" Live Podcast - Garages 35 & 36
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  • 05:00pm - 06:30pm - Steve Miller Band Concert - Turn 4 Miller Lite Carb Day Stage
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  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

Miller Lite Carb Day
Legends Day Presented by Firestone - Saturday, May 27, 2017

PARKING LOTS OPEN (7 a.m.): Lot 1B & 1C-Free Public Concert Parking, Lot 2-Paid Daily Parking, Lot 3G-Paid Daily Parking, North 40-Prepaid Concert Parking ONLY, Main Gate-Paid Daily Parking, Turn 3-Prepaid Concert Parking ONLY; 5th & Hulman (Opens at 8 a.m., Free Public Parking before 10 a.m.)

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No coolers are allowed into the Firestone Legends Day Concert area.

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Schedule of Events
  • 07:00am - Parking Lots Open
  • 07:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 07:00am - 06:00pm - Credential Office Open
  • 08:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 03:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show
  • 08:00am - 03:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 08:00am - 03:00pm - Nerf Nitro Kids Zone Open
  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Full Field Autograph Session - Pagoda Plaza
  • 09:00am - 10:15am - Historic Race Car Laps
  • 10:30am - 11:15am - Public Drivers Meeting - North Pit Lane
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - Firestone Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
  • 12:00pm - 01:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Legends Autograph Session A - North Chalet (Available to first 125 fans)
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  • 01:30pm - 02:30pm - Indianapolis 500 Legends Autograph Session B - North Chalet (Available to first 125 fans)
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  • 01:30pm - 02:15pm - Chevrolet Consumer Laps
  • 02:00pm - Firestone Legends Day Concert Gates Open
  • 03:30pm - 04:15pm - Clayton Anderson Concert - Turn 4 Firestone Legends Day Concert Stage
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  • 04:30pm - 05:30pm - Dustin Lynch Concert - Turn 4 Firestone Legends Day Concert Stage
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  • 06:00pm - 07:30pm - Keith Urban Concert - Turn 4 Firestone Legends Day Concert Stage
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  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

Firestone Legends Day
Fun Fact #16
The inaugural Indianapolis 500 took place in 1911. Ray Harroun won in the Marmon “Wasp”.
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