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100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil Event Schedule
Indy 500 Practice - Monday, May 16, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 02:00pm - Rookie Orientation Program
  • 02:00pm - 06:00pm - Indy 500 Practice
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Juan Pablo Montoya
Indy 500 Practice - Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Indy 500 Practice
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Josef Newgarden
Indy 500 Practice - Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Indy 500 Practice
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Pippa Mann
Indy 500 Practice - Thursday, May 19, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Indy 500 Practice
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Ed Carpenter
Fast Friday - Indy 500 Practice - Friday, May 20, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Indy 500 Practice
  • 06:05pm - Fastest Lap of the Day Award - Panasonic Pagoda
  • 06:15pm - Indy 500 Qualifying Draw - Pagoda Plaza Stage
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Fast Friday
Indy 500 Qualifications - Saturday, May 21, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 07:00am - Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 08:30am - Indy 500 Practice - Group 1
  • 08:30am - 09:00am - Indy 500 Practice - Group 2
  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Indy 500 Practice - Full Field
  • 10:00am - 04:00pm - Lemonade Day at the Brickyard
  • 11:00am - 05:50pm - Indy 500 Qualifying (1-9 Advance to Fast 9)
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Scott Dixon
Armed Forces Pole Day - Sunday, May 22, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 10:30am - 11:15am - Enlistment Ceremony
  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm - Indy 500 Practice - Positions 22-33
  • 12:45pm - 01:15pm - Indy 500 Practice - Positions 10-21
  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm - Indy 500 Practice - Fast 9
  • 02:45pm - 04:45pm - Indy 500 Qualifying - Positions 10-33
  • 05:00pm - 05:45pm - Indy 500 Fast 9 Qualifying - Positions 1-9
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Graham Rahal
Indy 500 Practice - Monday, May 23, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 12:00pm - Gates Open
  • 12:30pm - 04:00pm - Indy 500 Practice
  • 04:30pm - 07:00pm - Indy Lights Testing
  • 07:00pm - Gates Close

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James Hinchcliffe
Indy Lights Freedom 100 Practice & Qualifications - Thursday, May 26, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - Gates Open
  • 09:00am - 12:00pm - Indy Lights Freedom 100 Practice
  • 12:15pm - 01:00pm - Pit Stop Practice - Pit Lane
  • 01:15pm - 02:15pm - Indy Lights Freedom 100 Qualifying
  • 02:30pm - 04:00pm - Vintage Car Laps
  • 02:30pm - 05:00pm - Pit Stop Practice - Pit Lane
  • 04:00pm - Gates Close

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Indy Lights Freedom 100
Miller Lite Carb Day - Friday, May 27, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 09:00am - Vintage Car Laps
  • 10:00am - 11:00am - Indy Lights Autograph Session
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - Final Indy 500 Practice
  • 12:15pm - Indy Lights Freedom 100 Pre-Race
  • 12:30pm - Indy Lights Freedom 100 - 40 Laps
  • 01:30pm - 03:30pm - Tag Heuer Pit Stop Competition
  • 03:30pm - Miller Lite Carb Day Concert feat. Journey
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Miller Lite Carb Day
Legends Day honoring Champions of the 500 presented by Firestone - Saturday, May 28, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - Gates Open
  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Full Field Autograph Session - Pagoda Plaza
  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Vintage Car Laps
  • 10:30am - Public Drivers Meeting - Tower Terrace
  • 12:00pm - 01:30pm - IPL 500 Festival Parade - Downtown Indianapolis
  • 03:30pm - Corey Cox Concert
  • 04:00pm - Chris Janson Concert
  • 05:00pm - Blake Shelton Concert
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Legends Day presented by Firestone
100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil - Sunday, May 29, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 06:00am - Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 09:15am - Parade of Bands
  • 09:45am - 500 Festival Princess Lap
  • 11:00am - Decade Car Laps
  • 10:40am - Former Indy 500 Champion Laps
  • 11:10am - Military Silverado Laps
  • 11:33am - Driver Introductions
  • 12:04pm - "Drivers Start Your Engines"
  • 12:12pm - 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil - 200 Laps
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil
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