Schedule

100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil Event Schedule
Indy 500 Practice - Monday, May 16, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 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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Ryan Hunter-Reay
Indy 500 Practice - Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 10:00am - 02:00pm - MStem500 evGrand Prix
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Indy 500 Practice
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

Cancelled Due to Weather

Conor Daly
Indy 500 Practice - Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 10:00am - Gates Open
  • 10:00pm - 06:00pm - Hulman Terrace Club Open House
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Indy 500 Practice
  • 06:00pm - Gates Close

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Marco Andretti
Indy 500 Practice - Thursday, May 19, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 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
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 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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Stefan Wilson
Indy 500 Qualifications - Saturday, May 21, 2016

*Updated due to wet track conditions

Schedule of Events
  • 07:00am - Gates Open
  • 07:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 09:00am - 06:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 10:00am - 04:00pm - Lemonade Day at the Brickyard
  • 10:00am - 11:00am - Firestone Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
  • 10:30am - 100th Running Poetry Contest Winner Reading - Pagoda Plaza
  • 11:00am - 05:30pm - Ivy Tech Garage Tours - Garage #35
  • 12:30pm - 12:50pm - Indy 500 Practice - Group 1
  • 12:50pm - 01:10pm - Indy 500 Practice - Group 2
  • 02:15pm - 07:00pm - Indy 500 Qualifying (1-9 Advance to Fast 9)
  • 07:00pm - Gates Close

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James Hinchcliffe
Armed Forces Pole Day - Sunday, May 22, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 07:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 10:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 10:00am - 06:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 10:30am - 11:15am - Enlistment Ceremony
  • 11:00am - 05:00pm - Ivy Tech Garage Tours - Garage #35
  • 11:30am - 12:30pm - American Dairy Winner Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
  • 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
  • 02:00pm - 02:30pm - Sam Schmidt Laps
  • 02:45pm - 04:45pm - Indy 500 Qualifying - Positions 10-33
  • 05:00pm - 05:45pm - Indy 500 Fast 9 Qualifying - Positions 1-9
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Helio Castroneves
Indy 500 Practice - Monday, May 23, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 12:00pm - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 12:00pm - Public Gates Open
  • 12:30pm - 04:00pm - Indy 500 Practice
  • 04:30pm - 06:00pm - Indy Lights Testing
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Tony Kanaan
Indy Lights Freedom 100 Practice & Qualifications - Thursday, May 26, 2016

*Updated due to severe weather

Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 09:00am - 10:30am - Indy Lights Freedom 100 Practice
  • 11:15am - Indy Lights Freedom 100 Qualifying
  • 12:15pm - 01:00pm - Pit Stop Practice - Pit Lane
  • 02:30pm - 04:30pm - Historic Race Car Laps
  • 02:30pm - 04:00pm - Pit Stop Practice - Pit Lane
  • 04:00pm - Public Gates Close

Indy Lights Freedom 100
Miller Lite Carb Day - Friday, May 27, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 07:00am - Exterior Parking Lots Open
  • 08:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 08:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 08:00am - 09:00am - Historic Race Car Laps
  • 09:00am - 03:30pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 09:00am - 11:00am - Firestone Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
  • 09:00am - USF2000 Car Unveil - Pagoda Plaza
  • 10:00am - 10:30am - Freedom 100 Full Field Autograph Session - IMS Midway
  • 10:30am - 10:45am - Sam Schmidt Laps
  • 11:00am - 05:00pm - Ivy Tech Garage Tours - Garage #35
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - Final Indy 500 Practice
  • 12:05pm - Indy Lights Driver Introductions
  • 12:15pm - Invocation - Father Mike Welch
  • 12:16pm - "National Anthem" - performed by Laura Lavelle
  • 12:25pm - "Drivers Start Your Engines" - Reba McEntire
  • 12:30pm - Indy Lights Freedom 100 - 40 Laps
  • 02:00pm - 03:10pm - Tag Heuer Pit Stop Competition
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  • 03:30pm - Neal Schon Vortex Concert - Turn 4 Stage
  • 04:30pm - Journey Concert - Turn 4 Stage
  • 06:00pm - Public 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
  • 07:00am - Exterior Parking Lots Open
  • 08:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 08:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 08:00am - 03:00pm - Indy 500 Memorabilia Show
  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Full Field Autograph Session - Pagoda Plaza
  • 09:00am - 10:15am - Historic Race Car Laps
  • 10:30am - 11:00am - Public Drivers Meeting - Tower Terrace
  • 12:00pm - 01:00pm - Firestone Legends Day Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
  • 12:00pm - 01:00pm - Legends Autograph Session A - Pagoda Plaza
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  • 12:00pm - 01:30pm - IPL 500 Festival Parade - Downtown Indianapolis
  • 01:30pm - 02:30pm - Legends Autograph Session B - Pagoda Plaza
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  • 03:00pm - Corey Cox Concert
  • 04:00pm - Chris Janson Concert
  • 05:00pm - Blake Shelton Concert
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

Legends Day presented by Firestone
100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil - Sunday, May 29, 2016
Schedule of Events
  • 05:00am - Exterior Parking Lots Open
  • 06:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 06:00am - 12:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 08:00am - 09:15am - Parade of Bands
  • 08:00am - 10:00am - Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks
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  • 08:30am - 10:00am - Celebrity Red Carpet - Pagoda Plaza
  • 09:45am - 500 Festival Princess Lap
  • 10:06am - "On The Banks of the Wabash" performed by Purdue University Band
  • 10:29am - Green Flag Delivered to Turn 1 by IU Health Helicopter
  • 10:40am - Former Indy 500 Champion Laps
  • 10:57am - Historic Race Car Laps
  • 11:07am - Military Silverado Laps
  • 11:35am - Driver Introductions
  • 11:43am - Pearl Harbor Veteran Salute
  • 11:47am - "America the Beautiful" - performed by Military Trio with Purdue Band
  • 11:49am - Military Speech - General Anderson
  • 11:55am - Presentation of Colors
  • 11:56am - Invocation - Archbishop of Indianapolis
  • 11:57am - "Taps"
  • 11:57am - "God Bless America" - performed by Indianapolis Children's Choir
  • 12:00pm - "National Anthem" - performed by Darius Rucker
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  • 12:02pm - Military Flyover
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  • 12:05pm - "Drivers To Your Cars" - Florence Henderson
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  • 12:12pm - "Back Home Again in Indiana" - performed by Josh Kaufman and Indianapolis Children's Choir
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  • 12:15pm - "Drivers Start Your Engines"
  • 12:19pm - 100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil - 200 Laps
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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100th Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil
Fun Fact #46
An IndyCar Series car accelerates from 0 to 100 mph in less than 3 seconds. That's more than 9 seconds quicker than it takes a production Porsche 911 Turbo street car to reach the same speed.
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