Month of May Event Schedule
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

Fun Fact #22
If all of the Indy Dogs served during the Indianapolis 500 were laid end-to-end, they would circle the 2.5-mile IMS oval more than 2 times.