Month of May Event Schedule
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

Fun Fact #50
At speed, the tread area of racing tires nears the temperature of boiling water (212° F). This gives the tread area a tar-like consistency to help the tires and car adhere to the track.