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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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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.