The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and have partnered up to conduct a worldwide competition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500.  The race will be held in 3 parts: online qualifier, local contesting, and the Virtual Indy 500 Event. The online qualifier series will consist of a 2 week long on-line time-trial qualification on All current iRacing members will be invited to participate.  Non-iRacing members will be encouraged to “Race it before you watch it” and join with a discounted special offering.  





Qualifying Format (Visit

  • 10 day online qualifying (May 16 - May 25).
  • Car/Track: Dallara at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Eligibility: The series will be open to all iRacing members that own the content (Dallara and IMS).  A special offer will be available to all not currently iRacing members.  There is no license requirement.
  • Special offer: One-month with Dallara and IMS ($15 USD)




DATE: May 28th, 2011

LOCATION: MotoGP Garage 38 - Located near the Plaza area at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Stay tuned for ways to win a seat in the AJ FOYT DAY SHOOTOUT with up to 3 entered Indy 500 drivers.  Promotional activities will kick off starting May 1st through Indianapolis Motor Speedway Social Media efforts CLICK HERE to follow us.  Other opportunities to win will be through various radio promotions and INDYCAR Nation membership options. 

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  • Indy 500 Prize package for the 2012 Indianapolis 500
  • 2 Tickets to the 2012 Indianapolis 500
  • 1 IMS cinch bag
  • 1 Hat
  • 1 T-Shirt
  • 1 Track Scan rental discount
  • IMS Retail discount
  • All participants in the Virtual Indy 500 will be automatically entered into a random drawing to win a Mario Andretti Racing Experience "Most Popular" 3 hour driving experience


  • 2 Tickets to the 2011 Indianapolis 500
  • 1 IMS cinch bag
  • 1 Hat
  • 1 T-Shirt
  • 1 Track Scan rental discount
  • IMS Retail discount
  • Mario Andretti Racing Experience ‘‘Most Popular” 3 hour driving experience given away per random drawing of all participants.


  • An enhanced 2011 Indy 500 experience
  • 2 tickets to the 2012 Indianapolis 500


Highlights from the 2010 Virtual Indianapolis 500: