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Red Bull Indianapolis GP Fans: Plan Ahead For Race Day Traffic

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are encouraging fans to plan ahead for their trip to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sunday, Aug. 28.

IMS officials offer two important recommendations to fans: Plan to leave early for the track, and Gate 2 public vehicle entry off 16th Street is limited to motorcycles only and available only until the east IMS Hall of Fame Museum lot is full.

Fans also are encouraged to leave early and plan routes accordingly during the entire race weekend due to the major construction project on the west corridor of Interstate 465 in Indianapolis.

Due to construction on I-465 southbound, the eastbound Crawfordsville Road ramp is closed (northbound is open). Also due to construction, 38th Street is restricted to two lanes. Motorists are encouraged to use the eastbound 10th Street ramp from I-465 as the main route to the track.

Similar to this year’s Brickyard 400, IMS will route traffic differently into the facility from 30th Street than in the past. All westbound traffic will enter Gate 11 and be parked in Lot 7. All eastbound traffic will enter Gate 10 and either be directed to Turn 3 (until it’s full) or into Lot 7.

This change will alleviate congestion and allow nearly twice the amount of traffic to enter the facility at the same time from 30th Street. This procedure will be in effect for all three days of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. In addition, the Coke Lot (Lot 1) will be closed for this event.

The Indiana State Police is advising spectators to click here to receive information on the most direct routes to take when arriving and leaving IMS. Spectators are also encouraged to visit ISP’s website at www.in.gov/isp for the latest information on road conditions and construction updates.

On Race Day, public gates open at 7 a.m., and the first race (125cc race) begins at 11 a.m., followed by the Moto2 race at 12:15 p.m., the MotoGP race at 2 p.m. and the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 race at 3:30 p.m.

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2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP tickets: 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP tickets are on sale now.

To buy tickets, visit www.imstix.com, call the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700 or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or visit the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street. Ticket office and phone hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.

The 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP is scheduled for Aug. 26-28 at IMS.

Race Day general admission tickets cost $40, with Friday general admission $10 and Saturday general admission $20. A three-day general admission ticket is $60. A Friday-Saturday general admission ticket is $25.

Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free any of the three days of the event when accompanied by an adult with a general admission ticket.

Race Day reserved seat prices will start at $70.

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