Month of May Bronze Badges

Scott Dixon

Can’t decide which day to come out to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Well how about all of them! The Bronze Badge grants you gate admission and garage access to every day in May excluding GMR Grand Prix and Indy 500 Race Days. It also grants you access into the world famous Gasoline Alley to interact with drivers, see the cars and much more!

This is a great way for fans to be able to get closer to the drivers and see all the action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the month. For fans that plan to be at the Speedway for multiple days, this is a great way to save money on gate admission. 

Please not that those with Bronze or Silver Badges must show proof of vaccination – at least one shot administered two weeks in advance – at the time of check-in.

Silver Badge

Gain even more behind-the-scenes access at IMS by purchasing a Silver Badge, which adds incredible Pit Lane access to all of the great sights and sounds of Gasoline Alley. A Silver Badge will bring you even closer to your favorite drivers and the cars every day during the greatest month of the year except for Race Days. Supplies are extremely limited, so race to get your Silver Badge today!

Josef Newgarden

Already Purchased Your Bronze Badge?
Once you have purchased the badge, the electronic waiver will be emailed to the email address provided starting in January 2021. Must be 18 years or older to participate in the Bronze Badge program. For more information, please call the IMS Credential Office at (317)-492-6500. There are no refunds for the Bronze Badge once it is purchased. Bronze Badges can be picked up from the Credential Office beginning May 7th, 2021.

Already Purchased Your Silver Badge?
Silver badges cannot be mailed and must be picked up by each badge recipient from our office. Pick up for Silver Badges for 2021 will start May 7th. Please bring a valid Photo ID with you when picking up your badge. Must be 18 years or older to participate in the Silver Badge program. For more information, please call the IMS Credentials Office at (317)-492-6500. There are no refunds for the Silver badge once it is purchased.

Lost or stolen Bronze Badges or coupons cannot be replaced, and there are no refunds.
A non-transferable Bronze Badge is issued to the specific individual redeeming the coupon and is usable by that person only. If Bronze Badge(s) are mailed, please confirm that the correct individual receives his/her assigned badge number. Transferring a Bronze Badge among individuals is strictly prohibited.

Junior Garage Credential

Junior Garage Credentials will not available for the 2021 Month of May.

How to Purchase

Call (317)-492-6500, or visit the IMS Credential Office located inside the Admin Building just outside of the of roundabout on 16th Street and Crawfordsville Road. Parent or legal guardian AND minor must both be present when picking up the minor credential and each will need to sign the required consent and liability release forms at the time of purchase.

The accompanying parent, legal guardian or adult attending with the minor will be required to show proof of a Bronze Badge purchase or credential when picking up the Junior Credential.

* A non-transferable Junior Garage Credential is issued to the specific individual redeeming the coupon and is usable by that person only. Transferring a Junior Garage Credential among individuals is strictly prohibited.

 
Charlie Kimball
Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to get my Bronze or Silver Badge and use it?

Yes. Please note that those with Bronze or Silver Badges must show proof of vaccination – at least one shot administered two weeks in advance -- at the time of check-in.

If you have paid for a badge and wish to opt out for this year, you may do so by logging on to your IMS account or by calling 317-492-6500. Credentials for minors will not be utilized this year, and all purchases will be credited to accounts.

As a reminder, Bronze and Silver Badges are valid for gate admission and garage access May 14, May 18-23 and May 28. All individuals must be 18 years of age.

Due to time constraints and mailing delays, each individual must come to the IMS Credentials Office in May to pick up their badge. A valid photo ID and a vaccination card must be presented by each individual.

Is the Bronze Badge or Silver Badge valid on GMR Grand Prix and Indy 500 Race Day?

No. The Bronze Badge and silver badge are are not valid for gate Admission or garage/pit access on GMR Grand Prix and Indy 500 Race Days.

When can I use my Bronze Badge and Junior Garage Credential?

Bronze Badges and Junior Garage Credentials will be honored at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for gate admission and garage area access for non Race Days in May 2021, during public gate hours and as directed by IMS personnel. (Race Day tickets are required for gate admission on Race Days.) A Bronze Badge can also grant admission for a pit walk before the GMR Grand Prix.

What doesn't a Bronze Badge or Junior Garage Credential get me?

Credentials do not provide seating or parking privileges and are not valid on Race Days. Credentials will also NOT be valid for the IndyCar race in August 2021.

Does my Bronze Badge grant me free infield parking?

No, but there is free limited parking in the Turn 3 and North 40 lots on non-Race Days that are first-come first-serve. Exclusions apply on Carb Day and Legends Day. If you wish to secure an infield parking pass, please call the Ticket Office at (317)-492-6700 to purchase parking.

Do I have to be a certain age to use a Bronze Badge or Silver Badge?

Yes, 18 years of age to enter the Garage Area with a Bronze Badge and/or the pit area with a Silver Badge.

Do I have to be a certain age to use a Junior Garage Credential?

Yes, you must be 9-17 years of age to enter the Garage Area as a Junior Garage Credential holder with an accompanied credentialed parent and/or legal guardian. The junior garage credential does not grant any pit access of any kind.

Is there a dress code in Gasoline Alley?

Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times. Admittance will be denied if clothing is considered offensive, disruptive or unsuitable for any reason. The decision of management is final. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the pit or garage areas.

Will my Bronze, Silver or Junior Credential will work for the IndyCar race at IMS in August 2021?

All Month of May credentials will only be honored at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for non Race Days in May 2021, during public gate hours and as directed by IMS personnel.