Parking & Tailgating

Parking at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Parking is available throughout many lots located at and around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Available on many different surfaces such as pavement, grass, gravel and dirt, there are plenty of locations to choose from that are near your seating location. Make sure to reserve your parking early as these lots go fast!

Parking Map
Important Race Day Parking Information

IMS has worked closely with the Speedway Police Department, as well as other law enforcement agencies, on the traffic plan for IMS events. All Speedway patrons should be aware of the following to ensure a successful Race Day:

  • Street Closures: 16th Street will be closed prior to the start of the INDYCAR Grand Prix Race. Closure will occur between Olin Avenue on the east to the 16th Street roundabout on the west at approximately 3 p.m. In addition to the 16th Street closure, Polco Street will not be accessible northbound from 10th Street during this time.
  • Gate 2 & Credentialed Parking: Fans should know that Gate 2 is not accessible via car without a credentialed or pre-paid parking pass. In addition, if you have a Turn 3 credentialed or pre-paid parking pass, you must enter through Gate 10 and not Gate 2.
    • Fans needing ADA accessible parking inside the oval should contact the IMS Ticket Office to purchase. Free ADA parking is available in the North 40 parking lot while spaces remain. ADA parking in the North 40 is accessible via 30th St and Gate 10 only.
Daily Parking & Tailgating

On non-race days during events daily parking is available around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tailgating is also available in these areas, providing a fun experience for all fans during events. Daily parking and tailgating is permitted in the following lots:

  • Main Gate
  • Lot 2
  • Lot 3 Grass
  • Infield Turn 3
  • Lot 7 (North 40)
  • Lot 1A
  • Lot 8

Grilling is allowed in the daily parking and tailgating areas on small portable grills. No dumping of charcoal or ashes is allowed.

Portable shelters (i.e. E-Z Up shelters) no larger than 10 feet by 10 feet are allowed in designated daily parking and tailgating lots. They must be set up behind the vehicle, not taking another parking spot or hindering vehicle or pedestrian travel areas. Shelters must be secured to the vehicle.

All shelters must be put away by the race starting time on Race Day in Lots 1B, 1C, 2 & 3 Grass.

Daily Parking Pricing*
Lots Friday, July 3 Saturday, July 4
Lot 1B $10 $20
Lot 2 $10 $20
Main Gate $10 $20
Infield Turn 3 First-Come, First-Served $25**

*Cash only, pay at the lot entrance.
**Pre-purchased parking only

Parking Lots
North Lots
  • Located on Georgetown Road, between Gate 9 and Gate 9A
  • Daily Parking
  • Located at the corner of 25th and Georgetown Road
  • RV and Tent Camping
  • 30A and 50A Electric Upgrade Available
LOT 7 (NORTH 40)
  • Located inside the facility through Gate 10 off of 30th Street
  • Limited Free Daily Parking, no overnight parking or camping is permitted
West Lots
  • Located on Georgetown Road across from Gate 6
  • RV, Tent Camping, and Daily Parking
  • Located on Georgetown Road, north from Gate 7
  • Daily parking only, no overnight parking or camping is permitted.
Infield Lots
Turn 3 (Infield)
  • No overnight parking or camping is permitted.
  • No public motorhome or RV parking.
  • Must enter Gate 10 off of 30th Street
South Lots
LOT 3 Pavement
  • Located on 16th Street
  • RV Camping
Main Gate
  • Located on 16th Street, both east and west of Polco Street
  • Daily parking, no overnight parking or camping is permitted