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2018 Indianapolis 500 Event Schedule
Miller Lite Carb Day - Friday, May 25, 2018

Available Parking Lots: North 40 (Limited Free Public Parking); Lot 1B, Lot 2, Lot 3G, Main Gate (Paid Daily Parking); Turn 3, 5th & Hulman (Pre-Paid Purchases ONLY)

ADA Parking Lots: North 40 (Limited Free ADA Parking); Lot 2, Lot 3P (Paid ADA Parking); Tower Terrace, Pagoda, West Museum, Brickyard Crossing, Hulman Lot (Pre-Paid Purchases ONLY)

No coolers are allowed on the Miller Lite Carb Day VIP Deck or in the pit area.

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Schedule of Events
  • 07:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 08:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 03:30pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 08:00am - 03:30pm - Historic Racing Exhibition, Museum East Parking Lot
  • 08:00am - 09:00am - Historic Race Car Laps
  • 10:00am - 10:30am - Full-Field Freedom 100 Indy Lights Autograph Session - Fan Village
  • 10:45am - Clint Brawner Award Ceremony - Victory Podium
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Practice
  • 12:05pm - Indy Lights Driver Introductions - Victory Podium
  • 12:15pm - Invocation delivered by Pastor Rich Winson
  • 12:16pm - National Anthem
  • 12:25pm - Drivers Start Your Engines
  • 12:30pm - 01:20pm - Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race
  • 01:45pm - 03:00pm - Pit Stop Challenge
  • 02:00pm - Miller Lite Carb Day Concert Venue Open
  • 03:30pm - 04:30pm - Blues Traveler Concert - Turn 4 Miller Lite Carb Day Stage
  • 05:00pm - 06:30pm - Train Concert - Turn 4 Miller Lite Carb Day Stage
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Miller Lite Carb Day
Legends Day presented by Firestone - Saturday, May 26, 2018

Available Parking Lots: Lot 1B (Free Public Concert Parking); Lot 2 (Paid Daily Parking); North 40 (Pre-Paid and Paid Daily Concert Parking); Infield (Pre-Paid Parking ONLY) 5th & Hulman (Limited Free Public Parking prior to Autograph Session)

ADA Parking Lots: North 40, Northwest Gravel (Paid Daily ADA Parking); Pagoda, Tower Terrace (Pre-Paid ADA Parking ONLY); West Museum (Limited Free ADA Parking prior to Autograph Session)

Separate ticket required for Firestone Legends Day Concert.

No coolers are allowed into the Firestone Legends Day Concert area.

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Schedule of Events
  • 07:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 08:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 08:00am - 03:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 08:00am - 03:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show
  • 08:00am - 03:00pm - Historic Racing Exhibition, Museum East Parking Lot
  • 08:00am - Indy 500 Legend Driver Autograph Session Wristband Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Indianapolis 500 Full-Field Autograph Session - Pagoda Plaza
  • 10:30am - 11:15am - Public Drivers Meeting
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - Firestone Pin Distribution
  • 11:15am - 12:20pm - Historic Race Car Laps
  • 12:00pm - 01:00pm - Indy 500 Legend Driver Autograph Session A - North Chalet
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  • 01:00pm - Firestone Legends Day Concert Gates Open
  • 01:30pm - 02:30pm - Indy 500 Legend Driver Autograph Session B - North Chalet
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  • 02:30pm - 03:00pm - Filmore Concert - Turn 4 Firestone Legends Day Concert Stage
  • 03:15pm - 04:00pm - Canaan Smith Concert - Turn 4 Firestone Legends Day Concert Stage
  • 04:30pm - 06:00pm - Sam Hunt Concert - Turn 4 Firestone Legends Day Concert Stage
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Firestone Legends Day
Indy 500 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light - Sunday, May 27, 2018

Coolers are permitted in the Indy 500 Snake Pit concert area. Cooler policy will be the same as the exterior walking gates and cannot include glass objects.

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Schedule of Events
  • 05:00am - 12:00pm - Ticket Office Open
  • 06:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 07:00am - Snake Pit Gates Open
  • 07:15am - 08:45am - ATTLAS
  • 09:00am - 10:30am - GRiZ
  • 10:45am - 11:45am - Diplo
  • 12:20pm - 01:50pm - Axwell Λ Ingrosso
  • 02:00pm - 03:30pm - Deadmau5
  • 03:30pm - Snake Pit Gates Close
  • 05:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Indy 500 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light
102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil - Sunday, May 27, 2018

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Schedule of Events
  • 05:00am - 12:00pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 06:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 06:00am - 12:19pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 07:00am - Snake Pit Gates Open
  • 08:00am - Parade of Bands
  • 08:30am - 09:55am - Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks
  • 09:00am - 500 Festival Princess Parade Laps
  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Celebrity Red Carpet - Pagoda Plaza
  • 10:05am - "On the Banks of the Wabash" performed by Purdue University Band
  • 10:28am - Green Flag delivered by IU Health Helicopter in Turn 1
  • 10:35am - Indianapolis 500 Winning Drivers Laps
  • 10:55am - Historic Race Car Laps
  • 11:33am - Indianapolis 500 Driver Introductions
  • 11:43am - Military March
  • 11:46am - "America the Beautiful"
  • 11:48am - Military Address delivered by General Joseph Lengyel
  • 11:53am - Presentation of Colors
  • 11:53am - Invocation delivered by Archbishop Charles Thompson
  • 11:55am - "Taps"
  • 11:57am - "God Bless America"
  • 11:59am - National Anthem performed by Kelly Clarkson
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  • 12:01pm - Flyover
  • 12:11pm - "Back Home Again in Indiana" performed by Jim Cornelison
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  • 12:12pm - "Drivers Start Your Engines"
  • 12:19pm - 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil
  • 03:30pm - Snake Pit Gates Close
  • 05:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Indianapolis 500
Practice & Qualifying - Friday, May 11, 2018

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PARKING LOTS OPEN, $10 (6:30 a.m.): Lot 1A - Paid Daily, Lot 2 - Paid Daily, Main Gate - Paid Daily, North 40 - Free Public Parking (while available), Turn 3 - Free Public Parking (opens at 7:30 a.m., while available), Free ADA parking will be in the North 40, West Museum Lot (opens at 7:30 a.m.).

Schedule of Events
  • 07:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 07:30am - Public Gates Open
  • 07:30am - 06:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 08:05am - 08:25am - USF2000 Qualifying Session 1
  • 08:40am - 09:00am - Pro Mazda Qualifying Session 1
  • 09:15am - 10:00am - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice 1
  • 10:00am - 10:30am - USF2000 Driver Autograph Session (Fan Village)
  • 10:20am - 10:50am - Indy Lights Practice
  • 11:00am - 11:45am - INDYCAR Driver Autograph Session (Fan Village)
  • 11:10am - 11:30am - USF2000 Qualifying Session 2
  • 11:50am - 12:10pm - Pro Mazda Qualifying Session 2
  • 12:00pm - 12:25pm - Indy Lights Driver Autograph Session (Fan Village)
  • 12:30pm - 01:15pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Practice 2
  • 01:00pm - 01:25pm - Pro Mazda Driver Autograph Session (Fan Village)
  • 01:30pm - 02:30pm - Indy Lights | Race 1
  • 02:45pm - 03:20pm - USF2000 | Race 1
  • 03:35pm - 04:15pm - Pro Mazda | Race 1
  • 04:30pm - 05:45pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying
  • 06:00pm - Verizon P1 Award Ceremony
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

INDYCAR Grand Prix
INDYCAR Grand Prix - Saturday, May 12, 2018

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Schedule of Events
  • 06:30am - 03:30pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 07:30am - Public Gates Open
  • 07:30am - 03:30pm - IMS Midway Hours
  • 08:30am - 09:00am - Indy Lights Qualifying
  • 09:15am - 09:55am - USF2000 | Race 2
  • 10:10am - 11:00am - Pro Mazda | Race 2
  • 11:15am - 11:45am - Verizon IndyCar Series Warm Up
  • 12:00pm - 01:00pm - Firestone Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
  • 01:15pm - 02:25pm - Indy Lights | Race 2
  • 03:00pm - 03:30pm - Bronze Badge Grid Walk - Enter/Exit through Victory Podium and South Pit Gate
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  • 03:00pm - Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Introductions
  • 03:26pm - Invocation delivered by Mark Schuitema of College Park Church
  • 03:27pm - National Anthem
  • 03:43pm - "Drivers Start Your Engines"
  • 03:50pm - INDYCAR Grand Prix (85 Laps)
  • 07:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Indy 500 Practice - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Available Parking Lots: North 40, Turn 3 (Limited Free Public Parking)

ADA Parking Lots: North 40, West Museum, Lot 3P (Limited Free ADA Parking)

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Purdue EV Grand Prix Practice/Qualifying
  • 10:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 11:00am - 01:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Veterans Practice
  • 01:00pm - 04:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program
  • 04:00pm - 06:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Practice
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Practice
Indy 500 Practice - Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Available Parking Lots: North 40, Turn 3 (Limited Free Public Parking)

ADA Parking Lots: North 40, West Museum, Lot 3P (Limited Free ADA Parking)

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Purdue EV Grand Prix Race
  • 10:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 11:00am - 06:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Practice
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Practice
Indy 500 Practice - Thursday, May 17, 2018

Available Parking Lots: North 40, Turn 3 (Limited Free Public Parking)

ADA Parking Lots: North 40, West Museum, Lot 3P (Limited Free ADA Parking)

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Purdue EV Grand Prix Race
  • 10:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 11:00am - 06:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Practice
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Practice
Indy 500 "Fast Friday" Practice - Friday, May 18, 2018

Available Parking Lots: North 40 (Limited Free Public Parking); Turn 3 (Limited Free Infield Public Parking); Lot 2, Lot 3P, Main Gate (Paid Daily Parking)

ADA Parking Lots: North 40, West Museum, Lot 3P (Limited Free ADA Parking); Lot 2 (Paid Daily ADA Parking)

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 10:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 10:00am - 06:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 11:00am - 06:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Practice
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close
  • 06:15pm - Harding Group Fastest Lap Award - Victory Podium
  • 06:15pm - Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Draw - IndyCar Fan Village, Midway

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Practice
Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying Weekend: Bump Day - Saturday, May 19, 2018

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Active duty military personnel with valid military ID receive free gate admission during Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying Weekend May 19-20, 2018.

Available Parking Lots: North 40 (Limited Free Public Parking); Turn 3 (Limited Free Infield Public Parking); Lot 2, Lot 3P, Main Gate (Paid Daily Parking)

ADA Parking Lots: North 40, West Museum (Limited Free ADA Parking); Lot 2, Lot 3P (Paid Daily ADA Parking)

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Schedule of Events
  • 06:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 07:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 07:00am - 06:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 08:00am - 08:30am - Indianapolis 500 Group 1 Practice
  • 08:30am - 09:00am - Indianapolis 500 Group 2 Practice
  • 08:30am - 10:30am - 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard
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  • 09:00am - 09:30am - Indianapolis 500 Practice ALL
  • 10:00am - 11:00am - Firestone Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
  • 11:00am - 05:50pm - Indianapolis 500 Qualifications (Positions 1-9 Advance to Fast 9)
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Qualifying
Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying Weekend: Pole Day - Sunday, May 20, 2018

Active duty military personnel with valid military ID receive free gate admission during Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying Weekend May 19-20, 2018.

Available Parking Lots: North 40 (Limited Free Public Parking); Turn 3 (Limited Free Infield Public Parking); Lot 2, Lot 3P, Main Gate (Paid Daily Parking)

ADA Parking Lots: North 40, West Museum (Limited Free ADA Parking); Lot 2

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 09:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 09:00am - 06:00pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 10:30am - 11:15am - Enlistment Ceremony - Pagoda Plaza
  • 12:00pm - 01:00pm - American Dairy Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm - Indianapolis 500 Practice (Positions 10-33)
  • 01:15pm - 02:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Practice (Fast 9)
  • 02:45pm - 04:45pm - Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Positions 10-33)
  • 05:00pm - 05:45pm - Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Fast 9)
  • 05:45pm - Verizon P1 Award Ceremony
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Qualifying
Indy 500 Practice - Monday, May 21, 2018

Available Parking Lots: North 40, Turn 3 (Limited Free Public Parking)

ADA Parking Lots: North 40, West Museum, Lot 3P (Limited Free ADA Parking)

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Schedule of Events
  • 08:00am - 06:00pm - Ticket and Credential Office Open
  • 12:00pm - Public Gates Open
  • 12:30pm - 04:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Practice
  • 04:30pm - 06:00pm - Indy Lights Practice
  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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