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Indy 500 Start
2024 Indy 500

Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge

May 26, 2024

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PPG Armed Forces Qualifying - Day 1

Saturday, May 18

Four intense laps, 16 perfect corners, 230+ mph speeds. Buckle up, because Indianapolis 500 qualifying will have your heart racing May 18-19! The most daring racers in the world go all-out, holding on for 10 nerve-racking miles with the hopes of earning a spot in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Can you hold it together, too?

Free entry for all military personnel with a valid military ID.


All times eastern time

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Gates Open

*subject to change

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Practice: Full Field

*subject to change

11:00 AM - 5:50 PM

Indianapolis 500 Qualifying

*2023 times shown. 2024 schedule will be announced at a later date.