Plan Ahead: Indianapolis 500

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EVENT SCHEDULE
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Gates Open:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Veteran Practice:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rookie Orientation Program:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Gates Open:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Gates Open:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, May 15, 2020
Gates Open:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Midway Open:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Qualifications Order Draw:
6:15 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Gates Open:
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Midway Open:
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice - Group 1:
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Indianapolis 500 Practice - Group 2:
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Indianapolis 500 Practice - Full Field:
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Indianapolis 500 Qualifying:
11:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Gates Open:
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Midway Open:
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Last Row Shootout Practice:
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Fast Nine Shootout Practice:
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Last Row Shootout Qualifying:
4:30 PM
Fast Nine Shootout Qualifying:
5:30 PM
NTT P1 Award Presentation:
6:30 PM
Monday, May 18, 2020
Gates Open:
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Indy Lights Practice:
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, May 22, 2020
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Indy Lights Freedom 100:
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Indy 500 Pit Stop Competition:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Miller Lite Carb Day Concert:
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Full Field Autograph Session:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Public Drivers Meeting:
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Firestone Legends Day Concert:
2:30 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2020
104th Indianapolis 500:
12:45 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Snake Pit presented by Coors Light:
7:00 AM
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