Plan Ahead: Indianapolis 500

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EVENT SCHEDULE
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Parking Lots Open:
5:00 AM
Gates Open:
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Midway Open:
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Snake Pit presented by Coors Light:
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Celebrity Red Carpet:
9:30 AM
God Bless the USA:
11:43 AM
Driver Introductions:
12:01 PM
America The Beautiful:
12:13 PM
God Bless America:
12:23 PM
National Anthem:
12:26 PM
Flyover:
12:28 PM
Back Home Again in Indiana:
12:36 PM
Drivers Start Your Engines:
12:38 PM
103rd Running of the Indy 500:
12:45 PM
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Ricky Retro:
7:15 AM
Chris Lake:
8:45 AM
Illenium:
10:15 AM
Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race:
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Indianapolis 500:
12:45 PM
Alesso:
12:50 PM
Skrillex:
2:25 PM
Friday, May 10, 2019
Gates Open:
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Midway Open:
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
NTT IndyCar Series Practice:
9:10 AM
NTT IndyCar Series Driver Autograph Session:
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
NTT IndyCar Series Practice:
12:30 PM
Indy Lights Race 1:
1:30 PM
USF2000 Race 1:
2:50 PM
Indy Pro 2000 Race 1:
3:40 PM
NTT IndyCar Series Qualifying:
4:35 PM
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Gates Open:
7:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Midway Open:
7:30 AM - 5:45 PM
USF2000 Race 2:
9:15 AM
Indy Pro 2000 Race 2:
10:10 AM
NTT IndyCar Series Warm Up:
11:15 AM
Indy Lights Race 2:
1:15 PM
INDYCAR Grand Prix Driver Intros:
3:00 PM
Bronze Badge Grid Walk:
3:05 PM - 3:35 PM
National Anthem:
3:31 PM
Drivers Start Your Engines:
3:43 PM
INDYCAR Grand Prix:
3:50 PM
Post-Race Track Invasion:
5:45 PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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 15, 2019
Gates Open:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Gates Open:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, May 17, 2019
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 18, 2019
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 19, 2019
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 20, 2019
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 24, 2019
Gates Open:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Midway Open:
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
11:05 AM - 12:35 PM
Freedom 100 Driver Introductions:
12:40 PM
Drivers Start Your Engines:
1:00 PM
Freedom 100:
1:05 PM
Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Concert Gates Open:
2:00 PM
Kool and the Gang:
3:30 PM
Foreigner:
5:00 PM
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Gates Open:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Midway Open:
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Full Field Autograph Session:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Public Drivers Meeting:
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Indy 500 Legends Autograph Session A:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Concert Gates Open:
1:00 PM
Indy 500 Legends Autograph Session B:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Clayton Anderson:
2:30 PM
Carly Pearce:
3:15 PM
Zac Brown Band:
4:30 PM
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