Plan Ahead: Indianapolis 500

Welcome to the Plan Your Visit section of IMS.com. Here you will find information for the Month of May along with tips to getting in and out of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as quick and smoothly as possible. Print out our guide for quick information for you stay at IMS. Download Guide. Make sure to follow IMS on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information for Race Day.

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EVENT SCHEDULE
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Public Gates Open:
6:00 AM
Snake Pit Gates Open:
7:00 AM
Celebrity Red Carpet:
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Indianapolis 500 Driver Introductions:
11:34 AM
God Bless America:
11:57 AM
National Anthem:
11:59 AM
Back Home Again in Indiana:
12:11 PM
Drivers Start Your Engines:
12:12 PM
102nd Running of the Indy 500:
12:19 PM
Snake Pit Gates Close:
3:30 PM
Public Gates Close:
5:00 PM
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Public Gates Open:
6:00 AM
Snake Pit Gates Open:
7:00 AM
GRiZ:
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Diplo:
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Deadmau5:
12:20 PM - 1:35 PM
Axwell Ingrosso:
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Snake Pit Gate Close:
3:30 PM
Public Gates Close:
5:00 PM
Friday, May 11, 2018
Public Gates Open:
7:30 AM
USF2000 Qualifying:
8:05 AM - 8:25 AM
Pro Mazda Qualifying:
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Verizon IndyCar Series Practice:
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Indy Lights Practice:
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
INDYCAR Driver Autograph Session:
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
USF2000 Qualifying:
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Pro Mazda Qualifying:
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Verizon IndyCar Series Practice:
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Indy Lights Race 1:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
USF2000 Race 1:
2:45 PM - 3:20 PM
Pro Mazda Race 1:
3:35 PM - 4:15 PM
Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying:
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Public Gates Close:
6:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Indy Lights Qualifying:
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
USF2000 Race 2:
9:15 AM - 9:55 AM
Pro Mazda Race 2:
10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
Verizon IndyCar Series Warm Up:
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Indy Lights Race 2:
1:15 PM - 2:25 PM
Bronze Badge Grid Walk:
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Verizon IndyCar Series Driver Introductions:
3:00 PM
Drivers Start Your Engines:
3:43 PM
INDYCAR Grand Prix:
3:50 PM
Public Gates Close:
7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Purdue EV Grand Prix Practice Qualifying:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Public Gates Open:
10:00 AM
Indianapolis 500 Veterans Practice:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Public Gates Close:
6:00 PM
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Purdue EV Grand Prix Race:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Public Gates Open:
10:00 AM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Public Gates Close:
6:00 PM
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Purdue EV Grand Prix Race:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Public Gates Open:
10:00 AM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Public Gates Close:
6:00 PM
Friday, May 18, 2018
Public Gates Open:
10:00 AM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Public Gates Close:
6:00 PM
Harding Group Fastest Lap Award:
6:15 PM
Indy 500 Qualifying Draw:
6:15 PM
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Public Gates Open:
7:00 AM
Indianapolis 500 Group 1 Practice:
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Indianapolis 500 Group 2 Practice:
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Indianapolis 500 Practice ALL:
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Indianapolis 500 Qualifications:
11:00 AM - 5:50 PM
Public Gates Close:
6:00 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Public Gates Open:
9:00 AM
Enlistment Ceremony:
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Indianapolis 500 Practice Positions 10-33:
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice Fast 9:
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Positions 10-33:
2:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Fast 9:
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Verizon P1 Award Ceremony:
5:45 PM
Public Gates Close:
6:00 PM
Monday, May 21, 2018
Public Gates Open:
12:00 PM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Indy Lights Practice:
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Public Gates Close:
6:00 PM
Friday, May 25, 2018
Public Gates Open:
8:00 AM
Historic Race Car Laps:
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Indy Lights Autograph Session:
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Indianapolis 500 Practice:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Indy Lights Driver Introductions:
12:05 PM
Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race:
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Pit Stop Challenge:
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Miller Lite Carb Day Concert Venue Open:
2:00 PM
Blues Traveler Concert:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Train Concert:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Public Gates Close:
6:00 PM
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Public Gates Open:
8:00 AM
Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show:
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Autograph Session Wristband Distribution:
8:00 AM
Full-Field Autograph Session:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Public Drivers Meeting:
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Historic Race Car Laps:
11:15 AM - 12:20 PM
Legends Autograph Session A:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Firestone Legends Day Concert Gates Open:
1:00 PM
Legends Autograph Session B:
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Filmore Concert:
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Canaan Smith Concert:
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Sam Hunt Concert:
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Public Gates Close:
6:00 PM
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