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7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The month of May will begin with a roar when up to 25,000
runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes cross the start line at
the Indianapolis Life 500 Festival Mini-Marathon at 7:30 a.m.  
The nation's largest half-marathon takes participants on a
scenic 13.1-mile tour of downtown Indianapolis and a unique
lap around the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway
oval.  To register, go to
500 Festival
Detailed Indy May Schedule
7 pm - 10 pm  at the Pagoda
Features the drivers who qualified on the last row.

For reservations ($50)
Sponsored by the
Indianapolis Press Club Foundation
7 p.m.            Cocktails
8 p.m.            Show begins
10 p.m.          Party begins

You must purchase tickets to this in advance, but you
better do it before May.
Tickets are available for the public to attend the event.
Tickets cost $75 each and can be purchased by
contacting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ticket
office at (317) 484-6708.

The red carpet and the 2-3 hour show is televised
locally!
Snake Pit Schedule:
The 500 Festival Parade - Held in downtown Indianapolis -
the nation's largest motor racing parade featuring floats,
marching bands, giant balloons, special entertainment groups,
and the entire field of qualified drivers of the Indy 500. Join
more than 300,0000 people. Reserved seats cost $12-25.  
Parade Information

The Snakepit Ball - blacktie affair held downtown at the
Indiana Roof Ballroom.   For tickets call (317) 614-6400
Snakepit Ball Information
08:00am
08:00am - 0
3:30pm
08:00am - 09:00am

10:
00am - 10:30am
10:45am
11:00am - 12:00pm
12:30pm
- 01:20pm
01:45pm - 03:00pm
02:00pm
03:30pm - 05:00pm
0
5:30pm - 06:45pm
06:00pm
$15 admission
$15 admission, kids under 16 free.
MAY SCHEDULE
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$15 admission
$30 Admission
Public Gates Open, $10 admission, 15 and under free.
INDY 500 PRACTICE
FAST FRIDAY
Saturday, May 19, 2018
102nd INDIANAPOLIS 500 MILE RACE
INDY 500 MINI-MARATHON
GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS QUALIFYING
GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS RACE
Tues-Wed, May 15-16, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Friday May 11, 2018
Saturday May 12, 2018
1st DAY OF QUALIFYING
2nd DAY OF QUALIFYING - ARMED FORCES POLE DAY
Sunday, May 20, 2018
INDYCAR PRACTICE
LAST ROW PARTY
CARBURATION DAY
LEGENDS DAY
INDY 500 VICTORY BANQUET
Monday May 21, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
Saturday May 26, 2018
Monday May 28, 2018
Mary Hulman George, Dan Wheldon (winner) and Tony George at
2011 Awards Banquet
Race Museum admission is FREE today!
Race Museum admission is FREE today!
Free Garage Friday - Fans will have access to the garage on the SW entrance of Legends Row from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $20 (general admission). Kids 15 and under free.
07:00-06:00 pm
07:30-07:30 pm
07:30-06:00 pm
08:05-08:25 am
08:40-09:00 am
09:15-10:00 am
10:20-10:50 am
11:00-11:45 am
11:10-11:30 am
11:50-12:10 pm
12:00-12:25 pm
12:30-01:15 pm
01:00-01:25 pm
01:30-02:30 pm
02:45-03:20 pm
03:35-04:15 pm
04:30-05:45 pm
06:00 pm
Ticket Office, IMS Midway Open
Public Gates Open
IMS Kids Zone Open
USF2000 Qualifying 1
Pro Mazda Qualifying 1
Verizon IndyCar Series Practice 1
Indy Lights Practice
INDYCAR Driver Autograph Session, INDYCAR Fan Village, IMS Midway
USF2000 Qualifying 2
Pro Mazda Qualifying 2
Indy Lights Driver Autograph Session, INDYCAR Fan Village, IMS Midway
INDYCAR Practice 2
Pro Mazda Autograph Session, INDYCAR Fan Village
Indy Lights Race 1 (60 Minutes)
USF2000 Race 1 (40 Minutes)
Pro Mazda Race 1 (40 Minutes)
INDYCAR Qualifying
P1 Award Ceremony
06:30 am - 03:30 pm
07:30am
07:30am - 03:30 pm
08:30am - 09:00 am
09:15am - 09:55 am
10:10am -  11:00 am
11:15am - 11:45 am
12:00pm - 01:00pm
01:15pm - 02:25 pm
03:00pm- 03:30pm
03:00 pm
03:50pm
07:00pm
Ticket and Credential Office Open
Gates Open
IMS Midway Open
Indy Lights Qualifying
USF2000 Race #2  (40 minutes)
Pro Mazda Race #2  (50 minutes)
INDYCAR Warm-Up
Firestone Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
Indy Lights Race #2  (70 minutes)
Bronze Badge Grid Walk - Enter/Exit through Victory Podium and South Pit Gate
Driver Introductions
INDYCAR Grand Prix (85 Laps)
Gates Close
08:00am - 06:00pm
10:00am
12:00pm - 02:00pm
02:00pm - 06:00pm
06:00pm
International Collegiate evGrandPrix Series
Public Gates Open
Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program
Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
Public Gates Close
$15 admission
INDY 500 PRACTICE
Thursday, May 17, 2018
10:00am
12:00pm - 02:00pm
02:00pm - 06:00pm
06:00pm
Public Gates Open
Indianapolis 500 Rookie Orientation Program
Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
Public Gates Close
Public Gates Open
IMS Midway Open
Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
Public Gates Close
Indy 500 Qualifying Draw - Pagoda Plaza Stage
10:00am
10:00am - 06:00pm
12:00pm - 06:00pm
06:00pm
06:15pm
Public Gates Open
IMS Midway Open

5
00 Group 1 Practice
5
00 Group 2 Practice
500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard
5
00 Practice ALL
Firestone Free Pin Distribution

5
00 Qualifications (Positions 1-9 Advance to Fast 9)
Public Gates Close
07:00am
07:00am - 06:00pm
08:00am - 08:30am
08:30am - 09:00am
08:30am - 10:30am
09:00am - 09:30am

10:00am - 11:00am

11:00am - 05:50pm
06:00pm
$20 admission
Public Gates Open
IMS Midway Open
Enlistment Ceremony - Pagoda Plaza
American Dairy - Free Pin Distribution
5
00 Practice (Positions 10-33)
5
00 Practice (Fast 9)
5
00 Qualifying (Positions 10-33)
5
00 Qualifying (Fast 9)
P
ole Award Ceremony
Public Gates Close
09:00am
09:00am - 06:00pm
10:30am - 11:15am
12:00pm - 0
1:00pm
12:00pm - 12:45pm
01:15pm - 02:00pm
02:45pm - 04:45pm
05:00pm - 05:45pm
05:45pm
06:00pm
Public Gates Open
500 Practice
Indy Lights
Practice
Public Gates Close
12:00pm
12:30pm - 04:00pm
04:30pm - 06:00pm
06:00pm
Public Gates Open
Historic Race Car Exhibition in museum parking lot
Historic Race Car
Laps
I
ndy LIghts Autograph Session
Clint Brawner Award Ceremony - Victory Podium
5
00 Practice
Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race - 40 Laps
Pit Stop Challenge

Concert Venue Opens

B
lues Traveler Concert
Train Concert
Public Gates Close
08:00am
08:00am - 03:00pm
08:00am
09:00am - 10:00am
09:00am - 10:15am
0
8:00am - 03:00pm
10:30am - 11:15am
1
1:00am - 12:00pm
11:15am - 12:20pm
12:00pm - 01:00pm
01:30pm - 02:30pm
01:00pm
03:30pm - 04:15pm
04:30pm - 05:30pm
06:00pm
Public Gates Open
Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show
Indy 500 Legend Driver Autograph Session Wristband Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
Full Field Autograph Session - Pagoda Plaza
Historic Race Car Laps
IMS Midway Open
Public Drivers Meeting - North Pit Lane
Firestone Pin Distribution - Pagoda Plaza
Historic Race Car Laps
Indianapolis 500 Legends Autograph Session A - North Chalet
Indianapolis 500 Legends Autograph Session B - North Chalet
Concert Gates Open
Canaan Smith and Filmore.Concert
Sam Hunt
concert
Public Gates Close
Public Gates Open
IMS Midway Open
Snake Pit Gates Open
Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Begins from IMS Museum
Parade of Bands
Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 1 - 4th Street
Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 2 - Pagoda Plaza
Celebrity Red Carpet - Pagoda Plaza
Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks Arrives at Checkpoint 3 - IMS Midway
500 Festival Princess Parade Laps
Purdue Band Leads Borg-Warner Trophy to Yard of Bricks
"On the Banks of the Wabash" performed by Purdue University Band
Green Flag delivered by IU Health Helicopter in Turn 1
Indianapolis 500 Winning Drivers Laps
Historic Race Car Laps
Indianapolis 500 Driver Introductions
Military March
"God Bless America"
Military Address
Invocation
Presentation of Colors
"Taps"
"America The Beautiful"
Veteran Salute
National Anthem
"Back Home Again In Indiana"
"Drivers Start Your Engines"
102nd Running of the Indy 500 - 200 Laps
Public Gates Close
06:00am
06:00am - 12:20pm
07:00am
08:00am
08:00am
08:15am
08:30am
08:30am - 10:00am
08:45am
09:00am
09:35am
10:05am
10:29am
10:39am
10:57am
11:35am
11:44am
11:46am
11:48am
11:54am
11:55am
11:56am
11:56am
12:00pm
12:00pm
12:12pm
12:14pm
12:19pm
05:00pm
The Drivers Meeting - This event takes place on the track in
front of the Tower Terrace.  The 33 drivers sit in a stand set
up by the pit wall, facing the audience in the Tower Terrace.
There are also people to either side of the drivers.

The meeting is about an hour long and takes place in the
morning to leave time for the drivers to leave and go downtown
for the 500 Festival Parade.
It is mostly an awards and advertising thing.  The drivers are
give their race rings.  The winners from last year are given
their baby Borg trophies.  During the last 5 minutes, the Indy
Car race director discusses race rules and guidelines with
the drivers.
Monday, May 14, 2018
10:00am

06:00pm
Public Gates Open
No Track Activity
Public Gates Close
MOTHERS DAY
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Track Closed and garages closed for Mother's Day
Theme: The Roadster Era will be celebrated.
$20 admission
Snake Pit Gates Open
ATTLAS
GRiZ
Diplo
Axwell Λ Ingrosso
Deadmau5
Snake Pit Gates Close
07:00am
07:15am - 08:45am
09:00am - 10:30am
10:45am - 11:45am
12:20pm - 01:50pm
02:00pm - 03:30pm
03:30pm
Parnelli Jones
Raul Boesel
Spike Gehlhausen
Donnie Beechler
Bill Vukovich
Jimmy Kite
Arie Luyendyk
Bobby Rahal
Roger Yasukawa
Ricky Treadway
George Mack
Johnny Unser
Jack Miller
Indy 500 Legend Drivers - Autographs
Group A - Noon
Group B - 1:30 pm
Kenny Brack
David Hobbs
Billy Roe
John Mahler
Pancho Carter
Lyn St. James
Janet Guthrie
Sarah Fisher
Wally Dallenbach