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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 $10-25.  
Parade Information

500 Festival Off The Grid (formerly The Snakepit Ball) - A
black-tie affair held downtown at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.   
For tickets ($325) call (317) 614-6400
Information
08:00 am - 6:00 pm

11:00 am - 12:30pm
01:00 pm - 01:50pm
02:00 pm - 03:30pm
03:30pm
05:00 pm
$15 admission
$15 admission, kids under 16 free if accompanied by adult.
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 16, 2020
103rd INDIANAPOLIS 500 MILE RACE
INDY 500 MINI-MARATHON
GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS QUALIFYING
GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS RACE
Wed-Thu, May 13-14, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Sunday May 24, 2020
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Friday May 8, 2020
Saturday May 9, 2020
1st DAY OF QUALIFYING
2nd DAY OF QUALIFYING - ARMED FORCES POLE DAY
Sunday, May 17, 2020
INDYCAR PRACTICE
LAST ROW PARTY
CARBURATION DAY
LEGENDS DAY
INDY 500 VICTORY BANQUET
Monday May 18, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
Saturday May 23, 2020
Monday May 25, 2020
Mary Hulman George, Dan Wheldon (winner) and Tony George at
2011 Awards Banquet
TICKETS: $20 (general admission). Kids 15 and under free with paid adult.  No reserve seating.
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
07:30 am - 07:30 pm
08:00 am - 08:20 am
08:35 am - 08:55 am
09:10 am - 09:55 am
10:10 am - 10:40 am
10:55 am - 11:15 am
11:30 am - 11:50 am
12:30 pm - 01:15 pm
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm
02:45 pm - 03:20 pm
03:35 pm - 04:15 pm
04:30 pm - 05:45 pm
Ticket Office, IMS Midway Open
Public Gates Open
USF2000 Qualifying #1
Indy Pro 2000 Qualifying #1
NTT IndyCar Series Practice #1
Indy Lights Qualifying #1
USF2000 Qualifying #2
Indy Pro 2000 Qualifying #2
NTT IndyCar Series Practice #2
Indy Lights Race #1  (60 Minutes)
USF2000 Race  #1 (40 Minutes)
Indy Pro 2000 Race #1 (40 Minutes)
NTT IndyCar Series Qualifying / Firestone Fast Six
07:30 am
08:30 am - 09:00 am
09:15 am - 09:55 am
10:10 am - 11:00 am
11:15 am - 11:45 am
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
01:15 pm - 02:25 pm
03:50 pm
Gates Open
Indy Lights Qualifying #2
USF2000 Race #2  (40 minutes)
Indy Pro 2000 Race #2  (50 minutes)
NTT IndyCar Series Warm-Up
Two seater & event car rides
Indy Lights Race #2  (70 minutes)
INDYCAR Grand Prix (85 Laps)
10:00 am - 06:00pm
11:00 am - 06:00pm
Public Gates Open
Open Practice
Public Gates Open
Indy 500 Camaro Pace Car Homecoming - car display
NTT IndyCar Series Practice
Indy 500 Qualifying Draw - Pagoda Plaza Stage
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
11:00 am - 06:00 pm
06:15 pm
Public Gates Open

Open Practice
500 Qualifications   (the 30 fastest drivers are locked into the 33-car starting field)
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
08:00 am - 09:30 am
11:00 am - 05:50 pm
$20 admission
Public Gates Open
Fast Nine Practice
Last Row Practice
Last Row Shootout   (drivers outside yesterday's fastest 30 attempt to qualify for last row - bumping)
Fast Nine Shootout  (determines the pole winner and starting order in the first three rows)
Open Practice for all drivers
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
10:15 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:15 am
12:15 pm - 01:15 pm
01:15 pm - 02:15 pm
03:15 pm - 06:00 pm
Public Gates Open
Indy Lights Test
Open Practice
Indy Lights Test
12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
02:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Public Gates Open

500 Practice  (Note: practice has been expanded by a 1/2-hour longer than last year 2018.)
Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race - 40 Laps
Pit Stop Challenge
Concert -
Concert -
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
09:00 am - 10:00 am
10:25 am
11:15 am - 12:20 pm
12:00 pm - 02:30 pm
03:30 pm
Public Gates Open
Autograph Session with ALL Drivers - Pagoda Plaza
Public Drivers Meeting - North Pit Lane
Historic race cars make laps around track
Autograph Session with retired Indy 500 Drivers
Country Music Concert begins
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"
104th 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 11, 2020
10:00am

06:00pm
Public Gates Open
No Track Activity
Public Gates Close
MOTHERS DAY
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Track Closed and garages closed for Mother's Day
Theme: Celebrating the '60s
$20 admission
Snake Pit Gates Open
Snake Pit Gates Close
07:00am
03:30pm
DJ's Spinning in Snake Pit
ROAD TO INDY PRACTICE
Thursday May 7, 2020
NO PUBLIC ACCESS
06:00 am - 09:00 pm
08:00 am - 08:50 am
09:05 am - 09:55 am
10:10 am - 11:00 am
11:15 am - 12:05 pm
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
01:35 pm - 2:25 pm
02:40 pm - 03:30 pm
03:45 pm - 04:15 pm
04:30 pm - 05:00 pm
05:15 pm - 06:00 pm

Garage Hours
USF2000 Testing #1
Indy Pro 2000 Testing #1
Indy Lights Testing #1
USF2000 Testing #2
Two Seater Rides
Indy Pro 2000 Practice Testing #2
Indy Lights Testing #2
USF2000 Practice #1
Indy Pro 2000 Practice #1
Indy Lights Practice #1
$15 admission, kids under 16 free if accompanied by adult
INDY 500 PRACTICE
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
11:00 am - 01:00 pm
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
03:00 pm  - 06:00 pm
Public Gates Open
Veteran Practice
Rookie Orientation Program
Open Practice
NO TRACK ACTIVITY             Tuesday May 19 - Wednesday May 20
LAST ROW PARTY
Thursday, May 21, 2020
NO PUBLIC ACCESS

10:00 am - 10:45 am
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm


Indy Lights Practice
Indy Lights Qualifyng
Historic cars on display in track
side garages all day.
Legends Day Country Music Concert -  


NOTE: 2019 - No coolers allowed in concert area!
General Admission: $35, kids 15 and under free. Reserved Seats: $41-$87, everyone regardless of age must hold a valid ticket.
Note: 2019 - No coolers allowed in VIP Deck