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Indy 500 Bronze Badge
A bronze badge is available to the public for a cost of $100. This badge will get you in the gate all during May for free. It also gets you into the garage area. It is not valid on Race Day though. Contact the IMS Credential Office (317-484-6500), located in the Administration building at the corner of 16th and Georgetown. Credential distribution will begin April 12 for those who have made arrangements.
Want a Pit Pass?
You cannot purchase a pit pass from the speedway.
Pit passes are hard to come by. Generally you need a connection to a sponsor or team who can give you one. Companies rent out suites for a day or so and people invited to those suites are usually given a pit pass in exchange for their driver's license, forcing them to return it at the end of the day.
There is another way however. You can become a Lap Prize sponsor. You must pledge $500 for one of the laps. Whoever leads that lap, wins your money. Lap Prize Sponsors get: Name listed in race program, 2 gate admissions for practice and qualifying and 2 pit passes (no garage pass). Call (317) 492-6703 to order yours.
Note: There is also a "Hot Pass". This is for the race teams. Shortly before race time, IMS will kick everyone out of the pits unless they have a hot pass.
Ticket Scalping Warning:
Although ticket scalping is totally legal in Indiana, The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation retains the right to revoke your tickets. This means that if you are a person who renews your tickets each year, they might refuse to sell them to you next year.
WHY would they do this?? If they discover you are selling your tickets at a profit. The most recent story I've heard was November 13, 2001, where a guy sold his Indy 500 tickets on eBAy for $10 over face value and they cancelled him even though he has had them since 1968. Selling your tickets to a ticket scalper could still result on them being put up on eBay. I don't think this happens too often, but be aware.
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