The Memorial Day weekend is highlighted for many race fans by the running of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Action kicked off on Thursday, May 8th and will end with the 98th running of the Indy 500 on Sunday, May 25th. Here’s the schedule for this week’s activities at “The Brickyard.”
Monday, May 19th – practice from noon to 5 p.m. ET.
Wednesday, May 21st – 500 Festival Community Day features an Indy Lights driver autograph session at 11 a.m. ET, followed by three separate Indy 500 driver autograph sessions at 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m. ET (wristbands required for Indy 500 sessions).
Thursday, May 22nd – the Indy Lights Series practices at 9 a.m. ET and qualifies at 1:15 p.m. ET.
Friday, May 23rd – Coors Light Carb Day will feature the final practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series before the 500 at 11 a.m. ET and the Indy Lights’ Freedom 100 race at 12:30 p.m. ET, followed by the TAG Heuer Pit Stop Challenge at 1:30 p.m. ET and a concert from Sammy Hagar and Sublime with Rome at 3:30 p.m. ET; tickets for Carb Day are $30.
Saturday, May 24th – Legends Day at the track, honoring Mario Andretti, will feature an Indianapolis 500 memorabilia show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, a full-field autograph session at 9 a.m. ET, former driver autograph sessions at 1 and 3 p.m. ET and a question-and-answer session and meet and greet with Andretti at 2:30 and 3 p.m. ET, respectively. Country stars Tyler Farr and Jason Aldean perform on the Turn 4 Infield Stage at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. respectively.
Sunday, May 25th – 98th running of the Indy 500 goes green at 12:12 p.m. ET; remaining tickets for the race range in price from $40 to $109.
Get more details ad purchase tickets at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com.
Check out Paula’s Examiner columns on motorsports:
Follow Paula on:
· Twitter - @paulat14
· Website – paulathompsonfreelance.com
· Flickr – Paula Thompson Freelance
Contact Paula at email@example.com