INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, May 16, 2015 – Information about 2015 Indianapolis 500 activity on Sunday, May 17, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
DAY: Old National Armed Forces Pole Day
SCHEDULE (all times local):
7:30 a.m.Public Gates Open
8-8:20 a.m.Verizon IndyCar Series Group 1 Practice
8:20-8:40 a.m.Verizon IndyCar Series Group 2 Practice
9 a.m.IMS Midway Open
9:15-9:45 a.m.Enlistment Ceremony, Plaza
10 a.m.-1 p.m.Qualifications – All Cars One Time Thru
11 a.m.Ivy Tech Garage Tours Begin – Garage 35
12:15-1:15 p.m.Panasonic Pin Distribution
1:35 p.m.Tribute to Charles “Charlie” Walker, Pit Lane Yard of Bricks
1:45-2:30 p.m.Fast 9 Qualifying
3-3:45 p.m.Group 2 Qualifying (positions 31-33 plus unqualified cars)4 p.m.Public Gates Close
TICKETS: $20, children 12 and under free.
NOTE: Since qualifying will start fresh tomorrow we will honor General Admission tickets from Saturday, May 16, on Sunday, May 17, for qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Please bring Saturday’s ticket stub as it will be honored at the gates.
PUBLIC GATES OPEN: 7:30 a.m. (local time). Pedestrian gates open are Gates 1, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 6, Media Gate, 7 Vehicle, 7 South Pedestrian, 9, 9A, 10, 10A, 12.
MILITARY DISPLAY: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway continues its longstanding tradition of honoring our nation’s military during Indianapolis 500 qualifying on Sunday by showcasing an impressive display of military equipment in the IMS Midway. Presented by the Indiana National Guard, the exhibit includes two Armored Security Vehicles, a Shadow UAV Drone Launcher, three Humvees, a water purification system and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.
STANDS OPEN: A Stand (As needed GA – Sec. 1-4), B Stand (As needed GA – Sec. 22-25), B Penthouse (As Needed GA-Sec. 21-25), E Penthouse (Open GA), E Stand (Open-GA), E Penthouse (Open GA), North Vista Wheelchair (As needed GA, Sec. 21), Northwest Vista (As needed GA, Sec. 1-4), Northwest Vista Deck (Open-GA), Paddock (As needed GA, Sec. 9-18), Paddock Pressbox (Open-GA), Paddock Penthouse (As needed GA, Sec. 9-30), Pit Road Terrace (Open-GA), Southeast Vista (As Needed GA – Sec. 1-3), South Vista Deck (Open GA), South Terrace (Open-GA), Tower Terrace (As needed GA, Sec. 37-45), Tower Terrace Wheelchair (Open-GA), Wheelchair Accessible (Open GA), Backstretch Mounds (Open-GA), Backstretch Family Mounds (Open-GA), Turn 2 Mounds (Open-GA), Turn 3 Mounds (Open-GA), Gasoline Alley Roof (Open-GA)
MUSEUM HOURS: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for fans 6-15 years old, with children under 5 free. Gate admission to the Indianapolis 500 is not included in Museum admission and must be purchased separately.
End of Day: Front Row Press Conference, Economaki Press Conference Room
2015 Ticket Information: Ticket information is available for all racing events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2015 – 99th Indianapolis 500, Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational, Lilly Diabetes 250, Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard and Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
Fans have three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:
• Online: Visit www.ims.com/tickets. Tickets are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
• Phone: Call 800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.
• In Person: Visit the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.
Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at866-221-8775 for more information.
Information on parking and camping at IMS events is available at www.ims.com/tickets.