INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 22, 2015 – Information about 2015 Indianapolis 500 activity on Saturday, May 23, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
DAY: Legends Day Honoring Al Unser presented by Firestone
SCHEDULE (all times local):
|8 a.m.||Public Gates Open
Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show Begins
Chevrolet Hot Laps Begin, Pace Car & Replica Pace Car
|8:30 a.m.||Chevrolet Hot Laps End|
|8:45 a.m.||Sunoco Rookie of the Year Chat Begins, Pagoda Plaza Stage|
|9 a.m.||Full Field Autograph Session Begins, Pagoda Plaza
Al Unser Autograph Session Begins, Pagoda Plaza
Sunoco Rookie of the Year Press Conference Ends
|9:30 a.m.||Vintage Race Car Laps Begin|
|10 a.m.||Full Field Autograph Session Ends, Pagoda Plaza
Al Unser Vintage Cars Begin, Pit Lane Yard of Bricks
IMS Midway Open
|10:15 a.m.||Vintage Race Car Laps End|
|10:30 a.m.||Drivers Meeting Begins|
|11 a.m.||Drivers Meeting Ends
Al Unser Q&A Begins, Pagoda Plaza
Ivy Tech Garage Tours Begin, Garage 35
|11:30 a.m.||Al Unser Q&A Ends|
|Noon||Firestone Pin Distribution Begins, Pagoda Plaza
Former Driver Autograph Session A Begins, North Chalet
IMS & IndyCar Hot Laps Begin, South Pit Gate
|1 p.m.||Concert Gate Opens
Firestone Pin Distribution Ends
Former Driver Autograph Session A Ends
|2 p.m.||Former Driver Autograph Session B Begins, North Chalet
IMS & IndyCar Hot Laps End
|2:05 p.m.||Chevy Consumer Laps Begin (300 Cars)|
|2:50 p.m.||Florida Georgia Line Photo Op, Yard of Bricks w/Pace Car|
|3 p.m.||Frankie Ballard Concert
Former Driver Autograph Session B Ends
IMS Midway Closes
|3:30 p.m.||Frankie Ballard Concert Ends
Chevy Consumer Laps End
|3:50-4:35 p.m.||Thomas Rhett Concert|
|4 p.m.||Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show Ends|
|4:35 p.m.||Thomas Rhett Concert Ends|
|5-6:30 p.m.||Florida Georgia Line Concert|
|6 p.m.||Public Gates Closed, Concert Ticket Holders Only Through Gates|
TICKETS: $10, children 12 and under free. Florida Georgia Line concert tickets sold separately.
PUBLIC GATES OPEN: 8:00 a.m. (local time). Pedestrian gates open are Gates 1, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 6, Media Gate, 7 Vehicle, 7 South Pedestrian, 7 North Pedestrian, 9, 10, 10A, 11A, 12.
STANDS OPEN: A Stand (As needed GA – Sec. 1-4), B Penthouse (As needed GA – Sec 22-25), 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. 12-20), Paddock Pressbox (Open-GA), Paddock Penthouse (As needed GA, Sec. 16-28), Pit Road Terrace (Open-GA), South Terrace (Open-GA), Tower Terrace (As needed GA, Sec. 37-45), Tower Terrace Wheelchair (Open-GA), Wheelchair Accessible (Inside-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. – 6 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.
8:45 a.m.: Sunoco Rookie of the Year Chat, Pagoda Plaza Stage
10:30 a.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series Public Drivers Meeting, Tower Terrace
2:50 p.m.: Florida Georgia Line Photo Op, Pit Lane Yard of Bricks w/Pace Car
5-9 p.m.: 16th Annual Racing to Recovery Gala, Lucas Oil Estate, Carmel, Indiana
A benefit for the Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation to support research to find a cure for paralysis honoring the brave man and women of our military.
6-10 p.m.: KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball, Indiana Roof Ballroom, 140 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
Celebrate race weekend in style at this exclusive event featuring celebrities and VIPs in town for race weekend. Entertainers include, platinum-selling rock band American Authors, Straight No Chaser, 45 Riots and DJ’s Gabby Love and Lockstar. Proceeds help support the 500 Festival’s free program and events, impacting Hoosiers of all ages.
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 at 866-221-8775 for more information.
Information on parking and camping at IMS events is available at www.ims.com/tickets.