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INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY MUSEUM TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS PROGRAM

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer
Indianapolis, Indiana – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is proud to announce its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, which offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America. A list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

“We’re so pleased to be part of the Blue Star Museum program and look forward to hosting service members and their families in our museum this summer,” said Jennifer Hiatt, director of philanthropy and membership at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. “Motor racing is very much a part of American heritage and family culture, and we welcome the opportunity to share this with our dedicated military personnel and their families.”

Said NEA Chairman Jane Chu: “Visiting a museum is a great way to get to know a community-whether it’s in your hometown or a stop on a road trip. We appreciate the enthusiasm of museums all across the country who open their doors for military and their families to spend time together and have new arts experiences.”

This year’s participating Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, zoos, nature centers and children’s museums. Museums are welcome to sign up for Blue Star Museums throughout the summer by emailing bluestarmuseums@arts.gov.
“As many military families spend the summer months moving from one duty station to another, or reconnecting with a parent who has returned from deployment, Blue Star Museums helps service members and their families create memories,” said Blue Star Families Chief Executive Officer Kathy Roth-Douquet. “Blue Star Families has great appreciation for the generosity of the museums across the country who roll out the red carpet for the families who serve alongside their service members. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers.”
 
About Blue Star Museums 
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The program runs from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2018, through Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018.
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Conventions common access card (CAC),  DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily,#bluestarmuseums.

Longtime IMS, INDYCAR Medical Director Bock Dies at 81

INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway and INDYCAR Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Henry Bock, a pioneer in motorsports safety and medical treatment, died May 26 in Indianapolis. He was 81. Bock, an emergency medicine specialist at IU Health Methodist Hospital and Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, served…

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Power Earns $2.52 Million for Winning 102nd Indianapolis 500

Power Earns $2.52 Million for Winning 102nd Indianapolis 500

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INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, May 28, 2018 – Will Power earned $2,525,454 from an overall purse of $13,078,065 for his victory Sunday in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Power, from Toowoomba, Australia, became the first Australian winner of the Indianapolis 500, capturing his first victory in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. He beat pole sitter Ed Carpenter to the finish by 3.1589 seconds to score the record-extending 17th Indianapolis 500 victory for Team Penske.

Power took the lead for good on Lap 196 of the 200-lap race. He led four times for 59 laps.

Carpenter, from Indianapolis, earned $911,504 for his career-best “500” finish in the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet. He led a race-high 65 laps, also a best among his 15 career starts.

2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon earned $587,129 for finishing third in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. It was his 11th career top-10 finish in 16 “500” starts.

2016 winner Alexander Rossi drove from the 32nd starting spot in his No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda to finish fourth, earning $454,804.

Rounding out the top five was 2014 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay in the No. 28 DHL Honda, who earned $419,804.

Robert Wickens earned $424,979 for his ninth-place finish in the No. 6 Lucas Oil SPM Honda, including $50,000 for being named Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Wickens, who led two laps, was the highest-finishing rookie among the four drivers making their first Indianapolis 500 starts this year.

The Indianapolis 500 purse consists of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Verizon IndyCar Series awards, plus other designated and special awards. Purse awards were announced and presented at the Victory Celebration on Monday, May 28 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

Musician Nick Cannon Amplifies Indy 500 Star Power with Honda’s Fastest Seat in Sports

INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, May 26, 2018 – Musician, actor, producer, host and entrepreneur Nick Cannon will take a high-speed thrill ride with racing legend Mario Andretti in Honda’s Fastest Seat in Sports to kick off the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 27. A presence in the entertainment industry from a young age,…

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Fans Encouraged To Plan Ahead, Arrive Early, Hydrate for 102nd Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 25, 2018 – There are three important facts to remember for every fan attending the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Sunday, May 27at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – plan ahead, arrive early and hydrate. One of the largest crowds in decades is expected for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the largest…

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Dynamic 103rd Indy 500 Logo Is Debut of New System To Create Consistent Branding

Dynamic 103rd Indy 500 Logo Is Debut of New System To Create Consistent Branding INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 25, 2018 – The logo for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 includes bold, dynamic features that will form the core of future logos for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” as part of a new system. The hallmark of the new logo…

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REVISED: Tomorrow at the Track: Miller Lite Carb Day, Friday, May 25

Note: This version updates parking information. Please disregard prior version. INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 24, 2018 – Information about Miller Lite Carb Day on Friday, May 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. SCHEDULE (All times local): 7 a.m.-6 p.m.: Ticket and Credential Office Open 8 a.m.: Public Gates Open 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: IMS Midway Open 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Historic…

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Tomorrow at the Track: Miller Lite Carb Day, Friday, May 25

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 24, 2018 – Information about Miller Lite Carb Day on Friday, May 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

SCHEDULE (All times local):

7 a.m.-6 p.m.: Ticket and Credential Office Open

8 a.m.: Public Gates Open

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: IMS Midway Open

8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Historic Racing Exhibition, Museum East Parking Lot

8-9 a.m.: Historic Race Car Laps 

10-10:30 a.m.: Full-Field Freedom 100 Indy Lights Autograph Session – Fan Village

10:45 a.m.: Clint Brawner Award Ceremony – Victory Podium 

11 a.m.-noon: Indianapolis 500 Practice 

12:05 p.m.: Indy Lights Driver Introductions – Victory Podium

12:15 p.m.: Invocation delivered by Pastor Rich Winson

12:16 p.m.: National Anthem 

12:25 p.m.: Drivers Start Your Engines 

12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m.: Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race 

1:45-3 p.m.: Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge

2 p.m.: Miller Lite Carb Day Concert Venue Open

3:30-5 p.m.: Blues Traveler Concert – Miller Lite Carb Day Stage, inside Turn 4

5-6:30 p.m.: Train Concert – Miller Lite Carb Day Stage, inside Turn 4

6 p.m.: Public Gates Close

TICKETS: $35 General Admission. Kids 15 and under are free with adult ticketholder.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN: 1, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 5B Media, 6, 6A, 7 Vehicle, 7 North, 7 South, 9, 9A, 10, 10A, 11A, 12

STANDS OPEN: Mounds: Turn 2, Turn 3, Turn 4, Backstretch, Backstretch Family. Stands: A Stand, B Penthouse (22-25), E Stand, E Penthouse, Gasoline Alley Roof, North Vista Wheelchair (21), Northwest (1-4), Northwest Vista Deck, Paddock (12-20), Paddock Penthouse (16-28), Paddock Press Box, Pit Road Terrace, South Terrace, South Wheelchair Deck, Tower Terrace (37-45), Tower Terrace Wheelchair.

PARKING LOTS OPEN: (Outside Lots: 7 a.m., $10, Infield Lots: 8 a.m., $10) Paid Daily: 1B, 2, 3G, Main Gate, Parcel B ($75). Limited Free: North 40. ADA: West Museum (prepaid), Hulman Lot (prepaid), Tower/Pagoda (prepaid), North 40 (limited free), Brickyard Crossing (prepaid), Lot 2 (prepaid/paid daily), Lot 3P (prepaid/paid daily). Prepaid: Turn 3, 5th & Hulman.

IMS MUSEUM HOURS: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., $35 IMS Gate Admission for Indianapolis 500 plus Museum Admission ($10 Adult, $5 Ages 6-15, Free 5 and under). Entrance into the grounds is free of charge on non-event days. However, during events the Indianapolis Motor Speedway charges an admission fee or requires a ticket to enter the grounds. This general admission fee or ticket price does not include admission to the Museum.

Tomorrow at the Track: Pole Day, Sunday, May 20

Information about Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil Pole Day qualifying on Sunday, May 20 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the second day of Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying Weekend.

POLE DAY SCHEDULE: (All times local)
8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Ticket and Credential Office Open
9 a.m.: Public Gates Open
9 a.m.-6 p.m.: IMS Midway Open
10:30-11:15 a.m.: Enlistment Ceremony, Pagoda Plaza
12-1 p.m.: American Dairy Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
12-12:45 p.m.: Indianapolis 500 Practice (Positions 10-33)
1:15-2 p.m.: Indianapolis 500 Practice (Fast Nine)
2:45-4:45 p.m.: Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Positions 10-33)
5-5:45 p.m.: Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Fast Nine Shootout)
5:45 p.m.: Verizon P1 Award Ceremony
6 p.m.: Public Gates Close

TICKETS: $20 (General Admission). Kids 15 and under are free when accompanied by an adult with a general admission ticket. Active duty military personnel with valid military ID receive free general admission during Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying Weekend.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN: 1, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 5B Media, 6, 7 Vehicle, 7 South, 9, 9A, 10, 10A, 12

STANDS OPEN: All Stands are General Admission. Mounds: Turn 2, Turn 3, Turn 4, Backstretch, Backstretch Family. Stands: A Stand (1-4), B Stand (22-25), B Penthouse (21-25), E Penthouse, Gasoline Alley Roof, E Stand, North Vista Wheelchair, Northwest Vista (1-6), Northwest Vista Deck, Paddock (9-18), Paddock Penthouse (10-20), Southeast Vista Deck, Southeast Vista (17-20), Pit Road Terrace, South Terrace, South Wheelchair Deck, Tower Terrace (37-42), Tower Terrace Wheelchair

PARKING LOTS OPEN: Paid Daily: Lot 2, Lot 3P, Main Gate, Parcel B. Limited Free: North 40, Turn 3. ADA: Lot 3P (paid), Hulman Lot (limited free), Lot 2 (paid), Tower/Pagoda (limited free), North 40 (limited free). Camping: Lot 2

IMS MUSEUM HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $20 IMS General Admission for Indianapolis 500 plus Museum Admission ($10 Adult, $5 Ages 6-15, Free 5 and under). Entrance into the grounds is free of charge on non-event days. However, during events the Indianapolis Motor Speedway charges an admission fee or requires a ticket to enter the grounds. This general admission fee or ticket price does not include admission to the Museum.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
2:45-4:45 p.m.: Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Positions 10-33) Media Bullpen, base of Victory Podium
5-5:45 p.m.: Fast Nine Shootout Qualifying Media Bullpen, Pit Lane Impound Area
6:05 p.m.: Front Row Press Conference, Fourth Floor Media Center

Tomorrow at the Track: Bump Day, Saturday, May 19

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 18, 2018 – Information about Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil Bump Day qualifying on Saturday, May 19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first day of Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying Weekend.

BUMP DAY SCHEDULE (All times local):
6 a.m.-6 p.m.: Ticket and Credential Office Open
7 a.m.: Public Gates Open
7 a.m.-6 p.m.: IMS Midway Open
8-8:30 a.m.: Indianapolis 500 Practice (Group 1)
8:30-9 a.m.: Indianapolis 500 Practice (Group 2)
8:30-10:30 a.m.: 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard
9-9:30 a.m.: Indianapolis 500 Practice (All drivers)
10-11 a.m.: Firestone Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
11 a.m.-5:50 p.m.: Indianapolis 500 Qualifications. Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich is waving the green flag to start qualifying.
6 p.m.: Public Gates Close

TICKETS: $20 (General Admission). Kids 15 and under are free accompanied by adult with ticket. Active duty military personnel with valid military ID receive free gate admission during Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying Weekend May 19-20.

PUBLIC GATES OPEN: 1, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 5B Media, 6, 7 Vehicle, 7 South, 9, 9A, 10, 10A, 12

STANDS OPEN: Mounds: Turn 2, Turn 3, Turn 4, Backstretch, Backstretch Family. Stands: A Stand (1-4), B Penthouse, B Stand (22-25), E Stand, E Penthouse, Gasoline Alley Roof, North Vista wheelchair, Northwest Vista (1-6), Northwest Vista Deck, Paddock (9-18), Paddock Penthouse (10-20), Southeast Vista Deck, Southeast Vista (17-20), Pit Road Terrace, South Terrace, South Wheelchair Deck, Tower Terrace Wheelchair, Tower Terrace (37-42).

PARKING LOTS OPEN: (Inside Lots: 7 a.m.) Paid Daily: Lot 2, Lot 3P, Main Gate, Parcel B, Limited Free: North 40, Turn 3, ADA: Lot 3P (paid), Hulman Lot (limited free), Lot 2 (paid), Tower/Pagoda (limited free), North 40 (limited free).

IMS MUSEUM HOURS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $20 IMS Gate Admission for Indianapolis 500 qualifying plus Museum admission ($10 Adult, $5 Ages 6-15, Free 5 and under). Entrance into the grounds is free of charge on non-event days. However, during events the Indianapolis Motor Speedway charges an admission fee or requires a ticket to enter the grounds. This general admission fee or ticket price does not include admission to the Museum.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
8:30-10:30 a.m.: 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, Plaza Pavilion
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Lemonade Day at the Brickyard, Pagoda Plaza
10:30 a.m.: INDYCAR Technical Announcement, Fourth Floor, Media Center
11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Qualifying Media Bullpen, Adjacent to Victory Podium
6:05 p.m.: Fastest of the Day and Story of the Day, Fourth Floor, Media Center

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