Indy 500 Event Schedule


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Indy 500 Event Schedule

What's happening and when on race day?

Indianapolis is the place to be this weekend. Carb Day, Legends Day, then the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 caps it on Sunday (weather permitting). 

Say a few extra prayers to whomever that we have a dry day on Sunday!

There's so much going on during race day that it's hard to keep track of the schedule. If you're heading to the race, or if you just want to be in the know following along from home, here's the rundown: 



5 a.m. | Parking lots open 

6 a.m. | Gates open

7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Snake Pit

8 a.m. | Parade of Bands

8:45 a.m. | Borg-Warner Trophy march to the bricks

9:30 a.m. | Celebrity red carpet below the Pagoda

10:30 a.m. | 'On The Banks of The Wabash' performed by Purdue University Band

10:53 a.m. | Green flag delivery

11 a.m. | Indianapolis 500 winning drivers laps

11:20 a.m. | Historic race car laps

11:26 a.m. | Mario Andretti car laps

11:43 a.m. | God Bless The USA

12:01 p.m. | Driver introductions

12:09 p.m. | Military march

12:13 p.m. | America The Beatiful 

12:16 p.m. | Military speech presented by General Garrett

12:20 p.m. | Presentation of colors, Invocation presented by Archbishop Charles Thompson

12:22 p.m. | 'Taps'

12:23 p.m. | God Bless America

12:26 p.m. | National Anthem performed by Kelly Clarkson

12:27 p.m. | Flyover

12:36 p.m. | Back Home Again In Indiana performed by Jim Cornelison

12:38 p.m. | Drivers start your engines

12:45 p.m. | 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500


More info on tickets to the 500, start times, and updates can be found at

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