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:
RACE DAY SCHEDULE 5/26
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 indianapolismotorspeedway.com.
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