Zoopolis 500
May
22
10:30 AM10:30

Zoopolis 500

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Tortoises, start your engines! Zoopolis 500, presented by American Dairy Association Indiana, is held annually the Wednesday before Memorial Day weekend.

This unique Zoo event and race-fan favorite includes a morning of family-friendly pre-race festivities leading up to the “Greatest Spectacle in Tortoise Racing.”

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Historic Racing Exhibition
May
23
to May 25

Historic Racing Exhibition

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On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of Indianapolis 500 race weekend the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum will host more than 60 historic Indy 500 race cars and their present-day owners, drivers, and mechanics for a driving exhibition on the world’s most famous race track. Visit “Historic Gasoline Alley” at the east parking lot of the Museum to see the cars and talk with our VIP participants.

As part of the festivities, the historic vehicles, representing the period 1911-1994 in Indianapolis 500 lore, will take to the track to showcase the adventure, thrill, automotive innovation, and seat-of-the-pants engineering that has taken place at the Brickyard since the inaugural 500-Mile Race.

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Hoosier Hundred
May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Hoosier Hundred

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Over the years, the Hoosier Hundred has been considered one of the richest and most prestigious open wheel sprint car races in the United States.  Seven winners of the Hoosier Hundred have also won the Indianapolis 500, led by A. J. Foyt, who has won six times.  The event takes place at the historic one-mile (1.6 km) dirt oval at the Indiana State  Fairgrounds complex, known as the "Track of Champions.".

Qualifying and/or heat race(s) lead up to the main event, a 100-lap, 100-mile (160 km) race held under the lights. Currently, the Hoosier Hundred is held on the Thursday of Memorial Day weekend, the same weekend as the Indianapolis 500, which is held nearby at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Last Row Party
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Last Row Party

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Race car fans can meet Indy 500 drivers at the Last Row Party which honors and roasts the three drivers who make up the last or 11th row of the Indianapolis 500 race.  

In partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Last Row Party is in the 160-foot-high Pagoda, which sits at the start and finish line of the Indianapolis 500.  

One of the 500’s best events, fans can eat, drink and laugh as drivers are roasted at the Pagoda. 

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Carb Day - Forgeigner and Kool And The Gang at IMS
May
24
9:00 AM09:00

Carb Day - Forgeigner and Kool And The Gang at IMS

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Racing and rock and roll are partners in the perfect party during the Miller Lite Carb Day on Friday, May 24 at IMS! Nothing turbo-charges the start of the greatest weekend in racing like the final practice for the 103rd Indianapolis 500, the Freedom 100, the Indy 500 Pit Stop Competition and the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert featuring one of the most legendary rock bands of all time, Foreigner. 

Kool And The Gang will open the concert, which starts at 3:30 p.m. on the Miller Lite Stage inside Turn 4 of the IMS oval. 

Schedule of Events

  • 09:00am - Public Gates Open

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Practice

  • 12:30pm - Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race

  • 02:00pm - Pit Stop Challenge

  • 03:30pm - Miller Lite Carb Day Concert featuring Foreigner and special guest Kool and the Gang.
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  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Carb Night Classic
May
24
3:00 PM15:00

Carb Night Classic

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USAC Silver Crown Series presented by TRAXXAS. Also featuring the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda and the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, the first two steps on the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires.

Schedule of Events:

9:00 a.m.Registration and pit gates open

2:40 p.m.Grandstands and ticket office open

3:00 p.m. Silver Crown Practice

5:05 p.m.Silver Crown Qualifying

6:10 p.m.USF 2000 & Pro Mazda Features

7:15 p.m.Driver Autograph Session

8:15 p.m.Silver Crown Carb Night Classic

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Don & Mel Kenyon Classic
May
24
5:00 PM17:00

Don & Mel Kenyon Classic

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2nd Annual Don and Mel Kenyon Classic presented by Parallax Power Supply and Anderson-Madison County Visitors Bureau

5:30 PMPractice- Kenyon Midgets/Thunder Roadsters

6:30 PMQualifications7:00 PMAutograph Session – On Track

7:30 PMHeat Races

7:30 PMThunder Roadsters (25 Laps)

Midwest Vintage Oldtimers Car Club

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Thunder Roadsters (25 Laps)

Don & Mel Kenyon Classic (75 Laps)

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IPL 500 Festival Parade
May
25
11:45 AM11:45

IPL 500 Festival Parade

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One of the original events produced by the 500 Festival, the IPL 500 Festival Parade has grown to be one of the signature events held in the United States each year! The Parade is the only 500 Festival event that has taken place every year since the organization’s founding in 1957.

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Legends Day - Zac Brown Band at IMS
May
25
3:30 PM15:30

Legends Day - Zac Brown Band at IMS

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Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band will headline the Firestone Legends Day Concert on Saturday, May 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one day before the 103rd Indianapolis 500. 

“Zac Brown Band is a phenomenon, one of the most exciting, talented and popular live acts in any genre of music today,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “The band’s unique blend of rock, soul, country, bluegrass and reggae has incredible appeal to so many people and reaches a new level when performed live. Race Weekend for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 just keeps getting better and better. Is it May yet?”

Schedule of Events

  • 08:00am - Public Gates Open

  • 09:00am - 10:00am - Indianapolis 500 Full-Field Autograph Session

  • 10:30am - 11:00am - Public Drivers Meeting

  • 03:30pm - 06:00pm - Firestone Legends Day Concert featuring the Zac Brown Band
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  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Anderson Speedway Little 500
May
25
5:00 PM17:00

Anderson Speedway Little 500

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How It All Began… In 1948, Sun Valley Speedway (as it was originally known) officially opened for competition.  A press conference was held in early 1949 at the old Anderson Hotel, where Helpling unveiled his idea to start 33 roadster in a 500-lap event. Everybody scoffed and said that it would never work. Pressure was put on Helpling to reduce the race length to 200 or 300 laps, because it would probably cost $800 per car for tires and no car would finish. “Then we’ll run bicycles,” Helpling said.” Because we’re gonna have a Little 500 and that’s the way it’s gonna be.” In the inaugural event, to the surprise of most, 18 roadsters finished, five of which did not even make a pit stop. Sam Skinner won that event, with Bob Block finishing second and Tom Cherry filling out the podium finishers.

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500 Festival Off The Grid
May
25
to May 26

500 Festival Off The Grid

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The Keybank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball is the hottest ticket in town on race weekend. With an eclectic mix of celebrities, civic and business leaders and VIPs walking the televised red carpet, the Snakepit Ball experience is unmatched. Guests incorporate the event’s theme into their attire selection, but one thing is certain: everyone dresses to impress at this black-tie event.

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Victory Celebration
May
27
6:00 PM18:00

Victory Celebration

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All 33 starting drivers in the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will be honored Monday, May 28 during the Victory Celebration.  A variety of awards are presented during the annual Victory Celebration, including special honors for the winning driver and team, the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award, and recognition and purses to all 33 starters. 

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Cars And Coffee
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Cars And Coffee

Classic Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars. Super cars. 1960-70s Muscle. Pre-War classics. 2-wheelers, too!

Join us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, inside the historic 2.5-mile oval, for our free monthly car enthusiast meet-up. Park your vehicle — any type, make or model — in the Museum’s East parking lot and join fellow aficionados for donuts, coffee, and conversation. Donuts are provided by Jack’s Donuts with coffee by Harvest Café Coffee & Tea (available until we run out!). Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is open during the event; normal Museum admission cost applies.

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Cars And Coffee
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Cars And Coffee

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Classic Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars. Super cars. 1960-70s Muscle. Pre-War classics. 2-wheelers, too!

Join us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, inside the historic 2.5-mile oval, for our free monthly car enthusiast meet-up. Park your vehicle — any type, make or model — in the Museum’s East parking lot and join fellow aficionados for donuts, coffee, and conversation. Donuts are provided by Jack’s Donuts with coffee by Harvest Café Coffee & Tea (available until we run out!). Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is open during the event; normal Museum admission cost applies.

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Cars And Coffee
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Cars And Coffee

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Classic Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars. Super cars. 1960-70s Muscle. Pre-War classics. 2-wheelers, too!

Join us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, inside the historic 2.5-mile oval, for our free monthly car enthusiast meet-up. Park your vehicle — any type, make or model — in the Museum’s East parking lot and join fellow aficionados for donuts, coffee, and conversation. Donuts are provided by Jack’s Donuts with coffee by Harvest Café Coffee & Tea (available until we run out!). Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is open during the event; normal Museum admission cost applies.

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Cars And Coffee
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Cars And Coffee

Classic Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars. Super cars. 1960-70s Muscle. Pre-War classics. 2-wheelers, too!

Join us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, inside the historic 2.5-mile oval, for our free monthly car enthusiast meet-up. Park your vehicle — any type, make or model — in the Museum’s East parking lot and join fellow aficionados for donuts, coffee, and conversation. Donuts are provided by Jack’s Donuts with coffee by Harvest Café Coffee & Tea (available until we run out!). Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is open during the event; normal Museum admission cost applies.

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Cars And Coffee
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Cars And Coffee

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Classic Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars. Super cars. 1960-70s Muscle. Pre-War classics. 2-wheelers, too!

Join us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, inside the historic 2.5-mile oval, for our free monthly car enthusiast meet-up. Park your vehicle — any type, make or model — in the Museum’s East parking lot and join fellow aficionados for donuts, coffee, and conversation. Donuts are provided by Jack’s Donuts with coffee by Harvest Café Coffee & Tea (available until we run out!). Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is open during the event; normal Museum admission cost applies.

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Indy Lagerfest
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Indy Lagerfest

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Craft Lager, Food Trucks & Live Music! Indy Lagerfest is a celebration of lager beers and the unique history of racing in Indianapolis held on the Saturday evening of Indy 500 Qualification weekend. The festival is held at our brewery, which happens to be located just four blocks from the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Join us to enjoy lager beers from 33 of the best lager breweries in the world from near and far.

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Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying Weekend
May
18
to May 19

Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying Weekend

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Saturday Schedule of Events

  • 07:00am - Public Gates Open

  • 08:00am - 09:30am - Indianapolis 500 Practice

  • 11:00am - 05:50pm - Indianapolis 500 Qualifications (Top 30 positions locked in)

  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

Sunday Schedule of Events

  • 09:00am - Public Gates Open

  • 10:15am - 10:45am - Indianapolis 500 Practice (Fast Nine Shootout)

  • 10:45am - 11:15am - Indianapolis 500 Practice (Last Row Shootout)

  • 12:15pm - 01:15pm - Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Last Row Shootout) Positions 31-33

  • 01:15pm - 02:15pm - Indianapolis 500 Qualifying (Fast Nine Shootout) Positions 1-9

  • 03:15pm - 06:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Practice

  • 06:00pm - Public Gates Close

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Camaro Pace Car Homecoming
May
17
to May 19

Camaro Pace Car Homecoming

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum invites all owners of authentic Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Official Chevrolet Camaro Pace Cars and 500 Festival Camaro Event Cars to attend a homecoming event at IMS on May 17-19.

The 2019 “500” marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic pace cars in motorsports history: the 1969 Chevy Camaro Pace Car convertible, which led the field before the 63rd renewal of the “500” and Mario Andretti’s victory.

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Mecum Spring Classic Car Auction
May
14
to May 19

Mecum Spring Classic Car Auction

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The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 30 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis.

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Cars And Coffee
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Cars And Coffee

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Classic Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars. Super cars. 1960-70s Muscle. Pre-War classics. 2-wheelers, too!

Join us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, inside the historic 2.5-mile oval, for our free monthly car enthusiast meet-up. Park your vehicle — any type, make or model — in the Museum’s East parking lot and join fellow aficionados for donuts, coffee, and conversation. Donuts are provided by Jack’s Donuts with coffee by Harvest Café Coffee & Tea (available until we run out!). Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is open during the event; normal Museum admission cost applies.

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One America Mini Marathon
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

One America Mini Marathon

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On the first Saturday of May, 35,000+ runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers, including American running icon Meb Keflezighi, will take over the streets of downtown Indianapolis for The Greatest Spectacle in Running - the Indy Mini. This epic race starts in the heart of downtown Indianapolis like only we could – with an IndyCar leading off each wave.

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Mutt Strutt
Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Mutt Strutt

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IT’S THE GREATEST SPECTACLE IN DOG WALKING!

Mutt Strut is a one-of a-kind event for pets of all shapes and sizes! Join the 7,000 people and 6,000 pets who attend Mutt Strut each year from across Indiana! Walk the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway track and kiss the bricks, enjoy a fun day outdoors with family and furry friends, and support the Humane Society of Indianapolis.

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Cars And Coffee
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Cars And Coffee

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Classic Indianapolis 500 Pace Cars. Super cars. 1960-70s Muscle. Pre-War classics. 2-wheelers, too!

Join us at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, inside the historic 2.5-mile oval, for our free monthly car enthusiast meet-up. Park your vehicle — any type, make or model — in the Museum’s East parking lot and join fellow aficionados for donuts, coffee, and conversation. Donuts are provided by Jack’s Donuts with coffee by Harvest Café Coffee & Tea (available until we run out!). Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is open during the event; normal Museum admission cost applies.

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Indy 500 Fashion Show
May
24
11:30 AM11:30

Indy 500 Fashion Show

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Join the wives and children of the Verizon IndyCar Series and NHRA at Tilly's Tea Room for tea and light appetizers. The children will walk the runway showing the latest fashions from Saks. Proceeds to benefit the Indy Family Foundation, d.b.a. the Benevolent Fund of Motorsports

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Grand Prix Gala
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Grand Prix Gala

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Join the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series to honor the podium finishers of the 2018 Indianapolis Grand Prix. Food and drinks provided by CharBlue Steak and Seafood included in price, as well as, live entertainment. Proceeds to benefit the Indy Family Foundation, d.b.a. The Benevolent Fund of Motorsports

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Celebs In The Sulky
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

Celebs In The Sulky

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Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Flat12 Bierwerks are set to host Celebs in the Sulky, the first-ever IndyCar Driver Celebrity Race for Charity, on Friday, April 27 at 6 p.m. Just off the race circuit and taking the reins in the sulky, world-famous Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Alexander Rossi, James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens, and Zach Veach will pair with Hoosier Park’s leading harness drivers Trace Tetrick, John DeLong, Sam Widger, and Ricky Macomber for an exciting harness race at the world class track in Anderson, Indiana.

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Behind The Wheel
Apr
26
4:30 PM16:30

Behind The Wheel

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Join us as we kick off the Month of May in the Greatest Town in Racing. On Thursday, April 26 a new event, “Behind the Wheel,” will give participants the opportunity to experience the ultimate inside look at IndyCar racing. Visit the back of a race shop, get revealing information on team strategies and an up close-and-personal view of the new chassis from a Dallara engineer.
Casual or hardcore race fans will get the chance to improve their knowledge of racing in an interactive environment. 

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Happy Hour with the Core
Apr
9
4:00 PM16:00

Happy Hour with the Core

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Before the Indianapolis Motor Speedway became the Brickyard, the famed racetrack’s surface was made of of a combination of creek gravel, limestone, taroid, and an array of various stones, and the resulting roadway crumbled like a stale cookie during the track’s inaugural auto race, in August 1909.  Come celebrate 108 years of history with IMS President, J. Douglas Boles at the Punch Bowl.

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