SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 23, 2014) — Gates opened at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 8 a.m. for Coors Light Carb Day. Tickets cost $30, which includes admission to the infield concert featuring Sammy Hagar and Sublime with Rome.
“Big party atmosphere you get the show afterward with Red Rocker Sammy Hagar and Indy Lights put on a great show,” said race fan Eric Surenkamp.
Fans who wanted the chance to meet and greet with Jim Nabors waited in line for a wristband at 9 a.m. in Pagoda Plaza.
“Coming to the race for 21 years and hearing ‘Back Home Again in Indiana’ even when you’re from Virginia, just brings a tear to your eye, so this is a really great opportunity to meet him,” said fan Joe Franks. The question and answer session with Nabors begins at 10:30 with the meet and greet afterward.
Indianapolis 500 drivers take to the track at 11 a.m. for practice. The running of the Indy Lights Freedom 100 begins at 12:30 p.m.
The Coors Light Carb Day Concert starts at 3:30 in the newly constructed concert stage in turn 4 in the infield featuring Sammy Hagar and Sumblime with Rome.
Gates close at 6 p.m.
Here’s the full schedule for Carb Day:
8:00 a.m. – Public Gates Open
8:30 a.m. – Vintage Car Exhibition Begins – On Track
9:00 a.m. – IMS Midway Open, Jim Nabors Meet & Greet Wristband Distribution Begins – Pagoda Plaza
10:00 a.m. – Vintage Car Exhibition Concludes, Pace Car Rides Begin, Firestone “Tires” Pin Distribution Begins – Pagoda Plaza
10:30 a.m. – Q&A With Jim Nabors Begins, Pace Car Rides Conclude
10:45 a.m. – Jim Nabors Meet & Greet Begins
11:00 a.m. – Verizon IndyCar Series Practice Begins, Firestone “Tires” Pin Distribution Concludes – Pagoda Plaza
Noon – Verizon IndyCar Series Practice Concludes
12:02 p.m. – Clint Brawner Award – Pit Lane Yard of Bricks
12:07 p.m. – Indy Lights Driver Introductions
12:17 p.m. – Drivers To Your Cars Announcement
12:17:30 p.m. – Intro and National Anthem by Kerri Leigh
12:21:30 p.m. – Invocation by Bob Hills
12:24:45 p.m. – Introduction and Command
12:30 p.m. – Indy Lights Race Begins
1:20 p.m. – Indy Lights Race Concludes
2:00 p.m. – Tag Heuer Pit Stop Competition Begins
3:10 p.m. – Tag Heuer Pit Stop Competition Concludes
3:15 p.m. – Stadium Super Trucks Practice – Turn 4
3:30 p.m. – Carb Day Concert Begins with Sublime With Rome, NBC Live on Pagoda Plaza Stage Begins
4:00 p.m. – IMS Midway Closes
4:45 p.m.- Stadium Super Trucks Race Begins – Turn 4
5:00 p.m. – NBC Live on Pagoda Plaza Stage Concludes
5:05 p.m. – Stadium Super Trucks Race Concludes – Turn 4
5:10 p.m. – Carb Day Concert Continues with Sammy Hagar and the Wabos
6:30 p.m. – Carb Day Concert Concludes, Public Gates Close