Race day schedule for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500

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INDIANAPOLIS (May 25, 2014) – Race day has arrived for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

5:30 a.m.        Public Gates Open
8:00 a.m.        Parade of Bands Begins
9:30 a.m.        Race Cars begin entering Pit Lane, Celebrity Red Carpet Begins – Pagoda Plaza, Sponsor Pace Car Rides Begin – South end of Pits
9:45 a.m.        Sponsor Pace Car Rides Conclude
9:55 a.m.        All cars in place on pit lane
10:15 a.m.      “On the Banks of the Wabash” – Purdue University Band (Yard of Bricks), Cars begin to grid on track
10:25 a.m.       Green flag delivered in Turn 1 by IUH Helicopter
10:35 a.m.       Camaro Carrying Andrew Luck and Patient – Lap to Yard of Bricks (Pit Lane)
10:38 a.m.     Andrew Luck, Riley Patients, Deliver Green Flag to Mark Cuban on Yard of Bricks
10:40 a.m.     All cars are in place on grid, Winning Driver laps in current pace cars depart from South Pit (via Pit Lane)
10:50 a.m.       Vintage Car Laps Begin (via Pit Lane)
11:35 a.m.      Drivers in line on Yard of Bricks under Pagoda by row (33 to 1)
11:38 a.m.       Driver Introductions
11:47 a.m.       “America the Beautiful,” Martina McBride
11:50 a.m.       Remarks, Army General Frank J. Grass
11:52 a.m.       “God Bless America,” Florence Henderson
11:54 a.m.       Invocation – Christopher Coyne – Bishop of Indianapolis
11:56 .a.m.      Rifle Volley Begins – Victory Podium
11:57 a.m.       Taps Begins – Victory Podium
11:58 a.m.       National Anthem, Leann Rimes
12:02 p.m.       “Drivers to Your Cars” command
12:09 p.m.       “Back Home Again in Indiana” Begins – Jim Nabors (75 seconds)
12:11 p.m.       Command to Start Engines, Mari Hulman George, IMS Chairman of the Board
12:11 p.m.       Parade Lap
12:15 p.m.       Pace Laps
12:17 p.m.       Green Flag, Start of 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
6:00 p.m.         Public Gates Close