RACE DAY EVENT SCHEDULE: the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500

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Schedule of Events:

5:30 a.m. – Gates Open – Track

7 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Snake Pit presented by Miller Lite – Inside Turn 3

7 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Social Media Garage Open – Garages 34 and 35

8 a.m. – Parade of Bands – Track

9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Kids Zone – Lot N

9:30 a.m. – Celebrity Red Carpet – Plaza

9:45 a.m. – 500 Festival Princesses Lap – Track

10 a.m. – Performance by Diplo – Snake Pit

10:15 a.m. – “Banks of the Wabash” Performed by the Purdue University All-a.m.erican Marching Band – Track

10:40 a.m. – Winning Drivers Lap – Track

10:50 a.m. – Decade Race Car Laps – Track

10:55 a.m. – 60th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Lap – Track

11:10 a.m. – Military Parade Lap – Track

11:33 a.m. – Driver Introductions – Track

11:40 a.m. – Military March – Track

11:43 a.m. – “a.m.erica the Beautiful” – Track

11:45 a.m. – Military Recognition – Track

11:47 a.m. – “God Bless America” performed by Jon McLaughlin – Track

11:49 a.m. – Invocation – Track

11:52 a.m. – Taps – Track

11:54 a.m. – National Anthem – Track

12:03 p.m. – “Back Home Again in Indiana” Performed by Jim Nabors – Track

12:03 p.m. – Balloon Spectacle – Track

12:04 p.m. – “Ladies & Gentlemen, Start Your Engines” by Mari Hulman George – Track

12:12 p.m. – 97th Running Of The Indianapolis 500 (200 Laps) – Track

12:30 p.m. – Performance by Afrojack – Snake Pit

6 p.m. – Gates Close – Track