Weekend events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 23, 2014 – Information about 2014 Indianapolis 500 activity on Saturday, May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

DAY:  “Legends Day Honoring Mario Andretti Presented by Firestone”

SCHEDULE (all times local):
8:00 a.m.         Public Gates Open
Mario Andretti Bobblehead Give-Away – Pagoda Plaza (While supplies last)
Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show Begins – Pagoda Pavilion
Dirt, Sprint, Midget Car Display – Pagoda Plaza
Chevrolet Hot Laps Begin
8:30 a.m.         ABC Run Through Begins – Pit Lane / Race Track
8:45 a.m.         Rookie Chat Begins- Pagoda Plaza Stage
9:00 a.m.         Full Field Autograph Session Begins – Pagoda Plaza
Mario Andretti Meet & Greet Wristband Distribution – Pagoda Plaza
Rookie Chat Concludes – Pagoda Plaza Stage
9:30 a.m.         Vintage Race Car Laps Begin
10:00 a.m.       Full Field Autograph Session Ends – Pagoda Plaza
IMS Midway Open
10:15 a.m.       Vintage Race Car Laps Conclude
10:30 a.m.       Drivers Meeting Begins
11:00 a.m.       Drivers Meeting Concludes
Drivers Depart for Parade
11:30 a.m.       Sportscar Vintage Racing Association Q&A Begins – Pagoda Plaza Stage
Noon                Firestone “Legends Day” Pin Distribution Begins – Pagoda Plaza
Sportscar Vintage Racing Association Q&A Concludes – Pagoda Plaza Stage
12:30 p.m.       Legends of IMS Radio Q&A Begins – Pagoda Plaza Stage
1:00 p.m.         Former Driver Autograph Session A Begins – North Chalet
Firestone Pin “Legends Day” Distribution Concludes – Pagoda Plaza
1:30 p.m.         Legends of IMS Radio Q&A Concludes – Pagoda Plaza Stage
2:30 p.m.         Former Driver Autograph Session A Concludes – North Chalet
Q&A with Mario Andretti Begins – Pagoda Plaza Stage
3:00 p.m.         Former Driver Autograph Session B Begins – North Chalet
Q&A with Mario Andretti Concludes – Pagoda Plaza Stage
Mario Andretti Meet & Greet Begins (Wristband Holders Only) – Media Center
4:00 p.m.        IMS Midway Close
Mario Andretti Meet & Greet Concludes (Wristband Holders Only) – Media    Center
4:15 p.m.        Former Driver Autograph Session B Concludes – North Chalet
5:00 p.m.        Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show Concludes
5:30 p.m.        Tyler Farr Concert Begins
Concert Ticket Ticket Holders Only Through Gates
6:30 p.m.       Tyler Farr Concert Concludes
Jason Aldean Concert Begins
8:00 p.m.       Jason Aldean Concert Concludes
Public Gates Closed

TICKETS:      Legends Day:  $10, children 12 and under are free
Jason Aldean and Tyler Farr concert tickets sold out

PUBLIC GATES OPEN: 8:00 a.m. (local time). Pedestrian gates open are Gates 1B, 2, 4, 6, 6A, 7 North, 7 South, 9A, 10, 10A, 12.

STANDS OPEN :  A Stand (As needed GA – Sec. 1-4), B Penthouse (As needed GA – Sec 22), E Stand (Open-GA), E Penthouse (Open-GA), North Vista Wheelchair (As needed GA, Sec. 21), Northwest Vista (As needed GA, Sec. 1-4), Northwest Vista Deck (Open-GA), Paddock (As needed – GA, Sec. 12), Paddock Pressbox (Open-GA), Paddock Penthouse (As needed GA, Sec. 16), Pit Road Terrace (Open-GA), South Terrace (Open-GA), Tower Terrace (As needed GA, Sec. 37-42), Tower Terrace Wheelchair (Open-GA), Wheelchair Accessible (Inside-Open GA), Backstretch Mounds (Open-GA), Backstretch Family Mounds (Open-GA), Turn 2 Mounds (Open-GA), Turn 3 Mounds (Open-GA), Gasoline Alley Roof (Open-GA)

MUSEUM HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for fans 6-15 years old, with children under 6 free. Gate admission to the Indianapolis 500 is not included in Museum admission and must be purchased separately.



INDIANAPOLIS, Saturday, May 24, 2014 – Detailed schedule for 2014 Indianapolis 500 Race Day on Sunday, May 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

SCHEDULE (all times local):

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
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

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