Saturday, May 28

Indianapolis 500 Schedule of Events May 29 2011

When
  Activity
Location
6:00 am
  Military Bomb
  signifies opening of the track

8:00 am
  Spectacle of Bands begin
Track 
9:15 am
  Hot Wheels Truck Warm-Up Begins
Turns 3 & 4
9:25 am
  Parade Lap
  with 500 Festival Cars
  carrying Princesses        
Track
9:30 am
  Race Cars begin entering Pit Lane
Pit Lane
9:50 am
  Pace Laps featuring 1911 cars
Track
10:00am
  Winning Driver laps in Pace Cars
Track
10:15am   
  Purdue University Band performs "On the
   Banks of the Wabash"
Track
10:40am    
  All cars are set in place on grid
Track
10:40am
  IZOD Presents Hot Wheels Fearless at the 500 World Record Jump Attempt
Turn 4
11:00am 
  Live coverage begins on ABC
Tune-In
11:00am
  Decade cars driver by past Indy 500
  winners begin Parade Lap
Track
11:10am
  Military personnel parade lap
Track
11:30am 
  Driver Introductions
PA
11:40am
  Troops march onto the Yard of Bricks
Track
11:45am
  "America the Beautiful" 
Track

  Florence Henderson sings
"God Bless America"
Track

  National Anthem performed
by David Foster, Seal & Kelly Clarkson
Track

  Military Flyer


  Invocation
by Bishop Christopher Coyne
Victory Podium
   
  Rifle Volley & Taps
Track

 "Back Home Again in Indiana"   performed by Jim Nabors
Track

  Parade Lap
Track

  Pace Lap
Track

  Green Flag by Congressional Medal
  of Honor Recipient Bruce P. Crandall

Track

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