Sunday, May 20

96th INDIANAPOLIS 500 SCHEDULE 2012


96th INDIANAPOLIS 500 SCHEDULE 2012
(All times local, subject to change)

For tickets, complete details and directions, visit IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com

Monday, May 21
NO TRACK ACTIVITY

Tuesday, May 22
NO TRACK ACTIVITY

Wednesday, May 23
AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE 500 FESTIVAL COMMUNITY DAY
(No track activity)
$8 advance/$10 gate, 6 and under free

9 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open

11 a.m., 500 Festival Community Day Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza

11 a.m.-noon, Firestone Indy Lights Driver Autograph Session, Plaza

Pavilion 1C/1D

12:30-1:30 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #1 Wristband

Distribution, MotoGP Garage 36

1:30-2:30 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #1, Plaza Pavilion 1C/1D

2-3 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #2 Wristband Distribution,

MotoGP Garage 36

3-4 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #2, Plaza Pavilion 1C/1D

3:30-4:30 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #3 Wristband

Distribution, MotoGP Garage 36

4:30-5:30 p.m., Indy 500 Autograph Session #3, Plaza Pavilion 1C/1D

Thursday, May 24
FIRESTONE FREEDOM 100
PRACTICE, QUALIFYING
Free

8 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open

9 a.m.-noon, Firestone Indy Lights Practice

1:15-2:15 p.m., Firestone Indy Lights Qualifying

2:30-4 p.m., Vintage Car Laps

Friday, May 25
MILLER LITE CARB DAY
$20 admission, 12 and under free

8 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open

10:30-11 a.m., Q&A with IndyCar Crew Members, Coca-Cola Stage

10:45 a.m., Firestone Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza

11 a.m.-noon, Indianapolis 500 Final Practice

12:30 p.m., Firestone Freedom 100 (40 laps)

1:35 p.m., Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge

3:30 p.m., Miller Lite Carb Day Concert featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd

Saturday, May 26
LEGENDS DAY HONORING ROGER PENSKE PRESENTED BY SHELL V-POWER
$10 admission; 12 and under free

8 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open

8:45-9 a.m., Chase Rookie of the Year Candidates Q&A, Coca-Cola Stage

9-10 a.m., 2011 Starting Field/Indy 500 Winners Autograph Session, Pagoda Plaza

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show, Plaza Pavilion 1A/1B

9:30-10:20 a.m., Vintage Car Laps

10:30-11 a.m., Public Drivers Meeting, Tower Terrace

11-11:30 a.m., Q&A with Roger Penske, Coca-Cola Stage

1-4 p.m., Indy 500 Veterans Autograph Session, Pagoda Plaza

For the Top 10 List of Indianapolis 500 Inspired Cocktails, click here.

Sunday, May 27

96TH INDIANAPOLIS 500 RACE DAY 
Tickets start at $30

5:33 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open

7 a.m., Snake Pit Opens

8:30 a.m., Parade of Bands

9:30 a.m., 500 Festival Princesses Lap

11 a.m., Vintage Car Lap

11:10 a.m., Military Tribute Lap

11:30 a.m., Driver Introductions

Noon, Start of 96th Indianapolis 500 (200 laps)

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her new column, Infused, at FoodandDrinkDigital.com, as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published on BroadwayWorld.com and in M magazine and the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter. 

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