IndyCar drivers take to new road course at IMS for test runs

Public welcome to watch for free

INDIANAPOLIS - In preparation for the May-10th Grand Prix of Indianapolis, IndyCar drivers are getting a taste of the newly created road course Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Wednesday's testing is also free and open to the public, allowing race fans to get a first look in-person at the road course that will be used for the Grand Prix.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will be open to the public in the areas of the South Terrace Grandstand and the Turn-2 viewing mounds. More information can be found at the IMS website.

See the map below to get an idea of what the road course looks like in comparison to the oval track used for the Indianapolis 500 later in May. You can also learn interesting facts about road courses vs. oval tracks in this story.

Schedule of Wednesday's events:

• 10 a.m. to noon: Grand Prix of Indianapolis testing
• Noon to 2 p.m.: Driver lunch break
• 2 to 5 p.m.: Testing continues

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