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Schedule of events for 102nd running of Indianapolis 500

Posted: 4:38 PM, May 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-27 16:37:34Z

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sunday is the big day! It's time for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

Here's the schedule of events for race day:

  • 06:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 06:00am - 12:19pm - IMS Midway Open
  • 07:00am - Snake Pit Gates Open
  • 08:00am - Parade of Bands
  • 08:30am - 09:55am - Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks
  • 09:00am - 500 Festival Princess Parade Laps
  • 09:30am - 10:30am - Celebrity Red Carpet - Pagoda Plaza
  • 10:05am - "On the Banks of the Wabash" performed by Purdue University Band
  • 10:28am - Green Flag delivered by IU Health Helicopter in Turn 1
  • 10:35am - Indianapolis 500 Winning Drivers Laps
  • 10:55am - Historic Race Car Laps
  • 11:34am - Indianapolis 500 Driver Introductions
  • 11:43am - Military March
  • 11:45am - "America the Beautiful"
  • 11:47am - Military Address delivered by General Joseph Lengyel
  • 11:54am - Presentation of Colors
  • 11:53am - Invocation delivered by Archbishop Charles Thompson
  • 11:55am - "Taps"
  • 11:57am - "God Bless America" performed by Jon McLaughlin 
  • 11:59am - National Anthem performed by Kelly Clarkson 
  • 12:01pm - Flyover
  • 12:11pm - "Back Home Again in Indiana" performed by Jim Cornelison 
  • 12:12pm - "Drivers Start Your Engines"
  • 12:19pm - 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil
  • 03:30pm - Snake Pit Gates Close
  • 05:00pm - Public Gates Close

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