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Schedule of events for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500

Posted: 7:44 AM, May 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-22 11:44:15Z
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INDIANAPOLIS — It's time for the 103nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

Race day is Sunday, May 26 and the big race begins at 12:45 p.m.

If you haven't gotten your tickets you can still purchase them starting at $35 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway website.

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Here's the schedule of events for race day:

  • 05:00am - Parking Lots Open
  • 06:00am - Public Gates Open
  • 06:00am - 12:19pm - IMS Midway Opens
  • 07:00am - Snake Pit Gates Opens
  • 08:00am - Parade of Bands
  • 08:30am - 09:55am - Borg-Warner Trophy March to the Bricks
  • 09:30am - Celebrity Red Carpet - Pagoda Plaza
  • 10:30am - "On the Banks of the Wabash" performed by Purdue University Band
  • 10:53am - Green Flag delivered by helicopter in Turn 1
  • 11:00am - Indianapolis 500 Winning Drivers Laps
  • 11:20am - Historic Race Car Laps
  • 11:26am - Mario Andretti Car Laps
  • 11:43am - 'God Bless the USA'
  • 12:01pm - Indianapolis 500 Driver Instructions
  • 12:09pm - Military March
  • 12:13pm - "America the Beautiful"
  • 12:16pm - Military Speech
  • 12:20pm - Presentation of Colors
  • 12:20pm - Invocation delivered by Archbishop Charles Thompson
  • 12:22pm - "Taps"
  • 12:23pm - "God Bless America"
  • 12:26pm - National Anthem performed by Kelly Clarkson
  • 12:01pm - Flyover
  • 12:36pm - "Back Home Again in Indiana" performed by Jim Cornelison
  • 12:38pm - "Drivers Start Your Engines"
  • 12:45pm - 103nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge
  • 03:30pm - Snake Pit Gates Close
  • 05:00pm - Public Gates Close

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