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Latest Update 5/25/2016
Tomorrow at the Track: Thursday, May 26
INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – Information about the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil on Thursday, May 26, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
SCHEDULE (All times local)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Public Gates Open
9 a.m. – Noon: Indy Lights Freedom 100 Practice
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Ticket Office Open
12:15 – 1 p.m.: Pit Stop Practice – Pit Lane
1:15 – 2 p.m.: Indy Lights Freedom 100 Qualifying
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Historic Race Car Laps
2:30 – 4 p.m.: Pit Stop Practice – Pit Lane
TICKETS: General admission $15
PUBLIC GATES OPEN: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Gate 1B, Gate 2, Gate 4, Gate 6, Gate 7 Vehicle, Gate 7 South Pedestrian, Gate 9A Credential, Gate 10, Gate 10A, Gate 12, Media Gate
STANDS OPEN: North Vista Wheelchair (21) as needed, NW Vista (1-4) as needed, Paddock, Paddock Penthouse, Pit Road Terrace (16-18) as needed, South Vista, Tower Terrace Wheelchair (37-45)
DAILY PARKING (OPENS 7 a.m.): Lot 1B – Paid Daily Parking, Lot 2 – Paid Daily Parking, Lot 3G – Paid Daily Parking, Main Gate – Paid Daily Parking, North 40 – Limited Free Infield Public Parking, Turn 3 - $20 Pre-Paid Purchases ONLY.
MUSEUM HOURS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for fans 6-15 years old, with children under 5 free.
10 a.m.: 2017 Indy 500 press conference, Economaki Press Conference Room
10:30 a.m.: Coyne Team Press Conference, Economaki Press Conference Room
1 – 3:15 p.m.: Indianapolis 500 Media Day, IMS Chalets 9 and 10
3 – 4:30 p.m.: Levy Exclusive Indianapolis 500 Tasting Event, Alley Café, Plaza
Indianapolis 500Key facts:
Watkins Glen added to 2016 schedule: Sept 4
* WE ARE SPONSORING THE 68th LAP OF THE 100th RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 *
Guests for 5/17/2016 are:
Gil de Ferran
Gil de Ferran is a French-born Brazilian professional racing driver and team owner. Gil was the 2000 and 2001 Champ Car champion driving for the Penske Honda Team and the winner of the 2003 Indianapolis 500.
Inspired by the success of fellow Brazilian Emerson Fittipaldi Gil began his career in kart racing in the early 1980s. He graduated to Formula Ford level in 1987 and Formula Three in 1991. Driving for Edenbridge Racing, De Ferran finished the 1991 British Formula Three season in third, only behind Rubens Barrichello and David Coulthard. For the 1992 season, De Ferran moved to Paul Stewart Racing and won the title, scoring seven wins in the process.
In his first attempt at the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the road course Conor showed that his previous experiences had taught him how to be a real racecar driver. On Saturday he showed his is a contender leading the race driving for Dale Coyne Racing. Conor finished 6th and got rave reviews from his fellow competitors.
Next up for Conor will be the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
In a move that emphasizes experience, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced Saturday its plans to field an entry in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil for Indy car veteran Oriol Servia.
The Catalonian driver joins the team in a partnership with Marotti Racing which will field its entry under the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports banner. The entry serves as Servia’s first race since the 2015 season finale at Sonoma Raceway.