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Indianapolis 500 schedule

All times EDT (Indianapolis is on EST)

  • Sun. May 8: Opening Day, Rookie Orientation Program (1-6)

  • Mon. May 9: Rookie Orientation Program (1-6)

  • May 10-13: Practice, all drivers (1-7)

  • Sat. May 14: MBNA Pole Day qualifying (1-7)

  • Sun. May 15: Second-day qualifying/Armed Forces day (1-7)

  • May 16-17: No track activity

  • May 18-20: Practice, all drivers (1-7)

  • Sat. May 21: Third-day qualifying (1-7)

  • Sun. May 22: Bump Day, final qualifications (1-7)

  • May 23-24: No track activity

  • Wed. May 25: 500 Festival Community Day, no track activity (noon-7)

  • Thurs. May 26: Futaba Freedom 100 practice, qualifying (1-6)

  • Fri. May 27: Miller Lite Carb Day: Final IndyCar Series practice, Futaba Freedom 100, Checkers/Rally's Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge, concert

  • Sat. May 28: No track activity, public drivers meeting (noon), 500 Festival Parade (1 p.m.)

  • Sun. May 29: Race day, 89th Indianapolis 500 (1 p.m. ET)