102nd Indianapolis 500 schedule

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102nd Indianapolis 500 schedule


102nd Indianapolis 500 schedule


Practice for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 starts on Tuesday, one day later than usual, then speeds through qualifying where bumping will take place before race day arrives on May 27.

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Tuesday, May 15 (all times Eastern)

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Indy 500 Veterans Practice

1:00-3:00 p.m.: Indy 500 Rookie Orientation Program

3:00-6:00 p.m.: Indy 500 Practice

Wednesday, May 16

11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: Indy 500 Practice

Thursday, May 17

11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: Indy 500 Practice

Friday, May 18 – Fast Friday

11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.: Indy 500 Practice

Cars receive high turbo boost setting to use in preparation for qualifying on Saturday. High boost remains in place all weekend, and be removed after Sunday’s qualifying session is complete.

Saturday, May 19 – Qualifying and Bump Day

8:00-8:30 a.m.: Indy 500 Group 1 Practice

8:30-9:00 a.m.: Indy 500 Group 2 Practice

9:00-9:30 a.m.: Indy 500 Open Practice

11:00 a.m.-5:50 p.m.: Indy 500 Qualifying

With 35 entries and 33 starting positions, three things will be determined on Saturday. The fastest nine drivers will be locked into place and given a shot at earning pole on Sunday. The fastest drivers from 10th to 33rd will also be locked into place and will transfer over to Sunday where, like the Fast 9, a fresh round of qualifying will set the running order. During Saturday’s qualifying session, the two slowest cars will also be identified when they are bumped from the field. Those are the only two entries that will not be eligible for competition after Saturday.

Sunday, May 20 – Pole Day

12:00-2:45 p.m.: Indy 500 Practice (Positions 10-33)

1:15-2:00 p.m.: Indy 500 Practice (Fast 9)

2:45-4:45 p.m.: Indy 500 Qualifying (Positions 10-33)

5:00-5:45 p.m.: Indy 500 Qualifying (Fast 9)

The fastest 33, with the Fast 9 isolated for their own sessions, will start from scratch on Sunday. Regardless of the speeds set on Saturday, the Fast 9 and the rest of the field of 33 will requalify. Once the last session is complete, the polesitter for the Indy 500 will be known.

Monday, May 21

12:30-4:00 p.m.: Indy 500 Practice

4:30-6:00 p.m.: Indy Lights Practice

Friday, May 25 – Carb Day

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Indy 500 Practice

12:30-1:20 p.m.: Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race

1:45-3:00 p.m.: Pit Stop Challenge

Sunday, May 27 – Race Day

12:19 p.m.: 102nd Running of the Indy 500