Indy 500 Date 2024 – Complete Schedule, and How to buy tickets for it?

The Indianapolis 500 is known as the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, and often called the Indy 500, is an annual automobile race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, United States, scheduled for 26 May 2024, Sunday.

Indy 500 Date 2024

The Indy 500 is IndyCar’s most prestigious event and is held annually at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race plays out over 500 miles and is traditionally held over the Memorial day weekend, next day Indy 500 is scheduled for 26 May, 2024 and it will be the 108th running of this thrilling event. 

The month of May activities formally began on 11 May, Saturday with the Sonsio Grand Prix on the combined road course. Practice began on 14 May, Tuesday. The time trials were held on 18 May to 19 May, and Carb Day is the traditional final day of the practice along with the Pit Stop Challenge which will be on 24 May. 

Sanctioning Body IndyCar
Season  2024 IndyCar Season
Date 26 May, 2024
Pole Position Scott McLaughlin
Pole Speed 234.220 mph (376.940 km/h)

Indy 500 2024 Schedule

The Indy 500 on the weekend is the most exciting time of the year in Indianapolis. In 2024, the Indy 500 race will be held on the weekend, it will take place from 24 May to 26 May and there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. 

There are details of the most popular events that you to plan ultimate Indy 500 race weekend: 

24 May 2024, Friday:

  • The day begins with the final practice session, the driver’s last opportunity to test themselves and their cars before the big day, the name Carb Day remains. 
  • Next up is the Pit Stop Challenge, this tournament style competition is a fun event to watch as a team race to be the fastest to complete a series of pit stops.  
  • That fun is continued with the Carb Day Concert, they deliver a high energy performance, recent past entertainers include Rick Springfield, Kings of Chaos. 
Gates Open 8:00 a.m.
Practice 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pit Stop Challenge 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Carb Day Concert 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

25 May 2024, Saturday:

  • Saturday is your chance to snag an autograph from your favourite drive, as all the 33 Indy 500 starters begin the day with an Autograph session. 
  • The drivers will head to the public Driver’s Meeting, where they will receive their final instruction as well as their starter’s rings and watch various awards are presented.
  • On Saturday one of the biggest parades in the country, the Indy 500 Festival Parade attracts the huge crowd of downtown Indianapolis to witness extravagant floats as appearances by the celebrities. 
  • The Legend Day Concert is the traditional held in the late afternoon at the speedway, an evening event at the TCU Amphitheater. 
Gates Open 8:00 a.m.
Autograph Session 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Driver’s Meeting 10:30 a.m.
Veteran Driver’s Autograph Sessions 11:30 a.m.
Festival Parade 12:00 p.m.
Legends Day Concert 7:00 p.m.

26 May 2024, Sunday:

  • That’s the Race Day, the day all waiting for the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500. Gates Open early to allow fans to soak up as amazing an atmosphere as possible. 
Gates Open 6:00 a.m.
Cars to Pit Lane 9:00 a.m.
Borg Warner Trophy March to the Bricks 9:00 a.m.
Cars to Grid on Front Stretch  10:30 a.m.
Driver Introductions 11:47 a.m.
Invocation and National Anthem 12:18 p.m.
Singing of Back Home Again in Indiana 12:35 p.m.
Green Flag for the 2024 Indy 500 12:45 p.m.

How to Buy Indy 500 2024 Tickets?

There are a few ways to buying tickets with the help of desktop website, mobile website etc:

  • To Purchase Indy 500 tickets, head to the officialIndianapolis 500 page or type the artist or team in the search bar. 
  • Then select the event that you want to attend in the Indy 500. 
  • Then it will show you a list of tickets and an interactive seat map. 
  • After selection, go to the checkout.
  • Then start by inputting an email address where you would like to receive your tickets and then complete the billing process. 
  • Once the purchase is complete you will receive the tickets in your inbox. 
Date Location Venue Ticket Price
26 May, 2024 Indianapolis  Indianapolis Motor Speedway $163
26 May, 2024 Indianapolis  Indianapolis Motor Speedway $76

Indy 500 2024 Awards

There are some awards that give to the winners of the Indy 500:

  • The race is the most prestigious event of the IndyCar calendar and one of the Oldest important automobile races. The total purse exceeded $13 million, with over $2.5 million awarded to the winner and making it one of the richest cash prize funds in sports. 

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