IMS Pole Day schedule

(WISH Photo/Eric Halvorson, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Sunday is Old National Armed Forces Pole Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The following is a list of events at IMS:
7:00 a.m.            Public Gates Open
8:30 a.m.            Verizon IndyCar Series Practice Begins
9:00 a.m.            IMS Midway Open
9:30 a.m.            Verizon IndyCar Series Practice Concludes, Sam Schmidt Event Begins
9:45 a.m.            Enlistment Ceremony Begins – Plaza Stage
10:15 a.m.          Enlistment Ceremony Concludes – Plaza Stage
11:00 a.m.          Verizon IndyCar Series Group 1 Qualifying (Positions 10 – 33, each driver will make one attempt), Rapid Fire Concert Begins – Plaza Stage
Noon                  Rapid Fire Concert Concludes – Plaza Stage
12:15 p.m.          American Dairy Pin Distribution Begins – Pagoda Plaza
1:15 p.m.            American Dairy Pin Distribution Concludes – Pagoda Plaza, Qualifying Pre-Race Show Begins – Pagoda Plaza Stage
2:00 p.m.            Verizon IndyCar Series Fast 9 Qualifying Begins, Qualifying Pre-Race Show Concludes – Pagoda Plaza Stage
2:45 p.m.            Verizon IndyCar Series Fast 9 Qualifying Concludes
3:00 p.m.            Verizon Pole Award Celebration
* P1 to Pit Tech for ABC Interview & IMS Radio ONLY
* P1, P2, P3 to Pagoda Plaza Stage for Ceremony – IMS PA Only
* P1 to Media Center
4:00 p.m.            IMS Midway Close, Public Gates Close

Tickets are $20 and children 12 years and younger are free. Click here to buy tickets.

Museum hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for fans 6 to 15 years old, with children under 6 free. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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