Indianapolis 500 timeline of events

(WISH Photo/Eric Halvorson, file)
(WISH Photo/Eric Halvorson, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The excitement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway starts early on Sunday and continues into the afternoon. See the full schedule from IMS below.

  • 5:30 a.m. – Gates open
  • 5:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – IMS Midway – IMS Infield
  • 5:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – IMS Kids Zone Open
  • 7 a.m. – Snake Pit presented by Miller Lite Opens – Infield Turn 3
  • 8 a.m. – Spectacle of Bands – Track
  • 8 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Dillon Francis Performance – Snake Pit
  • 9:30 a.m. – Celebrity Red Carpet – Pagoda Plaza
  • 9:45 a.m. – 500 Festival Princess Lap – Track
  • 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – NERVO Performance – Snake Pit
  • 10:15 a.m. – Cars Grid on Track – Track
  • 10:15 a.m. – On the Banks of the Wabash by the Purdue University All-American Marching Band – Track
  • 10:35 a.m. – Green Flag Delivered by Andrew Luck – Turn 1
  • 10:50 a.m. – Vintage Car Laps – Track
  • 11:10 a.m. – Military Recognition Lap – Track
  • 11:33 a.m. – Indianapolis 500 Driver Introductions – Track
  • 11:43 a.m. – America the Beautiful – Track
  • 11:45 a.m. – Military Address – Track
  • 11:47 a.m. – God Bless America by Florence Henderson – Track
  • 11:49 a.m. – Invocation – Track
  • 11:52 a.m. – Taps – Track
  • 11:53 a.m. – National Anthem performed by LeAnne Rimes – Track
  • 11:55 a.m. – Flyover by the Black Diamond Jet Team- IMS
  • 11:57 a.m. – Drivers to Your Cars Announcement – Track
  • 12:04 p.m. – Back Home Again in Indiana performed by Jim Nabors – Track
  • 12:12 p.m. – 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 (200 Laps) – Track
  • 12:30 p.m. – Hardwell Performance – Snake Pit
  • 6 p.m. – Gates Close – IMS
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