American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day

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Tickets can be purchased onsite at Community Day

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Download the Track Waiver

Tickets can be purchased onsite at Community Day as you enter the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

If you plan on taking a track lap in your own vehicle, everyone in your vehicle must print, fill out and bring this waiver to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Anyone under the age of 18 needs a parent or guardian signature. All drivers must be atleast 18 years old. Waivers will be available onsite as well. By purchasing tickets and filling out the form in advance, you may use a designated lane on event day.

Ever wonder how cool it would be to take a lap around the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Then rev up your engines for the American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day and you can do just that! Experience this unique opportunity of taking a lap around the track in your own car before the real race cars hit the track just four days later—at speeds of more than 200 mph! Tours of Pit Lane and the official timing and scoring area in the Pagoda are available. Race fans can get autographs from their favorite Indianapolis 500 drivers. Don’t miss the Media Pit Stop Challenge at noon, with members of the media contending for $5,000 to donate to charity, compliments of American Family Insurance. Also, admission to Community Day includes admission to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. Visitors who wish to cruise the 2.5-mile track need to enter Gate 10 off 30th Street in their vehicle.   

 9:00 am        

  • Public gates open
  • Public Track Laps Begin – Gate 10 at 30th Street
  • Garage open to public
  • Music/PA Staff begins on the public address system
  • Spray Tattoos
  • Verizon IndyCar Garages Open – Gasoline Alley
  • Verizon IndyCar Safety Equipment on Display – Garage 8
  • Little Racers Track
  • Princess Sashes
  • Tech Bay Open – Gasoline Alley
  • Timing and Scoring Tours (15 min) – Pagoda
  • National Indy 500 Collectors Club- Legends Row
  • IMS Midway Open (IC Fan Village Closed)

10:00 am          

  • 500 Festival Pin Distribution Begins – Pagoda Plaza

10:50 am          

  • 500 Festival Pin Distribution Concludes – Pagoda Plaza

11:00 am          

  • Autograph Session with Firestone Indy Lights Drivers Begins (approx. 40) – Pavilion

12:00 pm          

  • Media Pit Stop Competition Begins – Victory Circle
  • Autograph Session with Firestone Indy Lights Drivers Concludes – Pavilion

12:30 pm          

  • Autograph Session #1 Wristband Distribution Begins – Plaza

1:00 pm           

  • Media Pit Stop Competition Concludes   

1:30 pm                       

  • Autograph Session #1 Wristband Distribution Concludes – Plaza
  • Indy 500 Driver Group #1 Autograph Session Begins – Pavilion

2:00 pm                       

  • Autograph Session #2 Wristband Distribution Begins – Plaza

2:30 pm                       

  • Indy 500 Driver Group #1 Autograph Session Concludes – Pavilion

3:00 pm                       

  • Indy 500 Driver Group #2 Autograph Session Begins – Pavilion
  • Autograph Session #2 Wristband Distribution Concludes

3:30 pm                       

  • Autograph Session #3 Wristband Distribution Begins – Plaza

4:00 pm                       

  • Indy 500 Driver Group #2 Autograph Session Concludes – Pavilion

4:30 pm                       

  • Indy 500 Driver Group #3 Autograph Session Begins – Pavilion
  • Autograph Session #3 Wristband Distribution Concludes – Plaza

5:30 pm                       

  • Indy 500 Driver Group #3 Autograph Session Concludes – Pavilion

6:00 pm                       

  • Vintage Car Display Concludes – Pit Lane
  • All-day events shut down
  • Public gates close


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