SPEEDWAY,Ind. (WISH) - There is a lot of excitement heading into the Indianapolis 500 Race weekend.
The weekend kicks off with Carb Day.
A number of events are taking place in and around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Gates open at 8 a.m., vintage race cars take to the track at 8:30 a.m.
At 10 a.m., is the Hall of Fame ceremony at the Pagoda Plaza.
500 practice gets underway at 11 a.m. This is the last time drivers can hit the track before the race on Sunday.
Race car driver Ryan Hunter-Reay describes the event this way, "Indy 500 is where heroes are made and this race is almost bigger than racing and motor sports itself. It takes it to another level and it has a certain 'it' factor. Just an iconic American event."
Those trying to find a parking spot in the infield without a parking pass will be out of luck.
Speedway officials say the public parking in turn 3 is sold out. Many race fans have turned to Craigslist to find passes.
Officials with IMS say those with passes headed to turn 3 should use Gate #2 off of 16th Street.
Parking is free outside the oval in a number of lots . For a complete list go to www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/visit/51677/ for all the information and where to park that is closest to your seat.
3 P.M. UPDATE: Snow began picking up a little bit in areas west of Indianapolis. Recent snowfall amounts indicate 10 inches in Vincennes, 6 1/2 inches in Martinsville, 7 1/2 inches in Bloomington and 5 inches in Seymour.
The cold weather and overnight snow created some extra work for crews on Georgia Street on Friday.
An era is ending. With buildings that in some cases date back nearly a century, the campus of Wishard Memorial Hospital will shut its doors Saturday morning.