SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WISH) - Saturday marks the opening weekend for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and when you head out to the track, you will notice some changes this year.
Fans will get the chance to watch Carb Day on May 24 from a suite that costs $350. That cost will also give access to the pits.
Those who make their tailgating home at turn 3 can pre-purchase a space. Purchasing a space ahead of time will automatically reserve the space and fans will get the chance to renew that same spot each year.
There will be some safety changes as well. Coolers can only be 18x14x14" and purses and bags can only be 14x14". Glass bottles are not allowed.
The opening day on Saturday will also bring many items of interest for visitors.
Gates will open at 10 a.m. Saturday and practice beings at noon. Rookie orientation will also begin at noon.
IndyCar driver Kurt Busch says he's elated to be in Speedway for the greatest spectacle in racing.
"I'm just a kid in a candy store, I have to pinch myself just to know that this is Michael Andretti's IndyCar," he said. "Ryan Hunter Ray and these guys are champions and to have a chance to drive a car here in Indy, in the month of May is pretty special."
There will be a celebration of automobiles from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a question and answer session with Mario Andretti at 1:30 p.m.
One of the garages will be turned into a social media area and Josef Newgarden will be on Twitter all day.
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