Month of May

May 2022 schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis 500 logo for 2022. (Image Provided/Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday released its schedule for the Indianapolis 500 and other events in the month of May.

“We have looked forward to a ‘normal’ Month of May for more than two years, and we can’t wait to see all of our loyal fans at the Racing Capital of the World,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said in a news release. “But as anyone who has attended even one Indianapolis 500 or GMR Grand Prix knows, there is nothing ordinary about this magical time of the year at IMS. It’s so special, with action, excitement and memories every single day. We truly welcome everyone back home again.”

The schedule came out a day after IMS announced the second day of qualifying will be extended into two rounds.

All times in the schedule are local, and subject to change. Ticket information is available online.

Ninth GMR Grand Prix public schedule

Friday, May 13 (General admission $20)

  • 8-8:30 a.m.: USF2000 Qualifying.
  • 8:45-9:15 a.m.: Indy Pro 2000 Qualifying.
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.: NTT IndyCar Series Practice 1.
  • 10:45-11:30 a.m.: Indy Lights Practice 1.
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: USF2000 Race 1.
  • 12:45-1:45 p.m.: NTT INDYCAR SERIES Practice 2.
  • 2-2:30 p.m.: Indy Lights Qualifying.
  • 2:45-3:35 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 Race 1.
  • 4-5:15 p.m.: NTT IndyCar Series NTT P1 Award Qualifying.
  • 5:35-6:30 p.m.: Indy Lights Race 1 (35 laps or 55 minutes).

Saturday, May 14 (General Admission $40; Reserved Seats Start at $41) (Schedule adjusted for weather)

  • 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.: Public Gates Open.
  • 8:05-8:50 a.m.: USF2000 Race 2.
  • 9:10-10 a.m.: Indy Pro 2000 Race 2.
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: NTT IndyCar Series warmup.
  • 11:07-11:50 a.m.: USF2000 Race 3.
  • 12:02-12:55 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 Race 3.
  • 1-2 p.m.: Indy Lights Race 2.
  • 2:20 p.m.: Cars to grid.
  • 2:20-2:45 p.m.: Bronze Badge Grid Walk.
  • 2:45 p.m.: Presentation of colors.
  • 2:49-2:51 p.m.: Invocation/national anthem.
  • 3:01 p.m.: “Drivers, start your engines.”
  • 3:07 p.m.: GMR Grand Prix green flag.
  • 5:45 p.m.: Post-race track walk (time approximate)

Indianapolis 500 public schedule

Tuesday, May 17 (General Admission $15)

  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Public Gates Open.
  • 9-11 a.m.: Veteran Practice.
  • 1-3 p.m.: Rookie Orientation Program, Veteran Refresher Tests.
  • 3-6 p.m.: Open Practice.

Wednesday, May 18-Thursday, May 19 (General Admission $15)

  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Public Gates Open.
  • Noon-6 p.m.: Open Practice

Fast Friday, May 20 (General Admission $15)

  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Public Gates Open.
  • Noon-6 p.m.: Open Practice.
  • 6:15 p.m.: Qualifications Draw.

Saturday, May 21 (General Admission $20) (Schedule adjusted for weather)

  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Public Gates Open.
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Pre-Qualifying Practice (Two groups).
  • 11 a.m.-5:50 p.m.: NTT IndyCar Series Qualifying (Setting positions 13-33 or 13-30 if there are more than 33 entries).

Sunday, May 22 (General Admission $20)

  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Public Gates Open.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Last Chance Practice, if necessary.
  • 12:30-2 p.m.: Top 12 Practice.
  • 2-3 p.m.: Last Chance Qualifying, if necessary (Positions 31-33).
  • 4 p.m.: Top 12 Qualifying.
  • 5:10 p.m.: Firestone Fast Six Qualifying for NTT P1 Award.
  • 5:40 p.m.: NTT P1 Award Presentation.

Monday, May 23 (General Admission $15; Infield access only for fans)

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Public Gates Open (Gates 2, 4, 6S, 7, 7S only).
  • Noon-2 p.m.: Open Practice.

Tuesday, May 24, through Thursday, May 26

  • No track activity.

Friday, May 27 (Carb Day General Admission $40)

  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Public Gates Open.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Final Practice.
  • 2:30-4 p.m.: IndyCar Pit Stop Challenge.
  • 4-6 p.m.: Miller Lite Carb Day Concert, Turn 3 infield.

Saturday, May 28 (Legends Day General Admission $10)

  • 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Public Gates Open.
  • 9-10 a.m.: Full Field Driver Autograph Session, Pagoda Plaza.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Public Drivers’ Meeting, Tower Terrace.
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.: AES 500 Festival Parade, downtown Indianapolis
  • 7 p.m.: Firestone Legends Day Concert, TCU Amphitheater in White River State Park, downtown Indianapolis.

Sunday May 29 (Race Day General Admission $50; Reserved Seats Start at $55)