Monday at IMS:
SCHEDULE (All times local):
11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Public gates open
1-3 p.m.: Open practice
TICKETS: General Admission tickets are $15 for Indy 500 practice days. Children 15 and under are admitted free with paying adult.
PUBLIC GATES OPEN (11 a.m.-3 p.m.): Gate 2, Gate 4, Gate 6S, Gate 7, Gate 7S, Gate 10 and Gate 10A.
PARKING: Free parking for Indianapolis 500 practice is located in N Lot, in the South Carousel Lot for motorcycle parking and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Lot for ADA parking. Bicycle parking is located outside Gate 1, Gate 6 and Gate 9.
CASHLESS OPERATIONS: All IMS concession stands and merchandise locations are cashless this year. Tap-to-pay phone payments will be accepted, as will credit and debit transactions. Cash-to-Card machines, which convert paper money onto a temporary debit card, will be located throughout the facility. These funds can be spent inside the venue, outside the venue, online or anywhere in the world where Mastercard/Visa debit cards are accepted. Gate locations will accept cash.
This is the last day on track until Carb Day. The two hours should be busy. I will be posting stories each day this week. One will be about the strangest 500 I have ever been to. What is the strangest 500 you have ever attended?
I will have a practice wrap-up this afternoon. Then I get to be a regular human for a few days.