SCHEDULE (All times local):
8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Public gates open
9-10 a.m.: Full-Field Autograph Session
10:30 a.m.: Public Drivers’ Meeting, Tower Terrace
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Veteran Driver Autograph Session A
12:45-1:30 p.m.: Veteran Driver Autograph Session B
TICKETS: General Admission tickets are $10 for Legends Day Presented by Firestone. Children 15 and under are admitted free with paying adult.
PUBLIC GATES OPEN (8 a.m.-1 p.m.): Gate 2, Gate 4, Gate 6S, Gate 7S, Gate 7, Gate 10, Gate 10A.
PARKING: Free parking for Legends Day presented by Firestone is located inside at 5th and Hulman, in the South Carousel Lot for motorcycle parking and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Lot for ADA parking.
Legends’ Day is the lightest activity day at IMS. It has never been a hugely busy day at the track, but under Roger Penske, today’s program is bare bones. The memorabilia show is in Plainfield. Vintage cars will not be on track today. The evening concert will be downtown tonight. I really don’t know why IMS is even charging admission for today.
I like to watch the autograph lines form. usually the front rows fill up first, but with Helio Castroneves and other popular drivers starting near the back of the grid, I wonder if the line distribution will be different this year.
I enjoy seeing the drivers assembled for the public meeting. It is a chance to honor them before the race.
Today will be a short day for me. I will try to put a couple of posts, one this afternoon and one tonight. Enjoy Christmas Eve. Get plenty of rest today.