Today’s schedule: From IMS
|INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, May 26, 2023) –|
Information about 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge Legends Day presented by Firestone on Saturday, May 27:SCHEDULE (All times local):
8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Public Gates Open
9-10 a.m.: Starting Field Autograph Session, Pagoda Plaza
10:30 a.m.: Public Drivers’ Meeting, Pit Road in front of Tower Terrace
Noon-1 p.m.: Veteran Driver Autograph Session A, Pagoda Plaza Chalet
1:30-2:30 p.m.: Veteran Driver Autograph Session B, Pagoda Plaza Chalet
TICKETS: General Admission tickets are $10 with free admission for children 15 and under when accompanied by a paying adult.
PUBLIC GATES OPEN (8 a.m.-3 p.m.): Gate 2, Gate 4, Gate 6S, Gate 7, Gate 7S, Gate 10, Gate 10A.
PARKING: Fans can purchase parking in Lot 2 on-site for $10, while supplies last. There is free parking in the 5th and Hulman lot inside the facility. Free ADA parking will be in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway parking lot. 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.
Like Carb Day, but to a mych larger extent, Lrgrnds Day is a shadow of its former self.
The only recofnixable elements are the autograph session and the public drivers’ meeting. This year t looks like the track has brought back an autograph session for former drivers.
We don’t see vintaqge cars on track anymore, and I have no idea why. The day used to honor a former winner or great driver, That tradirtion just suddenly stopped.
Fans used to be able to just hang out at the track all day. Now everyone needs to leave by 3 pm.
The Speedway’s reason for the new schedule is to het the track ready for the race tomorrow. It seems as if they did ne under the old schedule. I think it’s more of an economy move.
Still, it is a day at IMS in May. That counts for something. I would prefer the day more lived up to its name.