Sunday, May 29, 2011

Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Schedule

Indy 500: The 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Schedule: From all the pre-race pageantry including the singing of “Back Home Again in Indiana”. The playing of “Taps” the balloon release and all the remarkable sights and sounds of the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, there is nothing anywhere in the world quite like the Indianapolis 500.
Green Flag by Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Bruce P. Crandall     Track
Exciting events scheduled prior to the dropping of the green flag include: 

The starter’s flag to be delivered to IMS by an Indiana University Health Helicopter

Past Indianapolis 500 winning cars driven by former winners of the race will parade the track.

Cars from the first Indy 500 driven by former winners will tour the Brickyard.

The 1909 Blitzen-Benz, which set a track mile record at IMS in 1910 and 1911, will take a parade lap

Events Schedule 
When          Activity        
6:00 AM     Military Bomb signifies opening of the track    
8:00 AM     Spectacle of Bands begin     Track
9:25 AM     Parade Lap with 500 Festival Cars carrying Princesses     Track
9:30 AM     Race Cars begin entering Pit Lane     Pit Lane
9:50 AM     Pace Laps featuring 1911 cars     Track
10:00 AM     Winning Driver laps in Pace Cars     Track
10:15 AM     Purdue University Band performs "On the Banks of the Wabash"     Track
10:40 AM     All cars are set in place on grid     Track
10:40 AM     IZOD Presents Hot Wheels Fearless at the 500 World Record Jump Attempt     Turn 4
11:00 AM     Live coverage begins on ABC     Tune-In
11:00 AM     Decade cars driver by past Indy 500 winners begin Parade Lap     Track
11:10 AM     Military personnel parade lap     Track
11:30 AM     Driver Introductions     PA
11:40 AM     Troops march onto the Yard of Bricks     Track
11:45 AM     "America the Beautiful"      Track
                      Florence Henderson sings "God Bless America"     Track
                      National Anthem performed by David Foster, Seal & Kelly Clarkson     Track
                      Military Flyer    
                      Invocation by Bishop Christopher Coyne     Victory Podium
                      Rifle Volley & Taps     Track
                     "Back Home Again in Indiana" performed by Jim Nabors     Track
                      Parade Lap     Track
                      Pace Lap     Track
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