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Date(s) Day(s) Event
May 15–16 Saturday – Sunday Rookie Orientation & IndyCar Series practice
May 17–21 Monday – Friday IndyCar Series practice
May 22 Saturday Pole Day Time Trials
May 23 Sunday Bump Day Time Trials
May 28 Friday Carb Day – IndyCar Series final practice
Pit Stop Challenge
ZZ Top concert
May 30 Sunday 94th
An exciting new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500, featuring a 90-minute “shootout” in which the nine fastest cars make a dramatic, late-day run for the pole, will debut Saturday, May 22 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
“This new format for
“This is going to be a fantastic weekend of qualifying. I can’t wait to see it unfold.”
The top 24 spots in the 33-car field will be available through traditional four-lap attempts from (ET) on Pole Day. Each car will have up to three attempts during that time.
The times of the top nine drivers from the first segment of qualifying will be erased at , with all of those competitors guaranteed to start no worse than ninth in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May 30.
“The Fast Nine” then will be required to make at least one four-lap qualifying attempt between , with one additional, optional attempt if time permits. Each driver’s best run during the 90-minute session will set their position within the top nine spots on the starting grid.
If inclement weather prevents the 90-minute shootout for the “Fast Nine,” their times from the opening session will determine starting positions