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Are you ready for some racing? Hundreds of thousands of racing fans will descend on the Indianapolis area during the month of May for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500. Festivities surrounding the race include breakfast with the mayor,...

Are you ready for some racing?

Hundreds of thousands of racing fans will descend on the Indianapolis area during the month of May for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500. Festivities surrounding the race include breakfast with the mayor, the CARA fashion show, the 500 Festival parade, a memorabilia show, even a 10K run through the city.

Events in conjunction with the race enjoy tremendous community support. All are well worth attending, but you're not reading Motorsport.com because you're interested in fashion shows. The annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis is all about speed.

Although the focus during May is on the 500-mile race at 16th and Georgetown, central Indiana is rich with great racing. From drag racing at Indianapolis Raceway Park to motorcycles on the road course at Putnam Park, there's something for everyone.

Friday, May 2

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - Supermodifieds, Outlaw Stock Oval & Figure 8, Roadrunners, Hornets, Bomber Figure 8

Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - Limited Late Models, ThunderCars, Legends, Thunder Roadsters & FWD'S

Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, IN - Non-Wing Sprints, Indiana Super Stocks, UMP Modifieds

Saturday, May 3

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - Outlaw Stock, Late Model 50 lap Figure 8, Roadrunners

Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - SuperTrucks, Figure 8's, & Street Stocks

Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH - USAC Sprints -Border Wars

Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN - CARS and Super Trucks (oval)

Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN - VP Fuels ET Series Points Race and VP Fuels Quick 32 (drag strip)

Putnam Park Road Course, Mount Meridian, IN - WERA Motorcycle road racing (through Sunday, May 4)

Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN - Sprints, UMPs, Pro Stocks

Sunday, May 4

Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN - One Lap of America (two time trials and skid pad competition)

Winchester Speedway, Winchester, IN - The Rich Vogler Classic USAC Sprints - Border Wars

Thursday, May 8

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - NAMARS Kenyon MidgetCar feature race, Stunt*, School Bus Figure 8 heat races, Stunt*, School Bus Figure 8 feature race, Demolition Derby

Paragon Speedway, Paragon, IN - UMP Late Models, Street Stocks and Bombers

Friday, May 9

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - Supermodifieds, Outlaw Stocks Oval & Figure 8, Roadrunners, Hornets, Bomber Figure 8's

Terrre Haute Action Tack, Terre Haute, IN - World of Outlaws, UMP Modifieds

Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - Modifieds, ThunderCars, Legends, Thunder Roadsters & FWD's

Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, IN - Indiana Dirt Late Model Speedweek, UMP Late Models, Indiana Super Stocks, UMP Modifieds

Gas City Speedway, Gas City, IN - KISS Non-Wing Sprints, UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks

Indianapolis Raceway Park (road course), Clermont, IN - SCCA Regionals (through Sunday, May 11)

Saturday, May 10

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - Outlaw Stock, Late Model 50 lap Figure 8, Roadrunners

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN - Pole Day qualifying for Indianapolis 500

Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - USA Tour Modifieds, SuperTrucks, Legends, Thunder Roadsters, ThunderCars & FWD's

Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN - USAC Silver Crown, CARS, Super Trucks

Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN - Midwest-SCA Sprints, UMPs, Pro Stocks, Dwarfs

Sunday, May 11

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - Steel Wall Opening Stunt, NAMARS MidgetCar qualifying race, Stunt*, NAMARS MidgetCar feature race, School Bus Figure 8 heat races, Stunt*, School Bus Figure 8 feature race, Demolition Derby

Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN - VP Fuels ET Series Points Race Gates open 7am. (drag strip)

Wednesday, May 14

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - Outlaw Stock, Late Model 35 lap, Figure 8, Roadrunners, Hornets

Thursday, May 15

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - NAMARS Midgets, Kenyon Cars, TQ Midgets

Friday, May 16

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - Supermodifieds, Outlaw Stock Oval & Figure 8, Roadrunners, Hornets, Bomber Figure 8's

Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN - NHRA Division 3 - Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Event (through Sunday, May 18)

Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - Modifieds, ThunderCars, Legends, Thunder Roadsters & FWD's

Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, IN - King of Indiana Sprint Series (KISS), Indiana Super Stocks, UMP Modifieds

Gas City Speedway, Gas City, IN - Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks

Saturday, May 17

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - Volunteers of America "Night at the Races" Outlaw Stocks, Late Models 50 lap Figure 8, Roadrunners

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN - Freedom 100 Infiniti Pro series

Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - Spring Championships (double points) SuperTrucks, Figure 8's & Street Stocks

Terrre Haute Action Tack, Terre Haute, IN - Tony Hulman Classic USAC Sprints & UMP Modifieds

Paragon Speedway, Paragon, IN - Sprints, Street Stocks and Bombers

Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN - Sprints, UMPs, Pro Stocks

Sunday, May 18

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN - Bump Day qualifying for Indianapolis 500

Wednesday, May 21

Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - USAC Sprints & Ford Focus Midgets, Legends

Thursday, May 22

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - NAMARS 500

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN - Carb Day final practice for Indianapolis 500

Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - Pay Less / Delco Remy Little 500 1st round Qualifications

Friday, May 23

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - Brian's Wish/Track Forum "Night at the Races" to cure Lou Gehrig's Disease, Outlaw Stock oval, Late Model 35 lap Figure 8, Roadrunners, Hornets, Bomber Figure 8's, Supermodifieds

Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - Little 500 Day 2 Qualification - EVENING: Little 500 Non-Qualifiers Sprint Car Race, ThunderCars & FWD's

Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, IN - Sprints, Indiana Super Stocks, UMP Modifieds

Gas City Speedway, Gas City, IN - Non-Wing Sprints, UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks

Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN - USAC Silver Crown

Saturday, May 24

Indianapolis Speedrome, Indianapolis, IN - Outlaw Stocks, Late Model 50 lap Figure 8, Roadrunners

Anderson Speedway, Anderson, IN - 55th Annual Little 500

Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN - 58th Annual Night Before the 500 featuring the USAC Midgets, CARS, USA Modifieds

Paragon Speedway, Paragon, IN - Sprints, Street Stocks and Bombers

Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, IN - Sprints, UMPs, Pro Stocks

Sunday, May 25

Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 87th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race

Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, OH - USAC Sprints

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