87th INDIANAPOLIS 500 Race Day Sunday, May 25, 2003 Admission: Limited number of reserved seats available in ticket office; general admission $20 for adults; free for children ages 5 and younger (All times local) <pre> 5 a.m.: ...
87th INDIANAPOLIS 500
Sunday, May 25, 2003
Admission: Limited number of reserved seats available in ticket office; general admission $20 for adults; free for children ages 5 and younger
(All times local) <pre> 5 a.m.: Military bomb signifies opening of public gates. All grandstands, Hall of Fame Museum, Indy Racing League Experience, IMS Gift Shops, concessions open 7:45 a.m.: Spectacle of the Bands begins (marching bands take one lap around track) 9 a.m.: Historic Indianapolis 500 car parade 9:05 a.m.: Brian McKnight performs on the Coca-Cola Stage (Pagoda Plaza) 9:40 a.m.: "On the Banks of the Wabash," Purdue University Band Indy Racing League IndyCar Series cars to grid 10 a.m.: Engine warm-up 10:18 a.m.: Darryl Worley performs "Have You Forgotten" on Victory Podium 10:25 a.m.: Wynonna performs "What the World Needs Now" on Coca-Cola Stage 10:31 a.m.: Driver introductions 10:36 a.m.: "God Bless America," performed by Florence Henderson 10:40 a.m.: "National Anthem," performed by Daniel Rodriguez 10:42 a.m: Drivers to Cars 10:44 a.m.: Invocation by Archbishop Daniel Buechlein 10:46 a.m.: Memorial Day recognition by Vice Chief of Staff General Jack Keane. "Taps," performed by Purdue University Band; Flyover 10:49 a.m.: "Back Home Again in Indiana," by Jim Nabors 10:51 a.m.: "Lady and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines" by Mari Hulman George, Chairman of the Board, Indianapolis Motor Speedway 11 a.m.: Start of the 87th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race 6 p.m.: Track closes