IRL: Month of May Indy 500 events: May 23-29

It's race week in Indianapolis and that means the vendors are setting up shop along 16th Street, Crawfordsville and Georgetown Roads. The parties start Tuesday night in Broad Ripple with the Front Row Party at Average Joes. The after party slides...

It's race week in Indianapolis and that means the vendors are setting up shop along 16th Street, Crawfordsville and Georgetown Roads. The parties start Tuesday night in Broad Ripple with the Front Row Party at Average Joes. The after party slides over to Rock Lobster around 9 p.m. and lasts until the pubs close in Broad Ripple. USAC Sprint cars compete at Anderson and Kokomo on Wednesday and Thursday. The Last Row party is Friday evening at the Brickyard Crossing Inn but hardcore race fans will be at the Indiana State Fairgrounds for the Hoosier Hundred. General admission seating is not available this year. All grandstand seats, $25 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under, are reserved. Tickets for the Hoosier Hundred are available by calling (317) 927-1482. Infield tickets will be sold the day of the event for $10. On Saturday night there's a choice between the Little 500 at Anderson and the USAC in the "Night Before the 500" at Indianapolis Raceway Park.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

At the Speedway
No track activity

Around Town

2006 Front Row Party, Average Joes, Broad Ripple Ave.

Television

5:30 -- SportsCenter at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ESPN2

Radio

6:00 -- 7:00 -- Talk of Gasoline Alley with Donald Davidson, WIBC 1070 AM, www.wibc.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

At the Speedway

500 Festival Community Day
9:00 - 6:00 - Public Gates Open
9:00 - 6:00 - Public Track Laps / Garages Open to Public
9:30 -- 12:00 Breakfast with Michael Andretti, www.andretti.com
Noon -- Celebrity/Media Pit Stop competition, Pit Lane
1:30 -- Minnie Indy Charity Race
3:00 - 5:00 - Driver Autograph Sessions

Local Tracks

Anderson Speedway -- USAC National Sprint Car Series & Ford Focus Midgets

Around Town

9:00 -- Andretti Green Racing drivers compete against celebrities in go-karts, Monument Circle

11:30 -- Zoopolis 500, Indianapolis Zoo, pair of Aldabra tortoises named A.J. and Lyn race at the Zoo. Appearance by Sam Hornish and IMS Radio Network Host Mike King.

5:00 -- 7:00 - 2006 Indianapolis 500 Fan Tour, Danica Patrick appearance, Meijer Pike Plaza

Television

4:00 -- 5:00 -- Sports Century, A.J. Foyt, ESPN Classic

5:30 -- SportsCenter at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ESPN2

Radio

5:00 - Indy Racing Weekly, IMS Radio Network, www.indycar.com

6:00 -- 7:00 -- Talk of Gasoline Alley with Donald Davidson, WIBC 1070 AM, www.wibc.com

Thursday, May 25, 2006

At the Speedway

Indy Pro Series Practice & Qualifying

9:00 -- 6:00 -- Public Gates Open
9:00 -- 9:45 -- Indy Pro Series Practice
11:00 -- 11:45 - Indy Pro Series Practice
1:15 -- Indy Pro Series Qualifying
3:40 -- 4:00 -- Indy Pro Series Practice

Local Tracks

Kokomo Speedway -- Sprint Cars & Midgets

Anderson Speedway -- Little 500, USAC Sprints, Round 1 Qualifying

Speedrome - Modifieds, Roadrunners/Thunder 111 laps, Hornets/FWD 111 laps

Around Town

11:30 -- 12:30 -- Michael Andretti appearance, Circuit City, 5140 E. 82nd Street, event starts at 10:30

1:00 -- CARA Fashion Show, Westin Hotel, Downtown, Social at 11:00, luncheon at 12:00, Tickets (317) 299-2277

4:00 -- 8:00 p.m. -- National Racing Memorabilia Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Johnny Rutherford appearance 5:30-7:30, Salt Walther appearance 6-7:00 -- Contact: Bill Daniels (765) 482-7000

5:00 -- 7:00 - 2006 Indianapolis 500 Fan Tour, Bobby Rahal appearance, Meijer, Carmel, Ind.

Television

4:00 -- 5:00 -- Sports Century, Mario Andretti, ESPN Classic

5:30 -- SportsCenter at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ESPN2

Radio

6:00 -- 7:00 -- Talk of Gasoline Alley with Donald Davidson, WIBC 1070 AM, www.wibc.com

8:00 -- Indy Live Talk Show, IMS Radio Network, www.indycar.com

Friday, May 26, 2006

At the Speedway

Carb Day

8:00 -- 6:00 -- Public Gates Open
11:00 -- 12:00 -- IndyCar Series Practice
12:00 -- 12:30 -- Freedom 100 Pre-race
12:30 -- 1:30 -- Freedom 100 Indy Pro Series Race
1:30 -- 3:00 -- Pit Stop Challenge
3:30 -- Carb Day concert featuring the B-52s, Third Eye Blind

Local Tracks

Hoosier 100, USAC Silver Crown Series, Indiana State Fairgrounds
5:00 -- Practice
6:00 -- Qualifying
8:00 -- Hoosier Hundred, 100-mile Race

Bloomington Speedway -- Sprint cars, Super Stocks & UMP Modifieds

Anderson Speedway -- Little 500, USAC Sprints, Round 2 Qualifying

Gas City I-69 Speedway -- Sprint cars, UMP Modifieds & Street Stocks

Speedrome - Stocks, Late Models, Hornets, Bomber 8's, Hornet 8's

Around Town

11:30 -- 500 Festival Memorial Service, North Steps of Monument Circle, Downtown, Free, Free parking at meters 7-6:00 pm.

12:00 -- 7:30 - National Racing Memorabilia Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Parnelli Jones appearance 5:15-7:00 p.m.

5:00 -- 7:00 - 2006 Indianapolis 500 Fan Tour, Meijer Southport road

5:30 -- Last Row Party, Brickyard Crossing Inn, (317) 631-6400

9:00 -- Pure Rush Indy Party, Gelo Ultra Lounge, downtown, www.purerushindy.com for more info.

Television

2:00 -- 4:00 -- 1985 Indianapolis 500, ESPN Classic

3:00 -- 5:30 -- Carb Day coverage, ESPN2

4:00 -- 6:00 -- Sports Century, Rick Mears, ESPN Classic

5:30 -- SportsCenter at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ESPN2

Radio

12:15 - Indy Pro Series Freedom 100 Race, IMS Radio Network, www.indycar.com

5:00 -- Carb Day Re-cap Show, IMS Radio Network, www.indycar.com

6:00 -- 7:00 -- Talk of Gasoline Alley with Donald Davidson, WIBC 1070 AM, www.wibc.com

Saturday, May 27, 2006

At the Speedway

8:00 -- 6:00 -- Public Gates Open
9:00 -- 10:00 -- Driver Autograph Session, Pagoda Plaza
11:00 -- Public Drivers Meeting, Tower Terrace

Local Tracks

Little 500, Anderson Speedway -- 58th Annual Little 500, USAC National Sprint Car Series

Night Before the 500, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Crawfordsville, Ind.,
3:00 Spectator Gates Open
4-4:50 -- USAC Midget Practice
5-5:50 -- USAC Midget Qualifying
6:00 -- Racing for Cars, Trucks & Modifieds
9:15 -- USAC National Midget Feature

Paragon Speedway -- Sprint cars, Street Stocks & Bombers

Speedrome - Stocks, Late Model 50 Lap Figure 8, Hornets, Roadrunners

Lincoln Park Speedway -- Sprint cars, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers, Modified Lites & Roll Over Contest

Around Town

9:30 -- 4:30 - National Racing Memorabilia Show, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Jerry Grant appearance 10-11:30 a.m.

12:00 -- 500 Festival Parade -- celebrities, award winning floats, marching bands and the drivers competing in the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500. Tickets available by calling (317) 614-6400

6:00 -- Snake Pit Ball, Indiana Roof Ballroom, Downtown, K.C. & the Sunshine Band performs, Tickets (317) 614-6400

Television

1:00 -- 3:00 -- 1981 Indianapolis 500, ESPN Classic

3:00- 5:00 - 1982 Indianapolis 500, ESPN Classic

5:00 -- 7:00 - 1987 Indianapolis 500, ESPN Classic

6:00 -- 7:30 -- 500 Festival Parade, ESPN2

7:00 -- 9:00 - 1992 Indianapolis 500, ESPN Classic

7:30 -- Ready to Race the 90th, ESPN2

9:00 -- 11:00 - 2005 Indianapolis 500, ESPN Classic

Radio

9:00 p.m. -- 5:00 a.m. (May 28) -- Great Race Countdown, Play-by-Play coverage of 500s from 1976, 1984 and 1996, WIBC 1070 AM, www.wibc.com

Sunday, May 28, 2006

At the Speedway

Raceday

6:00 -- 6:00 -- Public Gates Open
12:30 -- Driver introductions
1:00 - 90th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Local Tracks

Kokomo Speedway - Sprints, UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Gates 3:30, Qualifying & Racing 6:00 p.m.

Speedrome - DENT Demolition Derby 6pm

Television

12:00 -- 1:00 -- Pre-Race 90th Indianapolis 500 1:00 -- 90th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Radio

5:00 a.m. -- Race Day Coverage, WIBC 1070 AM, www.wibc.com

12:00 -- 90th Running of the Indianapolis 500, IMS Radio Network, XM Satellite 145, www.indycar.com

4:30 -- 8:00 p.m. -- Donald Davidson's Talk of Gasoline Alley post-race show, WIBC 1070 AM, www.wibc.com, Call in program (317) 239-1070

Monday, May 29, 2006

6:00 - Indianapolis 500 Victory Celebration, Plaza Village Pavilion

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Bobby Rahal , Mario Andretti , Rick Mears , Parnelli Jones , A.J. Foyt , Danica Patrick , Johnny Rutherford , Sam Hornis