IRL: Indy 500: Race day schedule

88th Indianapolis 500 Race Day Schedule INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 27, 2004 -- Race Day schedule for the 88th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race on Sunday, May 30 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All times EST, local time: 5 a.m. Military bomb ...

88th Indianapolis 500 Race Day Schedule

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, May 27, 2004 -- Race Day schedule for the 88th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race on Sunday, May 30 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All times EST, local time:

5 a.m.
Military bomb signifies opening of track

8 a.m.
Spectacle of Bands

9:20 a.m.
Festival Princess Parade Laps

9:40 a.m.
"On the Banks of the Wabash" -- Purdue University Band
Marion County Sheriff Motorcycle Drill Team
Cars placed in position

9:50 a.m.
Celebrity/VIP Parade Laps

10:15 a.m.
"I Hope You Dance" -- Lee Ann Womack, Victory Podium
Military Recognition lap in Chevrolet vehicles

10:20 a.m.
Driver Introductions

10:31 a.m.
"God Bless America" -- Florence Henderson, Victory Podium

10:40 a.m.
"Star Spangled Banner" -- Jessica Simpson, Victory Podium

10:42 a.m.
"Drivers To Your Cars" announcement

10:44 a.m.
Invocation

10:45 a.m.
Memorial Day Recognition

10:47 a.m.
"Taps" -- Purdue University Band

10:49 a.m.
"Back Home Again in Indiana" -- Jim Nabors, Victory Podium
Balloon Spectacle

10:51 a.m.
"Lady and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines" -- Mari Hulman George, Victory Podium

10:53 a.m.
2004 Chevy Corvette leads pace lap -- driven by Morgan Freeman

11 a.m.
Start of the 88th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race

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Tickets: Tickets are available for the 2004 Indianapolis 500 on May 30. For information, log on to www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, or call the IMS ticket office at (800) 822-INDY or (317) 492-6700.

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