Indy IRP Night Before 500 news for spectators

INDIANAPOLIS RACEWAY PARK WILL OFFER FREE BUS SERVICE FOR 60TH ANNUAL COCA-COLA NIGHT BEFORE THE 500 INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2005) For the fourth season, Indianapolis Raceway Park will provide free transportation from the Indianapolis ...

INDIANAPOLIS RACEWAY PARK WILL OFFER FREE BUS SERVICE FOR 60TH ANNUAL COCA-COLA NIGHT BEFORE THE 500

INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2005) For the fourth season, Indianapolis Raceway Park will provide free transportation from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to IRP for the 60th Annual Coca-Cola Night Before the 500 on May 28th. The Coca-Cola Night Before the 500 features the USAC Midget Series.

The cost of the transportation is free with the purchase of a $25.00 reserved ticket or $20.00 general admission ticket. General admission tickets can be purchased with cash only on the busses and in advance by calling 317-291-4090 or visiting the IRP ticket office prior to the race. Those who purchased advance tickets will be able to take part in this program.

This service will allow fans that park and camp at IMS the opportunity to attend the 59th Annual Coca-Cola Night Before the 500 without losing their parking and camping spot. The free shuttle bus program also alleviates fans from having to deal with race weekend traffic.

The two tour busses will pick up race fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.

Stop locations are as follows:

* BUS #1

Stop 1 - The first stop will be located near the 4th entrance of lot 1.

Stop 2 -- The second stop will be located near the entrance to the Coke plant.

Stop 3 -- The third stop will be a block and a half south on Auburn street off of Georgetown road.

Stop 4 -- The fourth stop will be located at the intersection of 21st and Auburn Street.

* BUS #2

Stop 1 -- The first stop will be at the Brickyard Plaza located off 16th Street.

Stop 2 -- The second stop will be at the corner of 16th and 21st street.

Busses will pick people up and bring them to IRP from 3:30 P. M. to 8:30 P. M. The last drop off at IMS will be at 11:30 P. M.

For more information regarding the 60th Annual Coca-Cola Night Before the 500 or any event at IRP, please visit www.IRPonline.com.

One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, IRP was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip, a .686-mile paved oval and a 2.5-mile road course. Home to drag racing's biggest event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs. The oval track draws racing's biggest events, including annual visits from the NASCAR Busch, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and three annual USAC races. The road course provides a home for several racing sanctions, such as SCCA, while providing an ideal resource for driving schools, corporate outings and open-road tests for professional drivers.

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