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2012 Indianapolis 500 Event Schedule
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All Times Eastern
 Friday, May 18th
Fast Friday for the 2012 Indianapolis 500
11am - Business of the 500 Q&A - Coke Stage, Plaza
Noon - 6pm - Indianapolis 500 Practice
6:15pm - Qualification Draw - Coke Stage, Plaza
 Saturday, May 19th
Pole Day Qualifications for the 2012 Indianapolis 500
8am - Practice Begins
8:30am - Breakfast at the Brickyard
10am - Q&A with Past Pole Winners, Coke Stage, Plaza
10:15am - American Dairy Association Pin Distrubition, Pagoda Plaza
11am - Qualifications Begin
4pm - Ceremonial Lap Honoring 50th Anniversary of Parnelli Jones' 150-mph Lap
4:30pm - Fast Nine Qualifications Begin
6pm - Pole Award Presentation, Yard of Bricks
6:15pm - Live Music by Here Come The Mummies, Coke Stage, Plaza
 Sunday, May 20
Armed Forces Bump Day
8am - 6pm - Armed Forces Military Equipment on Display, Pagoda Plaza, MotoGP Course Turns 7 and 9
9am - 10am - Indianapolis 500 Practice
10:15am - Armed Forces Enlistment Ceremony Begins
Noon - Qualifications Begin
 Wednesday, May 23
500 Festival Community Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
11am - 500 Festival Community Day Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
11am - Noon - Firestone Indy Lights Driver Autograph Session, Plaza Pavilion
12:30pm - 1:30pm - Indy 500 Autograph Session #1 Wristband Distribution, MotoGP Garage 36
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Indy 500 Autograph Session #1, Plaza Pavilion
2pm - 3pm - Indy 500 Autograph Session #2 Wristband Distribution, MotoGP Garage 36
3pm - 4pm - Indy 500 Autograph Session #2, Plaza Pavilion
3:30pm - 4:30pm - Indy 500 Autograph Session #3 Wristband Distribution, MotoGP Garage 36
4:30pm - 5:30pm - Indy 500 Autograph Session #3, Plaza Pavilion
 Thursday, May 24
Practice/Qualifications for the Firestone Freedom 100
9am - Noon - Firestone Indy Lights Practice
1:15pm - 2:15pm - Firestone Indy Lights Qualifications Begin
2:30pm - 4pm - Vintage Car Laps
 Friday, May 25
Miller Lite Carb Day
10:30am - Q&A with INDYCAR Crew Members, Coke Stage, Plaza
10:45am - Firestone Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
11am - Practice Begins
Noon - Firestone Indy Lights Pre-Race Begins
12:30 - Firestone Freedom 100
1:35 - IZOD Performance Pit Stop Challenge
3:30 - Miller Lite Carb Day Concert Begins, Lynyrd Skynyrd
 Saturday, May 26
Legends Day at the Indy 500 presented by Shell V-Power
8am - Legends Club Opens
9am - 10am - Autograph Session
9am - 4pm - Indianapolis 500 Memorabilia Show - Plaza Pavilion
9:20am - 10:20am - Vintage Racing On-Track
10:30am - Public Drivers Meeting
1:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Veterans Autograph Session "A" Begins Drivers TBA
3:00pm - Indianapolis 500 Veterans Autograph Session "B" Begins Drivers TBA
5:00pm - Gates Close
 Sunday, May 27
The 96th Running of The Indianapolis 500 Mile Race
7am - Snake Pit Opens
8:30am - Parade of Bands
9:25am - Cars Begin To Enter Pit Lane
9:30am - 500 Festival Princesses Lap
9:55am - All Cars To Pit Lane
10:15am - Cars Begin To Grid On Track
10:40am - All Cars In Place On Grid
10:50am - Engine Warm-up
11:00am - Vintage Car Lap
11:00am - Indianapolis 500 Pre-Race Begins
11:10am - Military Tribute Lap
11:30am - Driver Introductions
Noon - 96th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race

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