Sunday, May 27, 2018

6:00 A.M.………………………………………… Indianapolis Motor Speedway Gates Open
7:00 A.M.………………………………………… Snake Pit Gates Open
11:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.………………………. Pre Race Break
12:20 P.M.……………………………………….. 102nd Running of the Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil
6:00 P.M.…………………………………………. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Gates Close


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is located at 4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222. There are multiple ways of reaching the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. IMS features entrances and exits across all directions around the facility.

Driving Routes
To help Indianapolis Motor Speedway guests determine the best driving routes to parking locations nearest to their seats, the track has been divided into three color zones. The north end of the track is the red zone, the western portion of the facility is green, while the south end being orange zone.

There is a roundabout located at 16th Street and Crawfordsville Road. Guests cannot access Georgetown Road from 16th Street or Crawfordsville Road because it does not connect to the roundabout.

Race Day Closures / Access
On Race Days credentialed guests can access Georgetown Road from 25th Street to reach Gate 7, which will only be open to vehicles with a corresponding parking pass or those displaying a disabled placard.

16th Street will be closed on Race Days between Olin Avenue on the east to the 16th Street roundabout on the west from approximately one hour prior to the start of each race, until the end of the race. It will be closed beginning at noon for the Indianapolis 500 until the end of the race. In addition, during these times 16th Street will not be accessible from Polco Street, as it will be blocked at 10th Street.

For the most up-to-date traffic updates and construction information please download the Brickyard Mobile app or use the following:

Follow Indiana State Police – @IndStatePolice
Follow Speedway Police – @SpeedwayPD
Listen to RadioNOW 100.9, WFNI-AM or WIBC-FM 93.1


Daily Parking & Tailgating
On non-race days, excluding Miller Lite Carb Day, during events daily parking is available around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tailgating is also available in these areas, providing a fun experience for all fans during events. Daily parking and tailgating is permitted in the following lots:

  • Main Gate
  • Lot 2
  • Lot 3 Grass
  • Lot 7 (North 40)
  • Lot 1B
  • Lot 1C

Grilling is allowed in the daily parking and tailgating areas on small portable grills. No dumping of charcoal or ashes is allowed.

Portable shelters (i.e. E-Z Up shelters) no larger than 10 feet by 10 feet are allowed in designated daily parking and tailgating lots. They must be set up behind the vehicle, not taking another parking spot or hindering vehicle or pedestrian travel areas. Shelters must be secured to the vehicle.

All shelters must be put away by the race starting time on Race Day in Lots 1B, 1C, 2 & 3 Grass.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Facility Map

You can check for the most up-to-date listings of available parking lots.


Shuttle Service
Starting at 8 a.m. on Race Day mornings, shuttles will transfer fans from 4 different locations around Indianapolis to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tickets are round-trip and one-way and can be purchased at the departure locations or in advance online.

  • One-Way or Round Trip is the same price
  • Tickets are Non-Refundable
  • Air-conditioned transit shuttles will be used
  • Handicapped accessible vehicles available

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Pedal & Park
Pedal & Park is sponsored by Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization to promote alternative modes of transportation. STA volunteers set up and manage the secured bicycle parking corral during the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400.

Free Bicycle Parking
Parking will be in Dotlich Crane Service (1111 Polco St., Indianapolis, IN 46222)
The parking lot will be staffed at all times to monitor
Bicycles may only use 10th St. to access the parking lot
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ADA Access

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway offers multiple parking lots around the facility to guests with disabilities. The list of ADA parking lots around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are listed below. In order to park in the following areas please ensure you have an authorized state-issued sticker, placard or license plate along with the person the pass is issued to. Law enforcement officers will be present to ensure that the person the pass is issued to is present in the vehicle.

Daily ADA parking will be available in the following lots:

  • Lot 1B
  • Lot 2
  • Lot 3 Pavement*
  • Lot 7 (North 40)

*Although daily parking is not permitted on the pavement otherwise; any Lot 3 Grass auto pass accompanied with a state-issued disabled tag will be granted a disabled space in the front of the lot, assuming the area isn’t full.

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