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ADDRESS: 4790 W. 16th St. Indianapolis, IN 46222

Race Day shuttle service 2015

Starting at 8 a.m Race Day morning, shuttles will transfer fans from 4 different locations around Indianapolis to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

Shuttle details:
#1 Pink Route: Downtown South
The Free Enterprise System- Sodrel Truck Lines Lot
1220 S. West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225 Corner of West and Morris Streets

#2 Black Route: IUPUI Downtown North
IUPUI Parking Lots 73 & 92
Corner of Michigan & California Streets
Indianapolis, IN

#3 Purple Route: Downtown
The Hampton Inn 105 S. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN
Across the street from Circle Center Mall & Hard Rock Cafe.

#4 Blue Route: Airport
Indianapolis International Airport
Ground Transportation Center Lobby Loading in Zone #1
* Ticket booth at the Star of America Booth.

For updated traffic flow and construction information please use the following:
Follow Indiana State Police - @IndStatePolice
Follow Speedway Police - @SpeedwayPD
Listen to WFNI-AM or WIBC-FM 93.1

Traffic Update: There is a new 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. Guests can access Georgetown Road from 25th Street to reach Gate 7. View More
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 until 2:30 p.m. on Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis race day and 7 a.m. on Indianapolis 500 Race Day

16th Street will be closed during the running of this year’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis between Olin Avenue on the east to the 16th Street roundabout on the west from approximately one hour prior to the start of the race, until the end of the race. It will be closed beginning at 12 p.m. 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.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is located on the west side of Indianapolis, just minutes from Indianapolis International Airport.

IMS has developed color coded maps, driving routs, seating locations and special ticket/parking packages to organize the travel portion of your event experience.  Always refer to the IMS map and KNOW YOUR ZONE to help find the best routes to IMS.

“All Roads Lead to Indy” driving routes have been created by the Indiana State Police and match ZONE colors at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Click here to download driving routes

The entire Indianapolis Motor Speedway is cut up into "Color Zones".
Orange is located on the southern end of the IMS property  –
Green is located in between the north and south color zones 
Red is located on the northern end of the IMS property
More Information & Maps

Parking is available along almost every street that the officers will direct traffic. Very few parking spaces will be free. Prices could range from $5 to $20. Drivers with special stickers for parking on the west side of the track are to use the right lane of US 136. Then you will bedirected to Georgetown Road or to Winton Avenue, then north to 20th Street where you will find designated parking lots.  If you have a parking pass or special placard, make sure it is prominently displayed so that officers directing

MORE PARKING - PRIVATE Turn 2 Indy offers parkinground. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is just 500 yards away. Call 317-390-5700


If you are coming from within Indy (east going west) take 16th or 30th Streets.

If you are coming up or down on I-65, exit on 30th Street westbound.

If you use I-465, you can either:
*** Get off on 10th street, exit 14A, and go east to Lynhurst Drive where you will turn left (north). That will take you to 16th Street where you can turn right towards the Speedway.

*** Get off on Crawfordsville Rd, US 136, Exit 16A. Traffic will be sent in three directions, but all will get to the track.

*** Get off on 38th Street east, Exit 17. Go south on Moller Road, then east on 30th Street to park in Coca-Cola parking lot.

1. Take I-465 to the west side of town. (I-465 is a hiway that loops Indianapolis.)
2. Get off on 38th street and head East (back in towards the city).

3. About the 3rd light is Moller Road. Turn right and head south on Moller

4. You go through one light and the next light should be 30th Street. You can't turn right, you can only go straight or turn left. You will turn left. You will be heading East.

The giant field on your right is the Coke Lot. Pull into this lot and park as far South and East as you can.

If you go a mile to Georgetown road, you can turn right and perhaps find a closer spot to park, but hit more traffic.

FROM CYNDI P We live very near ORP (out-of-town fans might consider staying in Brownsburg, Avon, or Plainfield to be away from the worst of the race traffic during the week).  We avoid the interstates completely on race day and take IN 136 to Dandy Trail.  Left on Dandy, then right on 34th  Street.  Right on Moller Road (this is where you join the regular race traffic, but you’ve cut out the mess between I-465 and 38th Street).  The next left is 30th Street.  The Coke Lot (where parking is plentiful and FREE!) is on the right.  Ahead (East) and to the right (South) is closest to Turn Four of IMS.  Honestly, though, we like to park a little further out, under one of the trees.  We just hop right off 30th  Street wherever the ditch isn’t too deep and park where we want.  We usually get there around 11am and there’s still plenty of parking.

After the race, the police make all the roads one-way going out toward 465 (via Moller to 38th) and 74 (via Crawfordsville Road).  We don’t like sitting in line burning gas, so we always pack a little grill and enjoy dinner after the race.  By about 7-7:30pm, it’s clear enough that we can drive straight out.

Wheelchair Accessibility
Along with a daily parking pass for the lot in which you would like to park, each customer must have a state-issued disabled hang tag or license plate on/in their vehicle. The disabled parking areas will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis for those who have the appropriate passes. At the point in which the disabled area is full, all vehicles with daily parking passes will be parked together.

Daily Disabled Parking will be available in the following lots:
Lot 1B
Lot 2
Lot 3 Pavement
Hall of Fame Museum (inside Gate 2)
Lot 7 (North 40)


$30 - 159.00 MORE


Pre Race Pit Pass, Sunday $75
Pit access is valid until 12pm on Sunday. Not valid for gate admission. Fans must sign liability waiver to use pit pass.

3-Day Pre Race Pit Pass $195

Brickyard 400 WEEKEND SCHEDULE 2015

05:00pm - Festivities Begin
05:00pm - Jai Baker Performance
06:00pm - Hauler Parade
07:00pm - Jessie Brown Performance
07:55pm - Haulers Depart
08:00pm - Hauler Parade Conclusion

FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015
09:00am - Gates Open
09:00am - 06:00pm - Fan Midway Open
09:00am - Chevy Autograph Session Wristband Distribution - Chevy Display within Fan Midway
09:00am - 10:25am - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice 1
11:00am - 12:00pm - Chevy Autograph Session - Chevy Display within Fan Midway - Must have wristband to attend
11:30am - 12:55pm - NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice 1
01:00pm - 02:25pm - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice 2
02:30pm - 03:55pm - NASCAR XFINITY Series Practice 2
04:00pm - 05:55pm - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice 3
06:00pm - Gates Close

07:00am - Gates Open
08:00am - 06:00pm - Fan Midway Open
08:00am - NASCAR XFINITY Series Autograph Wristband Distribution - Plaza
08:00am - Kids Only Autograph Wristband Distribution - Kids Zone
10:00am - 10:45am - NASCAR XFINITY Series Autograph Session - Pavilion - Must have wristband to attend
11:35am - NASCAR XFINITY Series Qualifying
11:45am - 12:15pm - Kids Only Autograph Session - Pavilion - Must have wristband to attend
01:10pm - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying
02:50pm - 03:00pm - NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver 'Brick Walk' - Plaza
03:00pm - Driver Introductions
03:30pm - Invocation - George Davis
03:31pm - National Anthem
03:37pm - Drivers Start Your Engines Command
03:50pm - Lilly Diabetes 250 (100 Laps)
06:00pm - Gates Close

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
10:00am - Gates Open
10:00am - 03:50pm - Fan Midway Open
12:00pm - 01:30pm - Fan Track Walk - Enter North Pit Gate, Exit South Pit Gate
02:21pm - Military Salute
02:30pm - 02:55pm - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver 'Brick Walk' - Plaza
03:00pm - Driver Introductions
03:27pm - "America the Beautiful"
03:30pm - Invocation - Reverend Howard Brammer
03:31pm - "National Anthem"
03:33pm - Flyover
03:37pm - Drivers Start Your Engines Command - Mari Hulman-George
03:50pm - 22nd Running of the Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard (160 Laps)
07:30pm - Gates Close


Appearances are posted from a week before race day up until a few days before.  Many times there isn't advanced notice, go by the souvenir haulers and look for the signs. (Go on Friday if possible)

Friday July 24


Sunday, July 26


Hauler Parade and Festival Thursday July 24 2015

Fans can look forward to the Annual Hauler Parade on Main Street in the town of Speedway. From 5:00 - 9:00 pm/ET a total of 55 NASCAR Haulers will set the stage for a fun-filled night of activities. Live entertainment, a Media Pit Stop Challenge, and special appearances from your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars will leave you and your family ready to go for Brickyard 400 weekend!
Schedule of Events
05:00pm - Festivities Begin
05:00pm - Jai Baker Performance
06:00pm - Hauler Parade
07:00pm - Jessie Brown Performance
07:55pm - Haulers Depart
08:00pm - Hauler Parade Conclusion

Kids Zone 2015

Kids Only Autograph Session
Join us Saturday, July 25, for a kids only autograph session featuring the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Participating Drivers*:
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Danica Patrick
Ryan Newman
Alex Bowman
Autograph Session Schedule:

8:00 a.m. – Wristband Distribution - Kids Zone in the Fan Midway
11:45 a.m. – Kids Club Autograph Session Begins - Pavilion - Must have wristband to attend
12:15 p.m. – Kids Club Autograph Session Concludes
Did you know the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a Kids Club, too? It’s the fastest Kids Club in town! Membership includes rad gear, exclusive events, cool prizes, special discounts and fun all year long! Annual membership only $25! Join the IMS Kids Club today!

Child Safety Wristbands: Families with young children are encourage to take part in the IMS Lost Child Program. Stop by any Q&A Zone located Gate 1, Gate 6, Pagoda Plaza or Fan Zone to fill out a wristband for your child. This wristband will enable a member of the Safety Patrol to reunite any lost children with their family.

Chevy Day At The Brickyard

Many Chevy NASCAR drivers will sign a limited number of autographs and participate in fan Q&A sessions at specific times.

Gates and garages open promptly at 8:00 am/ET for Chevy Day at the Brickyard and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Practice day. Make plans now to come out and enjoy a Vintage and Stock Car Show where historic NASCAR stock cars and various street rods will be on display along Hulman Blvd.

Fans can get up close to the collection of Super Birds, Grand Torinos, and other cars to take pictures and interact with the vehicle owners and restorers.

Stay tuned for announcements on Driver autograph sessions and special driver Q & A sessions with all your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars.

The driver lineup for the NASCAR Nationwide Series autograph session Saturday will be announced soon at

Hall Of Fame Museum Brickyard BRICKYARD MUSEUM
MRO at the Track

Indianapolis Raceway Ministries’ sites will be located in Parking Lot 1-A and Parking Lot 2.
Children’s Activities - Activities and crafts will be available for children, including pictures to color, games, painting pinewood derby race cars, etc. Refreshments – Stop under the ministry tent for a cool drink of water, lemonade, cookies and popcorn.


TIPS FROM PHILLIP: 1. After the drivers leave the driver's meeting and they walk through Gasoline Alley, you will want to head over to the tower and stand right up against the fence next to the right steps.  The drivers are brought up in vans, all of them, in order of qualification for driver introductions.  The earlier you get there the better.  They start this right at the time that driver introductions are scheduled to start.  They will push you back to make a space large enough for the vans to get through. 

2.  Also if anyone camps in the Indy lots, bring stakes and caution tape.  If this is done the parking attendant told me that your site can be as big as you want within reason, the stated size is 20 x 20.

2015 What is allowed into the Grandstands:

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway allows personal coolers not larger than 14" by 14" by 14" to be carried into the grounds. No glass containers are allowed. Patrons may also bring in small backpacks and/or carry a bag in for food and personal items. All coolers, bags, backpacks and purses are subject to search at the gate.

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