From gates to green flag: A complete breakdown of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 schedule

Update (2:50 p.m.): The Indianapolis 500 is still on for Sunday. Officials hope to start the race at 5:30 p.m.

It is unclear whether or not the pre-race ceremonies will still be held before the race.

Update (11:30 a.m.): Pre-race ceremonies at Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been paused because of impending severe weather. The start of the 108th Indianapolis 500 is also expected to be delayed.

No information on when pre-race ceremonies will resume has been released. Officials have not announced when they expect this year’s Indy 500 to start.

INDIANAPOLIS — Race day is here!

The 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to start at 12:45 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 26.

It’ll be a busy day as tens of thousands of fans descend on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Here’s a look at the race day schedule (all times ET):

  • 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Gates open/close

  • 9 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.: Cars to pit lane

  • 8:45 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.: Borg Warner Trophy “March to the Bricks”

  • 10:30 a.m.: Cars to grid on frontstretch

  • 10:45 a.m.: IMS President J. Douglas Boles to provide event operations briefing

  • 11:47 a.m.: Driver introductions

  • 12:21 p.m.: “God Bless America” performed by Phillip Phillips

  • 12:24 p.m.: “Star-Spangled Banner” performed by Jordin Sparks

  • 12:36 p.m.: “Back Home Again in Indiana” performed by Jim Cornelison

  • 12:38 p.m.: Command to start engines from Roger Penske

  • 12:45 p.m.: Green flag drops

This schedule is weather permitting and subject to change.

For more information on race day festivities, click here.

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