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05/01/09
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Indy 500 Month of May Gate Info  Information on the gates and grandstands open to the public for practice and qualifying days and Race Day during the 2009 Indianapolis 500, May 5-24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

All seats are general admission up to Race Day, May 24. There is reserved seating and general admission on Race Day.

GATES

Date Gates Open to Public
May 5-7 (Rookie Orientation, Practice) 2, 3, 4, 4A, 7, 10, 10A, 10 Walk-In
May 8 (Fast Friday) 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 6, 7, 9, 10, 10A, 10 Walk-In
May 9 (Pole Day) 1, 1A, 1C, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 6, 7, 9, 10, 10A, 10 Walk-In
May 10 (Second Day Qualifying) 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 6, 7, 9, 10, 10A, 10 Walk-In
May 11-13, 18-19 (No Track Activity) 2 (for Hall of Fame Museum visitors only)
May 14-15 (Practice) 2, 3, 4, 4A, 7, 10, 10A, 10 Walk-In
May 16 (Third Day Qualifying) 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 6, 7, 9, 10, 10A, 10 Walk-In
May 17 (Bump Day) 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 6, 7, 9, 10, 10A, 10 Walk-In
May 20 (500 Festival Community Day) 2, 6, 10, 10A
May 21 (Firestone Freedom 100 Qual.) 2, 3, 4, 4A, 7, 10, 10A, 10 Walk-In
May 22 (Miller Lite Carb Day) 1, 1A, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 6, 7, 9, 10, 10A, 10 Walk-In
May 23 (Drivers' Meeting) 2
May 24 (Race Day) All gates open

GATE HOURS (all times local)

Date Public Gates Open
May 5-7 (Rookie Orientation, Practice) 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 8 (Fast Friday) 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 9 (Pole Day) 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 10 (Second Day Qualifying) 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 14-15 (Practice) 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 16 (Third Day Qualifying) 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 17 (Bump Day) 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 20 (500 Festival Community Day) 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 21 (Firestone Freedom 100 Qual.) 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 22 (Miller Lite Carb Day) 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 23 (Drivers' Meeting) 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 24 (Race Day) 6 a.m.-6 p.m
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STANDS

Date

Stands Open to Public
May 5-7 (Practice) Pit Road Terrace, Tower Terrace*, South Terrace, Short Chute Disabled, Family Viewing Mounds, Second Turn Viewing Mounds, Third Turn Viewing Mounds, Gasoline Alley Roof
May 8 (Fast Friday) Pit Road Terrace, Tower Terrace*, South Terrace, Short Chute Disabled, Family Viewing Mounds, Second Turn Viewing Mounds, Third Turn Viewing Mounds, Paddock*, Northwest Vista, Gasoline Alley Roof
May 9 (Pole Day) Pit Road Terrace, Tower Terrace*, South Terrace, Short Chute Disabled, Family Viewing Mounds, Second Turn Viewing Mounds, Third Turn Viewing Mounds, Paddock*, Paddock Penthouse*, A Stand**, A Penthouse, B Stand**, B Penthouse, E Stand**, E Penthouse, Southeast Vista*, North Vista (West Disabled, Section 21), Northwest Vista, J Stand*, Gasoline Alley Roof
May 10 (Second Day Qualifying) Pit Road Terrace, Tower Terrace*, South Terrace, Short Chute Disabled, Family Viewing Mounds, Second Turn Viewing Mounds, Third Turn Viewing Mounds, Paddock*, Paddock Penthouse*, E Stand**, E Penthouse, Southeast Vista*, North Vista (West Disabled, Section 21), Northwest Vista, Gasoline Alley Roof
May 14-15 (Practice) Pit Road Terrace, Tower Terrace*, South Terrace, Short Chute Disabled, Family Viewing Mounds, Second Turn Viewing Mounds, Third Turn Viewing Mounds, Gasoline Alley Roof
May 16 (Third Day Qualifying) Pit Road Terrace, Tower Terrace*, South Terrace, Short Chute Disabled, Family Viewing Mounds, Second Turn Viewing Mounds, Third Turn Viewing Mounds, Paddock*, Paddock Penthouse*, E Stand**, E Penthouse, Southeast Vista*, North Vista (West Disabled, Section 21), Northwest Vista, Gasoline Alley Roof
May 17 (Bump Day) Pit Road Terrace, Tower Terrace*, South Terrace, Short Chute Disabled, Family Viewing Mounds, Second Turn Viewing Mounds, Third Turn Viewing Mounds, Paddock*, Paddock Penthouse*, E Stand**, E Penthouse, Southeast Vista*, North Vista (West Disabled, Section 21), Northwest Vista, Gasoline Alley Roof
May 21 (Firestone Freedom 100 Qualifying) Pit Road Terrace, Tower Terrace*, South Terrace, Short Chute Disabled, Family Viewing Mounds, Second Turn Viewing Mounds, Third Turn Viewing Mounds, Gasoline Alley Roof
May 22 (Miller Lite Carb Day) Pit Road Terrace, Tower Terrace, South Terrace, Short Chute Disabled, Family Viewing Mounds, Second Turn Viewing Mounds, Third Turn Viewing Mounds, Paddock*, E Stand**, E Penthouse, North Vista (West Disabled, Section 21), Northwest Vista, J Stand*, Gasoline Alley Roof
May 23 (Drivers' Meeting) Tower Terrace
May 24 (Race Day) All stands, viewing mounds open except Gasoline Alley Roof

* -- By section as needed
** -- Upper section

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