The annual NTT IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline at World Wide Technology Raceway always is a home run with motorsports fans, but this year the track is hitting it out of the park with a grand slam.
Racing Night at Busch Stadium on Thursday, August 22, will include:
A free fanfest for INDYCAR and NASCAR fans. Fans will meet their favorite NTT IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West drivers at Ballpark Village, located across the street from Busch Stadium. The fanfest also will feature show cars, activities and prizes. The fanfest will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. CDT.
Fanfest driver autograph sessions:
4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West drivers.
5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. — Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 drivers.
5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series drivers.
Following the fanfest, the racing festivities then will continue inside Busch Stadium. INDYCAR star and 2017 champion Josef Newgarden, driver of the No. 2 Hitachi Dallara/Chevrolet for Team Penske, will throw out the first pitch. Newgarden has dominated the 2019 INDYCAR season with four victories to date (St. Petersburg, Detroit, Texas and Iowa). In 12 races run so far, he has finished out of the top five only twice.
The St. Louis Cardinals will play the Colorado Rockies at 6:45 p.m. CDT. Fans who purchase their Racing Night at Busch Stadium game tickets at www.Cardinals.com/theme will receive a Harrison Bader race car bobblehead.
Racing Night at Busch Stadium is part of the annual St. Louis Speed Festival, which also includes a golf tournament, a charity karting event and championship bicycle races held during the week leading up to the annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (#Bommarito500).
To purchase tickets or obtain more information about WWTR, please call (618) 215-8888 or visit www.wwtraceway.com. Follow WWTR on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
Friday, August 23 – Coors Light Pole Night Showdown
10 a.m. — Parking lots open.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. — James Hinchcliffe Red Cross Blood Drive (drag strip tower).
11:30 a.m. — Spectator gates open; Paddock pass upgrades open.
1-2 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series practice.
2:15-2:45 p.m. — Indy Pro 2000 practice.
3-3:45 p.m. — Indy Lights practice.
4-5 p.m. — Vintage Indy Registry exhibition.
5:15-6:15 p.m. — Coors Light Pole Night NTT IndyCar Series qualifying.
6:30-7:15 p.m. — Indy Pro 2000 qualifying.
7:30-8 p.m. — Indy Lights qualifying.
8:15-9:15 p.m. – NTT IndyCar Series final practice.
10:30 p.m. – Track closed.
Saturday, August 24 – Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline race day
10 a.m. — Parking lots open.
11:30 a.m. — Spectator gates open.
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Vintage Indy Registry exhibition.
12:45-2:15 p.m. — Vintage Indy Registry Open Wheel Icons garage party and autograph session.
12:30-1:30 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West qualifying.
1:45 p.m. — Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires (55 laps).
2-6 p.m. — Rumble Before the Roar pre-race party.
2 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series paddock opens.
2:40 p.m. — Vintage Indy Registry final exhibition.
3-4 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series driver autograph session.
3:25 p.m. — Indy Lights race (75 laps).
4:35 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West Monaco 125 presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.
6:15 p.m. — Parade laps.
6:30 p.m. — Bommarito Automotive Group 500 pre-race show.
7 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline.