Castroneves, Hunter-Reay, Carpenter, Pagenaud to participate in Firestone Test at IMS

Preparations for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will begin in earnest during a Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Tire Test on the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.5-mile oval on Tuesday, Sept. 23, and Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Verizon IndyCar Series drivers participating in the event include three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves of Team Penske, 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport, two-time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Ed Carpenter of CFH Racing and inaugural Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis winner Simon Pagenaud of Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports.

Testing will take place each day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be media availability featuring all four drivers in the MotoGP garages along Pit Lane from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Fans are welcome to watch testing for free both days from the South Terrace grandstands and the Turn 2 viewing mounds adjacent to the IMS Hall of Fame Museum.

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