Night Before The 500 Tickets On Sale

Tickets are on sale for the 69th annual Visit Hendricks County Night Before the 500 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

The long-standing event showcases USAC midget, Pro Mazda and USF2000 racing May 24 at the .686-mile paved oval.

This event has long been a focal point of the open wheel community dating back to the early 1960’s when racing legends such as A. J. Foyt would take part in the midget race prior to racing in the Indianapolis 500 the following day.

In fact, Foyt was the first winner on the Lucas Oil Raceway oval in 1961 and then went on to secure his first Indianapolis 500 win a few days later. Other past winners include Johnny Parsons, Mel Kenyon, Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne.

“The longevity of this event transcends generations, making the Visit Hendricks County Night Before the 500 among the most important and prestigious of all USAC Midget races," said Randy Simpson, general manager of Lucas Oil Raceway. “Coupled with Pro Mazda and USF2000 competition, race fans will enjoy a thrilling night of open-wheel action at one of the most exciting short tracks in all of oval racing."

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 317-291-4090.

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