Rain chances diminish for Indy 500
Rain chances stay to the south for the Indianapolis 500, but a stray shower cannot be ruled out Sunday afternoon.
Latest radar analysis and computer model data suggest a drier scenario for Sunday. We're still expecting some spotty showers to be on the radar during the race, but most likely impacting west-central Indiana.
A line of rain is moving northward from Sioux Falls to Louisville as a warm front slides through.
This morning's temperatures in the 50s are a far cry from last year, which was the second hottest Indy 500 ever with temperatures in the 90s. A high in the 60s is expected later.
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Indy 500 schedule
INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 24, 2013 - Detailed schedule for 2013 Indianapolis 500 Race Day on Sunday, May 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
SCHEDULE (all times local):
5:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Public Gates Open
7 a.m.-4 p.m. Social Media Garage Open
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Kids Zone Open
8-9:15 a.m. Parade of Bands
9:30 a.m. Cars Enter Pit Lane, Celebrity Red Carpet Begins
10:15 a.m. "On the Banks of the Wabash," Purdue University Band
10:35 a.m. Green Flag Delivered to Honorary Starter Michael Pena
10:40 a.m. All Cars in Place on Grid
10:50 a.m. Vintage Car Laps Begin
11:10 a.m. Military Parade Lap
11:33 a.m. Driver Introductions
11:43 a.m. "America the Beautiful," Lindsey Kraner and Purdue University Band
11:45 a.m. Remarks, Lt. Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (retired)
11:47 a.m. "God Bless America," Jon McLaughlin
11:49 a.m. Invocation, Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin, Archdiocese of Indianapolis
11:51 a.m. Rifle Volley and "Taps"
11:53 a.m. National Anthem, Sandi Patty
11:55 a.m. Flyover
11:55 a.m.-noon Boston Marathon Runners Finish Race on Front Straightaway
11:57 a.m. "Drivers To Your Cars" Command
12:04 p.m. "(Back Home Again in) Indiana," Jim Nabors
12:06 p.m. Command to Start Engines, Mari Hulman George, IMS Chairman of the Board
12:06 p.m. Parade Lap
12:10 p.m. Pace Laps
12:12 p.m. Green Flag, Start of 97th Indianapolis 500
2013 Indianapolis 500 tickets: Tickets are on sale for the 97th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 26 at IMS.
Race Day ticket prices start at just $30. Fans can buy tickets online at www.ims.com/tickets, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.
Children 12 and under will receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2013 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.