2018 Indy 500 tickets go on sale today

Teammates Simon Pagenaud and Will Power go nose-to-tail through Turn 1 during practice for the 101st Indianapolis 500. (IMS Photo / Mike Harding)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Beginning today, race fans can buy tickets for th 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500.

The entire Month of May schedule and ticket purchase options can be found on www.ims.com. Kids 15 and under are free to all 2018 racing events at IMS when accompanied by an adult General Admission ticket-holder.

Jim Cornelison will come back to sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" at the race.

Cornelison is best known for singing the National Anthem at Chicago Blackhawks home games. He made his Indy 500 debut last year, generating widespread praise.

“Jim perfectly captured the powerful emotion behind one of Race Day’s most iconic moments, and barely a day has gone by without a fan asking us to bring him back for next year’s race,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said in a press release. “We’re happy he’s returning to IMS and we’re grateful to our friends with the Blackhawks’ organization for working with us to make this happen.”

While he's best known for performing in Chicago, Cornelison is a 1992 graduate of the Master of Music program at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

“Last year was such an amazing experience, and I can’t wait to come back to Indy,” Cornelison said. “I already have Race Day circled on my calendar!”

Cornelison will become the first performer to sing “Back Home Again in Indiana” in consecutive years since the retirement of Jim Nabors in 2014. Nabors sang the tune 36 times during Indy 500 pre-race ceremonies between 1972-2014.

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