2020 Open-Wheels 500 Schedule

Below is the latest schedule of events for the 2020 Open-Wheels 500 Mile Race. All times listed are Eastern (United States) and are subject to change.

Please note that drivers are only required to be present for one day of qualifications as well as race day. They can participate in as many days as they choose after that.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Opening Day

10:00 AM | Optional Drivers Meeting
12:00 to 12:30 PM | Welcome Press Conference
2:00 to 9:00 PM | Opening 500 Mile Race Practice Session (7 hours)
8:00 to 9:00 PM | Today at the 500 streaming show airing

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Practice

1:00 to 9:00 PM | 500 Mile Race Practice Session (8 Hours)
8:00 to 9:00 PM | Today at the 500 streaming show airing

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Practice

1:00 to 9:00 PM | 500 Mile Race Practice Session (8 Hours)
8:00 to 9:00 PM | Today at the 500 qualifying draw special show
8:10 PM | Draw for Day One Qualifications Order

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Fast Friday

1:00 to 9:00 PM | 500 Mile Race Practice Session (8 Hours)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Pole Day Qualifications

6:00 AM to 5:50 PM | 500 Mile Race Pole Day Qualifications
6:15 PM | Pole Winner Press Conference
6:30 PM | Feature Story Press Conference

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Bump Day Qualifications

6:00 AM to 5:50 PM | 500 Mile Race Bump Day Qualifications
6:15 PM | Feature Story Press Conference
6:30 PM | Feature Story Press Conference

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Practice

1:00 to 9:00 PM | 500 Mile Race Practice Session (8 Hours)
8:00 to 9:00 PM | Today at the 500 streaming show airing

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Veterans 100 Practice

6:00 to 8:00 PM | Veterans 100 Practice (2 hours)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Practice

1:00 to 9:00 PM | 500 Mile Race Practice Session (8 Hours)
8:00 to 9:00 PM | Today at the 500 streaming show airing

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Media Day

Media Day Interviews Throughout the Day
6:00 to 10:00 PM | Veterans 100 Qualifications

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
“Day Before the 500”

9:00 to 10:00 AM | Today at the 500 streaming show airing
11:00 AM | Public Drivers Meeting
12:30 to 1:30 PM | Final 500 Mile Race Practice Session (1 hour)
2:00 PM | Veterans 100 Race (40 Laps, 100 Miles)
3:30 PM | Pit Stop Competition (30 Laps, 75 Miles)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Open-Wheels 500 Mile Race

6:00 AM | Military Cannon Open
9:00 to 11:00 AM | Today at the 500 special pre-race airing
9:15 AM | “On the Banks of the Wabash”
9:43 AM | Driver Introductions
10:30 AM | Military Speech
10:31 AM | Invocation
10:33 AM | Rifle Volley
10:35 AM | Taps
10:36 AM | “God Bless America”
10:48 AM | National Anthem
10:51 AM | Flyover
10:58 AM | “Back Home Again” in Indiana
11:06 AM | Race Session Opens with 30-minute warm-up period
11:15 AM to 2:30 PM | Broadcast Window
11:30 AM | Clear Grid of Alternate Drivers
11:36 AM | “Drivers, To Your Cars”
11:38 AM | Pace Laps Begin
11:45 AM | Approximate Green Flag, Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race (200 Laps, 500 Miles)
2:30 PM (est) | Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race winner press conference
2:45 PM (est) | Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race second place P.C.
3:00 PM (est) | Open-Wheels.com 500 Mile Race third place P.C.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Today at the 500 Wrap-Up Show

6:00 to 8:00 PM | Today at the 500 Wrap-Up Show