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 (Open-Wheels TV)
8:00 to 9:00 PM | Today at the 500 streaming show airing (Open-Wheels TV)

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Practice

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Practice

1:00 to 9:00 PM | 500 Mile Race Practice Session (Open-Wheels TV)
8:00 to 9:00 PM | Today at the 500 qualifying draw special show (RaceSpot TV)
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 (Open-Wheels TV)
8:00 to 9:00 PM | Today at the 500 streaming show airing (Open-Wheels TV)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Pole Day Qualifications

6:00 AM to 5:50 PM | 500 Mile Race Pole Day Qualifications (Open-Wheels TV and RaceSpot TV)
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 (Open-Wheels TV and RaceSpot TV)
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 (Open-Wheels TV)
8:00 to 9:00 PM | Today at the 500 streaming show airing (Open-Wheels TV)

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 (Open-Wheels TV)
8:00 to 9:00 PM | Today at the 500 streaming show airing (Open-Wheels TV)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Media Day

Media Day Interviews Throughout the Day
8:00 to 10:00 PM | Veterans 100 Qualifications (RaceSpot TV)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
“Day Before the 500”

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