Below is the latest schedule of events for the 2021 Open-Wheels 500 Mile Race. All times listed are Eastern (United States) and are subject to change. Broadcast details will be added at a later date.

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 7
Opening Day

10:00 AM | Optional Drivers Meeting
12:00 to 12:30 PM | Welcome Press Conference (Open-Wheels TV)
2:00 to 8:00 PM | Opening 500 Mile Race Practice Session

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Practice

Time TBD | 500 Mile Race Practice Session

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Practice

Time TBD | 500 Mile Race Practice Session
8:00 to 9:00 PM | Qualifications Draw Special
8:10 PM | Draw for Day One Qualifications Order

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Fast Friday

Time TBD | 500 Mile Race Practice Session

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13
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 14
Bump Day Qualifications

10:00 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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Practice

Time TBD | 500 Mile Race Practice Session

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Veterans 100 Practice

6:00 to 8:00 PM | Veterans 100 Practice

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Media Day

Media Day Interviews Throughout the Day
Time TBD | Veterans 100 Qualifications

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20
“Day Before the 500”

11:00 AM | Public Drivers Meeting (Open-Wheels TV)
12:30 to 1:30 PM | Final 500 Mile Race Practice Session
2:00 PM | Veterans 100 Race (40 Laps, 100 Miles)
3:00 PM | Pit Stop Competition (30 Laps, 75 Miles)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Open-Wheels 500 Mile Race

6:00 AM | Military Cannon Open
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
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 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 23
Victory Celebration

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

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