Indy 500

102nd Indianapolis 500

2018 Indianapolis 500 Dates

Drivers Parade - Saturday, May 26th
Race Day - Sunday, May 27th

Race Track - Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis 500 is held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway located in Speedway Indiana. 2018 marks the 102nd running of the automobile race. The race is made up of 200 hundred laps with a total distance of 500 miles. The Motor Speedway consists of 4 turns with a track surface made of asphalt, a length of 2.5 miles or 4.0 kilometers to complete one lap.

Hotels - Hampton Inn and Omni Severin

Grand Prix Tours offers two hotel options for the Indy 500 The Hampton Inn Indianapolis and The Omni Severin Indianapolis. Both hotels offer a close proximity to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and all that downtown has to offer. Click "Show Packages" to view our hotel options.

2017 Winner

Last year Takuma Sato won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 It was an eventful race, with a couple big crashes and plenty of cautions which resulted in pit strategy becoming a key factor in the ultimate result of the race.

Two time Formula 1 World Chamption Fernando Alonso was an IndyCar rookie last year. Unfortunately, Alonso’s car failed with 20 laps to go, and was in the process of moving up the field from seventh when his engine blew out.

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Sunday 1-Day Tickets
*Tower Terrace Suite [+]   $1,095.00
*PreRace Pit & Garage [+]   $425.00
Paddock Stand [+]   $145.00
Penthouse Stand [+]   $220.00

* indicates ticket is on request
Tickets are not included with your hotel package and are offered separately as there is usually a choice. Additional options that are not listed here may be available. Please contact our office for details and for race ticket only sales. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars.

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Indy 500
The Indianapolis 500 is as American as apple pie and every mile of the race is history in the making. With 2018 being the 102nd year of the event the aerodynamic cars running at 240 miles per hour would have been unthinkable in the early days.

The race experience today is extraordinary with track side accommodation such as the Tower Terrace Suite ($1,095.00 per person) a fully enclosed air conditioned suite with closed circuit TVs as well as a private grandstand for outside viewing. Other options Grand Prix Tours recommends to enhance your race day experience would be the Live Race Scanner. The Live Race Scanner ($55.00 per scanner) features a noise canceling head set and the ability to tap into team radio frequencies allowing you to listen to the drivers in real time.

Guests of Grand Prix Tours can expect excellent hotel accommodation and a race experience they will never forget. The Saturday leading up to race day includes a visit to Gasoline Alley and The Indy 500 driver introductions. Race day starts with a police escort direct to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Once at the track you`ll want to head to your seats as festivities begin almost immediately with a singing of "Back Home Again In Indiana" and other very patriotic pre-race entertainment. This will be the 33rd trip for Grand Prix Tours and we hope you can join us for the 102nd Indianapolis 500.

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