101st Indianapolis 500
2017 Indianapolis 500 Dates
Drivers Parade - Saturday, May 27th
Race Day - Sunday, May 28th
Race Track - Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The Indianapolis 500 is held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway located in Speedway Indiana. 2017 marks the 101st 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 tack surface made of asphalt, a length of 2.5 miles or 4.0 kilometers to complete one lap.
Hotels - Hilton Garden Inn and Omni Severin
Grand Prix Tours offers two hotel options for the Indy 500 The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis and The Omni Servin Indianapolis. Both hotels are beautifully appointed and offer a close proximity to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Click "Show Packages" to view our hotel options.
Last year`s winner, a rookie to the Indy 500, Alexander Rossi took the top spot with the Andretti Herta Autosport team. They were able to win the 200 lap race with an average speed of 166.634mile per hour or 268.171 kilometer per hour. Total time it took to finish the 500 mile race was 3:00:02.0872.
|Sunday 1-Day Tickets|
|*PreRace Pit & Garage [+]||$400.00|
|Paddock Stand [+]||
|Penthouse Stand [+]||$215.00|
|*Tower Terrace Suite [+]||$1,095.00|
|* 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.|
RACE OVERVIEWIndy 500
The Indianapolis 500 is as American as apple pie and every mile of the race is history in the making. With 2017 being the 101st 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 32nd trip for Grand Prix Tours and we hope you can join us for the 101st Indianapolis 500.