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  • '06 500 schedule released; same qualifying procedure as '05

    from SpeedTV.com


    IMS Confirms Three-Week Format for 2006 Indy 500
    Written by: RACER staff

    Indianapolis, Ind. – 11/17/2005 The new-for-'05 qualifying format with bumping on all four days will be maintained for next year. (LAT Photo)

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials confirmed that the three-week streamlined format introduced for last year’s edition of the event will carry on for next season’s running of the 90th Indianapolis 500.

    Opening day for the ‘06 500 will be at May 7, three Sundays before the race on May 28.

    “Changes that we introduced to the 2005 schedule helped to create one
    of the most memorable months of May in Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    history,” claimed IMS president Joie Chitwood. “Fans and competitors were
    very enthusiastic about the new format, so it makes sense to maintain a
    similar schedule for 2006 as we celebrate the 90th running of the
    500-Mile Race.”

    Chief among the changes introduced for ’05 is the four-day qualifying format that produces bumping on each day. Pole Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, with Second Day Qualifying on Sunday, May 14, Third Day Qualifying on Saturday, May 20 and Bump Day Qualifying on Sunday, May 21.

    Tickets for the 90th Indianapolis 500 will go on sale to the general
    public tomorrow (Nov 18) with Race Day prices starting at $20.

    90th Indianapolis 500 Event Schedule (all times local, subject to change):

    Sunday, May 7, 2006
    Opening Day – Rookie Orientation Program
    Noon-5 p.m.

    Monday, May 8
    Rookie Orientation Program
    Noon-5 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 9-Thursday, May 11
    Practice (All drivers)
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Friday, May 12
    Fast Friday practice (All drivers)
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Saturday, May 13
    MBNA Pole Day
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Sunday, May 14
    Second Day Qualifying
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Monday, May 15-Tuesday, May 16
    No Track Activity

    Wednesday, May 17-Friday, May 19
    Practice (All drivers)
    Noon- 6 p.m.

    Saturday, May 20
    Third Day Qualifying
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Sunday, May 21
    Bump Day Qualifying
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Monday, May 22-Tuesday, May 23
    No Track Activity

    Wednesday, May 24
    Community Day

    Thursday, May 25
    Freedom 100 Practice, Qualifying
    Noon-5 p.m.

    Friday, May 26
    Miller Lite Carb Day (Indianapolis 500 practice, Freedom 100,
    Checkers/Rally’s Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge, Miller Lite
    Carb Day Concert)
    All Day

    Saturday, May 27
    Public Drivers’ Meeting
    11 a.m.

    Sunday, May 28
    90th Indianapolis 500
    Noon
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Stick500
    from SpeedTV.com


    IMS Confirms Three-Week Format for 2006 Indy 500
    Written by: RACER staff

    Indianapolis, Ind. – 11/17/2005 The new-for-'05 qualifying format with bumping on all four days will be maintained for next year. (LAT Photo)

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials confirmed that the three-week streamlined format introduced for last year’s edition of the event will carry on for next season’s running of the 90th Indianapolis 500.

    Opening day for the ‘06 500 will be at May 7, three Sundays before the race on May 28.

    “Changes that we introduced to the 2005 schedule helped to create one
    of the most memorable months of May in Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    history,” claimed IMS president Joie Chitwood. “Fans and competitors were
    very enthusiastic about the new format, so it makes sense to maintain a
    similar schedule for 2006 as we celebrate the 90th running of the
    500-Mile Race.”

    Chief among the changes introduced for ’05 is the four-day qualifying format that produces bumping on each day. Pole Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, with Second Day Qualifying on Sunday, May 14, Third Day Qualifying on Saturday, May 20 and Bump Day Qualifying on Sunday, May 21.

    Tickets for the 90th Indianapolis 500 will go on sale to the general
    public tomorrow (Nov 18) with Race Day prices starting at $20.

    90th Indianapolis 500 Event Schedule (all times local, subject to change):

    Sunday, May 7, 2006
    Opening Day – Rookie Orientation Program
    Noon-5 p.m.

    Monday, May 8
    Rookie Orientation Program
    Noon-5 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 9-Thursday, May 11
    Practice (All drivers)
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Friday, May 12
    Fast Friday practice (All drivers)
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Saturday, May 13
    MBNA Pole Day
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Sunday, May 14
    Second Day Qualifying
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Monday, May 15-Tuesday, May 16
    No Track Activity

    Wednesday, May 17-Friday, May 19
    Practice (All drivers)
    Noon- 6 p.m.

    Saturday, May 20
    Third Day Qualifying
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Sunday, May 21
    Bump Day Qualifying
    Noon-6 p.m.

    Monday, May 22-Tuesday, May 23
    No Track Activity

    Wednesday, May 24
    Community Day

    Thursday, May 25
    Freedom 100 Practice, Qualifying
    Noon-5 p.m.

    Friday, May 26
    Miller Lite Carb Day (Indianapolis 500 practice, Freedom 100,
    Checkers/Rally’s Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge, Miller Lite
    Carb Day Concert)
    All Day

    Saturday, May 27
    Public Drivers’ Meeting
    11 a.m.

    Sunday, May 28
    90th Indianapolis 500
    Noon
    Is it too early to go to the Coke lot??
    the man in expensive shoes

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    • #3
      Originally posted by numrounofan
      Is it too early to go to the Coke lot??
      Yeah, Glenn's only got three weeks of vacation --- and he needs more than one shower per week. Plus, meguesses Mrs. GlennH likes some family vacation time....

      Now Tommy on the other hand........
      "We won a few races here and there, but the magic died the day Helmet melted." - Doc Austin on slotcar champion Michael Shannon

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      • #4
        It too bad they are keepin the ROP as the first two days...
        --Paul Dalbey
        (the poster formerly known as 'pdalbey')

        Different men, from vastly different backgrounds, focused on the same goal – a white line painted on a yard of brick 500 miles ahead.

        http://Fieldof33.com

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        • #5
          Is it too early to go to the Coke lot??

          Yes, but I will be taking a sleeping bag for next year. Being a Florida boy, I thought a jacket and a blanket was enough for spending the night before the race there. I froze my @@'s off. Learned my lesson. Hope those same two guys who yelled threats at each other, at the top of their lungs for 15 minutes, at around 3 AM don't come back :mad: .

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          • #6
            I was hoping for 1:00 to 7:00 since Indiana is going to DST and leaving GOMER time behind . It would give a chance for the "working guy" to see a couple of hours practice. Maybe increase intrest? A little. A lot. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EXTRA HOUR OF SUNLIGHT!

            Dinner time at Indy - what a show to see.
            Witnessed Mario's "Miracle at Indy"...Watched 3 win their 4th Indy 500...Was there for Petty's 200th win...Saw the last Novi qualify

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            • #7
              I'm very happy to see the return of "bumping" each day. IMS cracked a long drive over the center field fence with that one. If they could just get even 34 or 35 real entries, the intensity would be insane.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by stretch51
                Yeah, Glenn's only got three weeks of vacation --- and he needs more than one shower per week. Plus, meguesses Mrs. GlennH likes some family vacation time....

                Now Tommy on the other hand........
                You must have misheard--I only have 2 weeks of vacation!

                ...but I am working on a "work from Indinapolis" arrangement for the month of May!

                http://harm.net
                http://CampAndBrew.com

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