The 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will take place Sunday, May 26, 2019.
The 2019 Corvette Grand Sport will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, leading 33 drivers to the green flag for the 103rd running of the legendary race.
It marks the 16th time a Corvette has served as the Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 30th time a Chevrolet has led the field dating back to 1948, when a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible paced the race. No other brand or vehicle has served as the 500 Pace Car more than Chevrolet and the Corvette, respectively.
Racing legend and NBC Sports motorsports analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport Official Pace Car, leading 33 drivers to the green flag.
Academy Award-winning actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will serve as honorary starters, waving the green flag to start “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Kelly Clarkson will perform the National Anthem for the third time.
Fan favorite Jim Cornelison will sing “Back Home Again in Indiana.” Known to sports fans everywhere as the powerful voice behind “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Chicago Blackhawks’ home games, Cornelison also has captivated Indianapolis 500 fans and viewers for the last two years, generating widespread praise and social media applause since taking the “Back Home Again in Indiana” mantle in May 2017.
Race Day Schedule:
5 am – Parking Lots Open
6 am – Gates Open
7 am-3:30 pm – Snake Pit
12:30 pm – 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge
5 pm – Gates Close
Taking place at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event has something for everyone, from children to those who have been attending for generations. Whether you’re continuing a tradition, or starting a new one, this is a race that can’t be missed.
Tickets: $35 and up.
For more information visit indianapolismotorspeedway.com.