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Dan Wheldon Memorial Oct. 23 at Conseco Fieldhouse

INDYCAR will hold a public memorial service to celebrate the life of IZOD IndyCar Series driver Dan Wheldon at 4 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Oct. 23 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The memorial also will be broadcast on IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com, VERSUS and on several Indianapolis network affiliates.

Wheldon, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and 2005 IZOD IndyCar Series champion, died from injuries suffered in a racing accident Oct. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He is survived by his wife, Susie, and two young sons. Wheldon was 33.

Public Schedule
1:30 p.m.:         Doors to the Conseco Fieldhouse Indiana University Health Pavilion will be open.

There will be two large banners in memory of Wheldon for fans to sign and leave brief messages. A large photograph of Wheldon will be on display, and guests are encouraged to use this location for placement of cards, notes and other mementos for the family. In lieu of flowers, guests are encouraged to make a donation to the Dan Wheldon Family Trust. Donation boxes will be set up in two locations for guests to leave contributions.

Seating in the arena will not be available at this time.

2:30 p.m.:         General seating opens.

Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in arena non-floor seats for the general public.

Floor seats are reserved for family, special guests and the INDYCAR community. INDYCAR community members are encouraged to bring their hard card for identification. Seating for this group will be on a first-come, first-served basis on the floor of the arena from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Access to the floor will be available via the main concourse stairways through sections 3 thru 17.

All seating in and entrance to the arena is subject to availability.

3:30 p.m.:         Music, including the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and video presentation begins.

4-5 p.m.:          A Celebration of the Life of Dan Wheldon

Parking

Parking in the Virginia Avenue Garage will be free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The garage is located on the southeast corner of Delaware and Maryland streets, immediately east of Conseco Fieldhouse.

57th Annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals Schedule

The 57th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals takes place at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana from August 29, 2011 – September 5, 2011.

WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2011

  • Spectator Gates Open 9:00 AM
  • Registration / Tech Inspection (all categories) 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sportsman Qualifying (SS, Stock, SG & SC only) 8:30 AM
  • Secure Track 6:00 PM

THURSDAY, September 1, 2011

  • Spectator Gates Open 7:30 AM
  • Registration/Tech Inspection (all categories) 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sportsman Qualifying/Eliminations 8:00 AM
  • Comp Eliminator Qualifying Sessions (2) 1:30 PM & 4:30 PM
  • Secure Track 7:00 PM

FRIDAY, September 2, 2011

  • Spectator Gates Open 7:00 AM
  • Registration/Tech Inspection (Pro’s and Top Alcohol only) 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sportsman Eliminations (incl. Mopar Hemi Challenge) 7:30 AM
  • Top Alcohol Qualifying Sessions (2) (Funny Car / Dragster) 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM
  • Comp Eliminator Qualifying Session 1:45PM
  • Pro Mod Qualifying Session 4:30 PM
  • Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle / PS Car) 5:30 PM
  • Nitro Qualifying Session (Funny Car / Top Fuel Dragster) 7:00 PM
  • Secure Track 8:30 PM

SATURDAY, September 3, 2011

  • Spectator Gates Open 7:00 AM
  • Sportsman Eliminations 7:30 AM
  • Comp Eliminator – Round 1 11:30 AM
  • Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (Dragster / Funny Car) 1:00 PM
  • Pro Mod Qualifying Session 2:30 PM
  • Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle / PS Car) 3:00 PM
  • Nitro Qualifying Session (Top Fuel Dragster / Funny Car) 4:00 PM
  • Pro Mod Qualifying Session 5:30 PM
  • Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle / PS Car) 6:00 PM
  • Nitro Qualifying Session (Top Fuel Dragster / Funny Car) 7:00 PM
  • Secure Track 8:30 PM

SUNDAY, September 4, 2011

  • Spectator Gates Open 7:00 AM
  • Sportsman Eliminations 7:30 AM
  • Comp Eliminator – Round 2 9:15 AM
  • Top Alcohol Qualifying Session (Funny Car / Dragster) 9:30 AM
  • Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle / PS Car) 11:00 AM
  • Nitro Qualifying Session (Funny Car / Top Fuel Dragster) 12:00 PM
  • Pro Mod Qualifying Session 1:30 PM
  • Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PS Motorcycle / PS Car) 2:00 PM
  • Nitro Qualifying Session (Funny Car / Top Fuel Dragster) 3:00 PM
  • Pro Mod – Round 1 4:30 PM
  • Top Alcohol (Funny Car / Dragster) – Round 1 5:00 PM
  • Secure Track 7:00 PM

MONDAY, September 5, 2011

  • Spectator Gates Open 7:30 AM
  • Pre-Race Ceremonies 9:30 AM
  • Final Eliminations 11:00 AM
  • Secure Event 4:30 PM

Schedule subject to change

2011 Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP Schedule

2011 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix Schedule

Friday, August 26, 2011

  • 125cc Practice 1 from 9:15 – 9:55
  • MotoGP Practice 1 from 10:10 – 10:55
  • Moto2 Practice 1  from 11:10 – 11:55
  • 125cc Practice 2  from 1:15 – 1:55
  • MotoGP Practice 2  from 2:10 – 2:55
  • Moto2 Practice 2  from 3:10 – 3:55

Saturday, August 27, 2011

  • 125cc Practice 3  from 9:15 – 9:55
  • MotoGP Practice 3  from 10:10 – 10:55
  • Moto2 Practice 3  from 11:10 – 11:55
  • 125cc Qualifications  from 1:00 – 1:40
  • MotoGP Qualifications  from 1:55 – 2:55
  • Moto2 Qualifications  from 3:10 – 3:55

Sunday, August 28, 2011

  • 125cc Warm Up  from 8:40 – 9:00
  • Moto2 Warm Up  from 9:10 – 9:30
  • MotoGP Warm Up  from 9:40 – 10:00
  • 125cc Race 11:00am
  • Moto2 Race 12:15pm
  • MotoGP Race 2:00pm