When is the Indy 500? Here's everything you need to know about the 2022 race

Chris Sims
Indianapolis Star

The 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 may be a few months out but it's never too early to talk about what IndyCar fans need to know about the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Here's a look at all things Indy 500 from when qualifying begins and when the green flag drops to which drivers have won previously won the race.   

Here's what you need to know:

When is the Indy 500?

Sunday, May 29. Gates open at 6 a.m. 

What is the Indy 500 start time?

The green flag drops at 12:45 p.m., May 29.

What is the Indy 500 race day schedule?

Gates open at 6 a.m. May 29 and close at 4 p.m. Here's the schedule of events for race day.

When does Indy 500 practice start?

May 17. Gates opening times vary by practice day. Visit www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com for gate entry times.

When is Indy 500 qualifying?

Qualifying is May 21-22. Gates are open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. May 21 and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. May 22.

When is Carb Day at IMS for Indy 500?

Carb Day is May 27. Gates open at 8 a.m.

When is Legends Day at IMS for Indy 500?

Legends Day is May 28. Gates open at 8 a.m.

Who won the Indy 500?

Helio Castroneves was the winner of the 2021 Indy 500, joining the four-win driver club along side of A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears.

Who are the Indy 500 winners?

There have been 70 different drivers to win the Indy 500 since Ray Harroun won the first race in 1911. Here's a look at the complete list of Indy 500 winners.

How do I get Indy 500 tickets?

IMS is taking applications for the 2022 race. Prices range from $55-$250 for race day. Visit www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com for more on ticket applications and pricing.

Will there be an Indy 500 blackout?

The blackout was lifted for only the fifth time in Indy 500 history for 2021. The decision on a blackout for the 2022 Indy 500 has yet to be determined. 

How long is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? 

It's a 2.5 mile oval. 

How long does the Indy 500 take? 

The fastest Indy 500 took place in 1990, when Arie Luyendyk finished in 2 hours, 41 minutes and 18 seconds. Races often take about 3 hours, depending on delays such as caution flags and weather.

IndyStar reporter Rashika Jaipuriar contributed ot this report. Chris Sims is a digital producer for the Midwest DOT. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisFSims.