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Indianapolis 500 Schedule 2012: Fast Friday Is Upon Us

The 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday, May 27, and the field of drivers continues to work towards tomorrow's Pole Day qualifying. Today is Fast Friday at Indy, a yearly tradition that acts as the third and final day of preparing for qualifying.

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After practicing Wednesday and Thursday, this is the last time the drivers will be able to test their cars on the track before pole position is determined. Fast Friday is open to the public, with children 12 and under getting in for free. Everyone else will be asked to pay a $10 admission fee.

Practice goes from noon-6 p.m. today, which is followed by qualification draw. The qualification draw will determine the starting grid for Saturday's "Pole Day" of qualifying.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the 2012 Indy 500, head over to Indy racing blog Pop Off Valve.