The festivities in Indianapolis continue as the race approaches; on Friday, fans will be able to take in a concert by Lynyrd Synyrd, among other things. The events get started at 9:30 a.m. CT.
Here is the full day's schedule (all times Eastern):
Friday, May 25 -- Miller Lite Carb Day
($20 Admission, 12 and under free)
Featuring the Pit Stop Challenge, Firestone Freedom 100, Final Indianapolis 500 Practice and headlined by legendary rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
10:30am - Q&A with INDYCAR Crew Members, Coke Stage, Plaza
10:45am - Firestone Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza
11am - Practice Begins
Noon - Firestone Indy Lights Pre-Race Begins
12:30 - Firestone Freedom 100
1:35 - IZOD Performance Pit Stop Challenge
3:30 - Miller Lite Carb Day Concert Begins, Lynyrd Skynyrd
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