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Carb Night Classic and Night Before the 500 Return to Lucas Oil Raceway

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Kate Powers | Lucas Oil Raceway Marketing Intern


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Lucas Oil Raceway will host a historic weekend of oval track Racing August 21-22. The annual Dave Steele Carb Night Classic headlines Friday night before the return of the Night Before the 500 takes the stage on Saturday.

All spectators, racers, and crew will be required to wear facial covering at all times during both events.

The Dave Steel Carb Night Classic (August 21) will be highlighted by the USAC Silver Crown Series, the Road to Indy USF2000, and the Indy Pro 2000. The complete schedule for the day can be found below.

Pit Gate Opens: Noon
Spectator Gate Opens: 3 p.m.
Silver Crown Practice: 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
USF2000 Practice: 3:55 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Indy Pro 2000 Practice: 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Break (Pace Car Rides): 4:50 p.m.
Silver Crown Qualifying: 5:45 p.m.
USF2000 Race: 6:45 p.m.
Indy Pro 2000 Race: 7:50 p.m.
Silver Crown Race: 9 p.m. 

General admission tickets, which can be purchased at the gate or online, will be $25 for adults and $10 for children age 11-and-under. Pit passes are $35 and will be available on race day only. 

The Night Before the 500 (August 22) has not been run since 2014 and will return to the Lucas Oil Raceway for the 70th running. This long-standing tradition features both pavement sprint cars and pavements midgets. The complete schedule for the day can be found below.

Pit Gate/Credentials Opens: 7 a.m.
Spectator Gate Opens: 10 a.m.
Midget Practice 1: 10 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Sprint Car Practice 1: 11 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Midget Practice 2: Noon – 12:55 p.m.
Sprint Car Practice 2: 1 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
Midget Practice 3: 2 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Sprint Car Practice 3: 3 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Break: 4 p.m.
Midget Qualifying: 4:30 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Sprint Car Qualifying: 6 p.m. – 7:25 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies: 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Midget B-Main – 12 Laps (if necessary): 8 p.m.
Sprint Car B-Main – 10 Laps (if necessary): 8:30 p.m.
Midget A-Main (30 Laps): 8:40 p.m.
Sprint Car A-Main (40 Laps): 9:20 p.m.

Tickets and parking passes are available online.  Admission for the event is $25 for ages 12-and-up, $5 for ages 5-11, and free for children age 4-and-under. Crew admission is $35.