INDIANAPOLIS – It’s officially the Month of May, but before we see any cars on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, they first will be making a stop at the Gateway Motorsports Park.
On Tuesday, all 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers as well as two Indy Lights Series teams will test at Gateway in preparation for the inaugural August 26 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Presented By Valvoline. The test will run from 12-3 pm locally (1-4 pm ET) and 4:30-7:30 pm locally (5:30-8:30 pm ET). Indy Lights teams will test at 10:45 a.m. (11:45 am ET) and again at 3:15 p.m (4:15 pm ET).
This will be the second test on the track, as several teams too part in a tire test there last Fall.
Spectator grandstand gates will open at 11 a.m. Adult spectator grandstand admission is $20. Kids 15 and under are free. Parking is free.
Two Indy Lights teams will be on hand to test for Cooper Tire: Shelby Blackstock (Belardi Auto Racing) and Juan Piedrahita (Team Pelfrey).
INDYCAR TESTING AT GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK (Updated schedule)
Tuesday, May 2
11 a.m. — Spectator grandstand gates open.
Noon-3 p.m. — INDYCAR test session.
3:15-4:15 p.m. — Indy Lights/Cooper Tire test session.
4:30-7:30 p.m. — INDYCAR test session.
(All Times CT)
VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES DRIVERS AND TEAMS
Car number, driver, hometown, team
1 Simon Pagenaud (Montmorillon, France)— Team Penske (defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion)
2 Josef Newgarden (Nashville, Tennessee) — Team Penske (1 win in 2017)
3 Helio Castroneves (Sao Paolo, Brazil) — Team Penske
4 Conor Daly (Noblesville, Indiana) — A. J. Foyt Enterprises
5 James Hinchcliffe (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) — Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports (1 win in 2017)
7 Mikhail Aleshin (Moscow, Russia) — Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports
8 Max Chilton (Reigate, United Kingdom) — Chip Ganassi Racing
9 Scott Dixon (Auckland, New Zealand) — Chip Ganassi Racing
10 Tony Kanaan (Salvador De Bahia, Brazil) — Chip Ganassi Racing
12 Will Power (Toowoomba, Australia) — Team Penske
14 Carlos Munoz (Bogota, Colombia) — A.J. Foyt Enterprises
15 Graham Rahal (New Albany, Ohio) — Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
18 Sebastien Bourdais (Le Mans, France) — Dale Coyne Racing (1 win in 2017)
19 Ed Jones (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) — Dale Coyne Racing
20 Ed Carpenter (Indianapolis, Indiana) — Ed Carpenter Racing
20 Spencer Pigot (Orlando, Florida) — Ed Carpenter Racing
21 J.R. Hildebrand (Sausalito, California) — Ed Carpenter Racing
26 Takuma Sato (Tokyo, Japan) — Andretti Autosport
27 Marco Andretti (Nazareth, Pennsylvania) — Andretti Autosport
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) — Andretti Autosport
83 Charlie Kimball (Camarillo, California) — Chip Ganassi Racing
98 Alexander Rossi (Nevada City, California) — Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian
Tickets for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Presented By Valvoline may be purchased online at www.gatewaymsp.com/indycar/ or by calling the GMP ticket office at (618) 215-8888. Tickets start at just $35. Kids 15 and under are free (general admission) with a paid adult.