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Event Schedule for 2020 Night Before the 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–Below is the schedule for the 80th running of the Night Before the 500.

Thursday, August 20th

  • Gates Open – Noon
  • Pit Load-In/Participant Parking: Noon – 8pm
  • Spectator Camping Opens: Noon

Friday, August 21st

  • Gates Open: 7am
  • On-Track Schedule – Tentative
    • Midget Practice 1: 8:30am – 9:25am
    • Sprint Car Practice 1: 9:30am – 10:25am
    • Midget Practice 2: 10:30am – 11:25am
    • Sprint Car Practice 2: 11:30am – 12:25pm
    • Midget Practice 3: 12:30pm – 1:25pm
    • Sprint Car Practice 4: 1:30pm – 2:25pm
    • Midget Qualifying: 3pm
    • Sprint Car Qualifying: 4pm
  • Friday Evening (Carb Night Classic) Racing & Schedule – TBA

Saturday, August 22nd

  • Gates Open: Noon
  • On-Track Schedule – Tentative
    • Non-Qualified Midget Practice: 1:30pm – 2:25pm
      • These cars will line up at the back of the B-Main (For cars/drivers that did not qualify on Friday)
    • Non-Qualified Sprint Car Practice: 2:30pm – 3pm
      • These cars will line up at the back of the B-Main (For cars/drivers that did not qualify on Friday)
    • Night Before the 500 – Opening Ceremonies: 7:30pm 
    • Midget B-Feature: 8pm
    • Sprint Car B-Feature: 8:20pm
    • Midget Feature (24 Car Field- 30 Laps ): 9pm
    • Sprint Car Feature (24 Car Field – 50 Laps): 9:30pm 

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