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Journey to headline Carb Day at IMS in 2016

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Get your “Don’t Stop Believin'” vocal renditions ready… Journey will headline Carb Day at next year’s month of May.

The full release from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is below:

The historic 2016 Indianapolis 500 weekend, culminating with the 100th Running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, will kick off on Friday, May 27, with the legendary rock band Journey on Miller Lite Carb Day along with special guest Neal “Vortex” Schon. General admission tickets are available for purchase now at http://www.IMS.com/carbday.

Journey has entertained fans across the globe for more than four decades with a catalog full of hit albums and chart-topping singles that remain in heavy rotation on the radio today. For their upcoming tour, Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), original member Ross Valory (bass), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), are welcoming virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into Journey, marking the first time he will perform with the band since 1998.

The thrilling concert is part of Miller Lite Carb Day. General admission tickets are $30 and fans wanting the closest access to the stage can purchase a $10 upgrade. Prices will increase so fans are encouraged to buy now and save. VIP viewing options and packages will be announced at a later date.

“The 100th Running weekend will be an unprecedented celebration at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Journey is the first piece of the tremendous entertainment that will be offered,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “Miller Lite Carb Day has become bigger and bigger every year and this promises to be the best yet.”

Miller Lite Carb Day will again feature great action on and off the track. The field for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will have one final hour of practice to prepare for the race, and top teams will participate in the annual TAG Heuer Pit Stop Challenge. Also, stars of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires will compete in the Freedom 100 race. Journey will take the stage following those activities.

The 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will be held on Sunday, May 29.

IndyCar race weekend doubleheader schedule at IMS road course

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The NTT IndyCar Series will return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the third time this season but with a weekend schedule that will put the action in front of fans for the first time in 2020.

The track’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course will play host to IndyCar and sports cars series over four days. The action will begin Thursday with practice and concluding with an eight-hour race Sunday featuring the Intercontinental GT Challenge and GT World Challenge America.

The NTT IndyCar Series will hold a Friday-Saturday race doubleheader called the Harvest GP presented by GMR.

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The name is a nod to the Harvest Classic, which was held Sept. 9, 1916 to help the track stay solvent during World War I. The event had three races of 20, 50 and 100 miles (all won by Johnny Aitken) that was the only racing held outside May at IMS from 1911-93.

A limited crowd of 10,000 will be allowed each day this weekend, and those fans will be the first to experience new video boards, concession stands, restrooms and 5G wireless connectivity.

Here’s the IndyCar weekend schedule for Indianapolis Motor Speedway Harvest GP:

(All times are Eastern)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Thursday, Oct. 1

Noon — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America test session
2:25 p.m. — IndyCar practice (NBC Sports Gold)
6:20 p.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 1 (NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Friday, Oct. 2

10:20 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
1:40 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America practice
3:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 (USA Network, NBC Sports Gold)

IndyCar weekend schedule: Saturday, Oct. 3

10:20 a.m. — IndyCar qualifying for Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC Sports Gold)
12:10 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America qualifying
2:30 p.m. — IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 2 (NBC, NBC Sports Gold)
5:30 p.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America pole shootout

IndyCar weekend schedule: Sunday, Oct. 4

10 a.m. — Indianapolis 8 Hour/GT World Challenge America race