Here are some basics for helping you with attendance at our big Las Vegas INDYCAR race weekend.
Date: October 13-16, 2011
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will play host to the IZOD INDYCAR World Championships presented by Honda on October 13-16. The four-day event at the 1.5-mile,variably-banked oval will crown the IZOD IndyCar® Series World Champion, who will pocket a $1 million bonus.
http://www.lvms.com/documents/schedule_web_1.pdf [This link includes Truck schedule]
Wednesday, October 12 (times are local)
TBD, Media Day - Capital Grille at the Fashion Show Mall
6:00pm, INDYCAR Autograph Session - Macy's at the Fashion Show Mall
7:30pm, Graham Rahal Race for Research - Pole Position Raceway
Thursday, October 13
5:00pm, Fan Zone - Mandalay Bay Parking Lot
6:00pm, Arie Luyendyk Sr. Meet-n-Greet at Honda Power display in Fan Zone – Mandalay Bay Parking Lot
8:00pm, IZOD IndyCar Series Car Parade presented by Verizon - Las Vegas Strip
9:00pm, 2011 IZOD INDYCAR World Championship Kick-Off Party Presented by Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka - Wet Republic (MGM Grand)
Thursday night wrap-up:
Friday, October 14
8:30am – Ticket gates open
8:30-9:30am – NASCAR Truck Series practice.
9:45-10:30am – Indy Lights practice.
10:00am, Education Day - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
10:00am, Fan Zone - Mandalay Bay Parking Lot
10:45am-12:15pm – NASCAR Truck Series final practice.
12:30-1:15pm – IndyCar Series practice (Group 1).
1:15-2pm – IndyCar Series practice (Group 2).
2:15-3 – Indy Lights qualifying (2 laps, all positions).
2:30pm, Licorice Pizza Concert on Verizon Stage in Fan Zone – Mandalay Bay Parking Lot
3-4:30pm – IndyCar Series qualifying (2 laps, all positions).
4:30pm – NASCAR Truck Series qualifying (2 laps, all positions).
7:00pm – Neon Garage closed.
7:00pm, INDYCAR Charity Blackjack Tournament presented by AirMed - MGM Grand
7:30-8:30pm – Free NASCAR Truck Series driver autograph session at Stratosphere Hotel & Casino.
Saturday, October 15
10:00am, Ticket gates open
10:00am, Fan Appreciation Event at Fan Zone - Mandalay Bay Parking Lot
10:00am, Ortsbo Live & Global with Power, Franchitti & Wheldon – Online and at Fan Zone
Chat live with the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series World Championship Contenders hosted by 2011 Indy 500® Winner Dan Wheldon.
Noon – NASCAR Truck Series driver introductions.
12:30pm – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350 (146 laps, 219 miles).
2:30pm, Good Charlotte Concert on Verizon Stage in Fan Zone - Mandalay Bay Parking Lot
5:00pm – Neon Garage closed.
8:00pm, Champion Member Celebration Party - Mirage Hotel & Casino
Sunday, October 16
8:00am, Ticket gates open
8:00am, Fan Village - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
9:45am, Firestone Indy Lights World Championship (67 laps, 100 miles) - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
11:15am, Los Lonely Boys Concert – Neon Garage, Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Noon – IndyCar Series driver introductions.
12:45pm, IZOD IndyCar Series World Championship presented by Honda (200 laps, 300 miles) - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
4:00pm – Neon Garage closed.
6:30pm, Doors Open, The Concert to 'Beat' Paralysis presented by William Rast to benefit the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation - House of Blues, Mandalay Bay
Monday, October 17
9:00am Tee Off, The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation's Racing to Recovery Golf Tournament presented by IZOD - Southern Highlands Golf Club
7:00pm, INDYCAR Championship Celebration - Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas Strip Map:
MGM Resorts International Hotel Packages
Fan FAQ, Las Vegas Motorspeedway:
Go Daddy INDYCAR Challenge Sweepstakes:
Track Site - Las Vegas Motorspeedway:
Trackforum fan skye has found that Marco has a race blog:
Driver Performances (Races, 1996-2000):
Starting Grid / Lineup:
ABC will broadcast the 200-lap IZOD IndyCar Series finale at 3:00 p.m. (ET).
International Broadcast Listings:
INDYCAR Weekly with Mike King, 10/3/2011 and 10/10/2011:
Live Timing and Scoring:
Official INDYCAR Fan Club:
Trackforum Fans Attending:
Trackforum Fan Tip, From Buellboy:
The non-MGM offstrip resort "South Point" has it's own Indy Weekend package. The deal includes room, Petty Terrace tickets, and transportation to and from the track, and to and from the airport. I've never stayed here before but the reviews on Trip Advisor are good and the package price is excellent.
Plus the added bonus, Buellboy and girl are staying here.
Update from Trackforum fan remogarey:
RE: South Point. Good place. One of the best values in town. They have good slots and 3:2 blackjack. Some good dining too. The only downside would be the extra 10-15 mins to the track, depending on traffic.
Trackforum Fan Tip, From gbfan:
For anyone staying Downtown as I am with the AJ Foyt package at the Golden Nugget there is a shuttle offered from there and Treasure Island as well!!
2011 NASCAR Truck Series/IndyCar Race Shuttle Information
Coach America will be providing shuttle service from Treasure Island and Golden Nugget to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 15th & 16th, 2011.
Shuttle hours: Saturday,*October 15th: 09:30 am-12:30 pm (One-way from hotel to speedway); Sunday, October 16th: 7:30 am – 12:30 (One-way from hotel to speedway); Return shuttle start as soon as race ends and runs until needed.
*Please note: Shuttle schedule is subject to change, please check updated information at Shuttle Desk during the race days.
Shuttle location: Treasure Island and Golden Nugget *
Shuttle Desk hours: Friday, October 14th & Saturday, October 15th: 7 am – 6 pm; Sunday, October 16th: 06:30 am – 12:00 pm.
Shuttle Ticket Rates: Saturday only pass: $35 per person; Sunday only pass: $35 per person; Two-day pass: $60 per person.
For more information or to purchase your passes visit one of our desk locations. If you need ADA assistance, please contact: 702-948-7360
Trackforum Fan irloyal has two free tickets to Hypnosis Show on Saturday night:
10 pm Show at the V Theatre in the HardRock Complex.
Trackforum Fan Mearsfan53081, rental car tips:
Trackforum Fan comfortably numb has a weather forecast:
Friday, Oct 14
Partly Cloudy. High 90F and low 67F. Winds SE at 5 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:NA. Rain:0%
Saturday, Oct 15
Partly Cloudy. High 87F and low 65F. Winds S at 11 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:NA. Rain:0%
Sunday, Oct 16
Partly Cloudy. High 85F and low 70F. Winds SW at 15 mph. Air Quality:NA, UV Index:NA. Rain:0%
Virtual Lap of Las Vegas Motorspeedway:
A great tragedy happened. Here is the 5-lap salute to Dan.