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When is the 2024 Indy 500? Full 2024 IndyCar schedule revealed

The dates have been locked in for the 17 round 2024 IndyCar season, including the Indy 500.

Josef Newgarden and Rinus Vee Kay Indianapolis 500 Practice By Chris Owens Ref Image Without Watermark m80406
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IndyCar has unveiled a different-looking 2024 schedule with a new exhibition race as the fan favourite Milwaukee Mile returns.

The headline-grabbing race on the calendar comes in the second event which is a non-championship points race at The Thermal Club with a prize on offer of $1 million to the winning driver.

It is set for Sunday, March 24th after the opener on the streets of St Petersburg two weeks earlier.

The famed Long Beach event in California is on Sunday April 21st, with five street courses, six road courses and six ovals set, although with the exception of the 500 and Gateway, the events at Iowa and Milwaukee are double-headers.

Laguna Seca moves to Sunday June 23rd from its finale slot, with a revamped Nashville taking that honour with the Sunday September 15th event.

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2024 IndyCar schedule

Race Venue Date Type
1 St Petersburg Sunday March 10 Street
2 Thermal Club Sunday March 24 Exhibition
3 Long Beach Sunday April 21 Street
4 Barber Sunday April 28 Road
5 Indianapolis Road Course Saturday May 11 Road
- Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Day 1 Saturday May 18 Oval
- Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Day 2 Saturday May 19 Oval
6 Indianapolis 500 Sunday May 26 Oval
7 Detroit Sunday June 2 Street
8 Road America Sunday June 9 Road
9 Laguna Seca Sunday June 23 Road
10 Mid-Ohio Sunday July 7 Road
11 Iowa Race 1 Saturday July 13 Oval
12 Iowa Race 2 Saturday July 14 Oval
13 Toronto Sunday July 21 Street
14 Gateway Saturday August 17 Oval
15 Portland Sunday August 25 Road
16 Milwaukee Race 1 Saturday August 31 Oval
17 Milwaukee Race 2 Sunday September 1 Oval
18 Nashville Sunday September 15 Street

When is the 2024 Indianapolis 500?

The headline event of any IndyCar season takes place on Sunday, May 26 as Josef Newgarden will look to defend his 2023 success.

The 2.5-mile oval has played host to the Indy 500 at the end of May every year apart from 1917-1918 and 1942-1945 due to the Second World War with the race cancelled.

In 2020, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race was moved for the first time ever to August.


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