Carb Night Classic

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Also called 'The Race Before the 500', this short-track, oval race at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park takes place the evening before the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS).

Carb Night Classic "The Race Before the 500" will feature four great racing series including USF Pro 2000 and USF2000 Championships, National Pavement Midget Championship feature and the USAC Silver Crown National Championship. Additionally, the Carb Night Classic will once again feature the Hoosier Hundred race. 

Event Date: May 24, 2024


Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park
10267 East U.S. Highway 136
Brownsburg, IN 46234

Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park is 15 miles from downtown Indianapolis and the Indianapolis International Airport in Hendricks County. The nearest towns are Brownsburg, Avon and Plainfield.    Get Directions >>

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2024 Event Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. Please check the Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park Facebook Page or Website for the most updated information. 

3:00 PM – Spectator Gates Open
3:00 PM – Pavement Midget Practice
3:30 PM – USAC Silver Crown Practice
4:30 PM – USF2000 Practice
4:50 PM – USF Pro 2000 Practice
5:15 PM – USAC Silver Crown Qualifying
5:50 PM – USAC Midget Qualifying
6:35 PM – USAC Silver Crown Heat Race
7:05 PM – Opening Ceremonies
7:15 PM – USAC Silver Crown Series Hoosier Hundred
8:30 PM – USF2000 Race
9:30 PM – USF Pro 2000 Race
10:30 PM – National Pavement Midget Race

Tickets & Parking

Tickets may be purchased at the NHRA event website. Fans may also purchase parking passes and pit passes for the Carb Night Classic "The Race Before the 500". To see a map of the venue including parking options, click here.


  • Kids 12 and Under – FREE
  • Adult General Admission – $25
  • Adult Reserved – $35
  • Pit Pass – $35

Parking & Camping
For free general parking, enter through the Main Gate off US Highway 136/Crawfordsville Road. Free primitive camping is also available to all fans.

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