Carb Night Classic

"The Race Before the 500"

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This short-track, oval race at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park (formerly Lucas Oil Raceway) 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.

Event Date: May 26, 2023

Update: The 70th Anniversary Hoosier Hundred at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park has been postponed to Friday, May 26th - joining the Carb Night Classic presented by Protective Insurance. The Hoosier Hundred will now become a points-paying Silver Crown race and remain at the 100-mile race distance on May 26th. Pre-purchased tickets to the Hoosier Hundred will be good for admission at the Carb Night Classic presented by Protective Insurance. 


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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2023 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.

Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park FAQs


Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park offers dry camping for the U.S. Nationals. For more information, call 317-291-4090 or visit the Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park website.

Raceview Family Campgrounds offers camping with hook-ups directly across the street from Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. For more information, call 317-852-5737 or visit the Raceview Family Campgrounds website.


Coolers no bigger than 14x14x14 are permitted. No glass containers or alcohol allowed. For more information on permitted items, please view Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park's Gate Policy below.

Gate Policy

To find out which items are permitted and prohibited beyond the admissions gates, please refer to Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park's Gate Policy or call 317-969-8600.


Parking is available on site after you enter the main gate off U.S. 136 and is $10 per day. To view parking options, download the Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park Map.


Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park is not located on a public bus line. Most taxi companies and ride share services, like Uber and Lyft, will make runs to the track.


Animals are not allowed at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. The only exception is made for service animals. 

Seating, Suites and Hospitality

General Admission seating changes daily. There are 3 suite areas; Oval Suites, Parks Tower and Concourse Suites as well as hospitality tents throughout the event. If attending a suite or hospitality area, make sure you know where it is located before attending the event. Learn more about suite amenities and pricing here.


Hotel rooms are still available in Hendricks County. For up-to-date hotel availability and recommendations on where to stay, call the Visit Hendricks County office at (800) 321-9666, email us at or view our list of hotels near Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park.