The 2010 Indianapolis 500 opens with a full day of activity with the official opening practice day on Saturday, May 15, kicking off a busy schedule of action until race day, Sunday, May 30. Veteran drivers will be on track from noon-2 p.m. Saturday on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, followed by the first day of the Rookie Orientation Program from 2-6 p.m.
For fans in attendance, two concerts will take the spotlight on the Coca-Cola Stage in the Pagoda Plaza. Multi-platinum rock group Everclear will play live at 4 p.m., with opening act Stereo Deluxe at 3 p.m.
Saturday's practice sessions start a stretch of nine consecutive days of track activity through Bump Day, Sunday, May 23, including Pole Day, Saturday, May 22.