NTT IndyCar Series drivers to participate in August 22 Racing Night at Busch Stadium and free fanfest at Ballpark Village in St. Louis

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World Wide Technology Raceway’sannual NTT IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline race weekend will kick off this year with two events in downtown St. Louis on Thursday, August 22.

A free fanfest for INDYCAR and NASCAR fans will take place at Ballpark Village. Fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite NTT IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West drivers. INDYCAR drivers scheduled to participate include Ed Carpenter, Spencer Pigot, James Hinchcliffe and Marcus Ericsson. The fanfest, which also will feature show cars, activities and prizes, will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Following the fanfest, the festivities then will continue across the street, inside Busch Stadium. Josef Newgarden, the 2017 NTT IndyCar Series champion, will throw out the first pitch. Newgarden has dominated the 2019 INDYCAR season with four victories to date (St. Petersburg, Detroit, Texas and Iowa). In 12 races run so far, he has finished out of the top five only twice.

The St. Louis Cardinals will play the Colorado Rockies at 6:45 p.m. CDT. Fans who purchase their Racing Night at Busch Stadium game tickets at www.Cardinals.com/theme will receive a Harrison Bader race car bobblehead.

The annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline brings the cars and international racing stars of the Indianapolis 500 to the St. Louis-Metro East region.

To purchase tickets or obtain more information about WWTR, please call (618) 215-8888 or visitwww.wwtraceway.com. Follow WWTR on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.

Thursday, August 22 – Free fanfest at Ballpark Village; Racing Night at Busch Stadium

4:30-6:30 p.m. – Free fanfest at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis across from Busch Stadium. Meet-and-greet with INDYCAR Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and NASCAR K&N Pro Series drivers, show cars, games, prizes.

Fanfest driver autograph sessions:

4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West drivers.

5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. — Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 drivers.

5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series drivers.

6:45 p.m. – Racing Night at Busch Stadium – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies. Josef Newgarden, 2017 INDYCAR champion, will throw out the first pitch. Fans who purchase their game tickets at www.Cardinals.com/theme will receive a Harrison Bader race car bobblehead.

Friday, August 23 – Coors Light Pole Night Showdown

10 a.m. — Parking lots open.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. — James Hinchcliffe Red Cross Blood Drive (drag strip tower).

11:30 a.m. — Spectator gates open; Paddock pass upgrades open.

1-2 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series practice.

2:15-2:45 p.m. — Indy Pro 2000 practice.

3-3:45 p.m. — Indy Lights practice.

4-5 p.m. — Vintage Indy Registry exhibition.

5:15-6:15 p.m. — Coors Light Pole Night NTT IndyCar Series qualifying.

6:30-7:15 p.m. — Indy Pro 2000 qualifying.

7:30-8 p.m. — Indy Lights qualifying.

8:15-9:15 p.m. – NTT IndyCar Series final practice.

10:30 p.m. – Track closed.

Saturday, August 24 – Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline race day

10 a.m. — Parking lots open.

11:30 a.m. — Spectator gates open.

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. — Vintage Indy Registry exhibition.

12:45-2:15 p.m. — Vintage Indy Registry Open Wheel Icons garage party and autograph session.

12:30-1:30 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West qualifying.

1:45 p.m. — Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires (55 laps).

2-6 p.m. — Rumble Before the Roar pre-race party.

2 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series paddock opens.

2:40 p.m. — Vintage Indy Registry final exhibition.

3-4 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series driver autograph session.

3:25 p.m. — Indy Lights race (75 laps).

4:35 p.m. — NASCAR K&N Pro Series East & West Monaco 125 presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame.

6:15 p.m. — Parade laps.

6:30 p.m. — Bommarito Automotive Group 500 pre-race show.

7 p.m. — NTT IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline.

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