UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has moved practice, qualifying and the 2020 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge to August 13-23. The IMS Museum is currently working with IMS, vendors and other external constituents to move our traditional “month of May” events to August.
Q: How can I get autographs at the Hall of Fame Day Autograph Session?
A: **Wristbands are required for the Hall of Fame Day Autograph Session.** Entry is not permitted for anyone who does not possess a 2020 HoF Autograph Session wristband.
75 wristbands will be made available for the session, in the following format:
*Twenty-five (25) wristbands are available to Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Borg-Warner Society members. (For information on IMS Museum Borg-Warner Society-level memberships, click here)
*Twenty-five (25) wristbands are available for purchase as a fundraiser for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, the nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity which runs the Museum. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis and guarantee entry into the autograph session and are $55.
*Twenty-five (25) wristbands will be chosen by a random draw prior to the event. Those chosen for wristbands by random draw must pay for Museum admission ($12 adults, $11 seniors age 62+), plus an additional $10 fee to be admitted to the autograph session. Thus, the total cost for random draw participants is $22 or $21.
Wristbands are not transferable. Anyone who sells their wristband will lose their opportunity to participate in future autograph sessions. Anyone who circumvents the wristband distribution rules will lose future autograph session privileges and no refund will be issued.
Q: How do I purchase one of the 25 paid spots available for the Hall of Fame Day Autograph Session?
A: Contact Julie Waugh via email with the following information at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your guaranteed spot:
Guaranteed spots are available on a first come, first served basis, and IMS Museum staff will accept paid wristband spots beginning 9 a.m. (ET) February 18. (Not 8:59!) Please do not share credit card information via email; you will be contacted for that information if you are one of the first 25 respondents. Spots may not be reserved by phone.
A limit of one (1) paid wristband per household will be in effect while we gauge demand to give multiple guests the opportunity to participate. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation reserves the right to decline to sell a wristband to anyone for any reason.
Q: How do I enter my name in the random drawing for one of the 25 random-draw wristbands?
A: To enter the drawing you must email the following information to email@example.com :
Twitter Handle (if applicable)
Please put “Autograph Session” in the subject line. The Museum staff will accept entries for the random draw wristbands beginning 9 a.m. (ET) on April 13. (not 8:59!) By participating, entrants acknowledge and agree to these rules and the decisions of the administrator, whose decisions regarding all aspects of the drawing are final and binding. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation reserves the right to decline to accept an entry for any reason.
Q: How will I find out if I have been selected for a random-draw wristband?
A: Those chosen for a wristband will be contacted via email, telephone or Twitter at least one week prior to the autograph session.
Q: How will I get my wristband for the autograph session?
A: On Thursday, May 21, wristbands will be distributed at the check-in area adjacent to our Welcome Desk from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (ET)
Q: Can I call in to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum to enter the drawing for the random-draw autograph session ticket?
A: No. All entries must be made online via email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Q: How many items can I get autographed?
A: *Each fan can have two items autographed per legend.* This will be strictly enforced, for the courtesy and consideration of our legends and your fellow guests. We reserve the right to remove anyone from the line who does not follow the two-item policy, and those who do not follow it will lose the opportunity to participate in the future. Refunds will not be given to anyone removed for violating the two-item policy.
Q: When can I get in line for the autograph session?
A: Fans can get in line one hour prior to the start of the session, however, the line will be set in order of your wristband color with Borg-Warner Society level members lining up first, followed by the paid VIP wristband holders and finally participants chosen for a random-draw wristband. IMS Museum staff will work diligently to see that all 75 guests are able to have their two items signed by all legends, barring any unforeseen circumstances. The Museum opens at 9 a.m. (ET) on Hall of Fame Day.
Q: Who will sign autographs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Day Autograph Session?
A: Approximately 15 members of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame and Indianapolis 500 winners will sign. The list of signers will be made available as soon as it is finalized, likely the morning of the event. The final list will be posted at the welcome desk as well as on Twitter @IMSMuseum and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/imsmuseum.
Q: I was not able to secure one of the 75 wristbands available. Can I still attend the autograph session?
A: Unfortunately, due to time constraints, our legends are only able to sign for one hour. No additional wristbands will be distributed prior to the event. We recommend you research the appearance schedules for drivers and legends during the month of May, at IMS and other central Indiana locations.
Thank you for your cooperation, and we look forward to hosting many of our valued fans on Hall of Fame Day! Your support is extremely important to our mission at the IMS Museum and very much appreciated.