93rd Indianapolis 500 tickets on sale

 MONDAY, NOV. 17

Tickets for the 93rd Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 24, 2009, will go on sale Monday, Nov. 17.

Fans have three methods to buy tickets: .Online: Visit the Tickets section of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Website, www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com. .

Phone: Call the IMS Ticket Office at (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or (317) 492-6700 locally. .

In person: Visit the IMS Ticket Office, located in the IMS Administration Building at the intersection of 16th Street and Georgetown Road in Indianapolis. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Parking and camping permits for "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" also can be purchased online, by phone or at the Ticket Office.

The 93rd Indianapolis 500 will be the first of the track's Centennial Era, a three-year celebration honoring the 100th anniversaries of the opening of the famed facility in 1909 and the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911.

Reigning IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon will defend his Indianapolis500 victory with Target Chip Ganassi Racing, joined by new teammate, 2007 Indy winner Dario Franchitti