2023 Month of May Media Credential Procedures
Media credential requests for the 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and the GMR Grand Prix are being accepted now. The deadline to submit all requests is Wednesday, April 26, 2023.
Media credentials are for working media only, for the primary purpose of gathering news and content for the timely coverage of the event by a recognized, accredited media outlet. Freelance media (photographers, journalists, etc.) must be on a specific assignment from a recognized media organization. All requests must come from an assigning editor, producer or director. With the expected demand for media credentials, Indianapolis Motor Speedway cannot guarantee all requests will be approved. IMS reserves the right of final approval for media credential applications. No one under age 18 will be granted media credentials.
Please review the full Media Credential Terms and Conditions.
Renewal Note: If approved by IMS, login information to renew your outlet's credentials will be emailed directly; please proceed using that information. You do not need to submit a separate request.
To request media credentials, assigning editors, producers or directors must email the request to email@example.com with the following information:
Name, address and phone number of media outlet
Type of media outlet: print/TV/radio/internet
Proof and examples of timely, relevant:
For internet-based media, the following information MUST be included: Monthly page visits, number of unique visitors and number of page views.
For newspapers and magazines, the following information MUST be included: Circulation size and frequency of publication.
Depending on the frequency of publication, a substantial amount of coverage for each event is required.
If you were granted and used media credentials for a prior IMS event, you MUST share proof of coverage resulting from the most recent event attended.
The following information on each person to be credentialed:
Name, address, valid email address
Date of birth
Either last four digits of Social Security number, complete driver's license number with name of issuing state or passport number with name of issuing country
Approvals or denials of applications will be sent via email. We will process your request as quickly as possible, but thank you for your patience as we process a high volume of requests leading into the Month of May. Should you have questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a 2023 INDYCAR media hard card, please contact email@example.com to provide a mailing address for your parking pass.