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All around Reliant Park


8:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

7:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013

7:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013





The Grand Prix of Houston will return to Reliant Park in 2013 with the IZOD IndyCar Series.

The competition and excitement of the IZOD Indycar series is returning to Houston with the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Presented by The Greater Houston Honda Dealers on Oct. 4 – 6, 2013. It is a three day festival of speed with a variety of family-friendly activities complementing world-class racing. Planned activities include live music, a family fun zone, interactive exhibits, and go-karting. Friday night, come enjoy a great concert at the park- perfect for the whole family! Saturday and Sunday experience a double header race as the stars of the IZOD IndyCar Series fly by at more than 180 miles per hour around the Reliant Astrodome.

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  • 8:00am – 8:30am: Pirelli World Challenge TC/TBC Practice
  • 8:35am – 9:05am: Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTS Practice
  • 9:25am – 9:55am: Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda Practice
  • 10:15am – 11:00am: Firestone Indy Lights P
  • 111:20am – 12:50pm: IZOD IndyCar Series Practice
  • 1:10pm – 1:55pm: Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires Practice
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm: Firestone Indy Lights P
  • 23:20pm – 4:30pm: IZOD IndyCar Series Qualifying #1, Firestone Fast 6 
  • 4:50pm – 5:20pm: Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda Qualifying
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Miss Grand Prix Finals
  • 5:40pm – 6:05pm: Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTS Qualifying
  • 5:45pm – 6:45pm: Drivers Autograph Session at Fan Village
  • 6:10pm – 6:35pm: Pirelli World Challenge TC/TCB Qualifying
  • 6:55pm – 7:15pm: Champions Race for Charity Practice
  • 7:35pm – 8:05pm: Playboy Mazda Mx-5 Cup Practice
  • 8:00pm – TBD: Creedence Clearwater Revisited Concert Plus the ongoing “Festival of Speed”! 


  • 7:45am – 8:15am: Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires Qualifying
  • 8:35am – 9:20am: Firestone Indy Lights Qualifying
  • 9:40am – 9:55am:  Pre-Race
  • 9:55am – 10:25am: Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda  Race #1
  • 10:45am – 11:15am: IZOD IndyCar Series Qualifying #2
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm: Celebrity Go-Kart Race
  • 11:35am – 12:05pm: Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires  Race #1
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm: Firestone Indy Lights Race
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Pirelli World Challenge Autograph Session
  • 2:40pm – 4:45pm: IZOD IndyCar Series Race #1
  • 5:15pm – 5:40pm: Pirelli World Challenge  TC/TCB Race #1
  • 5:55pm – 6:30pm: Pirelli World Challenge TC/TCB Race #2
  • 6:50pm – 7:10pm: Champions Race for Charity Qualifying
  • 7:30pm – 7:50pm: Playboy Mazda Mx-5 Cup Qualifying  Plus the ongoing “Festival of Speed”!


  • 7:45am – 8:30am: PRO MAZDA Race #2
  • 8:45am – 9:15am: IZOD IndyCar Series Warm Up
  • 9:30am – 9:45am: Fan Walk
  • 9:45am – 10:35am: Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTS Race
  • 10:50am – 11:05am: USF2000 Pre-Race
  • 11:05am-11:35am: USF2000 Race #2
  •  12:40pm – 2:45pm: IZOD IndyCar Series Race #2
  • 3:10pm – 3:40pm Champions Race for Charity
  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm: Playboy Mazda Mx-5 Cup Race
  • 5:00pm – 5:45pm: Event Car Rides Plus the ongoing “Festival of Speed”!