Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials have shaken up their May schedule.

The cars will have vastly different looks and speeds are expected to increase. Mother's Day, for the first time in recent memory, is a scheduled day off, and the old video boards have been replaced by larger, high-definition models. And IndyCar's grandest stage will now be the feature attraction for an entire month once again.

Organizers are hoping the blend of old traditions and technological advancements rev up fan interest in the two races scheduled for this month — Saturday's Indianapolis Grand Prix and the May 24 Indianapolis 500.

Drivers are already embracing the changes.