Welcome to IndyStar’s live coverage of the 2022 Indianapolis 500.
This is the 106th running of the greatest racing spectacle on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.5-mile oval. It’s 200 laps of high-speed racing under sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s.
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2:35 p.m.: Scott Dixon sets Indy 500 record
Scott Dixon led 75 laps in this race, allowing him to pass Al Unser (644) as the all-time leader in Indy 500 history. Pato O’Ward is 2nd on lap 133, with Conor Daly , Felix Rosenqvist and Santino Ferrucci also in pursuit.
2:30 p.m .: Scott Dixon keeps the lead
Scott Dixon maintains a narrow lead over Pato O’Ward on lap 120. Dixon led more than half the laps. Conor Daly and Felix Rosenqvist are also less than a second off the lead. Defending champion Helio Castroneves is 11th. Alex Palou is 19th. Jimmie Johnson is 25th.
2:25 p.m .: Pato O’Ward overtakes Scott Dixon on the restart
O’Ward passes Dixon as the green flag flies on lap 112, but Dixon returns the favor at the end of the lap. Conor Daly is 3rd and Santino Ferrucci is 4th.
2:15 p.m .: crash of Romain Grosjean
Turn again 2 shots. The Indy 500 rookie and Formula 1 veteran who started 9th loses his rear end and he slides into the outside wall. Rinus VeeKay and Callum Ilott were shipwrecked in the same spot earlier.
2:10 p.m.: 2022 Indy 500 is halfway there
The leaders completed 100 laps. (The race is considered official at 101 laps, if weather or some other issue forces a stop before 200 laps, Scott Dixon is 1st, with Conor Daly 2nd, Pato O’Ward 3rd, Marcus Ericsson 4th and Tony Kanaan 5th, 1 .7 seconds behind Dixon Daly is the biggest driver after starting 18. Rinus VeeKay started 3rd but finished 33rd after a crash.
Dixon’s average speed is 181.312 mph and he led 47 laps. He passed Ralph DePalma (612) for 2nd place in the Indy 500 career laps led.
Helio Castroneves, who is attempting a record 5th win at the Indy 500, went from 27th to 14th.
2 p.m.: Scott Dixon leads 90 laps
Conor Daly leads for 4 laps, but Scott Dixon takes over. Pato O’Ward is also less than a second off the lead. Dixon led 15 Indy 500s, the most in race history. (Tony Kanaan led in 14, so that mark could be tied today.)
1:55 p.m .: Restart on lap 77
Scott Dixon narrowly leads Conor Daly. Alex Palou is 28th after returning to the pits for full service. Daly, a native of Noblesville, Indiana, took the lead on lap 81.
1:45 p.m .: An accident leaves Alex Palou in a difficult situation
Palou ran out of fuel and was forced to refuel while pit road was closed. He will have to return to the pits for full service when the race returns to green. This will harm his position on the track.
A few top drivers are struggling. Will Power, who started 11th, had a terrible pit stop and is 24th. Colton Herta, who crashed in Carb Day practice, struggles in his spare car and finishes 30th.
1:40 p.m .: Fall of rookie Callum Ilott
The rookie hits the wall in turn 2 on lap 69, and he heads on the inside and hits another wall. He started 19th and will finish 32nd.
1:35 p.m .: No surprise at the front
Scott Dixon and Alex Palou set the pace, each leading at least 20 laps. Pato O’Ward is half a second from the 60 lap mark. Marcus Ericsson is 4th, Ed Carpenter 5th. The leader’s average speed is 198.307 mph (which includes slowing down for caution).
1:25 p.m .: Restart on lap 47
Scott Dixon passed Alex Palou at the end of the 47th lap. Pato O’Ward retains 3rd place. Most on-track assists for position: Scott McLaughlin and Helio Castroneves with 9 each over 50 laps. They run 17th and 18th.
1:12 p.m .: Fall of Rinus VeeKay on lap 39
VeeKay, the 21-year-old who started 3rd, slips and hits the outside wall in turn 2. He will finish 33rd. He led 1 lap. He tells NBC he escaped on a hot lead. “Once you do that, you are a passenger.”
Top 10: Alex Palou, Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson (all of Chip Ganassi Racing), Pato O’Ward, Ed Carpenter, Felix Rosenqvist, Santino Ferrucci, Tony Kanaan, Takuma Sato, Josef Newgarden.
1:10 p.m.: Lightning speed without precautions
Pato O’Ward, Rinus VeeKay and Marcus Ericsson are among the drivers who will lead the pit stop cycle. The leader’s average speed over 35 laps is 217.198 mph.
1:05 p.m .: Chip Ganassi Racing drivers remain 1-2
Scott Dixon and Alex Palou show the way. Rinus VeeKay is 1 second further. The pit stops begin.
1 p.m.: Order of passage after 20 laps
Alex Palou leads, followed by Scott Dixon, Rinus VeeKay, Marcus Ericsson and Ed Carpenter. Palou led 14 laps and Dixon 6. The average speed is 217.572 mph.
12:55 p.m .: Scott Dixon takes the lead
Dixon passes Alex Palou on lap eight as the Chip Ganassi Racing teammates work together to save fuel. Dixon entered the race with a career-leading 570 laps, third all-time behind Al Unser (644) and Ralph DePalma (612). Drivers hope to complete at least 30 laps before having to pit.
12:50 p.m .: Helio Castroneves reaches a milestone
Completing 2 laps, the four-time racing champion completed 4,000 Indy 500 laps in 22 starts. It’s third all-time behind AJ Foyt and Al Unser, also four-time winners.
12:45 p.m.: Green flag flies at the 2022 Indy 500
Alex Palou passed poleman Scott Dixon for the lead at the end of the first lap, and Rinus VeeKay took 3rd place.
11:45 a.m.: Indy 500 drivers preach patience
In pre-race interviews, several drivers stressed that patience is crucial, especially at the start of the race.
Rinus VeeKay, who starts 3rd, says he wants to stay in the top 5 early, but doesn’t have to be P1. VeeKay said early aggressiveness in 2021 allowed him to lead 32 laps but cost him fuel burn.
Tony Kanaan, the winner of the 2013 race who starts 6th: “You have to wait for your opportunity.”
Romain Grosjean, the best rookie in qualifying who starts 9th: “My key word here today is patience.”
9:30 am: How Mario Andretti would celebrate a victory for Marco Andretti
“I’ll do a snow angel on the track,” Mario Andretti told IndyStar’s Nathan Brown on “Pit Pass Live.” Marco Andretti starts 23rd.
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Helio Castroneves eyes historic Indy 500 victory
The 47-year-old Brazilian has a chance to stand alone atop the Indy 500 win list. He tied AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears in winning for the fourth time in 2021.
“Indianapolis, when I’m under the most pressure, it brings out the best in me,” Castroneves told IndyStar’s Nathan Brown ahead of the 2022 race.
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Scott Dixon starts from pole position for the fifth time
The 2008 Indy 500 winner is this year’s favorite after his 4-lap run at 234.046 mph, the second-fastest qualifying effort in race history. His five pole starts are one behind the record set by Rick Mears.
The Dixon family cautiously celebrated the feat. Her race win came from pole, but Emma Davies Dixon knows going first doesn’t guarantee anything.
“I’m so excited, but I’m so competitive, which goes against me a lot because I take the losses and the pain that we’ve had in the 500m, and that feels personal to me,” Davies Dixon told IndyStar. “It’s horrible to be like this.”
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NASCAR legend Jimmie Johnson is an Indy 500 rookie
The transition from stock cars to the IndyCar series hasn’t been easy for the four-time Brickyard 400 champion (the Cup Series race that was once contested at the IMS oval). Mainly because Johnson is relatively new to road and street courses.
But put him on an oval, and he’s very competitive. He qualified 12th for his first Indy 500.
“The energy here for qualifying, you can feel it rising, and that’s what I witnessed last year as a spectator and loved it,” Johnson said after qualifying. “And being involved here as a pilot is really cool.”
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The Indy 500 starting lineup
8 former champions. 7 recruits. A mixture of youth and experience. The fastest qualifying field in the history of the race.
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