Welcome to IndyStar’s live coverage of the 2022 Indianapolis 500.
This is the 106th edition of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing at the 2½ mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That’s 200 laps of high-speed racing under a forecast of sunny skies and temperatures around 80 degrees.
our experts, Nathan Brown, Rob Peeters, Gregg Doyel, Wilson Moore and Matt Gleneskwill be feeding live updates from the action on this site throughout the day — Please remember to update for the latest updates.
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1:12 p.m .: Rinus VeeKay falls on lap 39
VeeKay, the 21-year-old who started third, slips and hits the outside wall at Turn 2. He will finish 33rd. He led 1 lap.
Top 10: Alex Palou, Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson (all Chip Ganassi Racing), Pato O’Ward, Ed Carpenter, Felix Rosenqvist, Santino Ferrucci, Tony Kanaan, Takuma Sato, Josef Newgarden.
1:10 p.m.: Fast speed without warnings
Drivers who will lead through the pit stop cycle include Pato O’Ward, Rinus VeeKay and Marcus Ericsson. The average speed for the leader over 35 laps is 217.198 mph.
1:05 p.m.: Chip Ganassi Racing drivers remain 1-2
Scott Dixon and Alex Palou lead the way. Rinus VeeKay is another second behind. pit stops begin.
1 p.m.: Running order after 20 rounds
Alex Palou leads, followed by Scott Dixon, Rinus VeeKay, Marcus Ericsson and Ed Carpenter. Palou has 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 8 as Chip Ganassi Racing teammates work together to save fuel. Dixon started the race third all-time with 570 career laps completed, behind Al Unser (644) and Ralph DePalma (612). Drivers are hoping to complete at least 30 laps before needing a pit stop.
12:50 p.m.: Helio Castroneves reaches milestone
With 2 laps, the four-time racing champion has completed 4,000 Indy 500 laps in his 22 starts. This is the third all-time for AJ Foyt and Al Unser, also four-time winners.
12:45 p.m.: Green flag flies at the Indy 500 2022
Alex Palou passes polesitter Scott Dixon for the lead at the end of lap one and Rinus VeeKay is in 3rd place.
11:45 a.m.: Indy 500 drivers preach patience
In pre-race interviews, several drivers emphasized that patience is key, especially early in the race.
Rinus VeeKay, who starts third, says he wants to stay in the top five early but doesn’t necessarily need to be P1. VeeKay said early aggressiveness in 2021 allowed him to lead 32 laps but cost him fuel kilometers.
Tony Kanaan, the 2013 race winner, starting sixth: “You have to wait for your opportunity.”
Romain Grosjean, the best qualifying rookie, starting ninth: “My most important word here today is patience.”
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Helio Castroneves is aiming for a history-making Indy 500 win
The 47-year-old Brazilian has a chance to stand alone at the top of the Indy 500 winners list. He tied AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears by winning for a fourth time in 2021.
“Indianapolis, when I’m under the most pressure, it brings out the best in me,” Castroneve’s Nathan Brown of IndyStar said ahead of the 2022 race.
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Scott Dixon will start from pole position for the fifth time
The 2008 Indy 500 winner is this year’s favorite after his 4-lap run of 234.046 mph, the second fastest qualifying attempt in racing history. His five pole starts are one shy of Rick Mears’ record.
The Dixon family cautiously celebrated the success. His race win came from pole, but Emma Davies Dixon knows that a first start doesn’t guarantee anything.
“I’m so excited but I’m so competitive, which is very against me because I take the losses and the pain that we had at the 500 and it feels personal,” Davies Dixon told IndyStar. “It’s horrible to be like this.”
Known place: Dixons are happy to start first at the 2022 Indy 500, but something bigger is at stake
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 formerly held at the IMS Oval). Largely because Johnson is a relative newcomer 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 building and I saw that last year as a spectator and loved that,” Johnson said after qualifying. “And to be here as a driver is really cool.”
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Indy 500 starting grid
8 former champions. 7 beginners. A mix of youth and experience. The fastest qualifying field in racing history.
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