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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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 was not easy for the four-time Brickyard 400 champion (the Cup Series race that was once contested on 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.
There’s a lot to watch in the 2022 Indy 500.
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