Welcome to IndyStar’s live coverage of the 2022 Indianapolis 500.
This is the 106th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing on the 2½-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That’s 200 laps of high-speed racing under a forecast of sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s.
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11:45 am: Indy 500 drivers preach patience
In pre-race interviews, several drivers emphasized that patience is crucial, especially early in the race.
Rinus VeeKay, who starts 3rd, says he wants to remain in the top 5 early, but doesn’t necessarily have to be P1. VeeKay said early aggressiveness in 2021 allowed him to lead 32 laps but cost him fuel mileage.
Tony Canaanthe 2013 race winner who starts 6th: “You’ve got to wait for your opportunity.”
Romain Grosjeanthe top qualifying rookie who starts 9th: “My main word here today is patience.”
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Helio Castroneves goes for a history-making Indy 500 victory
the 47-year-old Brazilian you have a chance to stand alone atop the Indy 500 victory list. He tied AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears by 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 heading into the 2022 race.
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Scott Dixon starts from the 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 effort in race history. His five pole starts are one behind the record established by Rick Mears.
The Dixon family cautiously celebrated the achievement. His race win came from the pole, but Emma Davies Dixon knows starting first guarantees nothing.
“I get so excited, but I’m so competitive, which goes against me a lot because I take the losses and the pain we’ve had at the 500, and it feels personal,” Davies Dixon told IndyStar. “It’s horrible to be like that.”
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 used to be contested on the IMS oval). Mostly because Johnson is a relative novice to road and street courses.
But put him on an oval, and he’s plenty competitive. I have qualified 12th for his first Indy 500.
“The energy here for qualifying, you can feel it building, and that’s what I witnessed last year as a spectator and loved,” Johnson said after qualifying. “And to be here involved in it as a driver is really cool.”
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Indy 500 starting lineup
8 former champions. 7 rookies. A mix of youth and experience. The fastest qualifying field in race history.
There’s a lot to watch in the 2022 Indy 500.
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Printable guide to the Indy 500
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