2022 Indianapolis 500: Live updates, highlights, results for the 106th running of the Indy 500
Scott Dixon leads the field off for 200 laps at the 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Scott Dixon leads the charge from pole position for Chip Ganassi Racing at the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500, and the 2008 winner will have plenty of familiar company around him as Ganassi race cars will also start second (Alex Palou), fifth (Marcus Ericsson), Tony Kanaan (sixth) and Jimmie Johnson (12th).
In the previous 105 events, only 21 times has the driver who started first also finished first, including Dixon in 2008, his only Indy 500 victory. The last driver to do it was Simon Pagenaud in 2019.
Judging from Friday's Carb Day session, the Ganassi cars will be the ones to beat as it was Kanaan's turn to lead the timing sheets at 227.114 mph. Ericsson and Dixon were second and fourth quick with the Dale Coyne Racing car of two-time winner Takuma Sato splitting them.
If you are looking for a potential winner, the Pit Crew Challenge points to Josef Newgarden of Team Penske, who swept through the competition of Palou and Pato O'Ward of McLaren Arrow SP before besting Dixon's crew for the win. The Indy 500 is not just about pure speed but also about teamwork in the pits, where more than a few races have been won and lost. Newgarden, who won IndyCar Series titles in 2017 and 2019 but has never won an Indy 500, starts from Row 5 in the 15th spot. If you were wondering about the lowest starting position to ever kiss the bricks, Louis Meyer won the race starting 28th in 1936, so it's not impossible for Newgarden. But a lot would have to happen for the race to come to Newgarden.
Sunday's weather looks to be a hot, with a high of 83 Fahrenheit, and no rain forecast at the moment. Wind gusts up to 17 mph could be an issue at the short chutes between Turns 1-2 and 3-4.
For the fourth time in seven years, Central Indiana race fans can watch the Indianapolis 500 live, but this year, it comes with a catch. Because the race is not expected to sell out -- IMS expects to have roughly 5,000 grandstand seats left, along with the ability to sell several thousand more gate admissions for the infield -- the 500 won't air live on NBC for those living in Central Indiana.
Defending Indy 500 champion Hélio Castroneves will be aiming for a fifth title when the 2022 Indianapolis 500 blasts off this Sunday, 29th May. The Brazilian ace faces stiff competition from pole-sitter Scott Dixon and ex-F1 driver Takuma Sato. Aussies can watch the legendary 500-mile race free on Stan. Make sure you know how to watch an Indy 500 live stream from wherever you are in the world.
One of the biggest races in the world takes place on Sunday afternoon. The 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 is happening at the Indianapolis Motorspeedway, and one driver is looking to make big history. The race will start at noon ET and will air on NBC while streaming on Peacock.
Helio Castroneves is the reigning Indy 500 champion and is looking to be the first driver to win the race five times. Along with winning it last year, the 47-year-old driving legend finished first in 2001, 2002 and 2009. While it will be difficult to win the Indy 500 again, Castroneves is going for it all on Sunday.
The Indy 500 has been blacked out every year except 1949, 1950, 2016, 2020 and 2021.
Sunday, though, you can watch the race on NBC's Peacock streaming app for the cost of a first month's subscription to the 'premium' version of the platform. Here's how you can get set up.
It’s a unique situation for local IndyCar fans in Indianapolis who won’t be able to make it to the race. While the traditional in-market TV blackout is in place, fans will still be able to stream the race live via a simulcast on Peacock Premium.
According to IndyStar, it’s not for lack of trying though. NBC was unable to implement geofencing technology that would make it possible to block a stream of the Indy 500 in such a small area, so coverage will be available nationwide, even in Indianapolis.
The 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 has arrived. It’s part of a packed Sunday slate for motorsports that begins with Formula One in Monaco and ends with NASCAR in Charlotte. Sandwiched in between those two historic races is the most legendary of them all: the Indy 500.
Thirty-three drivers will compete for glory at the famed Brickyard, which has hosted this race since 1911 – with the only missed years due to World War I and II.
The "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is mere hours away as Indianapolis Motor Speedway will bring back a full house for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.
After two years of reduced capacity because of the COVID pandemic, the grandstands and infield will once again be full to witness the Memorial Day weekend mainstay with the possibility that history could be made on more than one front.
He will face challenges from seven other former winners in the field.
Defending champion Helio Castroneves is hoping for a record-breaking fifth title but struggled in qualifying and will start 27th on the grid.
Dixon's teammate and last year's IndyCar champion Alex Palou qualified half a second slower in second place while Rinus VeeKay will start in third place on the final spot of the front row.
What channel is the Indy 500 on today?
Race: 106th Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, May 29
Start time: 11 a.m. ET (12:45 p.m. ET green flag)
TV channel: NBC
Live stream: Peacock | fuboTV