Indy 500 2022 live: Start time, how to listen on radio, watch race on TV, schedule and more
2022 Indianapolis 500: Live updates, highlights, results for the 106th running of the Indy 500
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.
How to watch the 106th Indianapolis 500
Date: May 29
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- Indianapolis, Ind.
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
After his heavy crash on Carb Day, the final practice for the 500, Colton Herta will be in his backup car, which has turned zero laps in oval race trim but did win the Indy Grand Prix on the road course at the beginning of the month of May.
Driver introductions have come and gone, with drivers coming out to beats pumped out by DJ Steve Aoki, who knows a little bit about go-fast sports. Aoki's father, Rocky, was a successful powerboat racer after founding Benihana restaurant chain.
From Scott Dixon to Stefan Wilson: 33 things to know about the 2022 Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS — The 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, when 33 drivers will compete at the most iconic auto race in the world for a chance to drench themselves in milk and capture the Borg-Warner Trophy.
Only seven drivers, including Scott Dixon, were racing in IndyCar when the now-six-time Series champ won his one and only Indy 500 back in 2008. Should Dixon win Sunday, his 14 years between wins would be the second-longest in race history, . He certainly is showing no sign of slowing down, grabbing his fifth career (and second consecutive) 500 pole last weekend, but once you've reached your 40s (Dixon will be 42 in July), you just don't know how many more truly great opportunities you'll have.
Here are 32 other things to know about the Greatest Spectacle in Racing:
Can Scott Dixon set the laps led record in the Indy 500?
2. Despite starting on pole a year ago, Dixon was very happy to drift back a spot or two and not lead too many laps -- No. 2 qualifier Colton Herta had taken the lead before one lap was complete. But if Dixon storms out to a lead or manages to trade off with his Ganassi teammates around him, he enters Sunday 75 led laps from Al Unser Sr.'s all-time mark (644). Dixon currently sits 3rd (570) and is 42 laps behind 2nd-place Ralph DePalma.