Indy 500 live updates, results, highlights from the 2022 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The field is set to go racing at 12:45 p.m. ET, and this year's 33-car field will be paced by Will Power, who currently sits atop the driver's standings entering Sunday.
While the field features eight former Indy 500 winners, it also features a few very notable rookies: NASCAR great Jimmie Johnson sits behind the wheel of a car in Indianapolis in IndyCar for the first time, in his first full season for Chip Ganassi racing.
Also a notable rookie is former Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean: The Frenchman was behind the wheel of a Haas in F1 when a devastating, explosive car wreck ended his F1 career in 2020. After a few tests for Mercedes, Grosjean made the jump to Andretti Autosport this year.
The Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights for the Indy 500 on Sunday. Follow below for complete results from the 2022 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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Indy 500 live updates, highlights from 2022 race
12:56 p.m.: Dixon and Palou swapping back and forth, playing a team game here. Rinus VeeKay in third, followed by Marcus Ericsson and Ed Carpenter.
12:46 p.m.: Alex Palou takes the lead from Scott Dixon early on. Jimmie Johnson under attack from David Malukas, and he gives up the No. 14 spot.
12:39 p.m.: Roger Penske gives the drivers the go-ahead to start their engines. We're just a few minutes away from racing in Indy.
How to watch the Indianapolis 500
Time: 12:45 p.m. ET
TV channel: NBC
Live streams: NBC Sports | Peacock | fuboTV
NBC will be airing the race in its entirety on Sunday, starting with pre-race coverage at 11 a.m. ET. NBC Sports and Peacock will be carrying the race via live stream.
FuboTV, which carries NBC, will also be airing the race. The streaming service offers a free trial.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is back open at full capacity for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Keep checking back here for live updates throughout the race.
We'll keep you updated on who is leading, crashes and who will win the 2022 Indy 500.
In central Indiana, NBC's broadcast will start at 7 p.m., with the green flag scheduled to wave around 8:30 p.m.
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.