Indy 500 summary: Winner, leaderboard and updates
JOSEF NEWGARDEN WINS INDY 500!!
After red flag and red flag, Josef Newgarden wins the Indy 500!!! An amazing maneuver against Ericsson who had the lead in the last lap. What an amazing last lap. The American over took the Swede at a turn and on the stretch kept the lead. This was a crazy race where all that could happened did happen.
This is what Indy 500 is all about and we love to see it. We are happy no one got injured from those crashes and hope that next year’s race is as exciting as this one.
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HE TAKES THE LEAD AT THE FINAL LAP!!!!
Pat’s tire and the crash
Let’s take a close look at what happened as the race started and the Mexican lost the lead to the Swede. That’s why many racers don’t want the lead when a red flag comes up!
This is very scary
This has to be annoying for the guys at the front. Because someone on the 13th place can mess things up for you.
Another crash!!!! And another red flag!
Again, again and again this is Indy 500. Another crash as the race began. 3 laps to go and we will have 3 laps to make things happen. Wow!!
Pat’s accident that takes him!
This is Indy 500! Shame because the Mexican could have one today !
COME ON! Red Flag once more
Pato O’Ward hits the wall as the race restarted again and once more we had to go to the pits
Here we goo!!!!!
As the caution flag waved, the pit lane became a hive of activity as Hunter-Reay, Ilott, and Canapino made their way in for a quick stop. This left O'Ward, Ericsson, Newgarden, Rossi, and Ferrucci as the top five drivers still out on the track, battling it out for the lead.
Here we go again after the crash ! 13 laps to go
While Kyle Kirkwood's flip certainly caught everyone's attention, it was the tire flying out of the track that had everyone in the media center on edge. The fact that Kirkwood remained conscious throughout the incident and the effectiveness of the aeroscreen in ensuring safety is truly remarkable and inspiring.
How nothing bad really happened is crazy!
Ho that tire didn’t fly and injured anyone is crazy. Something to think about for next year.
Red Flag as scary crash took place
According to the NBC broadcast, both Rosenqvist and Kirkwood are doing well. Kirkwood's car flipped over in a terrifying collision caused by a lost tire.
Rosenqvist race is over!!!!!
A heart-stopping moment occurred during the race! Rosenqvist spun out of control, causing Kyle Kirkwood to collide with him. The impact was so intense that Kirkwood's car flipped over and crashed against the wall, sending a tire flying over the fence. The race just got even more intense with a caution flag waving as there are only 16 laps left!
Pat O’Ward goes for the win!
The Mexican passes three people at the last moment to take the lead!!! What a race this is shaping out to be!
Ferrucci hit with a warning
Ferucci managed to avoid a drive-through penalty, but still received a warning and a fine. Amidst the intense competition between Ericsson and Rosenqvist, a mere drive through could have spelled disaster for his chances of clinching victory.
Caution as Grosjean turns at 2
The excitement is palpable as we approach the final stretch of the race, with only 50 laps left to go. The defending champion, Marcus Ericsson, is currently in the lead, making for a thrilling competition. The race is heating up with Josef Newgarden in a close second, while the McLaren teammates Felix Rosenqvist, Alexander Rossi, and Pato O'Ward are hot on his tail.
The leaderboard keeps changing!
Ericsson and Newgarden have joined the leaders Rosenqvist and O'Ward in the race. As of lap 141, O'Ward has dropped to sixth place and is now trailing behind Rossi and Ferrucci.
Collision on the pits
Teammates collide on pit road as Colton's car spins out of control! A dramatic incident occurred on the pit road as Herta's car collided with Romain Grosjean's vehicle while trying to exit. Seems like a minor setback, but it's definitely going to put a dent in his plans.
Race almost over for Veekay and Palou
Rinus VeeKay and Alex Palou's positions have been impacted after a pit road incident, with VeeKay now in P28 due to a drive-through penalty and Palou in P17. Although Palou's car wasn't completely wrecked, the damage he sustained during the race definitely set him back in terms of track position. It's safe to say that VeeKay's race took an unexpected turn, and unfortunately, he played a major role in his own downfall.
The rookie cannot finish the race
Sting Ray Rob had to leave after this crash and the rookie is out of there!
Things getting exciting
Exciting news! Newgarden and Ericsson are making impressive strides up the leaderboard, now sitting comfortably in fourth and fifth place.
Veekay hit with penalty
For the pit road collision with Palou, VeeKay was assessed a drive through fine.
Veekay and Palou crash
What a way to take our your closest competitor! Palou had lead most of the time and Here comes Veekay and takes him out!
Everyone tries to pit as there is a yellow flag on the road.
Veekay will probably get penalty!
In a heart-stopping moment, VeeKay lost control and spun out while exiting pit road, colliding with Palou and sending their cars careening into the wall. VeeKay's team may face a penalty soon.
Caution at Indy!
Exciting news! Lap 92 saw the first caution of the race due to an incident involving Sting Ray Robb.
BATTLE AT INDY 500!
Rosenqvist and O’Ward keep passing each other!!! They don’t let up !!amazing pass to take the lead from O’Ward!
The top keeps changing !
Ferrucci is making an impressive climb up the leaderboard, overtaking VeeKay and securing the third position. As the race reaches its 83rd lap, the initial frontrunners Palou and VeeKay have lost their early grip on the lead, but are still holding strong within the top five.
Katherine Legge Indy’s hopes are done!
Katherine Legge's race seems to have hit a roadblock as her team tried to fix the issue on pit road. Despite her high hopes, her comeback to the Indy 500 didn't quite go as expected, and she's currently in last place.
All three at the top caught up!
Rosenqvist ultimately pits with the lead on lap 67, becoming the last of the top three racers to do so. He comes out of the pit stop ahead of both VeeKay and Palou to seize the lead in the race.
Palou holds the number one spot!
With a commanding start from the pole position, the Spaniard has maintained an impressive lead throughout the race, having led for a total of 26 laps. The rain has been pouring down without any interruption so far. Rinus VeeKay is putting up a strong fight as he holds onto the second position, having led an impressive 21 laps so far.
This is what Indy 500 is about!
Witness Josef Newgarden's impressive racing skills as he defies the odds, starting from the 17th position and climbing his way up to the ninth spot. He even outpaced seasoned drivers such as Takuma Sato (10th) and Tony Kanaan (11th).
Legge with difficult incident
As she exited her pit stall, she spun her tires and almost collided with the inside wall, posing a potential threat to a safety worker. Legge had a difficult week due to the incident with Stefan Wilson that resulted in a broken back and hospitalization.
Rossi falls to 5th
After that pit stop Palou retakes the lead and Rossi drops to 5th after he lost some time there on that pit!
Pit stop for all!
VeeKay and Palou have made their green flag pit stops, allowing Rossi to take the lead. O'Ward and Power are currently in second and third place, respectively.
Dixon to the pit!
Dixon has had to retreat to pit road due to issues with his front left tire. He's pitting on lap 26!
Dixon has car issues !
Scott Dixon's car is currently experiencing handling issues, causing him to drop down to 11th place in the race. Dixon was the top performer in this race last year, but he could not secure the victory due to a pit road speeding penalty. It was anticipated that he would also be one of the top competitors today.
Reserve mode on!
During the first 16 laps of the race, VeeKay and Palou exchanged the lead twice, with Palou being in the lead for the majority of the time. There is only one driver, Felix Rosenqvist, who is within a second of the lead.
Palou in front!
Palou regained the lead from VeeKay at the beginning of the fifth lap in a short amount of time. During the start of the race, Scott Dixon moved up from sixth to fourth place while Will Power climbed up from 12th to ninth place.
Here we go!!!
The Indy 500 race begins with the drivers on the front row starting in a three-by-three formation. These drivers must carefully plan how to begin the race without causing any accidents or incidents. It is not advisable to risk crashing on the first lap of a 500-mile race in an attempt to gain only one position.
The starting positions for the upcoming race are as follows: Alex Palou will be starting on the inside, Rinus VeeKay will be in the middle, and Felix Rosenqvist will be on the outside.
We got today’s starting grid!
Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda
Rinus VeeKay, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet
Felix Rosenqvist, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet
Santino Ferrucci, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet
Pato O'Ward, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda
Alexander Rossi, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet
Takuma Sato, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda
Tony Kanaan, Arrow McLaren SP, Chevrolet
Marcus Ericsson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda
Benjamin Pedersen (r), A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet
Will Power, Team Penske, Chevrolet
Ed Carpenter, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet
Scott McLaughlin, Team Penske, Chevrolet
Kyle Kirkwood, Andretti Autosport, Honda
Conor Daly, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet
Josef Newgarden, Team Penske, Chevrolet
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dreyer & Reinbold, Chevrolet
Romain Grosjean, Andretti Autosport, Honda
Helio Castroneves, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda
Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport, Honda
Simon Pagenaud, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda
David Malukas, Dale Coyne Racing, Honda
Marco Andretti, Andretti Autosport, Honda
Devlin DeFrancesco, Andretti Steinbrenner, Honda
Agustin Canapino (r), Juncos Hollinger, Honda
Callum Ilott, Juncos Hollinger, Honda
RC Enerson (r), Abel Motorsports, Chevrolet
Katherine Legge, Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan, Honda
Christian Lundgaard, Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan, Honda
Sting Ray Robb, Dale Coyne Racing, Honda
Jack Harvey, Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan, Honda
Graham Rahal-*, Dreyer & Reinbold, Chevrolet
Beatriz sharing her thoughts on this great day!
We are about to get ready with the preliminary races here.
The Anthem playing at the moment !
These are the moments we live for! The American anthem going on the background and everyone getting the butterflies as we are moments away from our main event.
Th crowd is great and we are all ready to get things started here today. The national anthem has been played and the preliminary races will get underway in just moments. Go get the chips and beers you won’t want to miss this one!
Adam Driver is in the house!
Look who is waiving the green flag at the Indy 500 today!! He already has the last name for the competition. Kylo Ren peeps!
Who will be the Indy 500 grand marshal in 2023?
Actress Stephanie Beatriz, renowned for her roles in Disney's "Encanto" and the NBC sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," will serve as the "report to your cars" announcer for the event.
Indy 500 grid!
What do you guys think of this line up? Who will be the one on top at the end of the day?
In a thrilling race that kept fans on the edge of their seats, Marcus Ericsson emerged victorious in the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500. With impressive driving skills, he outpaced his competitors Pato O'Ward and Tony Kanaan to claim the coveted title. This remarkable achievement makes Ericsson only the second driver from Sweden to win the Indy 500, following in the footsteps of the legendary Kenny Brack.
Indy 500 live!!
Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled Sunday as the 107th running of the Indy 500, the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing," takes over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The world's top IndyCar drivers will be pushing their limits to claim victory, savoring the taste of milk and planting a kiss on the iconic yard of bricks.
The Indianapolis 500 is gearing up for an exciting race with a star-studded lineup of 33 drivers. Among them are nine former winners and four rookies, all vying for the coveted title. Keep an eye out for Helio Castroneves, the 2021 winner, who has the chance to make history by becoming the first driver to win the race five times.
Last weekend's race was a record-breaking event with Alex Palou securing the pole position at an incredible speed of 234.217 mph - the fastest in race history! And that's not all, the field average of 232.184 mph was the fastest ever recorded in the race's 110-year history. It's amazing to see how far this race has come since it began way back in 1911.