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.
After Scott Dixon broke the record for fastest pole-qualifying speed last weekend and combined with Alex Palou and Rinus VeeKay for the fastest front row in Indy 500 history, there’s a chance the race’s record speed could be broken Sunday as well. And as it turns out, that record was set last year by Helio Castroneves, who will be chasing more history on Sunday.
Castroneves won the 2021 Indy 500 with an average winning speed of 190.690 mph, blowing away the 187.433 mph average posted by 2013 winner Tony Kanaan. And that win put Castroneves in one of racing’s most illustrious clubs. He joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears as the only drivers to win the 500 four times. Can Castroneves go back-to-back and stake his claim as the best driver in Indy history?
Here is all the information you need to get ready for the 2022 Indy 500, Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
What time does the Indianapolis 500 start?
The 106th Indy 500 begins at 12:30 p.m. ET. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 12:45 p.m. ET.
How can I watch the Indianapolis 500 on TV?
NBC is broadcasting the event and will have a pre-race show beginning at 11 a.m. ET.
Will there be a live stream of the Indianapolis 500?
Is there a radio broadcast of the Indianapolis 500?
The IndyCar Radio Network and SiriusXM channel 160 will broadcast the race on the radio.
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What is the race distance of the Indianapolis 500?
The Indy 500 is 200 laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a total of 500 miles.
Who won last year’s Indianapolis 500?
Helio Castroneves won his record-tying fourth Indy 500 one year ago in thrilling fashion. Castroneves, who also won this race in 2000, 2001 and 2009, delivered his new team Meyer Shank Racing its first-ever victory by holding off Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou on the final lap to secure his fourth Indianapolis 500 victory.
What is the lineup for the 2022 Indianapolis 500?
Scott Dixon beame the fastest pole winner in race history (at 234.046 mph) and recorded the second-fastest four-lap qualifying average ever last weekend. Dixon will start on the pole alongside reigning IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou and Rinus VeeKay.
(car number in parentheses)
1. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda
2. (10) Alex Palou, Honda
3. (21) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet
4. (33) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet
5. (8) Marcus Ericsson
6. (1) Tony Kanaan, Honda
7. (5) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet
8. (7) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet
9. (28) Romain Grosjean, Honda
10. (51) Takuma Sato, Honda
11. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet
12. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Honda
13. (18) David Malukas, Honda
14. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet
15. (23) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet
16. (60) Simon Pagenaud, Honda
17. (11) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet
18. (20) Conor Daly, Chevrolet
19. (77) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet
20. (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda
21. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda
22. (24) Sage Karam, Chevrolet
23. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda
24. (29) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda
25. (26) Colton Herta, Honda
26. (3) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet
27. (06) Helio Castroneves, Honda
28. (14) Kyle Kirkwood, Chevrolet
29. (4) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet
30. (6) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet
31. (30) Christian Lundgaard, Honda
32. (45) Jack Harvey, Honda
33. (25) Stefan Wilson, Chevrolet