Josef Newgarden became the seventh different pole sitter of 2022 and will start up front for the final race around the Belle Isle Street Circuit.
Romain Grosjean was one of several Indianapolis 500 newcomers who ended their day in the wall, but one who didn’t was controversially overlooked for top rookie honours.
A late penalty for Scott Dixon opened the door for Marcus Ericsson, who held off Pato O’Ward in a final-lap shootout to win the Indianapolis 500.
Will Scott Dixon take an overdue second win? Could Helio Castroneves seal a record fifth? And how will Romain Grosjean fare on his debut? IndyCar’s biggest race is this weekend.
Scott Dixon scored his fifth career Indianapolis 500 pole position, with a record-breaking four-lap run averaging 234.046 mph (376.661 kph).
Rinus VeeKay led the first day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 while rookies Romain Grosjean and Jimmie Johnson made the cut for the pole position shoot-out.
Colton Herta won Saturday’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis in wet conditions, leading 50 laps in a rain-shortened race littered with cautions.
Testing for next month’s Indianapolis 500 began yesterday with 32 drivers in action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including seven rookies.
Alex Palou stunned IndyCar by grabbing the title in his second season. To defend his crown, he’ll have to beat the series’ largest and strongest field for years.