The “greatest racing spectacle” is just hours away as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway brings home a packed house for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500.
After two years of reduced capacity due to the COVID pandemic, the stands and infield will once again be full to witness the mainstay of Memorial Day weekend with the possibility that history could be written on more than one forehead.
After Scott Dixon broke the record for fastest qualifying speed last weekend and combined with Alex Palou and Rinus VeeKay for the fastest front row in Indy 500 history, there’s a luck that the speed record of the race will also be broken on Sunday. And it turns out that record was set last year by Helio Castroneves, who will pursue more history on Sunday.
Castroneves won the 2021 Indy 500 with a winning average speed of 190.690 mph, smashing the 187.433 mph average posted by 2013 winner Tony Kanaan. And that victory placed Castroneves in one of the most illustrious clubs in the race. He joined AJ Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears as the only riders to win the 500m four times. Can Castroneves turn back the clock and claim his position as the greatest driver in Indy history?
Here’s all the information you need to prepare for the 2022 Indy 500 on 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 expected to fly 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 starting at 11 a.m. ET.
Will there be a live stream of the Indianapolis 500?
The 2022 race will air on NBCSports.com (must have TV provider) and the NBC Sports app. The race can also be streamed on FuboTV as well as other options.
Is there a radio broadcast of the Indianapolis 500?
The IndyCar radio network and SiriusXM channel 160 will broadcast the race on radio.
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What is the race distance of the Indianapolis 500?
The Indy 500 is 200 laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for 2.5 miles for a total of 500 miles.
Who won the Indianapolis 500 last year?
A year ago, Helio Castroneves won his record-breaking fourth Indy 500 in thrilling fashion. Castroneves, who also won this race in 2000, 2001 and 2009, gave his new team Meyer Shank Racing its first-ever victory by fending off Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou on the final lap to secure his fourth victory in the 500 miles. Indianapolis.
What is the composition of the 2022 Indianapolis 500?
Scott Dixon became the fastest poleman in race history (at 234.046 mph) and recorded the second-fastest four-lap qualifying average of all time last weekend. Dixon will start on pole alongside defending IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou and Rinus VeeKay.
(car number in brackets)
1. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda
2. (10) Alex Palou, Honda
3. (21) Rinus Vee Kay, Chevrolet
4. (33) Ed Charpentier, Chevrolet
5. (8) Marcus Ericsson
6. (1) Tony Kanaan, Honda
7. (5) Pato O’Ward, Chevy
8. (7) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet
9. (28) Romain Grosjean, Honda
10. (51) Takuma Sato, Honda
11. (12) Will Power, Chevy
12. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Honda
13. (18) David Malukas, Honda
14. (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevy
15. (23) Santino Ferrucci, Chevy
16. (60) Simon Pagenaud, Honda
17. (11) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet
18. (20) Conor Daly, Chevy
19. (77) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet
20. (27) Alexandre Rossi, Honda
21. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda
22. (24) Sage Karam, Chevy
23. (98) Marco Andretti, Honda
24. (29) Devlin De Francesco, Honda
25. (26) Colton Herta, Honda
26. (3) Scott McLaughlin, Chevy
27. (06) Helio Castroneves, Honda
28. (14) Kyle Kirkwood, Chevy
29. (4) Dalton Kellet, Chevy
30. (6) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevy
31. (30) Christian Lundgaard, Honda
32. (45) Jack Harvey, Honda
33. (25) Stefan Wilson, Chevy