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2022 Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Live Report

Welcome! This will serve as a live update hub for qualifying for the 106th Indianapolis 500 on May 29th.

All 33 cars drew their spot in the qualifying order Friday evening and will go out one at a time for their four lap qualifying run.

The updates will come as cars complete their runs with the most recent runs at the top of the listing.

The procedure:

Each car will complete a four lap qualifying run with their average speed across all four laps serving as their qualifying speed. The fastest 12 qualifiers will re-qualify Sunday. then the top 6 qualifiers will end the weekend competing in the Fast 6 Shootout for the pole. Positions 13-33 will be locked into their current positions on Saturday, 1-12 on Sunday.. Each entry is guaranteed one attempt to qualify and multiple attempts can be made Saturday.

As there are only 33 cars competing for 33 spots on the grid, there will be no special bump or last row qualifying session.

The Lanes:

After a car has completed an attempt, they may make a second attempt at qualifying. However, there is a choice that all teams are allowed to make. Going into the Normal Lane means that a team may make an attempt without withdrawing their qualifying speed. If their new attempt is faster, that will be their new speed. If it is slower, nothing happens. However, if a team wants to get on track immediately, they can go into the Fast Lane and bypass the Normal Lane.

That decision comes with a price. A car that leaves this lane for a qualifying run must withdraw their previous speed. If their run is slower, the gamble will not have paid off.

Once again, scroll down for the earlier qualifying attempts. Grid will be updated after every three qualifying attempts in the original lineup and every half-hour afterward. Scroll to the bottom if you want to read this in chronological order.

(4:54 p.m. EST)

The drivers in the Fast 12 tomorrow, in order of where they qualified today with fastest first, are Rinus Veekay, Pato O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist, Alex Palou, Tony Kanaan, Jimmie Johnson, Ed Carpenter, Marcus Ericsson, Romain Grosjean, Scott Dixon, Will Power, and Takuma Sato.

Rows 4-11 of the 106th Indianapolis 500, will line up as follows:

18-2-23
60-11-20
77-27-15
24-98-29
26-3-06
14-4-6
30-45-25

(4:02 p.m. EST) The 43rd out was Josef Newgarden (2nd run), driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet.

Lighting has hit right off turn two. We’re back under a lightning delay of at least 30 minutes. Rain is right around the corner as well, so it’s tough to believe this session is going to be restarted.

(3:59 p.m. EST) The 42nd out was Scott McLaughlin (2nd run), driver of the No. 3 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 230.394 mph
Lap 2: 230.123 mph
Lap 3: 230.104 mph
Lap 4: 229.154 mph

Average: 230.154 mph (26th)

(3:54 p.m. EST) The 41st out was Sage Karem (3rd run), driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 231.103 mph
Lap 2: 230.411 mph
Lap 3: 230.017 mph
Lap 4: 230.329 mph

Average: 230.464 mph (23rd)

(3:38 p.m. EST): The track has now lifted its lightning delay and fans have been informed that they may return to their seats. There is still rain in the area, however, so it’s unclear just how many cars are going to be able to go back out to make a new time. Karem will be the first driver out to make a run, after his previous run was not started due to the rain.

(2:20 p.m. EST) The track is currently in a holding pattern due to rain.

Karem’s earlier time was withdrawn due to him going out in the Fast Lane for his second run.

Because of this, the current grid if this session does not resume:

21-5-7
10-1-48
33-8-28
9-12-51
______
18-2-3
23-60-11
20-77-27
15-98-29
26-06-14
4-6-30
45-24-25

(2:14 p.m. EST) The 40th out was Sage Karem (2nd run), driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet.

The run was aborted as the caution came out due to rain.

(2:12 p.m. EST) The 39th out was Alexander Rossi (2nd run), driver of the No. 27 Honda.

Lap 1: 231.379 mph
Lap 2: 231.076 mph
Lap 3: 230.514 mph
Lap 4: 230.282 mph

Average: 230.812 mph (21st)

(2:07 p.m. EST) The 38th out was Colton Herta (2nd run), driver of the No. 26 Honda.

Lap 1: 230.613 mph
Lap 2: 230.280 mph
Lap 3: 229.844 mph
Lap 4: 230.204 mph

Average: 230.235 mph (25th)

(2:05 p.m. EST) The 37th out was Helio Castroneves (2nd run), driver of the No. 06 Honda.

Lap 1: 230.306 mph
Lap 2: 229.803 mph
Lap 3: 229.570 mph
Lap 4: 228.845 mph

Average: 229.630 mph (26th)

Grid so far:

21-5-7
10-1-48
33-8-28
9-12-51
_______

18-2-3
23-27-60
11-20-77
15-98-29
24-06-14
4-6-30
45-26-25

(1:58 p.m. EST) The 36th out was Marco Andretti (2nd run), driver of the No. 98 Honda.

Lap 1: 230.996 mph
Lap 2: 230.283 mph
Lap 3: 230.117 mph
Lap 4: 229.986 mph

Average: 230.345 mph (23rd)

(1:52 p.m. EST) The 35th out was Takuma Sato (2nd run), driver of the No. 51 Honda.

Lap 1: 232.482 mph
Lap 2: 231.890 mph
Lap 3: 231.244 mph
Lap 4: 231.221 mph

Average: 231.708 mph (12th)

(1:47 p.m. EST) The 34th out was David Malukas (2nd run), driver of the No. 18 Honda.

Lap 1: 232.482 mph
Lap 2: 232.206 mph
Lap 3: 230.552 mph
Lap 4: 231.200 mph

Average: 231.607 mph (12th)

(1:42 p.m. EST) The 33rd out was Callum Illott (2nd run), driver of the No. 77 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 231.869 mph
Lap 2: 231.452 mph
Lap 3: 230.824 mph
Lap 4: 229.709 mph

Average: 230.961 mph (20th)

(1:29 p.m. EST) The 32nd out was Juan Pablo Montoya (2nd run), driver of the No. 6 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 229.478 mph
Lap 2: 229.381 mph
Lap 3: 227.897 mph
Lap 4: 227.741 mph

Average: 228.622 mph (26th)

(1:27 p.m. EST) The 31st out was Dalton Kellett, driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet.

Lap 1:  229.673 mph
Lap 2: 229.403 mph
Lap 3: 228.538 mph
Lap 4: 228.058 mph

Average: 228.916 mph (25th)

Grid so far:

21-5-7
10-1-48
33-8-28
9-12-2
______
3-23-27
60-18-11
20-15-29
77-24-14
4-60-45
98-06-26
51-25-6

Note: With 31 cars having completed laps and Stefan Wilson and Juan Pablo Montoya not making their scheduled run, qualifying is now official and will not extend into tomorrow outside of the top 12.

(1:19 p.m. EST) The 30th out was Will Power, driver of the No. 12 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 232.485 mph
Lap 2: 232.236 mph
Lap 3: 231.665 mph
Lap 4: 230.986 mph

Average: 231.842 mph (11th)

(1:15 p.m. EST) The 29th out was Kyle Kirkwood, driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 230.124 mph
Lap 2: 229.728 mph
Lap 3: 229.303 mph
Lap 4: 228.476 mph

Average: 229.406 mph (23rd)

(1:10 p.m. EST) The 28th out was Simon Pagenaud, driver of the No. 60 Chevrolet.

Lap 1:  232.189 mph
Lap 2: 231.726 mph
Lap 3: 230.688 mph
Lap 4: 230.505 mph

Average: 231.275 mph (15th)

(1:07 p.m. EST) The 27th out was Christian Lundgaard, driver of the No. 30 Honda.

Lap 1: 227.597 mph
Lap 2:  228.507 mph
Lap 3:  226.594 mph
Lap 4:  225.537 mph

Average:  227.053 mph (22nd)

Grid so far:

21-2-7
10-1-48
33-8-28
9-2-3
______
23-27-18
11-20-15
29-77-24
30-45-98
06-26-51

(1:00 p.m. EST) The 26th out was Josef Newgarden, driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 233.209 mph
Lap 2: 232.333 mph
Lap 3: 231.184 mph
Lap 4: 229.623 mph

Average: 231.580 mph (11th)

(12:56 p.m. EST) The 25th out was Sage Karem, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 232.555 mph
Lap 2: 231.613 mph
Lap 3: 227.324 mph
Lap 4: 228.211 mph

Average: 229.905 mph (20th)

Note: Takuma Sato’s earlier qualifying run has been disallowed due to impeding Marco Andretti’s run by staying out on the track.

(12:52 p.m. EST) The 24th out was Jack Harvey, driver of the No. 45 Honda.

Lap 1: 230.401 mph
Lap 2: 225.447 mph
Lap 3: 228.032 mph
Lap 4: 223.640 mph

Average: 226.851 mph (20th)

Grid so far:

21-5-7
10-1-48
33-8-28
51-9-3
______
23-27-18
11-20-15
29-77-45
98-06-26

(12:46 p.m. EST) The 23rd out was Marcus Ericsson, driver of the No. 8 Honda.

Lap 1: 232.728 mph
Lap 2: 232.406 mph
Lap 3: 231.973 mph
Lap 4: 231.993 mph

Average: 232.275 mph (8th)

(12:42 p.m. EST) The 22nd out was Alexander Rossi, driver of the No. 27 Honda.

Lap 1: 232.680 mph
Lap 2: 232.013 mph
Lap 3: 230.271 mph
Lap 4: 230.419 mph

Average: 231.341 mph

(12:39 p.m. EST) The 21st out was Ed Carpenter, driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 232.954 mph
Lap 2: 232.792 mph
Lap 3: 232.549 mph
Lap 4: 231.299 mph

Average: 232.397 mph

Grid so far:

21-5-7
10-1-48
33-28-51
9-3-23
_____
18-11-20
15-19-77
98-06-26

(12:33 p.m. EST) The 20th out was Scott McLaughlin, driver of the No. 3 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 232.831 mph
Lap 2: 231.897 mph
Lap 3: 231.003 mph
Lap 4: 230.458 mph

Average: 231.543 mph

(12:28 p.m. EST) The 19th out was Helio Castroneves, driver of the No. 06 Honda.

Lap 1: 230.607 mph
Lap 2: 230.299 mph
Lap 3: 229.180 mph
Lap 4: 212.863 mph

Average: 225.482 mph

(12:24 p.m. EST) The 18th out was Conor Daly, driver of the No. 20 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 232.448 mph
Lap 2: 231.459 mph
Lap 3: 230.822 mph
Lap 4: 229.288 mph

Average: 230.999 mph

Grid so far:

21-5-7
10-1-48
28-51-9
23-18-11
20-15-29
77-98-26

(12:18 p.m. EST) The 17th out was Alex Palou, driver of the No. 10 Honda.

Lap 1: 233.588 mph
Lap 2: 233.175 mph
Lap 3: 232.607 mph
Lap 4: 231.734 mph

Average: 232.774 mph

(12:15 p.m. EST) The 16th out was Scott Dixon, driver of the No. 9 Honda.

Lap 1: 232.750 mph
Lap 2: 232.286 mph
Lap 3: 231.980 mph
Lap 4: 231.590 mph

Average: 232.151 mph

(12:09 p.m. EST) The 15th out was Colton Herta, driver of the No. 26 Honda.

Herta lost power coming to the line to start his laps and did not complete one.

Grid so far:

21-5-7
1-48-28
51-23-18
11-15-29
77-98-26

(12:06 p.m. EST) The 14th out was Santino Ferrucci, driver of the No. 23 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 232.239 mph
Lap 2: 231.729 mph
Lap 3: 231.329 mph
Lap 4: 230.741 mph

Average: 231.508 mph

(12:02 p.m. EST) The 13th out was David Malukas, driver of the No. 18 Honda.

Lap 1: 231.601 mph
Lap 2: 231.294 mph
Lap 3: 231.077 mph
Lap 4: 230.962 mph

Average: 231.233 mph

(11:58 a.m. EST) The 12th out was Tony Kanaan, driver of the No. 1 Honda.

Lap 1: 233.180 mph
Lap 2: 232.680 mph
Lap 3: 232.362 mph
Lap 4: 232.280 mph

Average: 232.625 mph

Grid so far:

21-5-7
1-48-28
51-11-15
29-77-98

(11:54 a.m. EST) The 11th out was Graham Rahal, driver of the No. 15 Honda.

Lap 1: 231.083 mph
Lap 2: 230.643 mph
Lap 3: 230.678 mph
Lap 4: 230.662 mph

Average: 230.766 mph

(11:50 a.m. EST) The tenth out was Marco Andretti, driver of the No. 98 Honda.

Lap 1: 230.441 mph
Lap 2: 219.933 mph
Lap 3: 225.025 mph
Lap 4: 229.339 mph

Average: 226.108 mph

Andretti had some kind of issue with his engine, thus the lower than average speeds mid-way through the run.

(11:44 a.m. EST) The ninth out was Takuma Sato, driver of the No. 51 Honda.

Lap 1: 232.319 mph
Lap 2: 232.558 mph
Lap 3: 232.135 mph
Lap 4: 231.775 mph

Average: 232.196 mpg

Grid so far:

21-5-7
48-28-51
11-29-77

(11:39 a.m. EST) The eighth out was JR Hildebrand, driver of the No. 11 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 231.601 mph
Lap 2: 231.118 mph
Lap 3: 230.926 mph
Lap 4: 230.807 mph

Average: 231.112 mph

(11:36 a.m. EST): The seventh out was Devlin DeFrancesco, driver of the No. 29 Honda.

Lap 1: 231.511 mph
Lap 2: 231.228 mph
Lap 3: 230.737 mph
Lap 4: 227.865 mph

Average: 230.236 mph

(11:33 a.m. EST):  The sixth out was Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Honda.

Lap 1: 233.135 mph
Lap 2: 232.428 mph
Lap 3: 232.134 mph
Lap 4: 231.897 mph

Average: 232.398 mph

The fifth out was Romain Grosjean, driver of the No. 28 Honda.

Lap 1: 232.596 mph
Lap 2: 232.374 mph
Lap 3: 231.955 mph
Lap 4: 231.882 mph

Average: 232.201 mph

The fourth out was Felix Rosenqvist, driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 233.596 mph
Lap 2: 233.151 mph
Lap 3: 231.931 mph
Lap 4: 232.532 mph

Average: 232.775 mph

The third out was Callum Illott, driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 230.995 mph
Lap 2: 230.966 mph
Lap 3: 230.607 mph
Lap 4: 228.302 mph

Average: 230.212 mph

The second out was Rinus Veekay, driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 234.702 mph
Lap 2: 233.921 mph
Lap 3: 233.353 mph
Lap 4: 232.655 mph

Average: 233.655 mph

The first out was Pato O’Ward, driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet.

Lap 1: 233.401 mph
Lap 2: 233.176 mph
Lap 3: 232.804 mph
Lap 4: 232.787 mph

Average: 233.037 mph

Grid so far:

21-5-7
48-28-77

About the author

Michael has watched NASCAR for 15 years and began covering the sport five years ago. He is a graduate of Salisbury University and a proud member of the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA).

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