2024 Indy 500: Results and Highlights as Newgarden wins

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Welcome to this Total Motorsport live blog for the 2024 Indy 500, is among the most prestigious motorsport events globally, held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1911. The 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2024 is set to continue this rich tradition.

The 2024 Indy 500 promises high-speed thrills and intense competition. Featuring drivers from various backgrounds, the race for the Borg-Warner Trophy is expected to be fierce. The Indy 500 is part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, along with the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the 2024 race, particularly the performances of drivers such as Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon. Newgarden is coming off a strong season, while Dixon remains a consistent and formidable competitor. The entry of rookies, including NASCAR driver Kyle Larsen, adds unpredictability to the race.

Reigning champion Marcus Ericsson faces a challenging race starting from 32nd on the grid after a poor qualifying performance. Scott McLaughlin set a record four-lap average pole speed of 234.220 mph, securing P1 and leading a Team Penske front-row lockout with Will Power and Josef Newgarden. The 2024 Indy 500 is set to be a spectacular event not to be missed.

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Lap 200/200 – FINAL LAP!

O’WARD GOES TO THE FRONT, NEWGARDEN AROUND THE OUTSIDE INTO TURN 3 AND WINS THE INDY 500!! A TWO-TIME WINNER!!! UNREAL!! THE FIRST TIME IN 22 YEARS A DRIVER HAS WON BACK TO BACK INDY 500s.

Lap 198/200 – Two laps left

Dixon has been dropped as the two McLaren’s and the Penske race to the chequered flag. Newgarden leads O’Ward who leads Rossi.

Lap 195/20 – O’Ward leads

O’Ward brings the crowd to their feet as he goes past Newgarden. Fives laps left.

Lap 191/200 – Rossi back to the front

Newgarden overtaken by Rossi who hits the front once again. Kirkwood in fifth is best on fuel having stopped later than everyone ahead.

Lap 185/200 – Tension ramps up

Four cars in with a shout as we go into the final 15 laps. Newgarden, Rossi, Dixon, O’Ward. Who will do it?

Lap 180/200 – And we are into the final 20 laps

Newgarden has the effective lead, from Dixon, Rossi and O’Ward. But there are a slew of cars closing up on the leading pack.

Lap 175/200 – Final stops done

All the leaders have come in for their final stops, and Newgarden takes Dixon for the effective lead of the race.

Lap 165/200 – Arrow McLaren working together

McLaren teammates O’Ward and Rossi are switching the lead lap by lap, working together to save fuel and keep the lead as we head towards the final pit stops.

Lap 158/200 – What a move from Newgarden

Newgarden takes advantage of the track being cleaned during the caution. The defending Indy 500 winner goes up high and takes four positions on the restart. McLaughlin also makes up positions and finds himself in sixth.

Lap 154/200 – Back to Green!

Fuel saving goes out the window and we have a straight fight to the chequered flag. Rossi leads from O’Ward, Dixon, Daly and VeeKay.

Lap 148/200 – Will Power brings out the caution

The cars on alternate strategy were looking good until Power hit the wall between Turns 1 and 2. Now, everyone is the same strategy more or less.

Lap 135/200 – Penalty for Larson

Kyle Larson serves a penalty for speeding in pit road. Pato O’Ward moves past Dixon into the lead of the race.

Lap 127/200 – Newgarden into first

Newgarden, the reigning Indy 500 champion, moves past McLaughlin into the lead with pit stops coming up for the leaders.

Lap 120/200 – McLaughlin leads

McLaughlin likes to be in the lead as he races ahead of Rossi and Newgarden. Kyle Larson is impressing in sixth position.

Lap 114/200 – Green… and back to Yellow!

Newgarden and McLaughlin go head-to-head for the lead, while at the back Marco Andretti spins and in is the wall in Turn 1. Andretti’s horrible day continues. The seventh caution of the day.

Lap 107/200 – Hunter-Reay collides with Dixon

Another caution at the IMS as Hunter-Reay hits the rear wheel of Dixon and does a full 360 degree spin at over 200mph. He managed to make it back to pit road.

Ninja Hands!

Lap 101/200 – Halfway stage

Here is the Top 5 with half the Indy 500 to go

  1. Newgarden
  2. Ferrucci
  3. McLaughlin
  4. Robb
  5. Daly

Lap 90/200 – Pit stops under caution

The lead cars are back in pit road to make another stop. Kyle Kirkwood pushes Ilott into the wrong pit box and receives a penalty. VeeKay moves into the lead.

Lap 86/200 – Caution out again!

One of the favourites, Colton Herta, crashes out from second place. The Andretti car spins and hits the wall in Turn 1.

Lap 78/200 – McLaughlin retakes the lead

Leader Sting Ray Robb pits and McLaughlin moves back into the lead of the race with Herta behind in second. Rasmussen up to seventh, moving 17 spots.

Lap 66/200 – Robb moves into lead

Robb, who’s on an alternate strategy, takes McLaughlin for the lead of the race. Rinus VeeKay has been sent to the back of the field after an unsafe release during the pit stops.

Lap 59/200 – Pit stops 

The leaders are taking advantage of the caution and the all head down pit road for some stops. Chaos on the exit as Rossi takes advantage of a slow stop from McLaughlin to take the effective lead. 

Lap 56/200 – Another caution

Another Honda engine has gone, this time it’s Felix Rosenqvist of Meyer Shank Racing, that the third Honda which has blown.

Lap 50/200 – McLaughlin out in front

McLaughlin still leads the race after 50 laps. Here is the Top 5 as it stands.

  1. McLaughlin
  2. Ferrucci
  3. Rossi
  4. Herta
  5. Newgarden

Lap 33/200 – Back to Green

McLaughlin goes round the outside to take the lead from Daly on the restart, and Ferrucci follows him. Some are going four wide into Turn 2. Unbelievable racing here at the IMS.

Lap 28/200 – Caution again!

We have out third caution of the day as rookie Linus Lundqvist loses it into Turn 1. He tried to go four-wide on the inside, touched the grass and put himself in the wall. Last year it was Lap 92 before we had our first caution.

Lap 27/200 – Daly leads after pit stops

The leading drivers dive into pit road to make some stops and it’s chaos as you’d expect, and that leave Conor Daly leading the Indy 500 given he stopped during the earlier caution. Sting Ray Robb is second on track.

Lap 23/200 – McLaughlin leads another caution

What speed! McLaughlin leads the way and Katherine Legge is now out. The only woman in the race has smoke pouring from the back of her RLL car. Team Penske hold the top three positions with Power in second and Newgarden in third.

Lap 9/200 – And we are Green again!

Take two and we get going at the IMS. Kyle Larson drops down to 14th after he had a wheelspin issue he went into third gear accidentally. The restart is under review… Sato was out of line at the restart. Scott McLaughlin leads.

Marcus Armstrong also out

Another car has fallen in the opening lap as Marcus Armstrong is out the car as it’s lost power. Another rookie gone. That’s four cars out so far and not one racing lap has been run.

Green, Green, Green… Yellow, Yellow, Yellow

We are Green and we have a crash already! Marcus Ericsson, who won in 2022, is OUT! As is rookie Tom Blomqvist. Pietro Fittipaldi also out after he was tagged by Callum Ilott.

Early Issue for Arrow McLaren

Arrow McLaren’s Callum Ilott has pulled into pit road as electronics issues mean he’s changing out his steering wheel

DRIVERS… START YOUR ENGINES

Those famous four words from The Captain, Roger Penske… “Drivers, Start Your Engines”

The Last Song…

And finally, we have the last song, Back Home Again in Indiana sung by Jim Cornelison

And Now the Star Spangled Banner…

Jordin Sparks with a wonderful rendition of the US national anthem.

We’re Getting Closer

Phillip Phillips performs ‘God Bless America’

200 Laps Scheduled for Indy 500

We are less than 30 minutes from the Green Flag and the start of the Indy 500. There are 200 laps scheduled, the sun is breaking through the clouds in Indianapolis and race will end at 8.15p.m latest should we have a large number of cautions.

“While we anticipate plenty of time is available,” IndyCar said in a statement. “Today’s race will go 200 laps or until 8.15p.m ET – in agreement with local law enforcement, to ensure race fans are able to leave and return home safely tonight.”

The Car Everyone is Looking For

Indy 500 Race Strategy

With the Indy 500 comes decisions to be made regarding strategy. The track is green especially after the storm with washed over the IMS, so a five-stop strategy is on the card, but how would you run it?

Driver Introductions begin

After all the drama with the weather, the crowd is ready and the driver introductions begin.

Kyle Larson runs the Indy 500

It’s confirmed that Kyle Larson will run the Indy 500 and will likely miss NASCAR’s Coke 600 later today. He’d need be to be on a flight in 35 minutes from now (4.20 p.m local time) if he was to make the start at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

New Indy 500 Race Start Time

As the track driers continue to get the IMS ready for the 2024 Indy 500, an updated start time has been announced by IndyCar. Driver introductions to start in about 40 minutes which would mean Green Flag at around 4.44 p.m (9.44 p.m UK time).

Updated schedule:

  • Driver introductions: 3:48 p.m
  • “America the Beautiful”: 4:10 p.m.
  • “Taps”: 4:19 p.m.
  • “God Bless America”: 4:20 p.m.
  • National Anthem: 4:23 p.m.
  • “Back Home Again”: 4:35 p.m.
  • Command to start engines: 4:37 p.m.
  • Green flag: 4:44 p.m.

Indy 500 Weather Update

The rain has stopped and the track driers are out on the IMS. Organisers are aiming for a 4 p.m start local time in Indianapolis, which is 9 p.m UK time.

Fans having fun in the rain

As the weather plays havoc with the start of the Indy 500, the fans are making their own entertainment.

Starting Grid for 2024 Indy 500

PosDriverTeamEngine
1Scott McLaughlinTeam PenskeChevrolet
2Will PowerTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Josef NewgardenTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Alexander RossiMcLarenChevrolet
5Kyle LarsonMcLaren/Rick HendrickChevrolet
6Santino FerrucciAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
7Rinus VeeKayEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
8Pato O’WardMcLarenChevrolet
9Felix RosenqvistMeyer Shank RacingHonda
10Takuma SatoRLL RacingHonda
11Kyle KirkwoodAndrettiHonda
12Ryan Hunter-ReayDreyer & Reinbold RacingChevrolet
13Colton HertaAndrettiHonda
14Alex PalouChip Ganassi RacingHonda
15Callum IlottJuncos Hollinger RacingChevrolet
16Marcus ArmstrongChip Ganassi RacingHonda
17Ed CarpenterEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
18Kyffin SimpsonChip Ganassi RacingHonda
19Marco AndrettiAndrettiHonda
20Helio CastronevesMeyer Shank RacingHonda
21Scott DixonChip Ganassi RacingHonda
22Agustin CanapinoJuncos Hollinger RacingChevrolet
23Sting Ray RobbDale Coyne RacingChevrolet
24Christian RasmussenDreyer & Reinbold RacingChevrolet
25Tom BlomqvistMeyer Shank RacingHonda
26Romain GrosjeanAndrettiChevrolet
27Linus LundqvistChip Ganassi RacingHonda
28Christian LundgaardRLL RacingHonda
29Conor DalyEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
30Pietro FittipaldiDale Coyne RacingHonda
31Katherine LeggeRLL RacingHonda
32Marcus EricssonChip Ganassi RacingHonda
33Graham RahalRLL RacingHonda

Kyle Larson will start Indy 500

One of the stories of this year’s Indy 500 is NASCAR driver Kyle Larson who is looking to take part in Motorsport’s Greatest Spectacle, as well as the Coke 600 in Charlotte.

Fans moved out of grandstands 

As the bad weather moves into the IMS, fans have been moved from the grandstands and the Snake Pit. 

“Spectators are encouraged to follow the instructions of IMS team members,” a statement read.

“They should exit the grandstands in an orderly fashion and implement their personal safety plans. The start of the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will also be delayed. Additional updates on timing will be communicated.”

Update on potential start time

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles has stated that it’s hoped the Indy 500 will start around 2:30-3 pm local time after the storms have passed. 

What time does the 2024 Indy 500 start?

The 2024 Indy 500 will take place on Sunday, 26 May 2024. The Indianapolis 500 green flag was due to drop at at 12:45 p.m. ET, 9:45 a.m. PT, which is 5:45 p.m UK time.

Where to Watch the 2024 Indy 500 in the UK

In the United Kingdom, motorsport fans can watch the 2024 Indy 500 on Sky Sports F1 broadcast the race live. Comprehensive coverage is provided by the likes of Leigh Diffey, Kevin Lee, Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe in the US, with including pre-race analysis and live race commentary from Tom Gaymor.

Where to Watch the 2024 Indy 500 in the USA

In the United States, the 2024 Indy 500 will be broadcast live on NBC. NBC has been the home of the Indy 500 for several years and provides extensive coverage of the event. This includes pre-race shows, live race coverage, and post-race analysis.

For those who prefer streaming, the race will be available on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. Peacock offers live streaming of the race, as well as on-demand replays and additional content related to the Indy 500.

John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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