Race Report: 2020 Indianapolis 500

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Sessions

Race

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Takuma Sato30320003:10:05.088027Running108157.8245
2Scott Dixon9220003:10:05.1457111Running91157.8235
3Graham Rahal15820003:10:05.1833-Running72157.8235
4Santino Ferrucci181920003:10:05.48091Running65157.8195
5Josef Newgarden11320003:10:06.7499-Running60157.8015
6Pato O'Ward51520003:10:08.3376-Running56157.7795
7James Hinchcliffe29620003:10:09.35741Running57157.7655
8Colton Herta881020003:10:10.27981Running49157.7525
9Jack Harvey602020003:10:11.9011-Running44157.7305
10Ryan Hunter-Reay28520003:10:13.0493-Running45157.7145
11Helio Castroneves32820003:10:15.4023-Running38157.6827
12Felix Rosenqvist101420003:10:19.05488Running37157.6316
13Marco Andretti98120003:10:21.1537-Running43157.6025
14Will Power122220003:10:22.73192Running33157.5816
15Zach Veach261720003:10:24.484014Running31157.5566
16JR Hildebrand673220003:10:25.3222-Running28157.5458
17Max Chilton593020003:10:26.5797-Running26157.5279
18Charlie Kimball42920003:10:29.7897-Running24157.4836
19Tony Kanaan142319903:10:05.9335-Running22157.0245
20Rinus VeeKay21419903:10:13.5766-Running26156.9187
21Fernando Alonso662619903:10:27.1346-Running18156.7327
22Simon Pagenaud222519803:10:16.574714Running17156.0899
23Ben Hanley813319803:10:18.5274-Running14156.0629
24Sage Karam243119803:10:23.6842-Running12155.9928
25Spencer Pigot451219403:00:52.0206-Contact10160.8926
26Ed Carpenter201618703:10:27.7120-Running10147.2748
27Alexander Rossi27914302:15:40.467417Contact12158.0994
28Alex Palou55712101:51:03.0021-Contact13163.4403
29Conor Daly47189101:21:43.5028-Contact10167.0233
30Oliver Askew7219101:21:51.05814Contact11166.7674
31Dalton Kellett41248201:09:48.1451-Contact10176.2122
32Marcus Ericsson8112400:22:22.1502-Contact10160.9360
33James Davison5127400:03:13.8760-Mechanical10185.6860
— Race: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • The 200-lap race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was slowed by seven cautions with the final one extending through to the checkered flag:
    • Lap 5: James Davison slowed on the backstretch with an apparent brake fire. He attempted to make it to the pits but eventually stopped on track when the front right of his race car went up in flames.
    • Lap 25: Marcus Ericsson got loose and made right-side contact with the SAFER Barrier in Turn 1, coming to rest on the inside of Turn 2.
    • Lap 83: Dalton Kellett made contact in Turn 3.
    • Lap 92: Conor Daly spun coming off of Turn 4 during a restart. Oliver Askew spun in reaction and made heavy contact with the inside pit wall, then went on to contact Daly.
    • Lap 122: Alex Palou made contact with the SAFER Barrier at the exit of Turn 1 and sustained heavy right-side damage.
    • Lap 144: Alexander Rossi got loose and made contact in Turn 2.
    • Lap 196: Spencer Pigot spun in Turn 4 and made contact with the SAFER Barrier, which ricocheted him across the track and into the attenuator at pit entry.
  • Takuma Sato's victory over Scott Dixon was his first of 2020 and the sixth of his NTT IndyCar Series career. The win was also his second at the Indianapolis 500. HIs previous win was in 2017 with Andretti Autosport. Sato becomes the newest two-time winner of the race and first since Juan Pablo Montoya accomplished the feat in 2015. There are three drivers with four victories, seven with three victories and 10 with two victories across 104 races.
  • At 43 years, six months and 26 days old, Takuma Sato became the sixth-oldest Indy 500 winner.
  • Scott Dixon's second-place finish is the third in his 18 Indy 500 starts. He was also runner up in 2007 and 2012. Dixon's 111 laps led vaulted him to third on the all-time Indy 500 laps led list with 563 laps. He sits behind Al Unser with 644 laps led and Ralph DePalma with 612 laps led.
  • Despite falling out of the race early, Alexander Rossi led 17 laps, extending his record of leading laps at the Indy 500 to five consecutive races dating back to his debut in 2016.
  • Oliver Askew, Colton Herta and Zach Veach each led their first laps at the Indy 500.

Practice 7

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Pato O'Ward500:39.936911225.35584--.------.----
2Scott Dixon900:40.063137224.646590.12620.1262
3Alexander Rossi2700:40.07157224.599580.13460.0084
4Takuma Sato3000:40.074839224.580850.13790.0033
5Oliver Askew700:40.155750224.128820.21880.0809
6Zach Veach2600:40.18623223.957730.24930.0305
7Josef Newgarden100:40.22097223.764680.28400.0347
8Marcus Ericsson800:40.23259223.7001050.29560.0116
9Jack Harvey6000:40.243058223.641720.30610.0105
10Alex Palou5500:40.255844223.570910.31890.0128
11Charlie Kimball400:40.270138223.491790.33320.0143
12James Hinchcliffe2900:40.27558223.4611030.33860.0054
13Colton Herta8800:40.280516223.433880.34360.0050
14Simon Pagenaud2200:40.283172223.419890.34620.0026
15Ed Carpenter2000:40.284629223.410650.34770.0015
16Rinus VeeKay2100:40.289158223.385920.35220.0045
17Helio Castroneves300:40.34198223.093930.40500.0528
18Conor Daly4700:40.35708223.010780.42010.0151
19Tony Kanaan1400:40.358928222.999510.42200.0019
20Dalton Kellett4100:40.367614222.951730.43070.0087
21Santino Ferrucci1800:40.393874222.806950.45690.0262
22Ryan Hunter-Reay2800:40.407424222.731810.47050.0136
23Fernando Alonso6600:40.416741222.680720.47980.0093
24Will Power1200:40.435273222.578810.49830.0185
25Graham Rahal1500:40.51173222.158710.57480.0765
26Spencer Pigot4500:40.579116221.789480.64220.0674
27Felix Rosenqvist1000:40.599923221.675710.66300.0208
28Marco Andretti9800:40.66626221.314700.72930.0663
29James Davison5100:40.744453220.889640.80750.0782
30Max Chilton5900:40.785755220.666800.84880.0413
31JR Hildebrand6700:40.960028219.727441.02310.1743
32Sage Karam2400:41.02175219.396381.08480.0617
33Ben Hanley8100:41.287510217.9841041.35060.2658
— Practice 7: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • The two-hour practice session ran without issue with only one yellow flag for a track inspection interrupting the action.
  • While the drivers at the top of the speed chart showed they have pace running with other cars in race trim, those nearer the bottom of the speed chart — notably pole sitter Marco Andretti — seemed to struggle in race-like conditions.

Practice 6

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Marco Andretti9800:40.156721224.12227--.------.----
2Helio Castroneves300:40.166693224.0671010.00990.0099
3Scott Dixon900:40.234931223.686360.07820.0683
4Ryan Hunter-Reay2800:40.299646223.327580.14290.0647
5Santino Ferrucci1800:40.335773223.127840.17900.0361
6Conor Daly4700:40.347465223.063750.19070.0117
7Marcus Ericsson800:40.384711222.857370.22800.0373
8Pato O'Ward500:40.4023107222.7601150.24560.0176
9Ed Carpenter2000:40.453342222.479680.29660.0510
10Alex Palou5500:40.466076222.409780.30930.0127
11Fernando Alonso6600:40.4762102222.3531150.31950.0102
12Alexander Rossi2700:40.476940222.349570.32020.0007
13Will Power1200:40.519696222.1151020.36290.0427
14Zach Veach2600:40.541692221.9941010.38490.0220
15JR Hildebrand6700:40.567559221.852730.41080.0259
16Felix Rosenqvist1000:40.572128221.827740.41540.0046
17Spencer Pigot4500:40.597158221.691750.44040.0250
18Max Chilton5900:40.630884221.5071000.47410.0337
19Rinus VeeKay2100:40.634237221.488460.47750.0034
20Josef Newgarden100:40.634261221.488940.47750.0000
21Colton Herta8800:40.647457221.416900.49070.0132
22Tony Kanaan1400:40.673619221.274370.51690.0262
23Simon Pagenaud2200:40.691970221.174950.53520.0183
24Sage Karam2400:40.756156220.826910.59940.0642
25Dalton Kellett4100:40.765966220.773930.60920.0098
26Takuma Sato3000:40.770771220.747960.61400.0048
27Jack Harvey6000:40.770964220.746950.61420.0002
28James Hinchcliffe2900:40.84224220.360530.68550.0713
29Oliver Askew700:40.854877220.292960.69810.0126
30Graham Rahal1500:40.865451220.235840.70870.0106
31Charlie Kimball400:40.98327219.602130.82650.1178
32Ben Hanley8100:41.35265217.640841.19590.3694
— Practice 6: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Sunday's 2.5-hour post-qualifying practice was slowed by one incidence of contact when front-row starter Scott Dixon spun off of Turn 4, then spun again as he slid down the front stretch before making left-side contact with the inside wall. Dixon exited his race car without assistance and was later checked and released by the infield care center and cleared to drive.
  • By turning the fastest lap late in practice, Marco Andretti swept both Sunday sessions he participated in.
  • While Honda dominated qualifying with eight cars in the Fast Nine, the top end of the Practice 6 speed chart was more mixed with six Hondas and four Chevrolets in the top 10.

Qualifying — Fast Nine

RankDriverCar No.Lap 1 TimeLap 2 TimeLap 3 TimeLap 4 TimeTotal TimeAverage Speed
1Marco Andretti9838.822238.936538.999739.040102:35.7985231.068
2Scott Dixon938.832038.933638.971039.073202:35.8098231.051
3Takuma Sato3038.994038.975239.018639.042202:36.0300230.725
4Rinus VeeKay2138.866938.971639.054239.151102:36.0438230.704
5Ryan Hunter-Reay2838.916039.022439.070839.072602:36.0818230.648
6James Hinchcliffe2939.063339.121939.211039.214102:36.6103229.870
7Alex Palou5538.809639.068639.459439.404902:36.7425229.676
8Graham Rahal1539.064339.109039.173739.598002:36.9450229.380
9Alexander Rossi2739.010339.145639.371339.517402:37.0446229.234
10Colton Herta8838.837438.996539.056139.106202:35.9962230.775
11Marcus Ericsson838.914439.045039.050639.127402:36.1374230.566
12Spencer Pigot4538.906338.986339.086139.177002:36.1557230.539
13Josef Newgarden139.057339.061139.076739.125202:36.3203230.296
14Felix Rosenqvist1039.022139.095639.104539.126902:36.3491230.254
15Pato O'Ward538.993239.088439.123739.171602:36.3769230.213
16Ed Carpenter2039.006039.079539.090939.201702:36.3781230.211
17Zach Veach2639.021239.118339.184139.224802:36.5484229.961
18Conor Daly4738.964239.148939.197239.242202:36.5525229.955
19Santino Ferrucci1839.053139.117639.200639.202302:36.5736229.924
20Jack Harvey6039.029839.155839.238539.192002:36.6161229.861
21Oliver Askew739.078739.155239.212839.238502:36.6852229.760
22Will Power1239.072139.169839.220539.262802:36.7252229.701
23Tony Kanaan1439.144039.242739.325439.387202:37.0993229.154
24Dalton Kellett4139.282239.294339.328739.382802:37.2880228.880
25Simon Pagenaud2239.210739.262039.295839.549502:37.3180228.836
26Fernando Alonso6639.229739.327839.383839.423302:37.3646228.768
27James Davison5138.968339.085139.513339.812202:37.3789228.747
28Helio Castroneves339.185139.414839.479939.557002:37.6368228.373
29Charlie Kimball439.185539.233039.304840.339202:38.0625227.758
30Max Chilton5939.466339.618839.622139.671702:38.3789227.303
31Sage Karam2439.541539.601039.658039.720502:38.5210227.099
32JR Hildebrand6739.371139.941839.826539.912402:39.0518226.341
33Ben Hanley8140.192240.438140.514040.350502:41.4948222.917
34Marco Andretti9838.763538.867038.966439.010902:35.6078231.351
35Ryan Hunter-Reay2838.851238.875938.924138.970502:35.6217231.330
36Alexander Rossi2738.812238.877438.981438.992802:35.6638231.268
37James Hinchcliffe2938.828238.894838.953039.036602:35.7126231.195
38Scott Dixon938.762638.906138.995739.075202:35.7396231.155
39Rinus VeeKay2138.828438.956238.980039.002802:35.7674231.114
40Alex Palou5538.868138.925438.993439.034402:35.8213231.034
41Graham Rahal1538.943838.982039.005039.033302:35.9641230.822
42Takuma Sato3038.920039.001139.010039.053302:35.9844230.792
43Scott Dixon938.733738.879038.98780.000001:56.6005231.560
44Scott Dixon938.828738.934138.976039.042102:35.7809231.094
45Scott Dixon938.857338.924639.005139.021502:35.8085231.053
46Colton Herta8838.938339.018839.077139.107602:36.1418230.560
47Marcus Ericsson838.950839.032739.079739.138202:36.2014230.472
48Colton Herta8838.968839.070539.13340.000001:57.1727230.429
49Takuma Sato3038.988239.078339.093439.153502:36.3134230.307
50Pato O'Ward539.009739.102339.229039.247502:36.5885229.902
51Conor Daly4738.952139.094739.156739.397202:36.6007229.884
52Takuma Sato3039.067039.140639.182639.232302:36.6225229.852
53Ed Carpenter2038.895439.069539.148439.537302:36.6506229.811
54Jack Harvey6039.096839.148939.220039.221602:36.6873229.757
55Zach Veach2639.092239.25210.00000.000001:18.3443229.755
56Josef Newgarden139.20840.00000.00000.000000:39.2084229.543
57Will Power1239.125739.201139.35980.000001:57.6866229.423
58Oliver Askew739.201539.27660.00000.000001:18.4781229.363
59Simon Pagenaud2239.24550.00000.00000.000000:39.2455229.326
60Will Power1239.25530.00000.00000.000000:39.2553229.268
61James Davison5139.016139.480139.53950.000001:58.0357228.744
62Zach Veach2639.148839.62050.00000.000001:18.7693228.515
63Helio Castroneves339.361239.444439.475439.534102:37.8151228.115
64Spencer Pigot4539.096539.85830.00000.000001:18.9548227.979
65Max Chilton5939.609639.850539.876040.083502:39.4196225.819
66Ben Hanley8140.428240.583740.916041.008102:42.9360220.946
67Graham Rahal1542.73860.00000.00000.000000:42.7386210.582
68Charlie Kimball40.00000.00000.00000.000000:00.00000.000
— Fast Nine: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Marco Andretti's pole position is his first of 2020 and the sixth of his Indy car career. It's his first Indianapolis 500 pole. His previous best start at the Indianapolis oval was third in 2013.
  • Andretti's pole is the first for the Andretti family at the Indianapolis 500 since 1987, when his grandfather Mario Andretti started from the first position.
  • Scott Dixon's second-place starting position is his fifth front-row start. He sat on pole in 2008, 2015 and 2017, and started second in 2011.
  • 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato's third-place starting position is his best qualifying result at Indianapolis. His previous best start was fourth in 2017.
  • Rinus VeeKay, 19, will start from the fourth position — the best result for a teenage driver in Indy 500 history. The pervious record was held by Colton Herta, who started fifth as a 19-year-old in 2019.
  • The field average is 229.339 mph, the second-fastest qualifying in "500" history. The record was set in 2014 when the field averaged 229.382 mph.

Practice 5

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Takuma Sato3000:38.95939231.01013--.------.----
2Graham Rahal1500:39.25807229.253100.29870.2987
— Practice 5: Results | Back to the session list

Qualifying — Day 1

RankDriverCar No.Lap 1 TimeLap 2 TimeLap 3 TimeLap 4 TimeTotal TimeAverage Speed
1Marco Andretti9838.763538.867038.966439.010902:35.6078231.351
2Ryan Hunter-Reay2838.851238.875938.924138.970502:35.6217231.330
3Alexander Rossi2738.812238.877438.981438.992802:35.6638231.268
4James Hinchcliffe2938.828238.894838.953039.036602:35.7126231.195
5Scott Dixon938.762638.906138.995739.075202:35.7396231.155
6Rinus VeeKay2138.828438.956238.980039.002802:35.7674231.114
7Alex Palou5538.868138.925438.993439.034402:35.8213231.034
8Graham Rahal1538.943838.982039.005039.033302:35.9641230.822
9Takuma Sato3038.920039.001139.010039.053302:35.9844230.792
10Colton Herta8838.837438.996539.056139.106202:35.9962230.775
11Marcus Ericsson838.914439.045039.050639.127402:36.1374230.566
12Spencer Pigot4538.906338.986339.086139.177002:36.1557230.539
13Josef Newgarden139.057339.061139.076739.125202:36.3203230.296
14Felix Rosenqvist1039.022139.095639.104539.126902:36.3491230.254
15Pato O'Ward538.993239.088439.123739.171602:36.3769230.213
16Ed Carpenter2039.006039.079539.090939.201702:36.3781230.211
17Zach Veach2639.021239.118339.184139.224802:36.5484229.961
18Conor Daly4738.964239.148939.197239.242202:36.5525229.955
19Santino Ferrucci1839.053139.117639.200639.202302:36.5736229.924
20Jack Harvey6039.029839.155839.238539.192002:36.6161229.861
21Oliver Askew739.078739.155239.212839.238502:36.6852229.760
22Will Power1239.072139.169839.220539.262802:36.7252229.701
23Tony Kanaan1439.144039.242739.325439.387202:37.0993229.154
24Dalton Kellett4139.282239.294339.328739.382802:37.2880228.880
25Simon Pagenaud2239.210739.262039.295839.549502:37.3180228.836
26Fernando Alonso6639.229739.327839.383839.423302:37.3646228.768
27James Davison5138.968339.085139.513339.812202:37.3789228.747
28Helio Castroneves339.185139.414839.479939.557002:37.6368228.373
29Charlie Kimball439.185539.233039.304840.339202:38.0625227.758
30Max Chilton5939.466339.618839.622139.671702:38.3789227.303
31Sage Karam2439.541539.601039.658039.720502:38.5210227.099
32JR Hildebrand6739.371139.941839.826539.912402:39.0518226.341
33Ben Hanley8140.192240.438140.514040.350502:41.4948222.917
34Scott Dixon938.733738.879038.98780.000001:56.6005231.560
35Scott Dixon938.828738.934138.976039.042102:35.7809231.094
36Scott Dixon938.857338.924639.005139.021502:35.8085231.053
37Colton Herta8838.938339.018839.077139.107602:36.1418230.560
38Marcus Ericsson838.950839.032739.079739.138202:36.2014230.472
39Colton Herta8838.968839.070539.13340.000001:57.1727230.429
40Takuma Sato3038.988239.078339.093439.153502:36.3134230.307
41Pato O'Ward539.009739.102339.229039.247502:36.5885229.902
42Conor Daly4738.952139.094739.156739.397202:36.6007229.884
43Takuma Sato3039.067039.140639.182639.232302:36.6225229.852
44Ed Carpenter2038.895439.069539.148439.537302:36.6506229.811
45Jack Harvey6039.096839.148939.220039.221602:36.6873229.757
46Zach Veach2639.092239.25210.00000.000001:18.3443229.755
47Josef Newgarden139.20840.00000.00000.000000:39.2084229.543
48Will Power1239.125739.201139.35980.000001:57.6866229.423
49Oliver Askew739.201539.27660.00000.000001:18.4781229.363
50Simon Pagenaud2239.24550.00000.00000.000000:39.2455229.326
51Will Power1239.25530.00000.00000.000000:39.2553229.268
52James Davison5139.016139.480139.53950.000001:58.0357228.744
53Zach Veach2639.148839.62050.00000.000001:18.7693228.515
54Helio Castroneves339.361239.444439.475439.534102:37.8151228.115
55Spencer Pigot4539.096539.85830.00000.000001:18.9548227.979
56Max Chilton5939.609639.850539.876040.083502:39.4196225.819
57Ben Hanley8140.428240.583740.916041.008102:42.9360220.946
58Graham Rahal1542.73860.00000.00000.000000:42.7386210.582
59Charlie Kimball40.00000.00000.00000.000000:00.00000.000
— Qualifying Day 1: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Except for some quick-handed saves by several drivers, there were no instances of contact during the multi-hour session that set the starting grid from positions 10 through 33 and determined which drivers advanced to the Fast Nine shootout on Aug. 16.
  • Despite several attempts by drivers to either enter the top nine or improve their position within the top nine, no one was able or willing to unseat Marco Andretti's four-lap average at the top of the timesheet. Notably, Scott Dixon's final attempt — the last one of the day — was trending faster than Andretti's but was waved off after three laps.

Practice 4

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Ed Carpenter2000:38.989212230.83313--.------.----
2Conor Daly4700:39.02253230.636110.03330.0333
3Helio Castroneves300:39.03123230.58560.04200.0087
4Simon Pagenaud2200:39.11373230.09880.12450.0825
5JR Hildebrand6700:39.40964228.371150.42040.2959
6Max Chilton5900:39.46316228.06190.47390.0535
7Ben Hanley8100:40.28365223.416141.29440.8205
— Practice 4: Results | Back to the session list

Practice 3

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Marco Andretti9800:38.545410233.49143--.------.----
2Conor Daly4700:38.736814232.337440.19140.1914
3Scott Dixon900:38.744618232.290300.19920.0078
4Ryan Hunter-Reay2800:38.77233232.124340.22690.0277
5Spencer Pigot4500:38.77379232.116350.22830.0014
6Alex Palou5500:38.794915231.989170.24950.0212
7James Hinchcliffe2900:38.798710231.967300.25330.0038
8Takuma Sato3000:38.813243231.880530.26780.0145
9Alexander Rossi2700:38.816723231.859600.27130.0035
10Marcus Ericsson800:38.832712231.763220.28730.0160
11Will Power1200:38.859225231.605270.31380.0265
12Jack Harvey6000:38.860110231.600470.31470.0009
13Colton Herta8800:38.861036231.595560.31560.0009
14Graham Rahal1500:38.920845231.239560.37540.0598
15Zach Veach2600:38.929011231.190460.38360.0082
16Charlie Kimball400:38.984522230.861290.43910.0555
17Josef Newgarden100:39.031525230.583320.48610.0470
18Pato O'Ward500:39.031810230.581430.48640.0003
19Oliver Askew700:39.044334230.507350.49890.0125
20Felix Rosenqvist1000:39.057116230.432350.51170.0128
21Rinus VeeKay2100:39.074216230.331270.52880.0171
22Simon Pagenaud2200:39.09832230.189280.55290.0241
23Santino Ferrucci1800:39.10436230.154430.55890.0060
24Tony Kanaan1400:39.139626229.946310.59420.0353
25Fernando Alonso6600:39.166649229.788520.62120.0270
26James Davison5100:39.170310229.766370.62490.0037
27Ed Carpenter2000:39.20504229.563440.65960.0347
28Dalton Kellett4100:39.284430229.099400.73900.0794
29Helio Castroneves300:39.395723228.451320.85030.1113
30JR Hildebrand6700:39.426114228.275340.88070.0304
31Sage Karam2400:39.441315228.187370.89590.0152
32Max Chilton5900:39.541358227.610620.99590.1000
33Ben Hanley8100:40.524855222.086791.97940.9835
— Practice 3: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Fast Friday lived up to its name at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Marco Andretti turning the fastest practice lap since 1996.
  • Qualifying simulations occupied much of the day for most teams and drivers. The No. 28 Andretti Autosport Honda topped the four-lap average speed chart.
    • Hunter-Reay: 231.263 mph
    • Ericsson: 231.233 mph
    • Rahal: 231.057 mph
    • Dixon: 230.840 mph
    • Hinchcliffe: 230.823 mph
    • Power: 230.201 mph
    • Sato: 230.057 mph
    • Andretti: 230.057 mph
    • Herta: 230.014 mph
    • VeeKay: 229.935 mph
  • During a post-practice qualifying draw, the unofficial qualifying order was determined which is available in the Entrant Facts section of the Race Report.

Practice 2

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Scott Dixon900:39.8050100226.102107--.------.----
2Takuma Sato3000:39.877210225.6931220.07220.0722
3Marco Andretti9800:39.955859225.249860.15080.0786
4Conor Daly4700:39.981226225.1061250.17620.0254
5Alex Palou5500:40.0051111224.9711190.20010.0239
6Colton Herta8800:40.062667224.6481230.25760.0575
7Charlie Kimball400:40.069018224.6131000.26400.0064
8Fernando Alonso6600:40.11352224.3631260.30850.0445
9James Davison5100:40.122211224.3151170.31720.0087
10Oliver Askew700:40.15015224.1591020.34510.0279
11Ryan Hunter-Reay2800:40.150920224.154820.34590.0008
12Rinus VeeKay2100:40.1663111224.0681360.36130.0154
13Jack Harvey6000:40.209422223.8281260.40440.0431
14Tony Kanaan1400:40.236815223.676830.43180.0274
15Zach Veach2600:40.24019223.6571320.43510.0033
16Helio Castroneves300:40.24452223.6331200.43950.0044
17James Hinchcliffe2900:40.24516223.6301110.44010.0006
18Josef Newgarden100:40.247411223.617970.44240.0023
19Graham Rahal1500:40.30506223.2971040.50000.0576
20Pato O'Ward500:40.318823223.2211380.51380.0138
21Santino Ferrucci1800:40.346031223.070980.54100.0272
22Spencer Pigot4500:40.351019223.043800.54600.0050
23Will Power1200:40.362769222.9781230.55770.0117
24Felix Rosenqvist1000:40.423126222.6451410.61810.0604
25Marcus Ericsson800:40.425890222.6301230.62080.0027
26Alexander Rossi2700:40.43474222.581960.62970.0089
27Simon Pagenaud2200:40.501132222.2161010.69610.0664
28Dalton Kellett4100:40.548093221.9591410.74300.0469
29JR Hildebrand6700:40.616860221.583910.81180.0688
30Ed Carpenter2000:40.620569221.5631080.81550.0037
31Sage Karam2400:40.630359221.510650.82530.0098
32Max Chilton5900:40.796748220.606540.99170.1664
— Practice 2: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • The 6.5-hour session was the first on-track activity at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval to feature significant contact when Fernando Alonso's mangled No. 66 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet came to a rest against the inside pit wall just past pit in. The two-time Formula One World Champion dipped too low in Turn 4, unsettling his race car and sending it into the SAFER Barrier on the outside of the turn. The car then did a half spin and slid into the pits, nearly contacting the pit attenuator. Alonso was checked and released by the infield care center and is cleared to drive.
  • With DragonSpeed's Ben Hanley yet to complete his refresher program, Practice 2 featured only 32 drivers. Hanley was on track in the No. 81 Chevrolet before and after the session to put in laps. INDYCAR confirmed that Hanley completed Phase 1 of his refresher.

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1James Hinchcliffe2900:40.084435224.52680--.------.----
2Marco Andretti9800:40.116850224.345960.03240.0324
3Scott Dixon900:40.170230224.047610.08580.0534
4Ryan Hunter-Reay2800:40.297260223.341810.21280.1270
5Fernando Alonso6600:40.31588223.238290.23140.0186
6Josef Newgarden100:40.324835223.188820.24040.0090
7Jack Harvey6000:40.326665223.1781070.24220.0018
8Alex Palou5500:40.335635223.128600.25120.0090
9Conor Daly4700:40.355241223.020800.27080.0196
10Helio Castroneves300:40.37164222.929620.28720.0164
11Tony Kanaan1400:40.381853222.873580.29740.0102
12Simon Pagenaud2200:40.386173222.8491120.30170.0043
13Takuma Sato3000:40.440142222.551840.35570.0540
14Felix Rosenqvist1000:40.442060222.541890.35760.0019
15Charlie Kimball400:40.460796222.4381020.37630.0187
16Rinus VeeKay2100:40.529415222.061760.44500.0687
17Sage Karam2400:40.534940222.031460.45050.0055
18Alexander Rossi2700:40.549353221.952770.46490.0144
19Santino Ferrucci1800:40.557966221.905870.47350.0086
20Ed Carpenter2000:40.574838221.8131020.49040.0169
21James Davison5100:40.59374221.709360.50930.0189
22Colton Herta8800:40.595539221.699910.51110.0018
23Will Power1200:40.607515221.6341240.52310.0120
24Marcus Ericsson800:40.6160104221.5881290.53160.0085
25Graham Rahal1500:40.632591221.4981110.54810.0165
26Spencer Pigot4500:40.633672221.492810.54920.0011
27Zach Veach2600:40.658018221.359980.57360.0244
28Pato O'Ward500:40.661310221.341550.57690.0033
29Max Chilton5900:40.69696221.147360.61250.0356
30Dalton Kellett4100:40.756320220.825260.67190.0594
31Oliver Askew700:40.885027220.130510.80060.1287
32JR Hildebrand6700:40.93545219.859290.85100.0504
33Tony Kanaan4100:41.22665218.30661.14220.2912
— Practice 1: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Practice, which began in the morning as a veterans-only session, ended the day free of incidents with no yellow flags issued for contact.
  • Four Andretti Autosport drivers topped the no-tow rankings: Alexander Rossi (221.952 mph), Ryan Hunter-Reay (220.735 mph), James Hinchcliffe (220.732 mph) and Colton Herta (220.528 mph). Andretti Technologies-backed Jack Harvey completed the no-tow top five at 220.191 mph.

Green Flag2:30 p.m. EDT *
Drivers Start Your Engines2:23 p.m.
Race Broadcast2:30 p.m. on NBC
Pre-Race Show1 p.m. on NBC
Qualifying11 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15
1:15–2:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 (Fast Nine Qualifying)
Qualifying Broadcast11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 on NBC Sports Gold
3–5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 on NBC
1–3 p.m. Sunday, Aug.16 on NBC
Practice Sessions11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 (Veterans)
1–3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 (ROP and Refreshers)
3–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 (All Cars)
11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13
11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14
8:30–9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15
11–11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 (Fast Nine)
3:30–6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 on NBCSN
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 on NBCSN
Full ScheduleView PDF
Live Timing and ScoringINDYCAR Race Control and INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Radio BroadcastPennzoil INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 211, XM 205, IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Video StreamingPractice and qualifying will be available via INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold.
* All times are in Eastern Daylight Time. View the green-flag time in all time zones.

Starting LineupView Table
Qualifications Practice GroupsView PDF
Unofficial Qualifying DrawView PDF
Entry ListView Table
Race Spotter Guide
2020 Indianapolis 500 spotter guide (race)
View PDF
Qualifying Spotter Guide
2020 Indianapolis 500 qualifying spotter guide
View PDF
Tires Available per EntryThirty sets for use throughout the event

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngine
198Marco AndrettiHonda
29Scott Dixon (W)Honda
330Takuma Sato (W)Honda
421Rinus VeeKay (R)Chevrolet
528Ryan Hunter-Reay (W)Honda
629James HinchcliffeHonda
755Alex Palou (R)Honda
815Graham RahalHonda
927Alexander Rossi (W)Honda
1088Colton HertaHonda
118Marcus EricssonHonda
1245Spencer PigotHonda
131Josef NewgardenChevrolet
1410Felix RosenqvistHonda
155Patricio O'Ward (R)Chevrolet
1620Ed CarpenterChevrolet
1726Zach VeachHonda
1847Conor DalyChevrolet
1918Santino FerrucciHonda
2060Jack HarveyHonda
217Oliver Askew (R)Chevrolet
2212Will Power (W)Chevrolet
2314Tony Kanaan (W)Chrevrolet
2441Dalton Kellett (R)Chevrolet
2522Simon Pagenaud (W)Chevrolet
2666Fernando AlonsoChevrolet
2751James DavisonHonda
283Helio Castroneves (W)Chevrolet
294Charlie KimballChevrolet
3059Max ChiltonChevrolet
3124Sage KaramChevrolet
3267JR HildebrandChevrolet
3381Ben HanleyChevrolet
(W) Winner
(R) Rookie

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
1Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAShell V-Power NitroTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Helio Castroneves (W)Sao Paulo, BrazilPenzoilTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Charlie KimballCamarillo, California, USATresibaAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
5Pato O’Ward (R)Monterrey, MexicoArrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
7Oliver Askew (R)Jupiter, FloridaArrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
8Marcus EricssonKumla, SwedenHuski ChocolateChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott Dixon (W)Auckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Felix RosenqvistVärnamo, SwedenNTT DataChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will Power (W)Toowoomba, AustraliaVerizon 5G EdgeTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Tony Kanaan (W)Salvador, BrazilABC SupplyAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAUnited RentalsRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18Santino FerrucciWoodbury, Connecticut, USASealMasterDale Coyne RacingHonda
20Ed CarpenterIndianapolis, Indiana, USAUnited States Space ForceEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKay (R)Hoofddorp, NetherlandsSONAXEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
22Simon Pagenaud (W)Montmorillon, FranceMenardsTeam PenskeChevrolet
24Sage KaramNazareth, Pennsylvania, USAWIX FiltersDreyer & Reinbold RacingChevrolet
26Zach VeachStockdale, Ohio, USAGainbridgeAndretti AutosportHonda
27Alexander Rossi (W)Nevada City, California, USANAPA Auto Parts / AutoNationAndretti AutosportHonda
28Ryan Hunter-Reay (W)Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USADHLAndretti AutosportHonda
29James HinchcliffeToronto, CanadaGenesysAndretti AutosportHonda
30Takuma Sato (W)Tokyo, JapanPanasonic / PeopleReadyRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
41Dalton Kellett (R)Stouffville, CanadaK-LIne USAAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
45Spencer PigotOrlando, Florida, USARLL with Citrone/Buhl AutosportRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
47Conor DalyNoblesville, Indiana, USAUnited States Air ForceEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
51James DavisonMelbourne, AustraliaJacob Construction / Tilson HRDale Coyne RacingHonda
55Alex Palou (R)Barcelona, SpainTeam GohDale Coyne RacingHonda
59Max ChiltonReigate, EnglandGallagherCarlinChevrolet
60Jack HarveyBassingham, EnglandAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
66Fernando AlonsoOviedo, SpainRuoff Arrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
67JR HildebrandSausalito, California, USASalesforceDreyer & Reinbold RacingChevrolet
81Ben HanleyManchester, EnglandDragonSpeed USADragonSpeedChevrolet
88Colton HertaBelleair, Florida, USAGleaners Food Bank of IndianaAndretti AutosportHonda
98Marco AndrettiNazareth, Pennsylvania, USAU.S. Concrete / CurbAndretti AutosportHonda
(R) Denotes Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year candidate
(W) Denotes Indianapolis 500 Winner
— Entry List: PDF

SPEEDWAY WEATHER

Track TypeOval
Length2.5 miles
Race Distance200 laps (500 miles)
Number of Turns4
DirectionCounter-clockwise
Track Map
2020 Indianapolis 500 track map
Credit: Spyder_Monkey / CC BY
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@IMS, #Indy500

Last Five Wins— 2019: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
— 2018: Will Power, Team Penske
— 2017: Takuma Sato, Andretti Autosport
— 2016: Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport
— 2015: Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske
— 2014: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport
Last Five Poles— 2019: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske (229.992 mph)
— 2018: Ed Carpenter, Ed Carpenter Racing (229.618 mph)
— 2017: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing (232.164 mph)
— 2016: James Hinchcliffe, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (230.760 mph)
— 2015: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing (226.670 mph)
Qualifying Record
(Single Lap)
237.498 mph (Arie Luyendyk of Treadway Racing on May 12, 1996)
Qualifying Record
(Four-Lap Average)
236.986 mph (Arie Luyendyk of Treadway Racing on May 12, 1996)

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