Race Report: 2022 XPEL 375

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Texas Motor Speedway
March 20, 2022

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Race Top Five

RankDriverCar No.StartPoints
1Josef Newgarden2751
2Scott McLaughlin3243
3Marcus Ericsson81436
4Will Power12433
5Scott Dixon9530

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Sessions

Results

Race

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Josef Newgarden2724802:09:29.72703Running51165.4673
2Scott McLaughlin3224802:09:29.7939186Running43165.4653
3Marcus Ericsson81424802:09:31.080710Running36165.4383
4Will Power12424802:09:44.950020Running33165.1433
5Scott Dixon9524802:09:45.4006-Running30165.1343
6Jimmie Johnson481824802:09:47.8209-Running28165.0823
7Alex Palou101124802:09:48.9207-Running26165.0593
8Simon Pagenaud601524802:09:52.1919-Running24164.9903
9Santino Ferrucci452724802:09:54.1419-Running22164.9484
10Rinus VeeKay21824802:09:55.21105Running21164.9263
11David Malukas181924802:09:55.77733Running20164.9145
12Colton Herta26924702:09:30.4328-Running18164.7853
13Ed Carpenter332124702:09:32.70584Running18164.7364
14JR Hildebrand112524702:09:41.94901Running17164.5414
15Pato O'Ward51024702:09:46.1574-Running15164.4524
16Callum Ilott772024702:09:55.61585Running15164.2526
17Dalton Kellett42224602:09:44.6593-Running13163.8187
18Conor Daly201624502:09:52.4641-Running12162.9887
19Christian Lundgaard302423302:05:04.3069-Contact11160.9575
20Takuma Sato51314001:30:09.44815Contact11134.1654
21Felix Rosenqvist7113801:18:29.6822-Mechanical10151.8982
22Graham Rahal152612801:09:17.1839-Contact8159.6163
23Helio Castroneves6612801:09:17.27001Contact8159.6122
24Devlin DeFrancesco291712801:09:17.4460-Contact6159.6062
25Kyle Kirkwood142311300:56:00.61075Contact6174.3113
26Romain Grosjean281310300:47:06.8054-Mechanical5188.8891
27Alexander Rossi27121100:29:02.6671-Mechanical532.7220
— Race: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • The 2022 XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway was 248 laps on the 1.5-mile oval totaling 372 miles. The pit window was 50–60 laps under green-flag conditions for a four-stop race. NTT P1 Award winner Felix Rosenqvist gridded drivers' left for the start of the race.
  • At 11:30 a.m. CDT, 15 minutes prior to the green flag, the ambient temperature in Ft. Worth, Texas was 71 degrees with 28% relative humidity and sunny skies. The track temperature was 78 degrees according to Firestone Racing engineers.
  • Pole sitter Rosenqvist led the field to the green, but was quickly passed by Scott McLaughlin who would go on to lead 186 laps — the most of any driver.
  • The race was slowed by four full-course cautions:
    • Laps 12–15: The No. 27 Andretti Autosport Honda of Alexander Rossi slowed in Turn 2 and INDYCAR elected to throw the yellow flag for a tow-in.
    • Laps 99–112: The No. 51 Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda of Takuma Sato made light contact with the SAFER Barrier in Turn 2 after prior contact with the No. 29 Andretti Autosport Honda of Devlin DeFrancesco.
    • Laps 114–127: The No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Kyle Kirkwood spun and made left-side contact with the Turn 4 SAFER Barrier.
    • Laps 129–148: A multi-car incident involving DeFrancesco, Graham Rahal and Helio Castroneves took out all three cars. It was precipitated by three-wide racing in Turn 3, which the No. 29 Honda on the inside of Rahal's No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda. Both cars spun, pushing the No. 06 Meyer Shank Racing Honda of Helio Castroneves into the SAFER Barrier.
  • For the race's last stint following final pit stops for the leaders, McLaughlin led Josef Newgarden and Marcus Ericsson. All three were covered by less than a second for many of the final laps.
  • On Lap 248, Newgarden passed McLaughlin in Turn 4 and swept to the finish line with a 0.0669-second advantage over McLaughlin. The effort represented Newgarden's first victory of 2022 and second for Team Penske. McLaughlin won the season opener in St. Petersburg. The win also marked the 600th victory for Team Penske across all of its racing disciplines.
  • Jimmie Johnson finished sixth, his best NTT IndyCar Series result.
  • Unofficial points after Round 2:
    1. McLaughlin 97
    2. Power 69 (-28)
    3. Palou 67 (-30)
    4. Newgarden 65 (-32)
    5. Ericsson 58 (-39)
    6. Dixon 55 (-42)
    7. Herta 50 (-47)
    8. VeeKay 50 (-47)
    9. Pagenaud 39 (-58)
    10. Johnson 35 (-62)

Practice 2 

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden200:23.235423223.10873--.------.----
2Scott Dixon900:23.275260222.726650.03980.0398
3Felix Rosenqvist700:23.281957222.662930.04650.0067
4Christian Lundgaard3000:23.373082221.794890.13760.0911
5Colton Herta2600:23.377643221.751740.14220.0046
6Takuma Sato5100:23.382947221.700890.14750.0053
7Graham Rahal1500:23.391632221.618630.15620.0087
8Helio Castroneves600:23.404138221.500710.16870.0125
9Romain Grosjean2800:23.421938221.331840.18650.0178
10Devlin DeFrancesco2900:23.434147221.216810.19870.0122
11Alex Palou1000:23.451119221.056550.21570.0170
12Pato O'Ward500:23.474915220.832750.23950.0238
13Jimmie Johnson4800:23.485063220.7371000.24960.0101
14Marcus Ericsson800:23.509672220.506760.27420.0246
15Kyle Kirkwood1400:23.577632219.870680.34220.0680
16Scott McLaughlin300:23.59758219.684760.36210.0199
17Alexander Rossi2700:23.62824219.399750.39280.0307
18Rinus VeeKay2100:23.63475219.339880.39930.0065
19Will Power1200:23.643840219.254830.40840.0091
20Simon Pagenaud6000:23.667433219.035550.43200.0236
21Conor Daly2000:23.684110218.881560.44870.0167
22Callum Ilott7700:23.72427218.511760.48880.0401
23Ed Carpenter3300:23.75553218.223570.52010.0313
24David Malukas1800:23.773628218.057890.53820.0181
25Jack Harvey4500:23.82606217.577250.59060.0524
26Dalton Kellett400:23.92632216.665410.69090.1003
27JR Hildebrand1100:24.07164215.358440.83620.1453
— Practice 2: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Practice 2 was delayed until 5:45 p.m. CDT for a special 30-minute session featuring seven drivers with extra tires and increased downforce. The intent was to run laps at speed using the higher lanes of the Texas Motor Speedway oval in order to further "rubber in" the track. The following drivers participated:
    • Will Power
    • Graham Rahal
    • Ed Caprenter
    • Takuma Sato
    • Pato O'Ward
    • Felix Rosenqvist
    • Helio Castroneves
  • Originally scheduled as a 60-minute session, Practice 2 was extended by 10 minutes after a significant incident involving Jack Harvey, driver of the No. 45 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda. Harvey brushed the SAFER Barrier in Turn 2 and then made hard contact with the inside wall on the backstretch. He was able to exit his race car without assistance from the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team and was later checked and released by the infield care center. He is cleared to drive.
  • At the conclusion of 70 minutes, Josef Newgarden's 223.108 mph lap was fastest. His teammates Scott McLaughlin and Power ended the session 16th and 19th, respectively.

Qualifying

RankDriverCar No.Lap 1 TimeLap 2 TimeTotal TimeAverage Speed
1Felix Rosenqvist723.423523.467100:46.8906221.110
2Scott McLaughlin323.439423.454200:46.8936221.096
3Takuma Sato5123.434123.459900:46.8940221.094
4Will Power1223.454523.456100:46.9106221.016
5Scott Dixon923.447023.464600:46.9116221.011
6Helio Castroneves623.451923.511400:46.9633220.768
7Josef Newgarden223.478723.486700:46.9654220.758
8Rinus VeeKay2123.454023.513600:46.9676220.748
9Colton Herta2623.483423.515200:46.9986220.602
10Pato O'Ward523.466823.536700:47.0035220.579
11Alex Palou1023.499723.505500:47.0052220.571
12Alexander Rossi2723.514123.515200:47.0293220.458
13Romain Grosjean2823.492323.546900:47.0392220.412
14Marcus Ericsson823.510823.538600:47.0494220.364
15Simon Pagenaud6023.533323.521700:47.0550220.338
16Conor Daly2023.552523.577500:47.1300219.987
17Devlin DeFrancesco2923.597923.553400:47.1513219.888
18Jimmie Johnson4823.563023.593200:47.1562219.865
19David Malukas1823.571523.584900:47.1564219.864
20Callum Ilott7723.602623.640200:47.2428219.462
21Ed Carpenter3323.622723.673900:47.2966219.212
22Dalton Kellett423.641523.692800:47.3343219.038
23Kyle Kirkwood1423.655423.684200:47.3396219.013
24Jack Harvey4523.690723.699200:47.3899218.781
25Christian Lundgaard3023.712523.697800:47.4103218.687
26JR Hildebrand1123.699423.733200:47.4326218.584
27Graham Rahal1523.753823.716500:47.4703218.410
— Qualifying: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Single-car qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway consisted of two laps for each driver with a measured distance of 1.44 miles per lap. Qualifying order was determined by reverse entrant points after Round 1 in St. Petersburg, with Ed Carpenter first and points leader Scott McLaughlin last.
  • There were no on-track incidents during the session and each of the 27 drivers had clean runs.
  • Felix Rosenqvist, 11th to qualify in the No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet, was fastest with a 221.110 mph two-lap average.
  • The biggest challenge to Rosenqvist capturing the NTT P1 Award came from McLaughlin, whose 221.096 mph run was just 14 thousandths of a mile per hour slower.
  • Rahal Letterman Lanigan racing struggled on track, with Graham Rahal having the slowest average speed of the day. Teammates Jack Harvey and Christian Lundgaard will start 24th and 25th, respectively.
  • In his first oval qualifying effort, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Jimmie Johnson had a 219.865 mph two-lap average, good for the 18th starting position.

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Simon Pagenaud6000:23.237616223.08746--.------.----
2Felix Rosenqvist700:23.25947222.878410.02180.0218
3Colton Herta2600:23.269033222.786390.03140.0096
4Callum Ilott7700:23.324341222.257430.08670.0553
5Scott McLaughlin300:23.326813222.234420.08920.0025
6Scott Dixon900:23.328837222.215460.09120.0020
7Pato O'Ward500:23.329915222.204340.09230.0011
8Marcus Ericsson800:23.355136221.964420.11750.0252
9Romain Grosjean2800:23.367344221.848560.12970.0122
10Alex Palou1000:23.378344221.744460.14070.0110
11Devlin DeFrancesco2900:23.379146221.737490.14150.0008
12Takuma Sato5100:23.392630221.609330.15500.0135
13Graham Rahal1500:23.39919221.547450.16150.0065
14Josef Newgarden200:23.415016221.397160.17740.0159
15Kyle Kirkwood1400:23.419529221.354560.18190.0045
16Helio Castroneves600:23.433241221.225510.19560.0137
17Christian Lundgaard3000:23.437146221.188480.19950.0039
18David Malukas1800:23.439445221.166450.20180.0023
19Will Power1200:23.445910221.105460.20830.0065
20Alexander Rossi2700:23.476328220.818320.23870.0304
21Ed Carpenter3300:23.513528220.469280.27590.0372
22Jimmie Johnson4800:23.518169220.426690.28050.0046
23Jack Harvey4500:23.528653220.328530.29100.0105
24Rinus VeeKay2100:23.529712220.317180.29210.0011
25Conor Daly2000:23.574523219.899230.33690.0448
26Dalton Kellett400:23.606013219.605520.36840.0315
27JR Hildebrand1100:23.670525219.007260.43290.0645
— Practice 1: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • The first practice for the 2022 XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway was 60 minutes in duration.
  • It was preceded by 10 minutes of two-speed pit limiter testing.
  • Practice 1 was slowed by two brief yellow flags, both for slow cars on track that may have needed a tow-in.
    • David Malukas slowed two minutes into the session. The Dale Coyne Racing with HMD team reported a fuel pressure issue.
    • Jimmie Johnson slowed on the back stretch eight minutes after the initial green flag.
  • At the conclusion of practice, Simon Pagenaud topped the speed chart with a 223.087 mph lap in the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda.
  • Top Practice 1 no-tow speeds:
    1. Newgarden —  220.971 mph
    2. Castroneves — 219.901 mph
    3. Ericsson — 219.414 mph
    4. Pagenaud —  219.044 mph
    5. Sato — 218.556 mph

 

Green Flag11:45 a.m. CDT *
Drivers Start Your Engines11:40 a.m.
Race Broadcast12:30 p.m. EDT on NBC and Peacock Premium
Qualifying1 p.m. Saturday
Practice Sessions10–11 a.m. Saturday
4–5 p.m. Saturday
Full Weekend ScheduleView PDF
Live Timing and ScoringINDYCAR Race Control and INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Radio BroadcastINDYCAR Radio Network, SiriusXM 160, IndyCar.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Video StreamingAll NTT IndyCar Series practice sessions and qualifying will stream live on Peacock Premium, NBC’s direct-to-consumer livestreaming product.
* All times are in Central Daylight Time unless otherwise noted. View the green-flag time in all time zones.

Starting LineupView Table
Qualifying OrderView PDF
Entry ListView Table
Spotter GuideView Web | View PDF
Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Tires Available per EntryEleven sets primary to be used during practice, qualifying and the race.

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngine
17Felix RosenqvistChevrolet
23Scott McLaughlinChevrolet
351Takuma SatoHonda
412Will PowerChevrolet
59Scott DixonHonda
606Helio CastronevesHonda
72Josef NewgardenChevrolet
821Rinus VeeKayChevrolet
926Colton HertaHonda
105Pato O'WardChevrolet
1110Alex PalouHonda
1227Alexander RossiHonda
1328Romain GrosjeanHonda
148Marcus EricssonHonda
1560Simon PagenaudHonda
1620Conor DalyChevrolet
1729Devlin DeFrancesco (R)Honda
1848Jimmie JohnsonHonda
1918David Malukas (R)Honda
2077Callum Ilott (R)Chevrolet
2133Ed CarpenterChevrolet
224Dalton KellettChevrolet
2314Kyle Kirkwood (R)Chevrolet
2430Christian Lundgaard (R)Honda
2511JR HildebrandChevrolet
2615Graham RahalHonda
2745Santino FerrucciHonda
(R) Rookie
— Starting Lineup: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
2Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAPPGTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Scott McLaughlinChristchurch, New ZealandXPELTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Dalton KellettStouffville, CanadaK-LINEAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
5Pato O'WardMonterrey, MexicoArrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
06Helio CastronevesSao Paulo, BrazilAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
7Felix RosenqvistVärnamo, SwedenVuseArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
8Marcus EricssonKumla, SwedenHuski ChocolateChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Alex PalouBarcelona, SpainNTT DataChip Ganassi RacingHonda
11JR HildebrandSausalito, California, USAROKiTAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Kyle Kirkwood (R)Jupiter, Florida, USAROKiTAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAFleet Cost & CareRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18David Malukas (R)Chicago, Illinois, USAHMDDale Coyne Racing with HMDHonda
20Conor DalyNoblesville, Indiana, USABitNileEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKayHoofddorp, NetherlandsSonaxEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
26Colton HertaValencia, California, USAGainbridgeAndretti AutosportHonda
27Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USANAPA Auto Parts / AutoNationAndretti AutosportHonda
28Romain GrosjeanGeneva, SwitzerlandDHLAndretti AutosportHonda
29Devlin DeFrancesco (R)Toronto, CanadaPowerTapAndretti AutosportHonda
30Christian Lundgaard (R)Hedensted, DenmarkPeopleReadyRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
33Ed CarpenterIndianapolis, Indiana, USAEd Carpenter RacingEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
45Jack HarveyBassingham, EnglandHy-VeeRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
48Jimmie JohnsonEl Cajon, California, USACarvanaChip Ganassi RacingHonda
51Takuma SatoTokyo, JapanNurtec ODTDale Coyne Racing with RWRHonda
60Simon PagenaudMontmorillon, FranceAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
77Callum Ilott (R)Cambridge, EnglandJuncos Hollinger RacingJuncos Hollinger RacingChevrolet
(R) — Denotes NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year candidate
— Entry List: PDF

FORT WORTH WEATHER

Track TypeOval
Length1.5 miles
Race Distance248 laps (372 miles)
Number of Turns4
DirectionCounter-clockwise
Track Map
2022 XPEL 375 track map
Credit: INDYCAR
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@TXMotorSpeedway, #XPEL375

Past Driver PerformanceView PDF
Last Six Wins— 2021 Race 2: Pato O'Ward, Arrow McLaren SP
— 2021 Race 1: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
— 2020: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
— 2019: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske
— 2018: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
— 2017: Will Power, Team Penske
Last Six Poles— 2021 Race 2: Scott Dixon (points)
— 2021 Race 1: Alex Palou (points)
— 2020: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske (215.740 mph)
— 2019: Takuma Sato, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (220.250 mph)
— 2018: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske (220.613 mph)
— 2017: Charlie Kimball, Chip Ganassi Racing (222.556 mph)
Qualifying Record (One Lap, 1.44 miles)222.747 mph (Charlie Kimball of Chip Ganassi Racing on June 9, 2017)
Qualifying Record (Two Laps, 2.88 miles)222.556 mph (Charlie Kimball of Chip Ganassi Racing on June 9, 2017)

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