Race Report: 2022 Gallagher Grand Prix

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway
July 30, 2022

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Race Top Five

RankDriverCar No.Laps LedPoints
1Alexander Rossi274453
2Christian Lundgaard30-40
3Will Power12736
4Scott McLaughlin31033
5Josef Newgarden2-30

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Sessions

Results

Race

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Alexander Rossi2728501:48:39.182544Running53114.4833
2Christian Lundgaard3068501:48:42.7266-Running40114.4213
3Will Power1248501:48:54.03067Running36114.2233
4Scott McLaughlin3158501:48:55.151910Running33114.2033
5Josef Newgarden258501:48:57.6078-Running30114.1603
6Rinus VeeKay2188501:49:02.1451-Running28114.0813
7Graham Rahal15178501:49:02.5367-Running26114.0743
8Scott Dixon9208501:49:02.7955-Running24114.0703
9Felix Rosenqvist718501:49:03.64847Running24114.0553
10Alex Palou1078501:49:06.8226-Running20113.9993
11Marcus Ericsson8258501:49:14.2599-Running19113.8703
12Pato O'Ward538501:49:22.2466-Running18113.7313
13David Malukas18118501:49:29.3693-Running17113.6083
14Callum Ilott77198501:49:31.1026-Running16113.5783
15Takuma Sato51188501:49:36.2894-Running15113.4893
16Romain Grosjean28228501:49:38.2352-Running14113.4553
17Conor Daly20108501:49:39.3141-Running13113.4363
18Devlin DeFrancesco29148501:49:40.9705-Running12113.4083
19Helio Castroneves06168501:49:42.6509-Running11113.3794
20Jack Harvey45138501:49:43.7822-Running10113.3593
21Dalton Kellett4248401:48:48.8874-Running9112.9683
22Jimmie Johnson48238401:48:59.5642-Running8112.7833
23Kyle Kirkwood14218401:49:18.1559-Running7112.4645
24Colton Herta2694201:01:48.161417Mechanical799.4502
25Simon Pagenaud60123400:43:33.7245-Off Course5114.2181
— Race: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Race Notes
  • The 2022 Gallagher Grand Prix was 85 laps on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course totaling 207.315 miles. The race started the third time past the flag stand with the acceleration zone for the start and restarts located at drivers' left on the exit of Turn 14.
  • All cars but those of Devlin DeFrancesco, Scott McLaughlin, Kyle Kirkwood, Romain Grosjean and Jimmie Johnson started the race on Firestone Firehawk black-sidewalled primary tires. Each car was required to use one set of new alternate red tires and one set of primary black tires during the race.
  • Fifteen minutes before the green flag, the ambient temperature in Speedway, Indiana was 80 degrees with partly cloudy skies. The track temperature was 117 degrees according to Firestone Racing engineers.
  • At 12:22 p.m. EDT, co-grand marshals Shannon and Mattias Michelangeli gave the command, "Racers, start your engines." All engines started and all cars were rolling on the grid.
  • Pole sitter Felix Rosenqvist led the field into Turn 1. Behind the leader, the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet of Pato O'Ward spun after contact on track. The start was under review by INDYCAR Race Control but no action was taken.
  • The No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda of Colton Herta was dominant through the first half of the race and initially took the lead on Lap 8 following the first of the race's two full-course cautions.
    • Lap 3: The No. 4 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Dalton Kellett was stopped on course in Turn 7 after a spin. The incident was reviewed by Race Control but no action was taken. The two-lap caution led to a restart on Lap 5.
    • Lap 36: After running out of fuel, the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda of Simon Pagenaud slowed in Turn 7 and pulled off course at Turn 8. The incident brought out the race's second caution which lasted for three laps and resulted in a restart on Lap 39.
  • Herta led the field to the green on the Lap 39 restart, but three laps later his car slowed on course in Turn 12. The No. 26 Honda was able to make it back to pit lane but had to be pushed to its pit box. Herta exited the race having officially completed 43 laps.
  • Following Herta's exit, Rossi dominated the second half of the race and went on to lead 44 laps. Chased by Rahal Letterman Lanigan's Christian Lundgaard and Team Penske's Will Power, Rossi consistently maintained a two-to-four second lead and took the checkered flag with a 3.5441-second advantage over Lundgaard.
  • The victory marked the first of 2022 for Rossi and the eighth of his NTT IndyCar Series career. His last win came at Road America in 2019, 49 starts or 1,133 days ago.
  • Lundgaard finished second, his best IndyCar result and the first podium of his young career. The effort marked the best finish of any rookie in 2022.
  • Power finished third, the 92nd podium of his Indy car career which ties him with Dario Franchitti for seventh on the all-time podium finishes list.
  • Points after the Gallagher Grand Prix:
    1. Power 431
    2. Ericsson 422 (-9)
    3. Newgarden 399 (-32)
    4. Dixon 393 (-38)
    5. O'Ward 385 (-46)
    6. Palou 379 (-52)
    7. McLaughlin 350 (-81)
    8. Rossi 318 (-113)

Warm-Up

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden201:10.928112123.79315--.------.----
2Kyle Kirkwood1401:10.989516123.686180.06140.0614
3Christian Lundgaard3001:11.031714123.612210.10360.0422
4Alexander Rossi2701:11.052911123.576190.12480.0212
5Colton Herta2601:11.053013123.575180.12490.0001
6Callum Ilott7701:11.066112123.553180.13800.0131
7Alex Palou1001:11.07599123.536200.14780.0098
8Felix Rosenqvist701:11.092913123.506200.16480.0170
9Will Power1201:11.09699123.499220.16880.0040
10Scott Dixon901:11.098114123.497190.17000.0012
11Marcus Ericsson801:11.123817123.452170.19570.0257
12Rinus VeeKay2101:11.26136123.214180.33320.1375
13Graham Rahal1501:11.298114123.151210.37000.0368
14Jack Harvey4501:11.326514123.102190.39840.0284
15Pato O'Ward501:11.403619122.969210.47550.0771
16Scott McLaughlin301:11.40757122.962220.47940.0039
17Romain Grosjean2801:11.588817122.650220.66070.1813
18Simon Pagenaud6001:11.614314122.607200.68620.0255
19Devlin DeFrancesco2901:11.66418122.522180.73600.0498
20David Malukas1801:11.705312122.451230.77720.0412
21Conor Daly2001:11.73708122.397190.80890.0317
22Dalton Kellett401:11.894817122.128200.96670.1578
23Jimmie Johnson4801:12.033815121.893181.10570.1390
24Helio Castroneves0601:12.042114121.879191.11400.0083
25Takuma Sato5101:12.09419121.791201.16600.0520
26Tatiana Calderon1101:19.66848106.190134.08680.2378
— Warm-Up: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • Morning warm-up for the Gallager Grand Prix started on time at 8:15 a.m. EDT and continued for 30 minutes without interruption.
  • The No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet of Josef Newgarden ended the session with the fastest lap: 1:10.9281.

Qualifying

Firestone Fast Six
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Felix Rosenqvist701:10.2265125.03022--.------.----
2Alexander Rossi2701:10.5030124.539330.27650.2765
3Pato O'Ward501:10.6092124.352330.38270.1062
4Will Power1201:10.6224124.329330.39590.0132
5Josef Newgarden201:10.6968124.198330.47030.0744
6Christian Lundgaard3001:10.7280124.143120.50150.0312
— Firestone Fast Six: Results (PDF) | Overall Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Qualifying Notes
  • Qualifying for the NTT P1 Award consists of three segments. In the first round, each group receives 10 minutes of track time. The fastest six cars from each group advance to Round 2 while the remaining cars are assigned positions 13 to 25. Group 1 drivers will occupy the odd-numbered positions while Group 2 drivers will occupy the even-numbered positions based on their fastest lap times. During Round 2, the 12 advancing cars receive 10 minutes of track time with the fastest six advancing to the Firestone Fast Six while the remaining cars are ranked in positions seven through 12 based on their fastest laps. During the Firestone Fast Six, the six cars receive six minutes of guaranteed green-flag time. At the end of session, cars are ranked one through six based on their fastest laps.
  • At the start of the session, the ambient temperature was 79 degrees with partly cloudy skies. The track temperature was 123 degrees according to Firestone Racing engineers.
  • While Group 1 was without incident, Group 2 featured one red flag for the No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda of Marcus Ericsson which stopped on course in Turn 6. Ericsson was penalized his two fastest laps and the ability to advance.
  • Will Power, Felix Rosenqvist, Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Pato O'Ward and Christian Lundgaard competed in the Firestone Fast Six for the NTT P1 Award.
  • Rosenqvist ended the final round of qualifying with the fastest lap: 1:10.2265. The effort represented his third career NTT IndyCar Series pole and his second pole of 2022. His previous poles were at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course in May 2019 and Texas earlier this year.

Round 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1201:10.0277125.38555--.------.----
2Felix Rosenqvist701:10.0781125.294560.05040.0504
3Josef Newgarden201:10.1156125.227560.08790.0375
4Alexander Rossi2701:10.1295125.203560.10180.0139
5Pato O'Ward501:10.1574125.153550.12970.0279
6Christian Lundgaard3001:10.1805125.112560.15280.0231
7Alex Palou1001:10.2074125.064670.17970.0269
8Rinus VeeKay2101:10.3100124.881560.28230.1026
9Colton Herta2601:10.3532124.805660.32550.0432
10Conor Daly2001:10.5135124.521560.48580.1603
11David Malukas1801:10.5636124.432450.53590.0501
12Simon Pagenaud6001:10.7624124.083550.73470.1988
— Round 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Round 1 Group 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Felix Rosenqvist701:10.1220125.21644--.------.----
2Colton Herta2601:10.1641125.141330.04210.0421
3Rinus VeeKay2101:10.1821125.109450.06010.0180
4Alex Palou1001:10.3786124.760450.25660.1965
5Alexander Rossi2701:10.3844124.749340.26240.0058
6David Malukas1801:10.6239124.326450.50190.2395
7Devlin DeFrancesco2901:10.7073124.180340.58530.0834
8Helio Castroneves0601:10.7560124.094340.63400.0487
9Takuma Sato5101:10.8276123.969450.70560.0716
10Scott Dixon901:10.8938123.853340.77180.0662
11Romain Grosjean2801:11.0244123.625450.90240.1306
12Dalton Kellett401:12.0060121.940351.88400.9816
13Marcus Ericsson8No Time0.000000.00000.0000
— Round 1 Group 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Round 1 Group 1
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Conor Daly2001:10.3822124.75356--.------.----
2Josef Newgarden201:10.4240124.679550.04180.0418
3Will Power1201:10.5616124.436560.17940.1376
4Pato O'Ward501:10.6084124.353560.22620.0468
5Christian Lundgaard3001:10.7718124.066570.38960.1634
6Simon Pagenaud6001:10.7911124.033560.40890.0193
7Jack Harvey4501:10.8564123.918660.47420.0653
8Scott McLaughlin301:10.9067123.830570.52450.0503
9Graham Rahal1501:10.9093123.826560.52710.0026
10Callum Ilott7701:11.1195123.460560.73730.2102
11Kyle Kirkwood1401:11.2156123.293560.83340.0961
12Jimmie Johnson4801:11.7710122.339771.38880.5554
— Round 1 Group 1: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Practice

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Alexander Rossi2701:10.091926125.27031--.------.----
2Josef Newgarden201:10.112124125.234270.02020.0202
3Colton Herta2601:10.150720125.165250.05880.0386
4Scott McLaughlin301:10.206528125.065320.11460.0558
5Alex Palou1001:10.209326125.060290.11740.0028
6Graham Rahal1501:10.294825124.908290.20290.0855
7Felix Rosenqvist701:10.294822124.908250.20290.0000
8Christian Lundgaard3001:10.323726124.857290.23180.0289
9Helio Castroneves0601:10.369423124.776250.27750.0457
10Conor Daly2001:10.401625124.719290.30970.0322
11Marcus Ericsson801:10.473926124.591270.38200.0723
12Callum Ilott7701:10.523430124.503320.43150.0495
13David Malukas1801:10.535028124.483300.44310.0116
14Jack Harvey4501:10.592723124.381300.50080.0577
15Scott Dixon901:10.599130124.370310.50720.0064
16Simon Pagenaud6001:10.603823124.362270.51190.0047
17Devlin DeFrancesco2901:10.604025124.361290.51210.0002
18Will Power1201:10.619628124.334340.52770.0156
19Rinus VeeKay2101:10.647821124.284300.55590.0282
20Pato O'Ward501:10.727224124.145260.63530.0794
21Romain Grosjean2801:10.734426124.132300.64250.0072
22Kyle Kirkwood1401:11.146626123.413291.05470.4122
23Takuma Sato5101:11.269026123.201281.17710.1224
24Jimmie Johnson4801:11.678624122.497391.58670.4096
25Dalton Kellett401:12.497819121.113202.40590.8192
— Practice: Results | Back to the session list

 

Green Flag12:30 p.m. EDT *
Drivers Start Your Engines12:23 p.m.
Race BroadcastNoon on NBC
Qualifying1 p.m. Friday
Practice Sessions9:30–11 a.m. Friday
8:15–8:45 a.m. Saturday (warm-up)
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 Eastern Daylight Time. View the green-flag time in all time zones.

Starting LineupView Table
Qualifications GroupsView Table
Entry ListView Table
Spotter GuideView Web | View PDF
Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Push-to-Pass Parameters200 seconds of total time, with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.
Tires Available per EntryFive sets primary, four sets alternate (Note: A sixth set of primary tires is available to any car fielding a rookie driver.)

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
17Felix RosenqvistChevroletPrimary
227Alexander RossiHondaPrimary
35Pato O'WardChevroletPrimary
412Will PowerChevroletPrimary
52Josef NewgardenChevroletPrimary
630Christian Lundgaard (R)HondaPrimary
710Alex PalouHondaPrimary
821Rinus VeeKayChevroletPrimary
926Colton HertaHondaPrimary
1020Conor DalyChevroletPrimary
1118David Malukas (R)HondaPrimary
1260Simon PagenaudHondaPrimary
1345Jack HarveyHondaPrimary
1429Devlin DeFrancesco (R)HondaAlternate
153Scott McLaughlinChevroletAlternate
1606Helio CastronevesHondaPrimary
1715Graham RahalHondaPrimary
1851Takuma SatoHondaPrimary
1977Callum Ilott (R)ChevroletPrimary
209Scott DixonHondaPrimary
2114Kyle Kirkwood (R)ChevroletAlternate
2228Romain GrosjeanHondaAlternate
2348Jimmie JohnsonHondaAlternate
244Dalton KellettChevroletPrimary
258Marcus EricssonHondaPrimary
(R) Rookie
— Starting Lineup: PDF

Qualifications Groups

Group 1DriverGroup 2Driver
2Josef Newgarden27Alexander Rossi
3Scott McLaughlin26Colton Herta
15Graham Rahal10Alex Palou
30Christian Lundgaard7Felix Rosenqvist
20Conor Daly06Helio Castroneves
77Callum Ilott8Marcus Ericsson
45Jack Harvey18David Malukas
60Simon Pagenaud9Scott Dixon
12Will Power29Devlin DeFrancesco
5Pato O'Ward21Rinus VeeKay
14Kyle Kirkwood28Romain Grosjean
48Jimmie Johnson51Takuma Sato
4Dalton Kellett
— Qualifications Groups: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
2Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAPPGTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Scott McLaughlinChristchurch, New ZealandGallagherTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Dalton KellettStouffville, CanadaK-LineAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
5Pato O'WardMonterrey, MexicoArrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
06Helio CastronevesSao Paulo, BrazilAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
7Felix RosenqvistVärnamo, SwedenArrow McLaren SPArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
8Marcus EricssonKumla, SwedenHuski ChocolateChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Alex PalouBarcelona, SpainThe American LegionChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Kyle Kirkwood (R)Jupiter, Florida, USASexton PropertiesAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAOne CureRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18David Malukas (R)Chicago, Illinois, USAHMDDale Coyne Racing with HMDHonda
20Conor DalyNoblesville, Indiana, USABitNileEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKayHoofddorp, NetherlandsBitcoin Racing Team with BitNileEd 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, DenmarkShield CleansersRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
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 Rookie of the Year candidate
— Entry List: PDF

INDIANAPOLIS WEATHER

Track TypeRoad course
Length2.439 miles
Race Distance85 laps (207.3 miles)
Number of Turns14
DirectionClockwise
Track Map
2022 Gallagher Grand Prix track map
Credit: INDYCAR
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@IMS, #GallagherGP

Past Driver Performance IndexView PDF
Last Three Wins— 2021: Will Power, Team Penske
— 2020 Race 2: Will Power, Team Penske
— 2020 Race 1: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske
Last Three Poles— 2021: Pato O'Ward, Arrow McLaren SP (1:10.7114)
— 2020 Race 2: Will Power, Team Penske (1:08.9767)
— 2020 Race 1: Rinus VeeKay, Ed Carpenter Racing (1:09.6903)
Qualifying Lap Record (Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course)1:07.7044 (Will Power of Team Penske on May 12, 2017)

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