Race Report: 2022 Big Machine Music City Grand Prix

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Streets of Nashville
Aug. 7, 2022

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Race Top Five

RankDriverCar No.Laps LedPoints
1Scott Dixon91551
2Scott McLaughlin32242
3Alex Palou103138
4Alexander Rossi27-32
5Colton Herta26-30

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Post-Race

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Sessions

Results

Race

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Scott Dixon9148002:06:24.243915Running5179.7447
2Scott McLaughlin318002:06:24.350622Running4279.7433
3Alex Palou1048002:06:24.853931Running3879.7383
4Alexander Rossi27178002:06:25.1851-Running3279.7345
5Colton Herta26238002:06:25.6381-Running3079.7304
6Josef Newgarden268002:06:26.426712Running2979.7214
7Felix Rosenqvist7158002:06:27.0865-Running2679.7144
8Christian Lundgaard3038002:06:27.5163-Running2479.7103
9Simon Pagenaud60138002:06:28.6439-Running2279.6983
10Jack Harvey45118002:06:29.3999-Running2079.7015
11Will Power1288002:06:31.0282-Running1979.6733
12Rinus VeeKay21107902:06:31.5440-Running1878.6725
13Helio Castroneves06267902:06:31.7230-Running1778.6709
14Marcus Ericsson8187602:00:53.0723-Mechanical1679.2163
15Callum Ilott77197602:06:34.0526-Running1575.6598
16Romain Grosjean2827501:59:09.0369-Contact1479.3112
17Conor Daly20227402:06:33.5754-Running1373.6734
18Jimmie Johnson48257201:53:39.6678-Contact1279.8163
19Kyle Kirkwood14166301:38:22.2971-Contact1180.6942
20David Malukas1876301:38:22.8847-Contact1080.7002
21Takuma Sato51203200:50:40.4050-Contact979.5681
22Devlin DeFrancesco29243200:50:40.8687-Contact879.5562
23Graham Rahal1592901:19:25.4317-Contact746.0062
24Pato O'Ward552500:36:47.7812-Contact685.6061
25Dalton Kellett4122500:36:50.8121-Contact585.4891
26Simona De Silvestro16212500:36:51.8807-Contact585.4481
— Race: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Warm-Up

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Scott Dixon901:15.60501699.99316--.------.----
2Colton Herta2601:15.67601399.900200.07100.0710
3Scott McLaughlin301:16.0134799.456200.40840.3374
4Kyle Kirkwood1401:16.10151499.341160.49650.0881
5Alex Palou1001:16.26291799.131180.65790.1614
6Christian Lundgaard3001:16.32551599.049160.72050.0626
7Josef Newgarden201:16.4338698.909200.82880.1083
8Graham Rahal1501:16.43641698.906170.83140.0026
9Will Power1201:16.45251498.885210.84750.0161
10Felix Rosenqvist701:16.58221798.717180.97720.1297
11Pato O'Ward501:16.66751998.608201.06250.0853
12Marcus Ericsson801:16.85811698.363171.25310.1906
13Simon Pagenaud6001:16.85841298.363191.25340.0003
14Takuma Sato5101:16.90311398.306151.29810.0447
15Devlin DeFrancesco2901:17.0714698.09191.46640.1683
16Callum Ilott7701:17.13881698.005181.53380.0674
17David Malukas1801:17.23011897.889191.62510.0913
18Romain Grosjean2801:17.37101697.711211.76600.1409
19Alexander Rossi2701:17.3767997.704141.77170.0057
20Jack Harvey4501:17.59281497.432191.98780.2161
21Rinus VeeKay2101:17.9180797.025172.31300.3252
22Helio Castroneves0601:17.96171296.971162.35670.0437
23Dalton Kellett401:18.33151396.513162.72650.3698
24Conor Daly2001:18.3786796.455182.77360.0471
25Jimmie Johnson4801:18.54071596.256192.93570.1621
26Simona De Silvestro1601:18.56011796.232172.95510.0194
— Warm-Up: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • Morning-warm-up in Nashville went green at 9:15 a.m. CDT. The session's duration was 30 minutes.
  • There was a single red flag near the midpoint when the No. 4 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Dalton Kellett made contact with the barrier in Turn 9.
  • At the conclusion of warm-up, Scott Dixon's 1:15.6050 the fastest lap overall.

Qualifying

Firestone Fast Six
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Scott McLaughlin301:14.5555101.40133--.------.----
2Romain Grosjean2801:14.6975101.208330.14200.1420
3Christian Lundgaard3001:14.7149101.185330.15940.0174
4Alex Palou1001:14.9087100.923440.35320.1938
5Pato O'Ward501:14.9261100.899330.37060.0174
6Josef Newgarden201:15.1461100.604440.59060.2200
— 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 26. 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.
  • Originally scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. CDT, the start of qualifying in Nashville was delayed 90 minutes do to inclement weather.
  • At 5 p.m., the ambient temperature at the Nashville street circuit was 84 degrees. The track temperature was 100 degrees according to Firestone Racing engineers.
  • Group 1, featuring the first race cars on track after rain fell in the vicinity of Nissan Stadium, was punctuated by two red flags:
    • Three minutes into the 10-minute session, the No. 29 Andretti Autosport Honda of Devlin DeFrancesco stopped on course in Turn 4. The incident caused DeFrancesco to be stripped of his two fastest laps and the ability to advance.
    • One minute before the end of Group 1 qualifying, the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda of Colton Herta made contact with the barrier in Turn 4, preventing drivers including Alexander Rossi and Simon Pagenaud from turning laps at speed. Herta was penalized his two fastest laps and the ability to advance.
  • Group 2 and Round 2 were both without serious incident, although a Round 2 penalty levied against Will Power — who caused a local yellow that impeded another competitor — dropped him out of the top six and out of contention for pole.
  • Alex Palou, Scott McLaughlin, Romain Grosjean, Christian Lundgaard, Josef Newgarden and Pato O'Ward competed in the Firestone Fast Six for the NTT P1 Award.
  • McLaughlin ended the final round of qualifying with the fastest lap: 1:14.5555. The effort represented his second career NTT IndyCar Series pole.

Round 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Alex Palou1001:14.6437101.28167--.------.----
2Scott McLaughlin301:14.6788101.234560.03510.0351
3Romain Grosjean2801:14.7679101.113660.12420.0891
4Christian Lundgaard3001:14.8086101.058550.16490.0407
5Josef Newgarden201:14.8284101.031570.18470.0198
6Pato O'Ward501:14.9373100.884570.29360.1089
7David Malukas1801:14.9616100.852560.31790.0243
8Will Power1201:14.9818100.824770.33810.0202
9Graham Rahal1501:15.3112100.383560.66750.3294
10Rinus VeeKay2101:15.3897100.279770.74600.0785
11Jack Harvey4501:15.975899.505661.33210.5861
12Dalton Kellett401:16.560098.746561.91630.5842
— Round 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Round 1 Group 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1201:14.7460101.14366--.------.----
2Scott McLaughlin301:14.7742101.104660.02820.0282
3Christian Lundgaard3001:14.8331101.025660.08710.0589
4Romain Grosjean2801:15.1382100.615660.39220.3051
5Pato O'Ward501:15.1494100.600670.40340.0112
6Graham Rahal1501:15.2383100.481560.49230.0889
7Scott Dixon901:15.3179100.375660.57190.0796
8Kyle Kirkwood1401:15.4382100.214660.69220.1203
9Marcus Ericsson801:15.4501100.199660.70410.0119
10Takuma Sato5101:15.5935100.009560.84750.1434
11Conor Daly2001:16.395598.959671.64950.8020
12Helio Castroneves601:16.589898.708661.84380.1943
13Jimmie Johnson4801:17.588897.437662.84280.9990
— Round 1 Group 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Round 1 Group 1
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Alex Palou1001:15.998399.47645--.------.----
2Jack Harvey4501:16.632498.653440.63410.6341
3David Malukas1801:16.688298.581450.68990.0558
4Josef Newgarden201:16.754198.496450.75580.0659
5Rinus VeeKay2101:17.710197.285451.71180.9560
6Dalton Kellett401:17.752197.232341.75380.0420
7Simon Pagenaud6001:19.403995.209343.40561.6518
8Felix Rosenqvist701:21.178493.128155.18011.7745
9Alexander Rossi2701:21.457992.809455.45960.2795
10Callum Ilott7701:57.698264.2323441.699936.2403
11Simona De Silvestro16No Time0.000010.00000.0000
12Colton Herta26No Time0.000040.00000.0000
13Devlin DeFrancesco29No Time0.000010.00000.0000
— Round 1 Group 1: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Practice 2

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Scott McLaughlin301:15.460916100.18416--.------.----
2Josef Newgarden201:15.75541699.795200.29450.2945
3Will Power1201:15.84151599.682220.38060.0861
4Alexander Rossi2701:15.84571999.676210.38480.0042
5Kyle Kirkwood1401:15.99721899.477180.53630.1515
6Felix Rosenqvist701:16.0245999.442140.56360.0273
7Romain Grosjean2801:16.05802099.398220.59710.0335
8Colton Herta2601:16.07551799.375210.61460.0175
9Christian Lundgaard3001:16.08131799.367220.62040.0058
10David Malukas1801:16.16061599.264180.69970.0793
11Scott Dixon901:16.23111499.172210.77020.0705
12Alex Palou1001:16.30491399.076200.84400.0738
13Pato O'Ward501:16.43331498.910180.97240.1284
14Simon Pagenaud6001:16.45131898.886180.99040.0180
15Graham Rahal1501:16.58311098.716211.12220.1318
16Callum Ilott7701:16.61971698.669221.15880.0366
17Helio Castroneves0601:16.80611998.430201.34520.1864
18Jack Harvey4501:16.92101298.283181.46010.1149
19Marcus Ericsson801:16.92851798.273171.46760.0075
20Devlin DeFrancesco2901:17.04391598.126161.58300.1154
21Takuma Sato5101:17.17401997.960191.71310.1301
22Rinus VeeKay2101:17.23061497.889161.76970.0566
23Conor Daly2001:17.27482197.833221.81390.0442
24Simona De Silvestro1601:17.68771797.313172.22680.4129
25Jimmie Johnson4801:17.74131897.246182.28040.0536
26Dalton Kellett401:18.29851296.554172.83760.5572
— Practice 2: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • Practice 2 was 45 minutes in duration within a one-hour window and started on time at 11:15 a.CDT.
  • Almost immediately, the session was red flagged for contact by the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet of Rinus VeeKay in Turn 10.
  • The four-minute stoppage was followed by green-flag practice for the remainder of the session until the final minutes, when Felix Rosenqvist made contact as the 45 minutes expired.
  • The No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet of Scott McLaughlin proved to be the fastest race car of the session, traversing the 2.1-mile track with a lap time of 1:15.4609.

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Christian Lundgaard3001:15.96592599.51829--.------.----
2Felix Rosenqvist701:16.20501599.206220.23910.2391
3David Malukas1801:16.23662299.165250.27070.0316
4Scott McLaughlin301:16.57552098.726230.60960.3389
5Josef Newgarden201:16.69572498.571270.72980.1202
6Alexander Rossi2701:16.70411298.561160.73820.0084
7Will Power1201:16.83302298.395260.86710.1289
8Colton Herta2601:16.84351798.382200.87760.0105
9Alex Palou1001:16.85051798.373240.88460.0070
10Romain Grosjean2801:16.94792598.248280.98200.0974
11Marcus Ericsson801:16.97632098.212251.01040.0284
12Simon Pagenaud6001:17.01232198.166231.04640.0360
13Callum Ilott7701:17.19222897.937311.22630.1799
14Pato O'Ward501:17.31801097.778251.35210.1258
15Takuma Sato5101:17.40972397.662261.44380.0917
16Scott Dixon901:17.44301297.620211.47710.0333
17Kyle Kirkwood1401:17.53732097.501211.57140.0943
18Devlin DeFrancesco2901:17.58152597.446291.61560.0442
19Jack Harvey4501:17.67362097.330231.70770.0921
20Graham Rahal1501:17.70001297.297221.73410.0264
21Conor Daly2001:17.76332497.218271.79740.0633
22Rinus VeeKay2101:17.84342297.118281.87750.0801
23Helio Castroneves0601:18.15751996.728212.19160.3141
24Jimmie Johnson4801:18.76452295.982252.79860.6070
25Simona De Silvestro1601:18.92452495.788282.95860.1600
26Dalton Kellett401:19.32712295.302243.36120.4026
— Practice 1: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • The first of two practice sessions during the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix race weekend began on time at 3:15 p.m. CDT. Practice 1's duration was 75 minutes. The ambient temperature at the start of the session was 86 degrees and the track temperature was 106 degrees.
  • Practice 1 was slowed by three red flags:
    • At 3:38 p.m., the No. 14 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Dalton Kellett stopped in the runoff at Turn 1.
    • At 3:46 p.m., the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet of Rinus VeeKay stopped in the Turn 3 runoff.
    • At 4:07 p.m., the No. 26 Andretti Autosport Honda of Colton Herta was off course at Turn 1.
  • All three drivers were assessed five-minute time penalties for causing red flags during practice.
  • At the conclusion of the session, Christian Lundgaard was fastest with a 1:15.9659.

 

Green Flag2:30 p.m. CDT *
Drivers Start Your Engines2:23 p.m.
Race Broadcast3 p.m. EDT on NBC
Qualifying3:30 p.m. Saturday
Practice Sessions3:15–4:30 p.m. Friday
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday (45-minute session)
9:15–9:45 a.m. Sunday (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 Central Daylight Time unless otherwise noted. 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 EntrySix sets primary, four sets alternate to be used during the event weekend. One additional set of primary tires may be used by teams fielding a rookie driver. Teams must use one set of primary and one set of new (sticker) alternate tires for at least two laps in the race.

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
13Scott McLaughlinChevroletAlternate
228Romain GrosjeanHondaAlternate
330Christian Lundgaard (R)HondaAlternate
410Alex PalouHondaAlternate
55Pato O'WardChevroletAlternate
62Josef NewgardenChevroletPrimary
718David Malukas (R)HondaAlternate
812Will PowerChevroletPrimary
915Graham RahalHondaPrimary
1021Rinus VeeKayChevroletPrimary
1145Jack HarveyHondaPrimary
124Dalton KellettChevroletAlternate
1360Simon PagenaudHondaAlternate
149Scott DixonHondaPrimary
157Felix RosenqvistChevroletPrimary
1614Kyle Kirkwood (R)ChevroletAlternate
1727Alexander RossiHondaAlternate
188Marcus EricssonHondaPrimary
1977Callum Ilott (R)ChevroletAlternate
2051Takuma SatoHondaPrimary
2116Simona De SilvestroChevroletAlternate
2220Conor DalyChevroletAlternate
2326Colton HertaHondaAlternate
2429Devlin DeFrancesco (R)HondaAlternate
2548Jimmie JohnsonHondaAlternate
2606Helio CastronevesHondaAlternate
(R) Rookie
— Starting Lineup: PDF

Qualifications Groups

Group 1DriverGroup 2Driver
2Josef Newgarden3Scott McLaughlin
27Alexander Rossi12Will Power
7Felix Rosenqvist14Kyle Kirkwood
26Colton Herta28Romain Grosjean
18David Malukas30Christian Lundgaard
10Alex Palou9Scott Dixon
60Simon Pagenaud5Pato O'Ward
77Callum Ilott15Graham Rahal
45Jack Harvey06Helio Castroneves
29Devlin DeFrancesco8Marcus Ericsson
21Rinus VeeKay51Takuma Sato
16Simona De Silvestro20Conor Daly
4Dalton Kellett48Jimmie Johnson
— Qualifications Groups: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
2Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAPPGTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Scott McLaughlinChristchurch, New ZealandDEX ImagingTeam 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, SpainNTT DataChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Kyle Kirkwood (R)Jupiter, Florida, USASexton PropertiesAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAUnited RentalsRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
16Simona De SilvestroThun, SwitzerlandParetta AutosportParetta AutosportChevrolet
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

NASHVILLE WEATHER

Track TypeStreet circuit
Length2.1 miles
Race Distance80 laps (168 miles)
Number of Turns11
DirectionCounter-clockwise
Track Map
2022 Big Machine Music City Grand Prix track map
Credit: INDYCAR
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@MusicCityGP, #MusicCityGP

Past Driver Performance IndexView PDF
Last Three Wins— 2021: Marcus Ericsson, Chip Ganassi Racing
Last Three Poles— 2021: Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport (1:13.6835)
Qualifying Lap Record1:13.6835 (Colton Herta of Andretti Autosport on Aug. 7, 2021)

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