Race Report: 2022 Bommarito Automotive Group 500

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World Wide Technology Raceway
Aug. 20, 2022

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Race Top Five

RankDriverCar No.Laps LedPoints
1Josef Newgarden27851
2David Malukas18441
3Scott McLaughlin31236
4Pato O'Ward51033
5Takuma Sato512231

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Post-Race

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Sessions

Results

Race

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Josef Newgarden2326002:10:40.182778Running51149.2315
2David Malukas181226002:10:40.65354Running41149.2225
3Scott McLaughlin3426002:10:41.708112Running36149.2025
4Pato O'Ward5726002:10:45.390610Running33149.1324
5Takuma Sato51826002:10:45.719222Running31149.1265
6Will Power12126002:10:52.0489128Running32149.0064
7Marcus Ericsson8226002:10:52.80161Running27148.9915
8Scott Dixon9626002:10:56.0679-Running24148.9295
9Alex Palou10526002:11:02.0066-Running22148.8175
10Graham Rahal151626002:11:06.28322Running21148.7365
11Colton Herta261125902:10:51.6375-Running19148.4405
12Devlin DeFrancesco29925902:10:54.6226-Running18148.3844
13Romain Grosjean281825902:10:55.22372Running18148.3734
14Jimmie Johnson482125902:11:03.3691-Running16148.2195
15Helio Castroneves061725902:11:05.4638-Running15148.1795
16Felix Rosenqvist72625902:11:07.23441Running15148.1465
17Kyle Kirkwood142025802:10:44.1225-Running13148.0095
18Dalton Kellett42425802:11:01.3088-Running12147.6855
19Christian Lundgaard301925802:11:06.7998-Running11147.5825
20Simon Pagenaud601325702:10:53.5973-Running10147.2576
21Callum Ilott772225702:11:02.4121-Running9147.0926
22Ed Carpenter332525602:10:50.7242-Running8146.7385
23Conor Daly201524402:07:19.4609-Running7143.7276
24Jack Harvey451423902:08:19.9810-Running6139.6766
25Alexander Rossi271022602:04:35.4801-Running5136.0455
26Rinus VeeKay21235300:25:00.0461-Mechanical5158.9951
— Race: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Race Notes
  • The 2022 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 was 260 laps on the 1.25-mile egg-shaped World Wide Technology Raceway oval totaling 325 miles. The pit road speed limit was 50 mph and the pit window was approximately 45–55 laps under green-flag conditions using a four-stop strategy. Pole sitter Will Power gridded drivers' left and the green flag to start the race was the sixth time past the start-finish line. The first two parade laps were in the form of a three-wide salute to fans to honor the heritage of the Indianapolis 500.
  • Originally scheduled at 5:30 p.m. CDT, the race's start time was moved up by approximately 30 minutes due to the expectation of inclement weather later in the day.
  • At 5 p.m., the ambient temperature was 89 degrees with 46% relative humidity and mostly cloudy skies. The track temperature was 108 degrees according to Firestone engineers.
  • At 5:01 p.m., John Bommarito gave the command "Drivers, start your engines." All cars started and were rolling on the grid.
  • Power led the field to the green flag and dominated the early part of the race, leading a total of a 128 laps. Several drivers ran behind Power, including Marcus Ericsson for the first stint and Scott McLaughlin for much of the second stint.
  • On Lap 145, the first of just two full-course cautions began when Jack Harvey made contact with the SAFER Barrier in Turn 4. Leaders at the start of the 12-lap caution were Takuma Sato, Power, Pato O'Ward, McLaughlin and Ericsson.
  • With Sato pitting under caution, Power led the field on the Lap 157 restart but was passed by O'Ward on Lap 158. O'Ward was then passed by Josef Newgarden on Lap 165.
  • Newgarden went on to dominate the remainder of the race, leading a total of 78 laps. His run to the checkered was interrupted by inclement weather.
  • On Lap 214, the race was yellow flagged for weather conditions at the racetrack as rain began to fall. Leaders at the start of the caution were McLaughlin, Newgarden, O'Ward, Power and David Malukas.
  • With 217 laps complete, the race was red flagged for two hours and nine minutes for rain and track-drying activities. After the red flag was lifted, the caution period continued until Lap 223 setting up a restart on Lap 224.
  • McLaughlin led the field on the restart but was passed by Newgarden in Turn 3. While Newgarden continued to hold off McLaughlin, Malukas made a charge and passed O'Ward for third.
  • Newgarden took the white flag ahead of McLaughlin but Malukas passed for the second position in Turn 2 on the final lap and trailed Newgarden to the finish line.
  • Newgarden won the race with an advantage of 0.4708 of a second over Malukas. The result marked Newgarden's fifth win of 2022 and the 25th of his NTT IndyCar Series career, tying him for 16th on the all-time wins list. The victory marked Newgarden's third consecutive win at WWTR and his fourth win overall at the track.
  • Malukas scored a career-best result with his second-place finish. His previous best finish was eighth at Iowa Speedway earlier this year.
  • Unofficial points after the Bommarito Automotive Group 500:
    1. Power 482
    2. Newgarden 479 (-3)
    3. Dixon 468 (-14)
    4. Ericsson 465 (-17)
    5. Palou 439 (-43)
    6. McLaughlin 428 (-54)
    7. O'Ward 424 (-58)
    8. Rosenqvist 340 (-142)

Final Practice

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Graham Rahal1500:25.319668177.72874--.------.----
2Scott Dixon900:25.358054177.459760.03840.0384
3David Malukas1800:25.463441176.724760.14380.1054
4Romain Grosjean2800:25.489142176.546780.16950.0257
5Alex Palou1000:25.508028176.415700.18840.0189
6Marcus Ericsson800:25.524549176.301920.20490.0165
7Takuma Sato5100:25.529956176.264840.21030.0054
8Alexander Rossi2700:25.551658176.114610.23200.0217
9Josef Newgarden200:25.618828175.652700.29920.0672
10Devlin DeFrancesco2900:25.654060175.411830.33440.0352
11Colton Herta2600:25.667152175.322790.34750.0131
12Pato O'Ward500:25.694662175.134990.37500.0275
13Callum Ilott7700:25.700655175.093670.38100.0060
14Helio Castroneves0600:25.704832175.065610.38520.0042
15Dalton Kellett400:25.706058175.056640.38640.0012
16Scott McLaughlin300:25.709038175.036780.38940.0030
17Will Power1200:25.757868174.704720.43820.0488
18Jack Harvey4500:25.778551174.564910.45890.0207
19Simon Pagenaud6000:25.835737174.178630.51610.0572
20Christian Lundgaard3000:25.840365174.147920.52070.0046
21Conor Daly2000:25.877012173.900640.55740.0367
22Jimmie Johnson4800:25.953851173.385790.63420.0768
23Kyle Kirkwood1400:25.960850173.338630.64120.0070
24Felix Rosenqvist700:26.007940173.024470.68830.0471
25Rinus VeeKay2100:26.095747172.442610.77610.0878
26Ed Carpenter3300:26.382338170.569741.06270.2866
— Final Practice: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • Final practice for the 2022 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 consisted of two segments:
    • Group A featured nine cars for 30 minutes that were intended to rubber in the high line.
    • The second segment, an hour in duration, was open to all cars.
  • Both sessions started seven minutes after their scheduled start times, with Group A practice beginning at 6:07 p.m. CDT and the segment open to all cars beginning at 6:52 p.m.
  • At 7:49 p.m., the session's only yellow flag came out when the No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda of Jimmie Johnson spun at pit in. The race car sustained light damage to its nosecone. Two minutes later, the session was checkered.
  • The No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda of Graham Rahal was fastest overall at 177.728 mph.

Group A Practice

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Alexander Rossi2700:25.853011174.06157--.------.----
2Scott Dixon900:25.968731173.286520.11570.1157
3Will Power1200:26.029128172.883580.17610.0604
4Conor Daly2000:26.221032171.618570.36800.1919
5Simon Pagenaud6000:26.222434171.609500.36940.0014
6Takuma Sato5100:26.287340171.185540.43430.0649
7Callum Ilott7700:26.672229168.715360.81920.3849
8Jack Harvey4500:26.718535168.423530.86550.0463
9Felix Rosenqvist700:26.720322168.411220.86730.0018
— Group A: Results | Back to the session list

Qualifying

RankDriverCar No.Lap 1 TimeLap 2 TimeStatusTotal TimeAverage Speed
1Will Power1224.675724.578200:49.2539182.727
2Marcus Ericsson824.738724.692900:49.4316182.070
3Josef Newgarden224.896724.654800:49.5515181.629
4Scott McLaughlin324.830324.782300:49.6126181.406
5Alex Palou1024.832124.812500:49.6446181.289
6Scott Dixon924.868124.868300:49.7364180.954
7Pato O'Ward525.005924.910100:49.9160180.303
8Takuma Sato5124.934125.052500:49.9866180.048
9Romain Grosjean2824.997225.023700:50.0209179.925
10Devlin DeFrancesco2925.020125.110400:50.1305179.531
11Alexander Rossi2725.110425.051300:50.1617179.420
12Colton Herta2625.034625.147400:50.1820179.347
13David Malukas1825.164625.070100:50.2347179.159
14Simon Pagenaud6025.160325.181500:50.3418178.778
15Jack Harvey4525.162625.180000:50.3426178.775
16Conor Daly2025.157525.213500:50.3710178.674
17Graham Rahal1525.219225.156800:50.3760178.657
18Helio Castroneves625.279325.181500:50.4608178.356
19Christian Lundgaard3025.321625.193500:50.5151178.165
20Kyle Kirkwood1425.321125.218400:50.5395178.079
21Jimmie Johnson4825.545725.483900:51.0296176.368
22Callum Ilott7725.569725.513200:51.0829176.184
23Rinus VeeKay2125.585825.549100:51.1349176.005
24Dalton Kellett425.902925.850300:51.7532173.902
25Ed Carpenter3325.951125.872100:51.8232173.667
26Felix Rosenqvist7--DNQNo Time-
— Qualifying: Results | Back to the session list

Qualifying Notes
  • Single-car qualifying at World Wide Technology Raceway consisted of two laps for each driver with a measured distance of 1.25 miles per lap. Qualifying order was determined by reverse entrant points through Round 14 in Nashville, with Ed Carpenter first and points leader Will Power last.
  • At 3:15 p.m. CDT, the official start time of qualifying, the ambient temperature in Madison, Illinois was 88 degrees with 45% relative humidity and partly cloudy skies. The track temperature was 122 degrees according to Firestone Racing engineers.
  • There was one on-track incident, when the No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet spun in Turn 2 on Felix Rosenqvist's first qualifying lap. The car made light contact with the tire barrier on the backstretch. Rosenqvist was able to climb from his car without assistance from the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team.
  • Will Power, last to qualify in the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet, was fastest with a 182.727 mph two-lap average.
  • The biggest challenge to Rosenqvist capturing the NTT P1 Award came from the qualifier that immediately preceded him, Marcus Ericsson, whose 182.070 mph run was the only other two-lap average in excess of 182 mph.
  • Power's NTT P1 Award for the 2022 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 marked his fourth pole of 2022 and his 67th career Indy car pole, tying Mario Andretti for first on the all-time pole position list.
  • Ericsson secured his first career front-row start. His previous best start was third at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2021.

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1200:24.925446180.53947--.------.----
2Alex Palou1000:24.971243180.208510.04580.0458
3Felix Rosenqvist700:24.991036180.065430.06560.0198
4Scott McLaughlin300:24.993535180.047420.06810.0025
5Marcus Ericsson800:24.994241180.042420.06880.0007
6Pato O'Ward500:24.998430180.012360.07300.0042
7Graham Rahal1500:25.039937179.713420.11450.0415
8Josef Newgarden200:25.04739179.660420.12190.0074
9Takuma Sato5100:25.065746179.528460.14030.0184
10Scott Dixon900:25.074440179.466410.14900.0087
11Devlin DeFrancesco2900:25.127423179.087300.20200.0530
12Colton Herta2600:25.221233178.421380.29580.0938
13David Malukas1800:25.222741178.411570.29730.0015
14Alexander Rossi2700:25.238537178.299400.31310.0158
15Jack Harvey4500:25.243946178.261480.31850.0054
16Kyle Kirkwood1400:25.295738177.896470.37030.0518
17Conor Daly2000:25.321741177.713410.39630.0260
18Romain Grosjean2800:25.366137177.402460.44070.0444
19Christian Lundgaard3000:25.441653176.876540.51620.0755
20Helio Castroneves0600:25.519943176.333470.59450.0783
21Simon Pagenaud6000:25.520443176.330470.59500.0005
22Callum Ilott7700:25.56037176.054510.63490.0399
23Rinus VeeKay2100:25.717542174.978470.79210.1572
24Ed Carpenter3300:25.834331174.187350.90890.1168
25Dalton Kellett400:25.87807173.893520.95260.0437
26Jimmie Johnson4800:25.975351173.242531.04990.0973
— Practice 1: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • The first of two practice sessions for the 2022 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway began on time at noon CDT.
  • There were no on-track incidents during practice which ran under green-flag conditions from start to finish.
  • Will Power ended the 60-minute session with the fastest lap at 180.539 mph in the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet.

Green Flag5:01 5:30 p.m. CDT *
Drivers Start Your Engines5:25 p.m.
Race Broadcast6 p.m. EDT on USA Network and Peacock Premium
Qualifying3:15 p.m. Friday
Practice SessionsNoon to 1 p.m. Friday
6–6:30 p.m. Friday (Group A)
6:45–7:45 p.m. Friday

Note: Group A is a special, voluntary high-line session among nine cars. Each entry receives an extra set of Firestone Firehawk tires for the session only.
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Live Timing and ScoringINDYCAR Race Control and INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
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Video StreamingAll NTT IndyCar Series practice sessions and qualifying will stream live on Peacock Premium, NBC’s direct-to-consumer livestreaming product.
* During careful monitoring of likely weather conditions in the St. Louis area, INDYCAR officials decided to move up the start time of the race to 5:01 p.m. local time. All times are in Central Daylight Time unless otherwise noted. View the green-flag time in all time zones.

Starting LineupView Table
Qualification OrderView Table
Entry ListView Table
Spotter GuideView Web | View PDF
Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Tires Available per EntryNine sets of Firestone Firehawk tires for use throughout the weekend

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngine
112Will PowerChevrolet
28Marcus EricssonHonda
32Josef NewgadrenChevrolet
43Scott McLaughlinChevrolet
510Alex PalouHonda
69Scott DixonHonda
75Pato O'WardChevrolet
851Takuma SatoHonda
929Devlin DeFrancesco (R)Honda
1027Alexander RossiHonda
1126Colton HertaHonda
1218David Malukas (R)Honda
1360Simon PagenaudHonda
1445Jack HarveyHonda
1520Conor DalyChevrolet
1615Graham RahalHonda
1706Helio CastronevesHonda
1828Romain GrosjeanHonda
1930Christian Lundgaard (R)Honda
2014Kyle Kirkwood (R)Chevrolet
2148Jimmie JohnsonHonda
2277Callum Ilott (R)Chevrolet
2321Rinus VeeKayChevrolet
244Dalton KellettChevrolet
2533Ed CarpenterChevrolet
267Felix RosenqvistChevrolet
(R) Rookie
— Starting Lineup: PDF


Pursuant to rule 16.2.3.2, Car 28 has been penalized nine grid positions.

Qualification Order

QPCar No.Driver NameTeam Name
133Ed CaprenterEd Carpenter Racing
24Dalton KellettAJ Foyt Enterprises
314Kyle KirkwoodAJ Foyt Enterprises
429Devlin DeFrancescoAndretti Autosport
548Jimmie JohnsonChip Ganassi Racing
677Callum IlottJuncos Hollinger Racing
745Jack HarveyRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
851Takuma SatoDale Coyne Racing with RWR
906Helio CastronevesMeyer Shank Racing
1018David MalukasDale Coyne Racing with HMD
1120Conor DalyEd Carpenter Racing
1230Christian LundgaardRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
1328Romain GrosjeanAndretti Autosport
1415Graham RahalRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
1560Simon PagenaudMeyer Shank Racing
1621Rinus VeeKayEd Carpenter Racing
1726Colton HertaAndretti Autosport
187Felix RosenqvistArrow McLaren SP
1927Alexander RossiAndretti Autosport
205Pato O'WardArrow McLaren SP
213Scott McLaughlinTeam Penske
2210Alex PalouChip Ganassi Racing
232Josef NewgardenTeam Penske
248Marcus EricssonChip Ganassi Racing
259Scott DixonChip Ganassi Racing
2612Will PowerTeam Penske
— Qualification Order: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
2Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAPPGTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Scott McLaughlinChristchurch, New ZealandOdyssey BatteryTeam 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, SwedenBryantChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Alex PalouBarcelona, SpainAmerican LegionChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Kyle Kirkwood (R)Jupiter, Florida, USABommaritoAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAiPacketRahal 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, DenmarkMi-JackRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
33Ed CarpenterIndianapolis, Indiana, USAAlzamend NeuroEd 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 Rookie of the Year candidate
— Entry List: PDF

MADISON WEATHER

Track TypeOval
Length1.25 miles
Race Distance260 laps (325 miles)
Number of Turns4
DirectionCounter-clockwise
Track Map
2022 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 track map
Credit: INDYCAR
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@WWTRaceway, #Bommarito500

Past Driver Performance IndexView PDF
Last Six Wins— 2021: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske
— 2020 Race 2: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske
— 2020 Race 1: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
— 2019: Takuma Sato, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
— 2018: Will Power, Team Penske
— 2017: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske
Last Six Poles— 2021: Will Power, Team Penske (180.618 mph)
— 2020 Race 2: Takuma Sato, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (182.499 mph)
— 2020 Race 1: Will Power, Team Penske (182.394 mph)
— 2019: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske (186.508 mph)
— 2018: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing (entrant points)
— 2017: Will Power, Team Penske (189.642 mph)
Qualifying Lap Record (single lap)189.709 mph (Will Power of Team Penske on Aug. 25, 2017)
Qualifying Lap Record (two-lap average)189.642 mph (Will Power of Team Penske on Aug. 25, 2017)

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