Race Report: 2022 Grand Prix of Portland

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Portland International Raceway
Sept. 4, 2022

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Race Top Five

RankDriverCar No.Laps LedPoints
1Scott McLaughlin310454
2Will Power12241
3Scott Dixon9-35
4Pato O'Ward5-32
5Graham Rahal15231

Visit the Results tab for full results.

Post-Race

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Sessions

Results

Race

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Scott McLaughlin3111001:56:15.6892104Running54111.4933
2Will Power12211001:56:16.86842Running41111.4753
3Scott Dixon91611001:56:17.2898-Running35111.4683
4Pato O'Ward5511001:56:29.5784-Running32111.2723
5Graham Rahal151111001:56:30.51002Running31111.2573
6Colton Herta26711001:56:31.9931-Running28111.2343
7Alexander Rossi27911001:56:32.6936-Running26111.2223
8Josef Newgarden2811001:56:33.2954-Running24111.2133
9Callum Ilott771411001:56:33.78701Running23111.2053
10Felix Rosenqvist7611001:56:34.3248-Running20111.1963
11Marcus Ericsson81811001:56:39.2061-Running19111.1193
12Alex Palou10411001:56:43.2174-Running18111.0553
13Kyle Kirkwood141311001:56:44.0214-Running17111.0423
14David Malukas181011001:56:44.7180-Running16111.0313
15Jack Harvey451711001:56:46.9221-Running15110.9973
16Devlin DeFrancesco292411001:56:48.2646-Running14110.9753
17Helio Castroneves062111001:56:49.5013-Running13110.9563
18Takuma Sato512211001:56:49.7778-Running12110.9513
19Romain Grosjean281511001:56:50.4191-Running11110.9413
20Rinus VeeKay211211001:56:51.1346-Running10110.9304
21Christian Lundgaard30311001:57:00.23921Running10110.7864
22Dalton Kellett42510901:56:42.2260-Running8110.0613
23Simon Pagenaud601910001:56:56.6987-Running7100.7654
24Jimmie Johnson48238201:26:24.7882-Contact6111.8223
25Conor Daly20206701:09:54.1307-Mechanical5112.9482
— Race: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Race Notes
  • The 2022 Grand Prix of Portland was 110 laps on the 12-turn, 1.964-mile Portland International Raceway road course totaling 216.04 miles. The pit road speed was 50 mph and the pit window was approximately 28–33 laps under green-flag conditions, but cars could have pitted as early as Lap 10 due to strategy.
  • Pole sitter Scott McLaughlin gridded drivers' right and the green flag to start the race was shown the third time past the start-line flag stand. Indy car race winner Oriol Servia drove the Honda Civic Type R Safety Car during the race.
  • At 12:20 p.m. PDT, 10 minutes before the scheduled green-flag time, the ambient temperature in Portland was 79 degrees with 55% relative humidity and fair skies. The track temperature was 102 degrees according to Firestone engineers.
  • At 12:23 p.m., former Portland Trailblazers player Martell Webster gave the command "Drivers, start your engines." All 23 cars started and were rolling on the grid.
  • All cars but those of Scott McLaughlin, Will Power, Christian Lundgaard, Alex Palou, Felix Rosenqvist, David Malukas, Graham Rahal and Callum Ilott started the race on black primary tires. All cars were required to use one new set of red alternate tires and one set of black primary tires during the race.
  • On Lap 1, the No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet of McLaughlin led the field to the green flag and safely through Turn 1, avoiding a race-opening caution that has plagued Portland in the past. McLaughlin went on to dominate the race, leading 104 of 110 laps and only giving up the lead during green-flag pit stops.
  • The race was slowed by one caution on Lap 84 when contact between the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet of Rinus VeeKay and the No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda of Jimmie Johnson sent Johnson's car into the wall outside Turn 1. The incident led to a four-lap caution period. VeeKay was penalized for avoidable contact and ordered to serve a drive-through penalty.
  • McLaughlin took the white flag with a 1.4439-second advantage over teammate Power and went on to capture his third career NTT IndyCar Series victory by 1.1792 seconds over Power's No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet.
  • Scott Dixon, who started the race from the 16th position, completed the podium in the No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.
  • Unofficial points after the Grand Prix of Portland:
    1. Power 523
    2. Dixon 503 (-20)
    3. Newgarden 503 (-20)
    4. Ericsson 484 (-39)
    5. McLaughlin 482 (-41)
    6. Palou 457 (-66)
    7. O'Ward 456 (-67)

Final Practice

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Alexander Rossi2700:59.053215119.72922--.------.----
2Christian Lundgaard3000:59.180619119.472250.12740.1274
3Alex Palou1000:59.219610119.393250.16640.0390
4Josef Newgarden200:59.266215119.299270.21300.0466
5Scott Dixon900:59.273122119.285240.21990.0069
6Will Power1200:59.359411119.112270.30620.0863
7Pato O'Ward500:59.428519118.973250.37530.0691
8Callum Ilott7700:59.447915118.934210.39470.0194
9Graham Rahal1500:59.467623118.895250.41440.0197
10Felix Rosenqvist700:59.470116118.890280.41690.0025
11David Malukas1800:59.475220118.880220.42200.0051
12Scott McLaughlin300:59.475912118.878270.42270.0007
13Takuma Sato5100:59.520722118.789230.46750.0448
14Romain Grosjean2800:59.591617118.648220.53840.0709
15Rinus VeeKay2100:59.65869118.514200.60540.0670
16Colton Herta2600:59.702416118.427220.64920.0438
17Jack Harvey4500:59.726417118.380240.67320.0240
18Kyle Kirkwood1400:59.732111118.369260.67890.0057
19Marcus Ericsson800:59.854317118.127190.80110.1222
20Devlin DeFrancesco2900:59.91749118.002200.86420.0631
21Simon Pagenaud6000:59.921320117.995210.86810.0039
22Helio Castroneves0600:59.968521117.902210.91530.0472
23Conor Daly2001:00.50908116.849201.45580.5405
24Dalton Kellett401:00.611922116.650241.55870.1029
25Jimmie Johnson4801:00.666326116.546261.61310.0544
— Final Practice: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • Final practice began on time at 4:15 p.m. PDT and ran its full 30-minute duration without incident.
  • Alexander Rossi's time of 59.0532 seconds was the fastest lap of the session.

Qualifying

Firestone Fast Six
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Scott McLaughlin300:58.2349121.41223--.------.----
2Josef Newgarden200:58.3129121.249440.07800.0780
3Will Power1200:58.4254121.016230.19050.1125
4Christian Lundgaard3000:58.4482120.969250.21330.0228
5Alex Palou1000:58.5075120.846450.27260.0593
6Pato O'Ward500:58.6090120.637340.37410.1015
— 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.
  • Originally scheduled to begin at 12:05 p.m. PDT, the start of qualifying in Portland was delayed by five minutes.
  • At noon, the ambient temperature at Portland International Raceway was 69 degrees. The track temperature was 83 degrees according to Firestone Racing engineers.
  • All three rounds of qualifying were without on-track incidents and no penalties were issued.
  • Josef Newgarden, Christian Lundgaard, Will Power, Scott McLaughlin, Pato O'Ward and Alex Palou competed in the Firestone Fast Six for the NTT P1 Award.
  • McLaughlin ended the final round of qualifying with the fastest lap: 58.2349 seconds.

Round 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden200:57.9651121.97788--.------.----
2Christian Lundgaard3000:58.0753121.745880.11020.1102
3Will Power1200:58.0868121.721880.12170.0115
4Scott McLaughlin300:58.2504121.379880.28530.1636
5Pato O'Ward500:58.2593121.361780.29420.0089
6Alex Palou1000:58.3381121.197880.37300.0788
7Felix Rosenqvist700:58.3475121.177880.38240.0094
8Colton Herta2600:58.3925121.084780.42740.0450
9Alexander Rossi2700:58.3983121.072880.43320.0058
10David Malukas1800:58.4038121.061880.43870.0055
11Graham Rahal1500:58.4475120.970880.48240.0437
12Rinus VeeKay2100:58.5356120.788780.57050.0881
— Round 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Round 1 Group 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Christian Lundgaard3000:57.9218122.06888--.------.----
2Will Power1200:57.9266122.058770.00480.0048
3Scott McLaughlin300:58.0029121.897770.08110.0763
4David Malukas1800:58.0506121.797780.12880.0477
5Felix Rosenqvist700:58.1465121.596880.22470.0959
6Alex Palou1000:58.1497121.590880.22790.0032
7Callum Ilott7700:58.1988121.487880.27700.0491
8Scott Dixon900:58.2628121.354880.34100.0640
9Marcus Ericsson800:58.3064121.263890.38460.0436
10Conor Daly2000:58.4398120.986880.51800.1334
11Takuma Sato5100:58.6058120.643880.68400.1660
12Devlin DeFrancesco2900:58.6127120.629880.69090.0069
13Dalton Kellett400:59.0082119.821881.08640.3955
— Round 1 Group 2: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Round 1 Group 1
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden200:58.0433121.81377--.------.----
2Pato O'Ward500:58.1408121.608780.09750.0975
3Rinus VeeKay2100:58.2292121.424880.18590.0884
4Alexander Rossi2700:58.2318121.418780.18850.0026
5Colton Herta2600:58.3020121.272770.25870.0702
6Graham Rahal1500:58.4106121.047880.36730.1086
7Kyle Kirkwood1400:58.4865120.889880.44320.0759
8Romain Grosjean2800:58.5097120.842880.46640.0232
9Jack Harvey4500:58.5332120.793880.48990.0235
10Simon Pagenaud6000:58.6898120.471780.64650.1566
11Helio Castroneves0600:58.7534120.340780.71010.0636
12Jimmie Johnson4800:59.1933119.446881.15000.4399
— Round 1 Group 1: Results (PDF) | Back to session list

Practice 2

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1200:58.394614121.08027--.------.----
2Josef Newgarden200:58.408324121.051270.01370.0137
3Scott McLaughlin300:58.491017120.880300.09640.0827
4Colton Herta2600:58.720117120.409180.32550.2291
5Christian Lundgaard3000:58.746323120.355240.35170.0262
6Graham Rahal1500:58.747929120.352290.35330.0016
7Scott Dixon900:58.769620120.307230.37500.0217
8Alexander Rossi2700:58.838018120.167250.44340.0684
9Callum Ilott7700:58.843919120.155260.44930.0059
10Pato O'Ward500:58.851120120.140230.45650.0072
11David Malukas1800:58.86425120.114210.46960.0131
12Romain Grosjean2800:58.882917120.076250.48830.0187
13Alex Palou1000:58.902320120.036270.50770.0194
14Kyle Kirkwood1400:58.925323119.989270.53070.0230
15Marcus Ericsson800:59.001324119.835250.60670.0760
16Simon Pagenaud6000:59.032015119.772260.63740.0307
17Devlin DeFrancesco2900:59.042716119.751240.64810.0107
18Jack Harvey4500:59.046723119.743240.65210.0040
19Conor Daly2000:59.085711119.663200.69110.0390
20Rinus VeeKay2100:59.132722119.568240.73810.0470
21Felix Rosenqvist700:59.192417119.448220.79780.0597
22Helio Castroneves0600:59.316321119.198250.92170.1239
23Takuma Sato5100:59.348827119.133290.95420.0325
24Jimmie Johnson4800:59.822926118.189261.42830.4741
25Dalton Kellett401:00.025823117.789281.63120.2029
— Practice 2: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • The start of Practice 2 was on a brief hold to clear the course but only began one minute after its scheduled green-flag time.
  • Unlike Practice 1, the weekend's second session proceeded completely without incident.
  • At the conclusion of 45 minutes, Will Power's lap time of 58.3946 seconds was the fastest of the 25 drivers.

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden200:58.576913120.70318--.------.----
2David Malukas1800:58.702430120.445340.12550.1255
3Scott McLaughlin300:58.715616120.418230.13870.0132
4Alexander Rossi2700:58.763915120.319200.18700.0483
5Colton Herta2600:58.824613120.195180.24770.0607
6Felix Rosenqvist700:58.845815120.151180.26890.0212
7Kyle Kirkwood1400:58.958223119.922280.38130.1124
8Graham Rahal1500:58.989620119.858230.41270.0314
9Alex Palou1000:58.998821119.840230.42190.0092
10Will Power1200:59.028719119.779250.45180.0299
11Scott Dixon900:59.032519119.771230.45560.0038
12Jack Harvey4500:59.065620119.704210.48870.0331
13Devlin DeFrancesco2900:59.106726119.621310.52980.0411
14Callum Ilott7700:59.242221119.347260.66530.1355
15Simon Pagenaud6000:59.273018119.285230.69610.0308
16Marcus Ericsson800:59.286018119.259250.70910.0130
17Helio Castroneves0600:59.314120119.203220.73720.0281
18Rinus VeeKay2100:59.338621119.153280.76170.0245
19Christian Lundgaard3000:59.356128119.118310.77920.0175
20Conor Daly2000:59.421722118.987260.84480.0656
21Romain Grosjean2800:59.59978118.631171.02280.1780
22Pato O'Ward500:59.62615118.579121.04920.0264
23Dalton Kellett401:00.017524117.806301.44060.3914
24Jimmie Johnson4801:00.274128117.304331.69720.2566
25Takuma Sato5101:00.531611116.805131.95470.2575
— Practice 1: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • Practice 1 for the 2022 Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway began two minutes after its scheduled 2:30 p.m. PDT start time.
  • After 23 minutes of green-flag running, practice was red flagged with 51:37 on the clock when a video board positioned on the outside of the frontstretch suffered a hydraulic failure. The stoppage lasted a total of one hour and 21 minutes.
  • After returning to green, the session slowed for multiple on-track incidents.
    • At 4:31 p.m., 14 minutes following the session's resumption, the No. 51 Dale Coyne Racing with RWR Honda of Takuma Sato made contact with the tire barrier at Turn 11. The incident led to a 10-minute red flag.
    • At 4:45 p.m., a spin for the No. 06 Meyer Shank Racing Honda of Helio Castroneves necessitated a one-minute red flag.
    • At 4:50 p.m., 18 minutes prior to the session's scheduled end time, the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet of Pato O'Ward went off course in Turn 5. The six-minute red flag led to a 12-minute sprint to the checkered flag.
  • All drivers who caused red-flag incidents were assessed five-minute time penalties per Rule 7.1.4.1.1.
  • At the conclusion of Practice 1, the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet of Josef Newgarden was fastest overall with a lap time of 58.5769 seconds.

Green Flag12:30 p.m. PDT *
Drivers Start Your Engines12:23 p.m.
Race Broadcast3 p.m. EDT on NBC
Qualifying12:05 p.m. Saturday
Practice Sessions2:30–3:45 p.m. Friday
9–10 a.m. Saturday (45-minute session)
4:15–4:45 p.m. Saturday (final practice)
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 Pacific 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. Teams must use one set of primary and one new set of alternate tires in the race. (Note: A seventh set of primary tires is available to any car fielding a rookie driver.)

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
13Scott McLaughlinChevroletAlternate
212Will PowerChevroletAlternate
330Christian Lundgaard (R)HondaAlternate
410Alex PalouHondaAlternate
55Pato O'WardChevroletPrimary
67Felix RosenqvistChevroletAlternate
726Colton HertaHondaPrimary
82Josef NewgardenChevroletPrimary
927Alexander RossiHondaPrimary
1018David Malukas (R)HondaAlternate
1115Graham RahalHondaAlternate
1221Rinus VeeKayChevroletPrimary
1314Kyle Kirkwood (R)ChevroletPrimary
1477Callum Ilott (R)ChevroletAlternate
1528Romain GrosjeanHondaPrimary
169Scott DixonHondaPrimary
1745Jack HarveyHondaPrimary
188Marcus EricssonHondaPrimary
1960Simon PagenaudHondaPrimary
2020Conor DalyChevroletPrimary
2106Helio CastronevesHondaPrimary
2251Takuma SatoHondaPrimary
2348Jimmie JohnsonHondaPrimary
2429Devlin DeFrancesco (R)HondaPrimary
254Dalton KellettChevroletPrimary
(R) Rookie
— Starting Lineup: PDF

Qualifications Groups

Group 1DriverGroup 2Driver
2Josef Newgarden12Will Power
26Colton Herta3Scott McLaughlin
15Graham Rahal30Christian Lundgaard
27Alexander Rossi9Scott Dixon
5Pato O'Ward77Callum Ilott
28Romain Grosjean18David Malukas
14Kyle Kirkwood10Alex Palou
60Simon Pagenaud8Marcus Ericsson
45Jack Harvey29Devlin DeFranesco
21Rinus VeeKay20Conor Daly
06Helio Castroneves7Felix Rosenqvist
48Jimmie Johnson51Takuma Sato
4Dalton Kellett
— Qualifications Groups: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
2Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAHitachiTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Scott McLaughlinChristchurch, New ZealandFreightlinerTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Dalton KellettToronto, 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, SwedenPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Alex PalouBarcelona, SpainRidgeline LubricantsChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Kyle Kirkwood (R)Jupiter, Florida, USASexton PropertiesAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAQuartz Engine OilRahal 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
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

PORTLAND WEATHER

Track TypeRoad course
Length1.964 miles
Race Distance110 laps (216.04 miles)
Number of Turns12
DirectionClockwise
Track Map
2022 Grand Prix of Portland track map
Credit: INDYCAR
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@Portland_GP, #PortlandGP

Past Driver Performance IndexView PDF
Last Five Wins— 2021: Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing
— 2019: Will Power, Team Penske
— 2018: Takuma Sato, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
— 2007: Sebastien Bourdais, Newman Haas Lanigan Racing
— 2006: AJ Allmendinger, Forsythe Championship Racing
Last Five Poles— 2021: Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing (58.7701 seconds)
— 2019: Colton Herta, Harding Steinbrenner Racing (57.8111 seconds)
— 2018: Will Power, Team Penske (57.3467 seconds)
— 2007: Justin Wilson, R Sports
— 2006: Bruno Junqueira, Newman Haas Racing
Qualifying Lap Record57.2143 seconds (Will Power of Team Penske on Sept. 1, 2018)

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