2023 Bommarito Automotive Group 500

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World Wide Technology Raceway
Aug. 27, 2023

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Race Top Five

RankDriverCar No.Laps LedPoints
1Scott Dixon912353
2Pato O'Ward51841
3David Malukas18-35
4Alexander Rossi7433
5Scott McLaughlin3-31

Visit the Results tab for full results.

Passing Analysis

Miles Completed8242.50
Passing Index*5.36
Position Passes217
Position Passing Index*2.63
* Passing Index (PI) is number of passes per 100 miles completed. Position Passing Index (PPI) is number of position passes per 100 miles completed. For historical passing analysis, visit the History tab.

Post-Race Analysis

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Section ResultsView PDF




RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Scott Dixon91626002:10:09.4046123Running53149.8193
2Pato O'Ward5326002:10:31.630218Running41149.3945
3David Malukas18626002:10:32.1325-Running35149.3855
4Alexander Rossi7725902:10:09.70274Running33149.2375
5Scott McLaughlin31025902:10:10.1515-Running31149.2295
6Colton Herta26225902:10:10.418913Running29149.2245
7Alex Palou101425902:10:11.6116-Running26149.2015
8Felix Rosenqvist6425902:10:11.7786-Running24149.1985
9Will Power12825902:10:12.11564Running23149.1915
10Marcus Ericsson81525902:10:12.6839-Running20149.1806
11Rinus VeeKay212025902:10:15.4141-Running19149.1284
12Romain Grosjean28525902:10:16.8702-Running18149.1014
13Santino Ferrucci142625902:10:31.2011-Running17148.8285
14Ryan Hunter-Reay202325902:10:31.9718-Running16148.8135
15Kyle Kirkwood272225902:10:32.3249-Running15148.8065
16Conor Daly301125902:10:33.9695-Running14148.7755
17Christian Lundgaard451925902:10:34.2024-Running13148.7715
18Linus Lundqvist601225802:10:13.4831-Running12148.5895
19Devlin DeFrancesco291825802:10:13.9637-Running11148.5805
20Graham Rahal152125802:10:16.1903-Running10148.5385
21Sting Ray Robb512425802:10:28.3596-Running9148.3074
22Agustin Canapino782825802:10:33.3672-Running8148.2127
23Helio Castroneves061325702:10:10.7218-Running7148.0665
24Ed Carpenter332725402:10:25.9774-Running6146.0526
25Josef Newgarden2121001:47:49.435698Contact6146.0715
26Takuma Sato111711901:00:03.1147-Contact5148.6212
27Callum Ilott7795800:31:26.2038-Contact5138.3731
28Benjamin Pedersen5525000:00:01.9503-Contact50.0000
— Race: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Race Notes
  • The 2023 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 was 260 laps on the 1.25-mile oval totaling 325 miles. The pit road speed was 45 mph. Pole sitter Josef Newgarden gridded drivers' right.
  • At 2:31 p.m. CDT, John Bommarito, President of Bommarito Automotive Group, gave the command, "Drivers, start your engines." All engines fired and all cars rolled off the grid.
  • On Lap 1, Newgarden led the field out of Turn 4. Behind, the No. 55 AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet of Benjamin Pedersen spun in Turn 1 after contact from the No. 33 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter. Pedersen retired from the race and Carpenter was issued a 30-second stop-and-hold penalty for avoidable contact. The incident led to a caution period lasting from Lap 1 to Lap 10.
  • Newgarden continued to lead on the Lap 10 restart and dominated the early portion of the race. His first stint in the lead was from Laps 1 to 61. His second stint began on Lap 66 and continued until his second pit stop on Lap 102. Herta took the lead until his own pit stop on Lap 113 when Scott Dixon assumed the race lead.
  • Dixon was on a unique three-stop strategy that required massive fuel save. Dixon stopped on Laps 65, 126 and 196. Notably, Dixon's second stop was during the race's second and final full-course caution, which began on Lap 121 for contact involving the No. 11 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda of Takuma Sato in Turn 2. The caution lasted until the restart on Lap 135.
  • Except during pit stop cycles, Dixon led the remainder of the race for a total of 123 laps led.
  • Newgarden, who had won every oval race in 2023, put himself out of contention when he made slight contact with the wall on Lap 211 and proceeded to pit lane. He ended the race scored 25th.
  • Dixon was one of three cars on the lead lap and led the No. 5 Arrow McLauren Chevrolet of Pato O'Ward by 22.5 seconds on Lap 255. The No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda of David Malukas was in the third position.
  • Dixon took the checkered flag with a 22.2256-second advantage over O'Ward, the largest margin of victory ever at World Wide Technology Raceway. The previous record was set on Sept. 17, 2000, when Juan Pablo Montoya finished 11.804 seconds head of Patrick Carpentier.
  • The result marked Dixon's second victory of 2023 and the 55th win of his NTT IndyCar Series career. He last won at the 2023 Gallagher Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Aug. 12, 2023.
  • O'Ward finished second, his seventh podium finish of 2023 and the 20th top three of his IndyCar career.
  • Malukas finished third, his first podium finish of 2023 and the second top three of his IndyCar career. He finished second at World Wide Technology Raceway in 2022.
  • Unofficial points after the 2023 Bommarito Automative Group 500:
    1. Palou 565
    2. Dixon 491 (-74)
    3. Newgarden 440 (-125)
    4. O'Ward 429 (-136)
    5. McLaughlin 426 (-139)
  • Only Palou and Dixon remain mathematically eligible to win the championship.


RankDriverCar No.Lap 1 TimeLap 2 TimeTotal TimeAverage Speed
1Scott McLaughlin324.656424.537200:49.1936182.951
2Josef Newgarden224.710624.634200:49.3448182.390
3Colton Herta2624.734824.730300:49.4651181.946
4Pato O'Ward524.754924.771400:49.5263181.722
5Alex Palou1024.787124.772600:49.5597181.599
6Felix Rosenqvist624.847624.723500:49.5711181.557
7Scott Dixon924.814524.788000:49.6025181.442
8Takuma Sato1124.825324.781500:49.6068181.427
9Romain Grosjean2824.844724.762900:49.6076181.424
10David Malukas1824.872024.826700:49.6987181.091
11Alexander Rossi724.863524.867000:49.7305180.975
12Will Power1224.892924.845600:49.7385180.946
13Kyle Kirkwood2724.915924.920200:49.8361180.592
14Callum Ilott7725.056324.886000:49.9423180.208
15Conor Daly3025.060024.960000:50.0200179.928
16Linus Lundqvist6025.048125.006900:50.0550179.802
17Helio Castroneves625.140924.996400:50.1373179.507
18Marcus Ericsson825.176025.131100:50.3071178.901
19Devlin DeFrancesco2925.170225.148300:50.3185178.861
20Christian Lundgaard4525.164925.161000:50.3259178.834
21Agustin Canapino7825.215425.207700:50.4231178.490
22Rinus VeeKay2125.281125.171700:50.4528178.385
23Graham Rahal1525.304125.155700:50.4598178.360
24Ryan Hunter-Reay2025.370525.151200:50.5217178.141
25Sting Ray Robb5125.459525.161500:50.6210177.792
26Benjamin Pedersen5525.495625.425100:50.9207176.745
27Santino Ferrucci1424.956526.029500:50.9860176.519
28Ed Carpenter3325.822525.761400:51.5839174.473
— Qualifying: Results | Back to the session list

Qualifying Notes
  • Due to rain on Saturday, Aug. 26, qualifying for the 2023 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 was held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27. All 28 entered cars made qualification attempts and there were no caution flags during the session.
  • Scott McLaughlin's two-lap average of 182.951 secured the Team Penske driver his fifth career NTT P1 Award and his second of 2023. Due to a nine-position grid penalty for an unapproved engine change, McLaughlin will start 10th in the race.
  • Josef Newgarden qualified second but with McLaughlin's penalty, he'll start on the front row alongside Colton Herta.

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden200:24.994412180.04063--.------.----
2Scott McLaughlin300:25.090228179.353520.09580.0958
3Takuma Sato1100:25.110733179.206420.11630.0205
4Will Power1200:25.181455178.703620.18700.0707
5Felix Rosenqvist600:25.207640178.518740.21320.0262
6Alexander Rossi700:25.236914178.310680.24250.0293
7Colton Herta2600:25.26076178.142430.26630.0238
8Conor Daly3000:25.274435178.046470.28000.0137
9Marcus Ericsson800:25.275248178.040520.28080.0008
10Callum Ilott7700:25.341813177.572590.34740.0666
11Pato O'Ward500:25.37359177.350630.37910.0317
12David Malukas1800:25.400333177.163400.40590.0268
13Romain Grosjean2800:25.402010177.151610.40760.0017
14Alex Palou1000:25.419440177.030610.42500.0174
15Sting Ray Robb5100:25.432740176.938530.43830.0133
16Scott Dixon900:25.447736176.833440.45330.0150
17Linus Lundqvist6000:25.477740176.625650.48330.0300
18Devlin DeFrancesco2900:25.49146176.530510.49700.0137
19Kyle Kirkwood2700:25.525521176.294470.53110.0341
20Christian Lundgaard4500:25.554742176.093570.56030.0292
21Helio Castroneves0600:25.565214176.021540.57080.0105
22Agustin Canapino7800:25.686633175.189460.69220.1214
23Ryan Hunter-Reay2000:25.726827174.915340.73240.0402
24Rinus VeeKay2100:25.755932174.717440.76150.0291
25Santino Ferrucci1400:25.878142173.892520.88370.1222
26Benjamin Pedersen5500:26.134931172.184571.14050.2568
28Graham Rahal1500:26.407314170.407291.41290.0790
— Practice Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes
  • The schedule for the 2023 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 was revised after rain began falling just before Indy NXT was scheduled to take the track Saturday morning. The inclement weather pushed NTT IndyCar Series practice to 6:45 p.m. CDT. The session actually started at 6:52 p.m. and was set to run for its full 60-minute duration.
  • Two yellow flags paused the action:
    • At 7:41 p.m., the No. 11 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda of Takuma Sato lightly brushed the wall in Turn 4. The yellow flag period lasted for three minutes.
    • At 7:46 p.m., the No. 12 Team Penske Chevrolet of Will Power went high and into the Turn 1 wall in avoidance of a spinning No. 3 Team Penske Chevrolet. After coming off the wall, Power's car collected the No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda of Marcus Ericsson.
  • Due to the cleanup required, INDYCAR checkered the session at 7:50 p.m. Power and Ericsson were later checked and released from the IU Health INDYCAR Medical Unit.
  • Josef Newgarden was fastest in practice with a 180.040 mph lap in the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet.
  • Following full-field practice, two groups of cars went out for 20 minutes of dedicated high-line practice.
    • Group A consisted of Graham Rahal, Alexander Rossi, Romain Grosjean, Alex Palou, McLaughlin, Colton Herta, Devlin DeFrancesco, Kyle Kirkwood, Power, Rinus VeeKay, David Malukas, Sting Ray Robb, Ed Carpenter and Benjamin Pedersen. Herta was fasetest in the group.
    • Group B consisted of Christian Lundgaard, Pato O'Ward, Takuma Sato, Felix Rosenqvist, Helio Castroneves, Linus Lundqvist, Conor Daly, Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Agustin Canapino, Callum Ilott, Santino Ferrucci and Josef Newgarden. O'Ward was fastest in the group.

Green Flag2:36 p.m. CDT *
Drivers Start Your Engines2:31 p.m.
Race Broadcast3:30 p.m. EDT on NBC and Peacock
Qualifying10 a.m. Sunday 1 p.m. Saturday
Practice Sessions6:45–7:45 p.m. 10–11 a.m. Saturday
8–8:10 p.m. 4–4:15 p.m. Saturday (Group A)
8:15–8:25 p.m. 4:15–4:30 p.m. Saturday (Group B)
4:45–5:45 p.m. Saturday (All Cars)

Note: Groups A and B will participate in a special high-line session.
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, qualifying and races stream live on Peacock, 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
Qualification OrderView Table
Entry ListView Table
Spotter Guide
2023 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 spotter guide
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Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Tires Available per EntryEight sets primary, two sets alternate to be used during the event weekend. Teams will be required to start the race on primary tires, and alternate tires will not be allowed to be used in qualifying. Teams participating in the high-line session will get one additional set of primary tires. 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.DriverEngine
12Josef NewgardenChevrolet
226Colton HertaHonda
35Pato O'WardChevrolet
46Felix RosenqvistChevrolet
528Romain GrosjeanHonda
618David MalukasHonda
77Alexander RossiChevrolet
812Will PowerChevrolet
977Callum IlottChevrolet
103Scot McLaguhlinChevrolet
1130Conor DalyHonda
1260Linus Lundqvist (R)Honda
1306Helio CastronevesHonda
1410Alex PalouHonda
158Marcus EricssonHonda
169Scott DixonHonda
1711Takuma SatoHonda
1829Devlin DeFrancescoHonda
1945Christian LundgaardHonda
2021Rinus VeeKayChevrolet
2115Graham RahalHonda
2227Kyle KirkwoodHonda
2320Ryan Hunter-ReayChevrolet
2451Sting Ray Robb (R)Honda
2555Benjamin Pedersen (R)Chevrolet
2614Santino FerrucciChevrolet
2733Ed CarpenterChevrolet
2878Agustin Canapino (R)Chevrolet
(R) Rookie
Pursuant to rule, Cars 3, 9, 10, 11, 27 and 78 have been penalized nine grid positions.

— Starting Lineup: PDF

Qualification Order

133Ed CarpenterEd Carpenter Racing
255Benjamin PedersenAJ Foyt Racing
351Sting Ray RobbDale Coyne Racing with RWR
429Devlin DeFrancescoAndretti Autosport
530Conor DalyRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
660Linus LundqvistMeyer Shank Racing
778Agustin CanapinoJuncos Hollinger Racing
820Ryan Hunter-ReayEd Carpenter Racing
914Santino FerrucciAJ Foyt Racing
1006Helio CastronevesMeyer Shank Racing
1118David MalukasDale Coyne Racing with HMD
1277Callum IlottJuncos Hollinger Racing
1321Rinus VeeKayEd Carpenter Racing
1415Graham RahalRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
1511Takuma SatoChip Ganassi Racing
166Felix RosenqvistArrow McLaren
1728Romain GrosjeanAndretti Autosport
1826Colton HertaAndretti Autosport
197Alexander RossiArrow McLaren
2027Kyle KirkwoodAndretti Autosport
2145Christian LundgaardRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
2212Will PowerTeam Penske
238Marcus EricssonChip Ganassi Racing
245Pato O'WardArrow McLaren
253Scott McLaughlinTeam Penske
262Josef NewgardenTeam Penske
279Scott DixonChip Ganassi Racing
2810Alex PalouChip Ganassi Racing
— Qualification Order: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
2Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAPPGTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Scott McLaughlinChristchurch, New ZealandOdyssey BatteryTeam PenskeChevrolet
5Pato O'WardMonterrey, MexicoArrow McLarenArrow McLarenChevrolet
06Helio CastronevesSao Paulo, BrazilAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
6Felix RosenqvistVärnamo, Swedenonsemi Arrow McLarenArrow McLarenChevrolet
7Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USAArrow McLarenArrow McLarenChevrolet
8Marcus EricssonKumla, SwedenHuski Ice SpritzChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Alex PalouBarcelona, SpainThe American LegionChip Ganassi RacingHonda
11Takuma SatoTokyo, JapanDeloitteChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Santino FerrucciWoodbury, Connecticut, USABommaritoAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAHogan TransportationRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18David MalukasChicago, Illinois, USAHMD TruckingDale Coyne Racing with HMDHonda
20Ryan Hunter-ReayFort Lauderdale, Florida, USABitnile.comEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKayHoofddorp, NetherlandsBitnile.comEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
26Colton HertaValencia, California, USAGainbridgeAndretti AutosportHonda
27Kyle KirkwoodJupiter, Florida, USAAutoNationAndretti AutosportHonda
28Romain GrosjeanGeneva, SwitzerlandZapata AI / DHLAndretti AutosportHonda
29Devlin DeFrancescoToronto, CanadaSapphire Gas SolutionsAndretti AutosportHonda
30Conor DalyNoblesville, Indiana, USAMi-JackRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
33Ed CarpenterIndianapolis, Indiana, USABitnile.comEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
45Christian LundgaardHedensted, DenmarkHy-VeeRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
51Sting Ray Robb (R)Palette, Idaho, USAbiohavenDale Coyne Racing with RWRHonda
55Benjamin Pedersen (R)Copenhagen, DenmarkSexton PropertiesAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
60Linus Lundqvist (R)Stockholm, SwedenAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
77Callum IlottCambridge, EnglandJuncos Hollinger RacingJuncos Hollinger RacingChevrolet
78Agustín Canapino (R)Arrecifes, ArgentinaJuncos Hollinger RacingJuncos Hollinger RacingChevrolet
(R) — Denotes Rookie of the Year candidate
— Entry List: PDF


Track TypeOval
Length1.25 miles
Race Distance260 laps (325 miles)
Number of Turns4
Track Map
2023 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 track map
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Driver Performance IndexView PDF
Last Six Wins— 2022: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske
— 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
Last Six Poles— 2022: Will Power, Team Penske (182.727 mph)
— 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)
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)

Historical Passing Analysis

YearMiles CompletedPassesPI*Position PassesPPI*
2020 Race 14492.501252.78651.45
2020 Race 25720.001672.921051.84
* Passing Index (PI) is number of passes per 100 miles completed. Position Passing Index (PPI) is number of position passes per 100 miles completed.