Scott Dixon leads the charge from 1st place in Chip Ganassi Racing in the 106th Indianapolis 500, and the 2008 winner will be surrounded by a lot of familiar companies around as Ganassi Racing will also start in 2nd (Alex Palou), 5th (Marcus Ericsson) , Tony Kanaan (6th) and Jimmy Johnson (12th place).
In the previous 105 events, only 21 times has the driver who started first has also taken pole, including Dixon in 2008, his only Indy 500 victory. The last driver to do so was Simon Pagenaud in 2019.
Judging from Friday’s Carb Day session, Ganassi’s cars will be the best as it’s Canaan’s turn to lead the timing sheets at 227.114 mph. Ericsson and Dixon came in second and fourth at speed with the Dale Coyne Racing car for two-time winner Takuma Sato.
Rinus VeeKay, who started in third, was in second place when he issued his first full lane warning. Surprised by a gust of wind on the short chute between Turns 1 and 2, VeeKay’s Ed Carpenter Racing turned around and hit the wall hard, ending his day.
Sunday weather looks hot, the maximum temperature is 83 degrees Celsius, and there is no rain according to the weather forecast. Wind gusts of up to 17 mph may be a problem on short chutes between turns 1-2 and 3-4.
How to watch 106 Indianapolis 500
- Date: May 29
- Site: Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis, Indiana.
- time: 12 pm Eastern time
- Television: NBC
- Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
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