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BLOG: The 106th Running of the Indy 500

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Posted at 12:32 PM, May 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-29 23:06:20-04

SPEEDWAY — WRTV is live at the race.

12:45 p.m.: Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller waves the green flag waves for the 106th running of the Indy 500.

1:07 p.m: Green flag pit stops begin with Conor Daly dropping into pit lane. A caution-free first 80 miles with Ganassi's Scott Dixon and Alex Palou alternating the lead every handful of laps.

1:12 p.m.: After a full cycle of green-flag stops, Palou holds the lead over Rinus Veekay nearing the 100-mile mark.

1:14 p.m.: We have officially reached the 100-mile mark. The race is under caution after Rinus Veekay crashed in turn two while running second.

1:24 p.m.: Green flag waves at 1:24 p.m. for a return to action at lap 46.

1:40 p.m: The second caution of the race comes out on lap 70 when rookie Callum Ilott hits the wall in turn two. He climbed out of the car under his own power. Alex Palou was nearing the commit line to pit road and will fall back in the field after a turn of bad luck.

1:54 p.m.: Back to green flag racing at lap 79. Hometown favorite Conor Daly has made his way up to the second position. Scott Dixon leads the race. Helio Castroneves runs 15th in his first attempt at a fifth Indy 500 win.

2:10 p.m.: The race is half over. Scott Dixon continues his strong run by leading Daly and Pato O'Ward of Arrow McLaren SP.

2:30 p.m.: At the 300-mile mark of the Indy 500, the race is still in the hands of Scott Dixon. The 5-time pole sitter is hungry for his second sip of milk.

2:50 p.m.: Pato O'Ward leads the Indy 500 at lap 150. Scott Dixon, Felix Rosenqvist, Conor Daly and Santino Ferrucci round out the top five.

2:51 p.m.: Scott McLaughlin hits the wall hard in turn three, but climbs out of the car under his own power. This is the fourth caution for a crash in the race. Pato O'Ward still leads.

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