LIVE BLOG: 101st Indianapolis 500

(WISH Photo/Brian Eckstein)

4:00 p.m. TAKUMA SATO WINS THE 101ST INDIANAPOLIS 500! Helio Castroneves is 2nd, and rookie Ed Jones takes 3rd.

 

3:58 p.m. 2 TO GO! Sato holds off Castroneves

3:56 p.m. 4 to go! Sato takes the lead!

3:55 p.m. CASTRONEVES TAKES THE LEAD! 6 to go!

3:53 p.m. Castroneves moves into 2nd with 7 to go

3:50 p.m. 10 laps to go! Chilton leads Sato and Castroneves

3:40 p.m. CAUTION FOR BIG CRASH: Several cars involved in a crash on the restart, James Davison, Oriol Servia, Will Power, Josef Newgarden and James Hinchcliffe among those involved.

3:39 p.m. Green flag with 17 to go. Chilton, Sato, Castroneves your top-3!

3:33 p.m. CAUTION on lap 180 as Fernando Alonso appears to have blown an engine on the front stretch

3:31 p.m. 25 to go! Chilton, Jones, Castroneves 1-2-3

3:26 p.m. Restart with 29 laps to go! Chilton leads.

3:25 p.m. Helio Castroneves wins the battle off pit road under the caution. He sits 3rd behind Max Chilton and Ed Jones.

3:20 p.m. CAUTION: Smoke from the back of Charlie Kimball’s car on lap 167. Zach Veach also off the pace.

3:13 p.m. 45 laps to go: Max Chilton, James Davison and Charlie Kimball top 3

3:10 p.m. Graham Rahal comes down pit road for an unscheduled pit stop, possible tire trouble for Rahal

3:08 p.m. Green flag out on lap 147. Charlie Kimball leads Max Chilton and J.R. Hildebrand.

3:02 p.m. Charlie Kimball takes over the race lead, becoming the 14th driver to lead today. That ties an Indy 500 record!

3:01 p.m. Green flag cut short on lap 143 for another debris caution. Ed Carpenter lost half his front wing on the restart when making contact with Mikhail Aleshin.

2:57 p.m. Several of the leaders pit under the caution. Max Chilton assumes the lead.

2:53 p.m. CAUTION as front-runner Ryan Hunter-Reay’s car has smoke coming from the rear.

2:50 p.m. Green flag on lap 134. Alonso leads Hunter-Reay, Rossi, Castroneves and Kanaan.

2:45 p.m. Caution for debris on lap 130. Fernando Alonso leads.

2:43 p.m. Green flag on lap 129. Top 5: Hunter-Reay, Alonso, Rossi, Castroneves, Kanaan.

2:39 p.m. Sage Karam’s car comes to a stop in turn 1 under caution.

2:34 p.m. Top 12 drivers stay out during the caution. Max Chilton in 13th the first car to come to pit road.

2:31 p.m. CAUTION on lap 121 as Buddy Lazier hits the wall in turn 2.

2:26 p.m. After pit stops cycle through, Ryan Hunter-Reay leads Alexander Rossi, Fernando Alonso, Helio Castroneves and Will Power.

2:23 p.m. Alexander Rossi pits as green flag stops continue. Hunter-Reay leads.

2:18 p.m. Castroneves pits from the lead on lap 104. Ryan Hunter-Reay takes over the top spot.

2:15 p.m. Halfway there! Helio Castroneves leads the Indy 500 at lap 100

2:08 p.m. Rossi retakes the lead on lap 90. Hunter-Reay 2nd and Chilton 3rd.

2:05 p.m. Max Chilton takes the lead. It’s the first time he’s ever led the Indianapolis 500

2:04 p.m. Green flag back out on lap 84. Will Power, Max Chilton, Helio Castroneves the top 3

2:00 p.m. Caution out for debris on the backstretch on lap 81.

1:57 p.m. Ryan Hunter-Reay passes teammate Fernando Alonso on lap 79 for the lead.

1:55 p.m. Green flag restart on lap 75. Takuma Sato, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay the top-3.

1:51 p.m. Jack Harvey and Conor Daly cleared and released from the care center following lap 66 crash

1:50 p.m. Helio Castroneves assessed a drive-though penalty for passing before the green flag on the last restart

1:42 p.m. CAUTION: Conor Daly hits the wall in turn 3 on lap 66. Rookie Jack Harvey also involved. Takuma Sato leads.

1:38 p.m. Alexander Rossi retakes the lead on lap 61.

1:36 p.m. Green flag on lap 60. Alonso, Rossi, Sato, Carpenter, Hunter-Reay the top five.

1:28 p.m. Cars being restarted, delay almost over on lap 55

1:23 p.m. GOOD NEWS: Scott Dixon checked, cleared and released from the care center.

Scott Dixon’s car destroyed in scary crash. Dixon walked away uninjured. (WISH Photo/Anthony Calhoun)

1:14 p.m. Jay Howard, checked, cleared, and released from the infield care center

1:07 p.m. RED FLAG The race is brought under the red flag on lap 55 for track repair as well as fixing the safety fence following Scott Dixon’s hit. Both Dixon and Howard were able to get out of their cars and walk away.

 

1:05 p.m. Jay Howard made contact with the outside wall and came down the track, hitting Scott Dixon, who hits the inside wall in a huge hit

1:04 p.m. CAUTION: Crash involving pole-sitter Scott Dixon and Jay Howard brings out the first yellow of the day on lap 53

1:02 p.m. 50 laps complete: Fernando Alonso leads.

12:57 p.m. Alexander Rossi retakes the lead from Alonso on lap 43

12:53 p.m. Fernando Alonso takes over the lead on lap 37

12:51 p.m. After the first round of pit stops, defending champion Alexander Rossi leads on lap 35

12:50 p.m. Long pit stop for 2-time winner Juan Pablo Montoya pushes him back in the pack.

12:48 p.m. More pit stops under green as Ed Carpenter and J.R. Hildebrand come for service

12:46 p.m. Race leader Tony Kanaan hits pit road on lap 28, Ed Carpenter takes over the lead.

12:41 p.m. 20 laps in, all Team Ganassi so far as Tony Kanaan leads Scott Dixon. Rossi, Carpenter, Hildebrand round out the top-5.

12:33 p.m. After 10 laps, Tony Kanaan leads

12:30 p.m. Tony Kanaan take the race lead from pole-sitter Scott Dixon on lap 6 

12:26 p.m. Green flag and the 101st Indy 500 is underway!

 

 

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