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Lap by lap of 2024 Indy 500 | Josef Newgarden wins in battle with Pato O’Ward

Josef Newgarden, driver of the #2 Shell Powering Progress Team Penske, leads a pack of cars during the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 26, 2024 ,in Indianapolis. (Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Josef Newgarden won the Indianapolis 500 in the final lap after Pato O’Ward overtook the 2023 winner in Lap 199.

Newgarden is the first repeat winner since Helio Castroneves in 2001 and 2002.

The Indianapolis 500 started late Sunday afternoon following a four-hour rain delay at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Lap 199

Pato O’Ward makes a stunning pass of Josef Newgarden at the line of bricks on the main straightaway.

Lap 197

Josef Newgarden retakes the lead again ahead of Pato O’Ward and Alexander Rossi.

Lap 196

Pato O’Ward takes the lead.

Lap 194

Josef Newgarden retakes the lead.

Lap 191

Alexander Rossi takes the lead. Speeds are reaching some of the highest of the race.

Lap 187

Josef Newgarden takes the lead as Kyffin Simpson goes to the pits. In moments, Alexander Rossi moves to the front of the 20-deep pack.

Lap 185

Kyffin Simpson becomes the 16th leader in the race.

Lap 181

Kyle Larson becomes the 15th leader in the race.

Lap 180

The top five with 20 laps to go: Ed Carpenter, Kyle Larson, Kyffin Simpson, Josef Newgarden and Scott Dixon. Average speed of race rises to 163.933 mph.

Lap 177

Callum Ilott takes the lead, soon to be overtaken by Ed Carpenter, who becomes the 14th leader in the race.

Lap 175

Kyle Kirkwood takes the lead. He’s the 12th leader in the race. He pits in Lap 176.

Lap 174

Rinus VeeKay takes the lead. He hit 230 mph at one point in the straightaway.

Lap 173

Alex Palou takes the lead as another three or four cars go to the pits.

Lap 172

Scott Dixon takes the lead as a trio of cars go to the pits.

Lap 160

The top five: Alexander Rossi, Pato O’Ward, Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden and Alex Palou. For the next seven laps, Rossi and O’Ward continued to play hot potato with the lead for at least the next nine laps until Rossi went to the pits.

Lap 156

GREEN: Scott Dixon, Pato O’Ward, Alexander Rossi, Conor Daly and Rinus VeeKay led on the restart. , Quickly, the leaders shuffles, with Rossi on top at the start of Lap 157, only to be overtaken moments later by O’Ward. Rossi led again by Lap 158. Then O’Ward again in Lap 159; then Rossi again.

Lap 147

CAUTION: Shortly after Sting Ray Robb takes lead, Will Power crashes hard into the wall. (Flava Flav throws both hands up into the air as if shrugging.) Some liquid led to a longer caution.

Lap 142

Scott Dixon goes to pits; Conor Daly back in front.

Lap 140

The top five: Scott Dixon, Conor Daly, Takuma Sato, Sting Ray Rob, and Kyle Kirkwood. Race’s average speed rises to 161.902 mph.

Lap 138

Scott Dixon retakes the lead as Pato O’Ward goes into pits.

Lap 135

Pato O’Ward takes the lead. He’s the 10th race leader.

Lap 134

Soctt Dixon takes the lead as several cars go to the pits.

Lap 131

Scott McLaughlin goes to pits. Santino Ferrucci becomes the eighth racer to take the lead.

Lap 130

Scott McLaughlin takes lead as Josef Newgarden goes to pits.

Lap 120 | 6:40 p.m.

The top five: Scott McLaughlin, Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden, Santino Ferrucci and Alex Palou. Those leaders stayed the same through Lap 126; then, Newgarden took the lead again.

Lap 119

GREEN: Scott McLaughlin leads on the restart.

Lap 114

CAUTION: Marco Andretti spun multiple times in Turn 1 until the back of the car tapped the wall.

GREEN: Scott McLaughlin passes Josef Newgarden on the restart. Twenty-four of the 33 starting cars remained active.

Lap 113

The lights are out on the pace car, delaying the green flag.

Lap 107

CAUTION: Ryan Hunter-Reay tried to pass on the outside, but, on a turn, he clipped the tire of Scott Dixon, spun into the grass, back onto the track, and then back into the grass. Hunter-Reay’s steering wheel arm may need to be replaced. Upon leaving the medical center where he got a thumbs-up, Hunter-Reay called his race-ending run-in “confusing” and wondered why Dixon was not penalized by race control.

Lap 102

Josef Newgarden becomes the sixth race leader.

Lap 100 | 6:19 p.m.

The top five: Christian Lundgaard, Josef Newgarden, Santino Ferrucci, Scott McLaughlin and Sting Ray Robb. Average speed halfway through the race, with multiple cautions, was at 159.579 mph. The race has had more than 340 on-track passes, 13 lead changes, and five race leaders.

Lap 91

GREEN: Rinus VeeKay takes the green flag but Christian Lundgaard quickly takes the lead. Lundgaard becomes the fifth driver to take lead in the race. VeeKay and Lundgaard went back and forth in sharing the lead until VeeKay pits on Lap 99.

Kyle Kirkwood was called for a pass-through penalty for giving Callum Ilott a bump on pit road. That bump sent him into a neighbor’s pit.

Lap 89

Much of the field pits during caution.

Lap 86

CAUTION: Colton Herta, who was in second, spins and crashes. The car’s nose appears to be damaged.

Lap 78

Sting Ray Robb goes to the pits, and Scott McLaughlin takes the lead. It’s the ninth lead change among three racers.

Lap 66

Sting Ray Robb takes the lead, followed by Scott McLaughlin.

Lap 64

GREEN: Coner Daly leads the field to the green flag, but Scott McLaughlin steals the lead going into Turn 1.

Lap 60 | 5:43 p.m.

The top five: Conor Daly, Sting Ray Robb, Alexander Rossi, Scott McLaughlin and Colton Herta. Also, Rinus VeeKay was issued a penalty by race control for unsafe release, and moved to the back of the remaining drivers in the race.

Lap 58

Majority of the field takes pit stops during CAUTION. Carson Daly again leads field on Lap 59.

Lap 56

CAUTION: Honda engine failure puts Felix Rosenqvist on the sidelines for the rest of the race. Third Honda failure of the race.

Lap 50

Two rookies now in the Top 10: Kyle Larson (ninth) and Christian Rasmussen (10th).

Lap 40 | 5:26 p.m.

The top five: Conor Daly, Scott McLaughlin, Santino Ferrucci, Sting Ray Robb and Alexander Rossi.

Lap 37

Conor Daly retakes the lead from Scott McLaughlin.

Lap 33

GREEN: On the restart, Scott McLaughlin takes the lead from Conor Daly.

Lap 28

CAUTION: Linus Lundqvist spins out in Turn 1 and hits the wall. He would be the sixth car to leave the race. It’s the third caution.

Lap 27

GREEN: Conor Daly grabs the lead as the racing resumes.

Lap 23

CAUTION: Katherine Legge is the second Honda showing smoke early. Marcus Armstrong was the first and he’s already out. Almost the entire field went into the pits on Lap 25.

Lap 20 | 5:07 p.m.

The top five: Scott McLaughlin, Will Power, Josef Newgarden, Santino Ferrucci and Alexander Rossi.

Lap 14

Kyle Larson missed a shift and dropped 10 spots.

Lap 9


Lap 8

Marcus Armstrong pitted after losing power; he’s out of the race. Also out are the three who crashed in the first lap: Marcus Ericsson, Pietro Fittipaldi and Tom Blomqvist. “I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it,” Ericsson outside the medical center.

Lap 7

Callum Ilott was in the race at 29th after experiencing a shifting issue. He’d started 15th.

Lap 1

CAUTION: Marcus Ericsson, Pietro Fittipaldi and Tom Blomqvist get tangled up in Turn 1. All were being checked out at the medical center.

During the start

Roger Penske said, “Drivers, start your engines. During the warmup laps, the car of Callum Ilott was in the pits before the green flag came out.

3 hours of seeking shelter

After a rainy start, the Indianapolis 500 was set to start four hours later than initially planned thanks to Mother Nature.

After rain and a storm with lightning hit Indianapolis Motor Speedway, fans were told to seek shelter for nearly three hours. The gates into the track also were closed during that time. Fans were allowed to exit and re-enter the Indianapolis Motor Speedway if they left for the storm.

By 12:45 p.m. Sunday, which was the original time for racers to start their engines, race fans meandering through the 560-acre facility began running for cover from heavy rain and lightning.

A few miles west of the speedway, the Indianapolis airport recorded gusts of up to 55 mph from the storm. The National Weather Service said it issued a severe thunderstorm warning due to the race, which has been called the largest single-day sporting event in the world.

Doug Boles, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, said drying the track after the rain would take about 90 minutes based on the humidity.

The rain delay in Indianapolis upset Kyle Larson’s plans to run the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the same day. The NASCAR star had attempted to become the fifth driver in history to complete “The Double.”

Who’s on the track where

Starting position, driver, car number, team, engine, qualifying speed in mph

  1. Scott McLaughlin, 3, Team Penske, Chevrolet, 234.220.
  2. Will Power, 12, Toowoomba, Team Penske, Chevrolet, 233.917.
  3. Josef Newgarden, 2, Team Penske, Chevrolet, 233.808.
  4. Alexander Rossi, 7, Arrow McLaren, Chevrolet, 233.090.
  5. Kyle Larson, 17, Arrow McLaren/Rick Hendrick, Chevrolet, 232.84.
  6. Santino Ferrucci, 14, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet, 232.692
  7. Rinus VeeKay, 21, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet 232.610.
  8. Pato O’Ward, 5, Arrow McLaren, Chevrolet, 232.584,
  9. Felix Rosenqvist, 60, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda, 232.305.
  10. Takuma Sato, 75. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda, 232.171.
  11. Kyle Kirkwood Jupiter, 27, Andretti Global, Honda, 230.993.
  12. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 23, DRR-Cusick Motorsports, Chevrolet, 230.567.
  13. Colton Herta, 26, Andretti Global w/ Curb-Agajanian, Honda, 232.316.
  14. vv 10, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda, 232.306.
  15. Callum Ilott, 6, Arrow McLaren, Chevrolet, 232.230.
  16. Marcus Armstrong, 11, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda, 232.183.
  17. Ed Carpenter, 20 Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet, 232.017.
  18. Kyffin Simpson, 4, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda, 231.948.
  19. Marco Andretti, 98, Andretti Herta with Marco & Curb-Agajanian, Honda, 231.890.
  20. Helio Castroneves, 06, Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian, Honda, 231.871.
  21. Scott Dixon, 9, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda, 231.851.
  22. Agustin Canapino, 78, Juncos Hollinger Racing, Chevrolet, 231.847.
  23. Sting Ray Robb, 41, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet, 231.826.
  24. Christian Rasmussen, 33, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet, 231.682.
  25. Tom Blomqvist, 66, Meyer Shank Racing, Honda, 231.578.
  26. Romain Grosjean, 77, Juncos Hollinger Racing, Chevrolet, 231.514.
  27. Linus Lundqvist, 8, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda, 231.506.
  28. Christian Lundgaard, 45, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda, 231.465.
  29. Conor Daly, 24, DRR-Cusick Motorsports, , 231.243.
  30. Pietro Fittipaldi, 30, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda, 231.100.
  31. Katherine Legge, 51, Dale Coyne Racing with RWR, Honda, 230.092.
  32. Marcus Ericsson, 28, Andretti Global, Honda, 230.027.
  33. Graham Rahal, 15, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda, 229.974.