Indy 500 2022 live blog recap: Marcus Ericsson wins in late shootout

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Welcome to IndyStar's live coverage of the 2022 Indianapolis 500.

This is the 106th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing on the 2½-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That's 200 laps of high-speed racing under a forecast of sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80s.

Our experts, Nathan Brown, Rob Peeters, Gregg Doyel, Wilson Moore and Matt Glenesk, will feed live updates from the action all day to this page.

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3:45 p.m.: Marcus Ericsson wins 2022 Indy 500

Ericsson fights off Pato O'Ward before a Lap 200 caution brings an end to the race.

Ericsson weaved to the outside at the start of Lap 199 to break the momentum of those behind him, then he weaved inside on the back stretch.

The leaders drove serpentine down the front straight on the final lap before O'Ward challenged heading into Turn 1. Ericsson again kept O'Ward at bay.

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Sage Karam crashed midway through the final lap, bringing out the caution for the final time.

"They say winning this race is life-changing, and I'm looking forward to that," Ericsson said.

Ericsson led O'Ward by more than 3 seconds before Jimmie Johnson crashed with 6 laps left, bringing out a red flag that stopped the race for several minutes. The drivers parked along pit road, waiting for Johnson's debris to be cleared.

"Those were probably 10 of the hardest minutes of my life," said Ericsson, who added that he believed he had the race in hand before Johnson's accident.

Out of the red flag, 2 laps were run under caution before the green flag flew again on Lap 199.

Ericsson brings Chip Ganassi Racing its 5th Indy 500 win, and first since Dario Franchitti in 2012. He is also second Swede to win the race, after Kenny Brack in 1999. This is Ericsson's fourth Indy 500 start, with a best previous finish of 11th in 2021.

Ericsson drives the fastest lap of the race, 224.852 on Lap 179, and he leads 13 laps. His average speed is 175.428 mph.

The driver of the No. 8 Honda now leads the IndyCar Series standings with 226 points, and race runner-up O'Ward is next, 13 points behind. Alex Palou is 1 point behind O'Ward.

Tony Kanaan, the 2013 race winner, takes 3rd, followed by Felix Rosenqvist and 2016 winner Alexander Rossi. Hoosier native Conor Daly takes 6th.

Pole-sitter Scott Dixon suffered a pit road speeding penalty and finished 21st. He leads a race-high 95 laps, making him the Indy 500 career lap leader with 665.

Helio Castroneves, going for a record 5th Indy 500 title, finishes 7th after starting 27th.

Alex Palou finishes 9th, but he makes the most on-track passes for position with 29. He leads 47 laps, the 2nd-most today.

Jimmie Johnson crashes with 6 laps left, bringing out a red flag and leaving him in 28th place.

Rinus VeeKay, who started 3rd, finished 33rd after sustaining the first crash of the race.

3:42 p.m.: 2 laps yellow, 2 green

The cars are back on track for the restart.

3:26 p.m.: Jimmie Johnson crashes, and race stops for clean up

6 laps to go and the NASCAR legend and Indy 500 rookie is out. It's in Turn 2 again as he runs over the inside apron and loses control.

The race is red flagged and the drivers stop on pit lane. Marcus Ericsson leads, followed by Pato O'Ward, Tony Kanaan, Felix Rosenqvist and Alexander Rossi. At the moment, the race will resume with 4 laps remaining.

What Kanaan tells NBC: "It's gonna be all or nothing. I have nothing to lose."

3:23 p.m.: 10 laps to go

Marcus Ericsson leads Pato O'Ward by 3.2 seconds at Lap 190. Tony Kanaan is about 1 second behind O'Ward.

For what it's worth, the Lap 190 leader has rarely won the race in recent years.

3:20 p.m.: 15 laps to go

Marcus Ericsson, who started 5th, is in strong position as this round of pit stops nears its end. Pato O'Ward is in position to be in 2nd and Tony Kanaan 3rd. In the meantime, Marco Andretti and Jimmie Johnson lead a lap.

3:15 p.m.: Scott Dixon penalized

Scott Dixon didn't get below 60 mph before hitting pit road on Lap 174. He will have to serve a drive-through penalty and falls to 26th place.

3:10 p.m.: Pato O'Ward and Scott Dixon swapping 1-2 spots

At Lap 170, Scott Dixon holds a narrow edge. Felix Rosenqvist, O'Ward's teammate, is in 3rd. Drivers to lead at least 20 laps today: Dixon, Alex Palou and O'Ward.

3 p.m.: Restart on Lap 157

Scott Dixon snags the lead on Pato O'Ward right away. Alexander Rossi touches the grass on the back straightaway but maintains control.

2:50 p.m.: 50 laps to go

Scott McLaughlin crashes out hard on Lap 152, but he exits the car on his own. Turn 3 this time.

Average speed is 182.352 mph. Pato O'Ward leads Scott Dixon by almost 1 second. Felix Rosenqvist is in 3rd, then Conor Daly and Santino Ferrucci.

2:45 p.m.: Another round of pit stops start with Scott Dixon at Lap 141

Dixon gets through his stop cleanly, as does Conor Daly. Pato O'Ward assumes the lead. Tony Kanaan also leads for a lap, allowing him to tie Dixon's all-time record for leading in a 15th Indy 500. Also leading during these stops: Marcus Ericsson and Alex Palou.

2:35 p.m.: Scott Dixon sets an Indy 500 record

Scott Dixon has led 75 laps in this race, allowing him to pass Al Unser (644) as the all-time lap leader in Indy 500 history. Pato O'Ward is in 2nd at Lap 133, with Conor Daly, Felix Rosenqvist and Santino Ferrucci also in pursuit.

2:30 p.m.: Scott Dixon keeps the lead

Scott Dixon keeps a narrow lead over Pato O'Ward at Lap 120. Dixon has led more than half the laps. Conor Daly and Felix Rosenqvist are also within 1 second of the lead. Defending champ Helio Castroneves is 11th. Alex Palou is 19th. Jimmie Johnson is 25th.

2:25 p.m.: Pato O'Ward passes Scott Dixon on restart

O'Ward gets by Dixon as the green flag flies on Lap 112, but Dixon returns the favor at the end of the lap. Conor Daly is 3rd and Santino Ferrucci is 4th.

2:15 p.m.: Romain Grosjean crashes

Turn 2 strikes again. The Indy 500 rookie and Formula 1 veteran who started 9th loses his back end, and he slides into the outside wall. Rinus VeeKay and Callum Ilott wrecked in the same place earlier.

2:10 p.m.: 2022 Indy 500 is halfway home

The leaders have completed 100 laps. (The race is considered official at 101 laps, should weather or another issue forces a stoppage before 200 lapsScott Dixon is 1st, with Conor Daly in 2nd, Pato O'Ward 3rd, Marcus Ericsson 4th and Tony Kanaan 5th, 1.7 seconds behind Dixon. Daly is the biggest mover after starting 18th. Rinus VeeKay started 3rd but finished 33rd after a crash.

Dixon's average speed is 181.312 mph and he has led 47 laps. He has passed Ralph DePalma (612) for 2nd place in Indy 500 career laps led.

Helio Castroneves, trying for a record 5th Indy 500 win, has moved up from 27th to 14th.

2 p.m.: Scott Dixon leads through 90 laps

Conor Daly leads for 4 laps, but Scott Dixon is back on top. Pato O'Ward is also within 1 second of the lead. Dixon has led in 15 Indy 500s, the most in race history. (Tony Kanaan has led in 14, so this mark could be tied today.)

1:55 p.m.: Restart on Lap 77

Scott Dixon narrowly leads Conor Daly. Alex Palou is in 28th after returning to the pits for full service. Daly, a Noblesville, Indiana, native, takes the lead on Lap 81.

1:45 p.m.: Accident leaves Alex Palou in a tough spot

Palou was running out of fuel and was forced to pit to top off while pit road was closed. He will have to pit again for full service when the race returns to green. That will hurt his track position.

A couple of prominent drivers are struggling. Will Power, who started 11th, had an awful early pit stop and is 24th. Colton Herta, who crashed during Carb Day practice, is struggling in his backup car and stands 30th.

1:40 p.m.: Rookie Callum Ilott crashes

The rookie hits the wall in Turn 2 on Lap 69, and he careened to the inside and struck another wall. He started 19th and will finish 32nd.

1:35 p.m.: No surprise at the front

Scott Dixon and Alex Palou are setting the pace, with each leading at least 20 laps. Pato O'Ward is one-half second back of tat the 60-lap mark. Marcus Ericsson is 4th, Ed Carpenter 5th. Leader's average speed is 198.307 mph (that includes the slow-down for the caution).

1:25 p.m.: Restart on Lap 47

Scott Dixon passes Alex Palou at the end of the 47th lap. Pato O'Ward keeps 3rd. Most on-track passes for position: Scott McLaughlin and Helio Castroneves with 9 each through 50 laps. They run 17th and 18th.

1:12 p.m.: Rinus VeeKay crashes on Lap 39

VeeKay, the 21-year-old who started 3rd, slides and hits the outside wall in Turn 2. He will finish 33rd. He led 1 lap. He tells NBC he got loose on a hot track. "Once you do that, you're a passenger."

Top 10: Alex Palou, Scott Dixon, Marcus Ericsson (all of Chip Ganassi Racing), Pato O'Ward, Ed Carpenter, Felix Rosenqvist, Santino Ferrucci, Tony Kanaan, Takuma Sato, Josef Newgarden.

1:10 p.m.: Blistering speed with no cautions

Drivers to lead through the pit stop cycle include Pato O'Ward, Rinus VeeKay and Marcus Ericsson. The average speed for the leader through 35 laps is 217.198 mph.

1:05 p.m.: Chip Ganassi Racing drivers remain 1-2

Scott Dixon and Alex Palou are showing the way. Rinus VeeKay is another 1 second back. Pit stops are starting.

1 p.m.: Running order after 20 laps

Alex Palou leads, followed by Scott Dixon, Rinus VeeKay, Marcus Ericsson and Ed Carpenter. Palou has led 14 laps and Dixon 6. Average speed is 217.572 mph.

12:55 p.m.: Scott Dixon takes the lead

Dixon passes Alex Palou on Lap 8 as the Chip Ganassi Racing teammates work together to conserve fuel. Dixon came into the race with 570 career laps led, third all-time behind Al Unser (644) and Ralph DePalma (612). Drivers hope they can go at least 30 laps before requiring a pit stop.

12:50 p.m.: Helio Castroneves hits milestone

By completing 2 laps, the four-time race champ has completed 4,000 Indy 500 laps in his 22 starts. That's third all-time to A.J. Foyt and Al Unser, also four-time winners.

12:45 p.m.: Green flag flies at the 2022 Indy 500

Alex Palou passes pole sitter Scott Dixon for the lead at the end of Lap 1, and Rinus VeeKay takes 3rd place.

11:45 a.m.: Indy 500 drivers preach patience

In pre-race interviews, several drivers emphasized that patience is crucial, especially early in the race.

Rinus VeeKay, who starts 3rd, says he wants to remain in the top 5 early, but doesn't necessarily have to be P1. VeeKay said early aggressiveness in 2021 allowed him to lead 32 laps but cost him fuel mileage.

Tony Kanaan, the 2013 race winner who starts 6th: "You've got to wait for your opportunity."

Romain Grosjean, the top qualifying rookie who starts 9th: "My main word here today is patience."

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The 47-year-old Brazilian has a chance to stand alone atop the Indy 500 victory list. He tied A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears by winning for the fourth time in 2021.

“Indianapolis, when I’m under the most pressure, it brings out the best in me,” Castroneves told IndyStar's Nathan Brown heading into the 2022 race.

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Scott Dixon starts from the pole position for the fifth time

The 2008 Indy 500 winner is this year's favorite after his 4-lap run of 234.046 mph, the second-fastest qualifying effort in race history. His five pole starts are one behind the record established by Rick Mears.

The Dixon family cautiously celebrated the achievement. His race win came from the pole, but Emma Davies Dixon knows starting first guarantees nothing.

“I get so excited, but I’m so competitive, which goes against me a lot because I take the losses and the pain we’ve had at the 500, and it feels personal,” Davies Dixon told IndyStar. “It’s horrible to be like that.”

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The transition from stock cars to the IndyCar Series hasn't been easy for the four-time Brickyard 400 champion (the Cup Series race that used to be contested on the IMS oval). Mostly because Johnson is a relative novice to road and street courses.

But put him on an oval, and he's plenty competitive. He qualified 12th for his first Indy 500.

“The energy here for qualifying, you can feel it building, and that’s what I witnessed last year as a spectator and loved," Johnson said after qualifying. "And to be here involved in it as a driver is really cool.”

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