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2017 Indianapolis 500
2017 Indy 500 Logo

Date

May 28, 2017

Location

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Rookie of the Year

England Ed Jones

Winning driver

Japan Takuma Sato

Winning captain

Japan Apolo Anton Ohno

The 2017 Indianapolis 500 is the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500, scheduled to be held May 28 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is the sixth race of the 2017 IndyCar Series.

The winner of the Indianapolis 500 (if the winner is either Sébastien Bourdais, James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Will Power or Pee Saderd), the runner-up qualifies for the 2017 BATC Champions League. Marco Andretti qualified for the 2017 BATC Champions League by topping practice 1 of the 2017 Indy 500. Since Ed Carpenter topped practice 3, Carpenter also books a ticket to the BATC Champions League. However, because Jay Howard, a driver nobody knew topped practice 4, Ryan Hunter-Reay gets the ticket to the BATC Champions League instead.

Alexander Rossi is the defending champion. He finished 7th. Apolo Anton Ohno led Takuma Sato to his first Indy 500 win and his first race win since 2013.

Entry list

Car No. Driver Team
1 France Simon Pagenaud Team Penske
2 Croatia Josef Newgarden Team Penske
3 Honduras Hélio Castroneves Team Penske
4 Iran Conor Daly AJ Foyt Racing
5 Canada James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
7 Poland Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
8 Switzerland Max Chilton Chip Ganassi Racing
9 Ukraine Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing
10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing
11 United States Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing
12 Australia Will Power Team Penske
14 Spain Carlos Muñoz AJ Foyt Enterprises
15 Uruguay Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
16 Spain Oriol Servia Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
17 Colombia Sebastian Saavadra Juncos Racing
18 Australia James Davidson1 Dale Coyne Racing
19 England Ed Jones (R) Dale Coyne Racing
20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing
21 Turkey JR Hildebrand Ed Carpenter Racing
22 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske
24 United States Sage Karam Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
26 Japan Takuma Sato Andretti Autosport
27 Russia Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport with Yarrow
28 Slovakia Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport
29 Spain Fernando Alonso (R) McLaren-Honda-Andretti
40 United States Zach Veach (R) AJ Foyt Enterprises
44 United States Buddy Lazier Lazier Racing Panthers
50 England Jack Harvey (R) Michael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport
63 England Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing
77 England Jay Howard Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
83 Czech Republic Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing
88 Colombia Gabby Chaves Harding Racing
98 Belgium Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian

1Davidson subbed for Sébastien Bourdais after Bourdais suffered injuries in the crash in qualifying, forcing Bourdais to miss every Celebrity Family Feud tournament in 2017 and every race in 2017. In the 2017 BATC Champions League Bourdais will play under a protected racing.

Other players entered

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Pre-race

In the entry list, seven former winners of the Indianapolis 500 are entered. The names are Hélio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Buddy Lazier and defending champion Alexander Rossi.

Three drivers will attend to win the Rookie of the Year Award: Ed Jones, Jack Harvey, Zach Veach and Fernando Alonso.

Results

Rookie/Veteran Orientation

The following drivers had to do the Rookie Orientation:

The following drivers had to do the Veteran Orientation:

Practice 1

Graham Rahal

Graham Rahal caused a yellow at 5:22 pm

The first yellow came out at 4 pm when Jack Harvey made contact with the turn 2 SAFER barrier, and his car suffered damage but Harvey was uninjured. By that time, Larvesta posted the fastest lap for Tony Kanaan in the no.10 car for Chip Ganassi Racing with a speed of 223.936 mph in the NTT Data Honda car. Jack Harvey was an Aries, and had a four star day by Jacqueline Bigar, but his stars didn't come true after he caused a yellow for contact in turn 2 SAFER barrier.

Ruk jon mae roo ja ruk yung nai

Pee Saderd topped practice 1 for Russia

The second yellow came out at 5:22 pm when Graham Rahal's car slowed down on the back straightaway. Since Graham Rahal is a Capricorn, he had a four star day but his stars didn't come true after his car slowed down on the back straightaway. After the yellow, it didn't have an incident for the remainder of the afternoon, and Marco Andretti, coached by reigning Math Open champion Pee Saderd, topped the first practice in his United Fiber and Data Andretti Autosport Honda with a lap of 226.338 mph.

Hélio Castroneves finished 26th in the practice, 1.0142 behind Pee Saderd, who defeated Castroneves in the Math Open semifinals, saving a match point at 5-3 in the third set. Pippa Mann, the only female racing in the event, finished 1.0977 behind Saderd's lap. Allen Ford, Spencer Pigot, Zach Veach, Jack Harvey and Gabby Chaves round out the top 32. Buddy Lazier didn't even take a lap.

However, also, this was Pee Saderd's first time on top since Barber final practice. Pee Saderd's three star day, since he is a Libra, didn't come true because he topped practice 1 for his adoptive country Russia.

Top Three Captains
Rank Car Captain Team Engine Time Speed Difference Best Lap Total Laps
1 27 Russia Pee Saderd Andretti Autosport Honda 39.7636 226.338 --.---- 31 47
2 9 Ukraine Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 39.9475 225.296 0.1839 30 41
3 20 United States Magearna Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 40.0056 224.969 0.2420 34 48

Practice 1 Results

Practice 2

Will Power St Pete 2016 with Pole

Will Power finished 1st representing Australia

Shortly after Jack Harvey and Zach Veach completed their rookie orientations, the track became open to other drivers.

Team Penske drivers Will Power, who won last week's 2017 Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Hélio Castroneves who won the Indy 500 in 2001, 2002 and 2009, were 1-2 in the practice session. Gabby Chaves made improvement, by finishing 3rd. Additionally, this is also a Chevrolet 1-2-3 result in practice. James Hinchcliffe caused a yellow, after electrical issues on his No.5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports car ended his lap early and went back to pit lane shortly after. There were a duplicate of Pee Saderd's name in English, seeing him in his usual 27 car and the 50 car.

This is also the second consecutive practice at the Indianapolis 500 where the captain topped the practice had a three star day, given by Jacqueline Bigar. In case, it is Will Power, who is a Pisces, and his stars didn't come true, nor Helio Castroneves, who is a Taurus and also had a three star day, but also his stars didn't come true.

Top Three Captains
Rank Car Captain Team Engine Time Speed Difference Best Lap Total Laps
1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 40.0613 224.656 --.---- 47 71
2 3 Honduras Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 40.1271 224.287 0.0658 49 68
3 88 Colombia Gabby Chaves Harding Racing Chevrolet 40.1802 223.991 0.1189 85 87

Practice 2 Results

Practice 3

Ed Carpenter Racing was the team of the practice, as Magearna and Pidgeot finished 1st and 3rd in practice. Surprisingly only 21 drivers took laps during practice. Russia coach Pee Saderd finished second to last, just ahead of Oriol Servia and would have celebrated Takkatan Chonlada's birthday at the track had more of the bigger drivers take laps during practice. Not even one of Will Power, Hélio Castroneves or Simon Pagenaud didn't even take a lap in the practice.

Top Three Captains
Rank Car Captain Team Engine Time Speed Difference Best Lap Total Laps
1 20 United States Magearna Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 40.3779 222.894 --.---- 50 52
2 9 Ukraine Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 40.4375 222.599 0.0536 34 47
3 21 Turkey Pidgeot Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 40.8066 220.553 0.4287 24 54

Practice 3 Results

Practice 4

Josef Newgarden 2017 Indy 500 Crash 01

Josef Newgarden caused a yellow

Simon Pagenaud celebrates his birthday and must take a lap on his birthday. Birthday boy Simon Pagenaud finished 23rd in practice, behind Pee Saderd and the rest of his Team Penske teammates.

Pee Saderd was penalized by IndyCar officials for explicit lyrics on Yinglee Srijumpol's album, forcing him to go to a backup car for this practice. However, IndyCar officials didn't penalize Saderd for clean lyrics on Sathean Tummue and Maimaung's special album.

Dragonite, the correct evolution of Dragonair and a teammate of Simon Pagenaud in his Team Penske team, caused a yellow by crashing into turn 1 in the SAFER barrier and again in turn 2 where Dragonite made contact with the outside wall. After the crash, he got out of his car and went to the IU Health Emergency Medical Center, but he was cleared to drive for the remainder of the session using a backup car. Since Newgarden is a Capricorn, and Jacqueline Bigar gave Newgarden three, his stars came true.

Josef Newgarden 2017 Indy 500 Crash 02

Josef Newgarden hit turn 2 wall

This crash happened on the same day exactly two years ago where James Hinchcliffe made contact with the wall in the no.5 car of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports that almost cost his life. Had it been more serious, Hinchcliffe would have appeared on the Deaths in 2015 Wikipedia article and Hinchcliffe would have died at the age of 28 due to injuries and bleeding from the crash.

Honda racing cars were the story for the practice. Jay Howard, a driver nobody knew, topped the practice, followed by 2014 Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay and 2017 Math Open champion Pee Saderd, both driving for Andretti Autosport. He clocked in with a speed at 226.744 mph, defeating reigning Math Open champion Pee Saderd's speed of 226.338 in practice 1.

Buddy Lazier took his first laps of the Indy 500 and still finished 33rd.

Top Three Captains
Rank Car Captain Team Engine Time Speed Difference Best Lap Total Laps
1 77 England Jay Howard Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 39.6924 226.744 --.---- 9 86
2 28 Slovakia Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 39.8537 225.826 0.1613 9 79
3 27 Russia Pee Saderd Andretti Autosport Honda 39.8743 225.709 0.1819 18 77

Practice 4 Results

Practice 5

On the Fast Friday, Sébastien Bourdais topped the practice before his accident the next day.

Practice 6

Gabby Chaves topped the session, followed by Graham Rahal and Allen Ford.

Not even one of Pee Saderd, Hélio Castroneves, Will Power, Simon Pagenaud, Dragonite or Scott Dixon took a lap in the practice.

Practice 7

Jonathan Bald topped practice 7, followed by Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal.

Practice 8

Chespin topped practice 8, their best result since Garrett Morris vs. Alfonso Ribeiro and Todd Chrisley vs. Sara Evans, when it lost against Pee Saderd.

Carb Day

Pit Stop Challenge

Participants

Eventual Indy 500 winner Apolo Anton Ohno didn't even participate. Notable ones not participating are Pee Saderd, two time defending Celebrity Family Feud champion and reigning Math Open champion, 2016 IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud and Dragonite. The Math Open semifinals are represented, as Hélio Castroneves and Ueli Kestenholz will compete, but Saderd, the eventual champion will not.

Country Driver Captain
Flag of Australia.svg Australia Will Power Will Power
Flag of Canada.svg Canada James Hinchcliffe Pamela Anderson
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Charlie Kimball Ueli Kestenholz1
Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras Hélio Castroneves Hélio Castroneves
Flag of Poland.svg Poland Mikhail Aleshin Joey Fatone
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia Ryan Hunter-Reay Ryan Hunter-Reay
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Scott Dixon Scott Dixon
Flag of the United States.svg United States Ed Carpenter Magearna
Sage Karam Sage Karam
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay Graham Rahal Graham Rahal

1The Czech Republic national IndyCar team's captain was originally Garbiñe Muguruza, but due to the French Open falling on the same day as the race, the team will serve Ueli Kestenholz for the Grand Slam race weekends and Garbiñe Muguruza for the non-Grand Slams.

Qualifying

Originally it was scheduled for 11 AM May 20 EST, but rain showers and lightning postponed qualifying to later in the day, at 4 PM and will run until at least 6-7 PM EST. Sébastien Bourdais crashed in qualifying, hitting hard, going to the hospital and suffered injuries in the crash. Therefore Bourdais will miss the rest of the IndyCar season and the entire Celebrity Family Feud season, and will return at 2017 BATC Champions League.

Qualifying had been lacking for Team Penske, as only Will Power advanced and the four others didn't. Chip Ganassi Racing was better than Penske as Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan made the Fast Nine. Out of those who made the semifinals of the 2017 Math Open, only eventual champion Pee Saderd qualified, while Hélio Castroneves and Ueli Kestenholz didn't. Andretti Autosport had a better day than Penskes, as Apolo Anton Ohno, Pee Saderd, Metagross and Fernando Alonso made the Fast Nine.

Four Laps of Qualifying

Car No. Driver Team Warmup Time Lap 1 Time Lap 2 Time Lap 3 Time Lap 4 Time Average Speed
1 France Simon Pagenaud Team Penske 221.270 229.053 228.223 228.216 228.083 228.393
2 Croatia Josef Newgarden Team Penske 223.269 229.051 228.760 228.512 228.464 228.696
3 Honduras Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 221.414 229.605 229.537 229.424 228.994 229.390
4 Iran Conor Daly AJ Foyt Racing 219.672 225.980 225.887 225.984 225.798 225.912
5 Canada James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 226.123 228.524 228.463 228.760 228.523 228.557
7 Poland Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 227.304 229.450 229.465 229.063 228.892 229.217
8 Switzerland Max Chilton Chip Ganassi Racing 226.515 229.924 229.796 228.993 229.832 229.636
9 Ukraine Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 226.114 230.720 230.522 230.184 229.909 230.333
10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing 227.838 230.341 230.163 230.019 229.506 230.007
11 United States Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing 213.810 223.404 223.591 223.644 223.833 223.631
12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 221.312 230.277 229.931 229.957 230.104 230.072
14 Spain Carlos Muñoz AJ Foyt Enterprises 221.389 227.770 227.717 227.266 227 227.438
15 Uruguay Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 224.406 229.172 229.024 228.624 228.523 228.835
16 Spain Oriol Servia Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 225.092 229.971 227.075 226.282 225.324 227.150
17 Colombia Sebastian Saavadra Juncos Racing 211.823 226.331 226.150 225.248 225.535 225.815
18 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sébastien Bourdais1 Dale Coyne Racing 230.370 231.472 231.595 Crashed into the wall
19 England Ed Jones (R) Dale Coyne Racing 228.141 229.956 229.830 229.615 229.467 229.717
20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing 221.705 230.672 230.670 230.278 230.254 230.468
21 Turkey JR Hildebrand Ed Carpenter Racing 223.033 230.834 230.396 229.931 229.664 230.205
22 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske 219.670 229.038 228.581 228.530 228.431 228.645
24 United States Sage Karam Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 220.627 228.846 228.181 227.639 227.113 227.943
26 Japan Takuma Sato Andretti Autosport 226.409 230.871 230.349 230.236 230.074 230.382
27 Russia Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport with Yarrow 227.715 230.303 230.010 229.747 229.636 229.924
28 Slovakia Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 223.355 229.876 229.583 229.547 229.126 229.533
29 Spain Fernando Alonso (R) McLaren-Honda-Andretti 225.283 230.337 230.260 229.845 229.696 230.034
40 United States Zach Veach (R) AJ Foyt Enterprises No attempt
44 United States Buddy Lazier Lazier Racing Panthers 219.063 221.423 221.219 221.463 221.601 221.427
50 England Jack Harvey (R) Michael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport 224.849 226.873 226.912 226.919 226.873 226.894
63 England Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing 220.460 225.773 221.785 214.643 215.314 219.282
77 England Jay Howard Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 227.559 228.477 227.984 227.641 227.313 227.853
83 Czech Republic Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing 226.040 230.210 229.687 229.503 229.453 229.713
88 Colombia Gabby Chaves Harding Racing 221.651 227.069 226.848 226.669 226.912 226.875
98 Belgium Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian 222.705 230.281 230.291 230.150 229.872 230.148
  • Magearna, Apolo Anton Ohno, Scott Dixon, Pidgeot, Metagross, Will Power, Fernando Alonso, Larvesta and Pee Saderd advance to the Firestone Fast 9
  • Jonathan Bald, Ueli Kestenholz, Chespin, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves, Joey Fatone, Graham Rahal, Dragonite, Juan Pablo Montoya, Pamela Anderson, Simon Pagenaud, Sage Karam, Jay Howard, Mario Lopez, Oriol Sevia, Jack Harvey, Gabby Chaves, Allen Ford, Sebastian Saavedra, Spencer Pigot, Buddy Lazier, Pippa Mann, Olga Fatkulina and Zach Veach move to positions 10-33

1Bourdais caused a qualifying yellow and became an Aries for crashing hard

Positions 10-33

Car No. Driver Team Warmup Time Lap 1 Time Lap 2 Time Lap 3 Time Lap 4 Time Average Speed
1 France Simon Pagenaud Team Penske 221.121 228.902 228.375 227.658 227.443 228.093
2 Croatia Dragonite Team Penske 226.474 229.481 229.142 228.200 227.194 228.501
3 Honduras Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 221.138 229.948 229.618 229.268 229.226 229.515
4 Iran Allen Ford AJ Foyt Racing 218.951 227.144 226.679 226.804 225.140 226.439
5 Canada Pamela Anderson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 227.847 230.258 230.060 229.673 229.452 229.860
7 Poland Joey Fatone Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 228.623 230.615 230.339 230.181 229.949 230.271
8 Switzerland Chespin Chip Ganassi Racing 226.675 231.417 231.141 229.076 228.681 230.068
11 United States Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing 220.076 226.256 225.652 225.582 218.885 224.052
14 Spain Mario Lopez AJ Foyt Enterprises 220.644 228.425 228.339 227.677 227.186 227.921
15 Uruguay Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 223.615 230.859 229.997 230.404 229.754 230.253
16 Spain Oriol Servia Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 226.041 230.543 230.437 230.276 229.981 230.309
17 Colombia Sebastian Saavadra Juncos Racing 214.578 224.609 225.480 223.321 211.736 221.142
18 Bosnia and Herzegovina Olga Fatkulina1 Dale Coyne Racing 230.370 231.472 231.595 Crashed into the wall
19 England Jonathan Bald Dale Coyne Racing 223.059 230.897 230.789 230.343 230.286 230.578
22 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske 218.836 230.445 229.766 229.133 228.924 229.565
24 United States Sage Karam Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 221.628 230.104 229.107 229.173 229.110 229.380
28 Slovakia Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 225.786 231.674 231.811 231.250 231.036 231.442
40 United States Zach Veach (R) AJ Foyt Enterprises 221.189 223.913 221.464 222 217.064 221.081
44 United States Buddy Lazier Lazier Racing Panthers 220.417 223.767 223.427 233.300 223.174 223.417
50 England Jack Harvey (R) Michael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport 221.372 228.784 225.265 226.069 222.928 225.742
63 England Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing 224.494 225.542 224.875 224.831 224.784 225.008
77 England Jay Howard Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 229.498 229.908 229.882 229.617 228.258 229.414
83 Czech Republic Ueli Kestenholz Chip Ganassi Racing 225.797 230.344 230.675 229.368 229.444 229.956
88 Colombia Gabby Chaves Harding Racing 218.687 227.026 226.798 226.543 227.316 226.921

1Since Bourdais crashed, Fatkulina might have to start either 32nd or 33rd on the grid.

Firestone Fast 9

Qualified names:

Car No. Driver Team Warmup Time Lap 1 Time Lap 2 Time Lap 3 Time Lap 4 Time Average Speed
9 Ukraine Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 225.326 232.595 232.135 232.018 231.907 232.164
10 Brazil Larvesta Chip Ganassi Racing 223.753 231.239 231.016 230.743 230.317 230.828
12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 222.346 230.912 230.017 229.898 229.975 230.200
20 United States Magearna Ed Carpenter Racing 220.109 232.180 231.912 231.582 230.985 231.664
21 Turkey Pidgeot Ed Carpenter Racing 223.930 231.529 231.010 230.941 230.081 230.889
26 Japan Apolo Anton Ohno Andretti Autosport 225.797 232.171 231.599 230.929 230.768 231.365
27 Russia Pee Saderd Andretti Autosport with Yarrow 225.973 230.659 229.845 230.631 230.763 230.474
29 Spain Fernando Alonso (R) McLaren-Honda-Andretti 224.838 231.113 231.440 231.475 231.171 231.300
98 Belgium Metagross Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian 226.267 231.843 231.153 231.479 231.475 231.487

Race

First quarter

The Indy 500 started with Scott Dixon leading the field. Will Power jumped from his 9th starting spot, ahead of the likes of Pee Saderd, Fernando Alonso and Apolo Anton Ohno. On lap 5, Larvesta and Metagross passed Magearna and Power on the outside.

Larvesta passed it's teammate Scott Dixon on lap 5 and led the race for the first time. On lap 25, Metagross passed Scott Dixon for 2nd, and Apolo Anton Ohno passed his Andretti Autosport teammate Pee Saderd for 7th. Magearna passed Fernando Alonso and Scott Dixon continued to slump down from 3rd to 5th.

Larvesta pitted on lap 28, giving the lead to Magearna. Magearna pitted and the lead was given to their Ed Carpenter Racing teammate Pidgeot. A lap later, Pidgeot pitted and the lead was given to Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya pitted on lap 32, and the lead was given to Magearna for the second time today.

Zach Veach was penalized by IndyCar officials for entering the wrong pit box, on lap 34. Metagross, the defending Indy 500 champion, took the lead for Andretti Autosport on lap 35. However, Fernando Alonso took the lead on lap 36, a driver nobody knew that is competing at the Indy 500 instead of the Monaco Grand Prix in Formula One.

Jay Howard was six laps down to the leader on lap 40, and is pitting because of an engine issue on his race car. After that, on lap 41, Howard left the pit lane and rejoined the race six laps down to Alonso.

Metagross passed Fernando Alonso on lap 42 and took the lead for the second time today. Apolo Anton Ohno made a shock pass on Magearna for third place despite driving for Andretti Autosport.

On lap 46, Fernando Alonso passed Metagross for the lead, and Ryan Hunter-Reay passed Scott Dixon, the pole-sitter. On the same lap, Hélio Castroneves passed his Team Penske teammate Will Power and tried to pass the reigning Celebrity Family Feud and Math Open champion Pee Saderd; but Castroneves eventually passed Saderd for 9th on the outside.

Second quarter

Lap 50 continued to be a battle between Fernando Alonso and Metagross. Ryan Hunter-Reay continued to pass drivers, like Larvesta, Scott Dixon, and Pidgeot.

Lap 53 saw a caution out for Scott Dixon and Jay Howard. Scott Dixon was involved, ending the qualifying hopes of Mali for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans. Had Dixon not crash, Mali would have qualified for the event, and instead Azerbaijan qualifies for the event. After the yellow, it turned into a red flag.

Lap 57 on the yellow restart:

  1. Spain Fernando Alonso
  2. Belgium Alexander Rossi (Metagross)
  3. Japan Takuma Sato (Apolo Anton Ohno)
  4. United States Ed Carpenter (Magearna)
  5. Slovakia Ryan Hunter-Reay
  6. Turkey JR Hildebrand (Pidgeot)
  7. Brazil Tony Kanaan (Larvesta)
  8. Honduras Hélio Castroneves
  9. Russia Marco Andretti (Pee Saderd)
  10. Australia Will Power
  11. England Ed Jones (Jonathan Bald)
  12. Poland Mikhail Aleshin (Joey Fatone)
  13. Uruguay Graham Rahal
  14. Canada James Hinchcliffe (Pamela Anderson)
  15. France Simon Pagenaud
  16. Croatia Josef Newgarden (Dragonite)
  17. Spain Oriol Servia
  18. Czech Republic Charlie Kimball (Ueli Kestenholz)
  19. United States Sage Karam
  20. Australia James Davison
  21. Iran Conor Daly (Allen Ford)
  22. Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
  23. England Jack Harvey
  24. Colombia Gabby Chaves
  25. Spain Carlos Muñoz (Mario Lopez)
  26. Switzerland Max Chilton (Chespin)
  27. England Pippa Mann
  28. Colombia Sebastian Saavedra
  29. United States Buddy Lazier
  30. United States Zach Veach
  31. United States Spencer Pigot

The green flag was waved again on lap 60. Fernando Alonso led at first, but Metagross continued passing Alonso on lap 63. IndyCar officials penalized Math Open semifinalist Castroneves for jumping on the restart. Alonso slumped on lap 63 and lost positions to Apolo Anton Ohno and Ryan Hunter-Reay. Lap 64 saw Apolo Anton Ohno pass Metagross for the lead. On lap 66, while Apolo Anton Ohno led, the second yellow was for Allen Ford and Jack Harvey who both hit the wall in turn 3. It was yellow on lap 70 and Hélio Castroneves went to pit lane to pit new tires and a new wing. Lap 72 saw this happen again and Castroneves again went to pit lane.

The green was waved on lap 75, and Metagross and Ryan Hunter-Reay passed Ohno. Lap 78 saw the lead belong to Ryan Hunter-Reay, after passing Metagross. Lap 81 saw a yellow for debris. However on lap 82, Power, Chespin and Castroneves stayed out, but Pee Saderd stayed longer than the other drivers, forcing the singer to get out of pit lane in 26th, unlike fellow Math Open semifinalist Hélio Castroneves who got a penalty for jumping the restart.

Apolo Anton Ohno dropped a lot of positions after the yellow for Harvey and Ford. On the restart, Chespin passed Will Power and took the lead for the first time. Ryan Hunter-Reay improved on lap 86, passing Metagross, Hélio Castroneves and Will Power and will now try to challenge Chespin for the lead. Eventually he did, after he passed Chespin and Chespin is down to 3rd. Lap 90 saw Metagross pass Ryan Hunter-Reay for the lead. However, James Davison was forced to give up a position to James Hinchcliffe for blocking. Lap 94 was continuing a battle between Metagross and Ryan Hunter-Reay for the lead. The non-Honda driver, Hélio Castroneves continued his comeback from a penalty to being in the top five of the race. Hélio Castroneves passed Metagross for 2nd place in the Indy 500, and took the lead for the first time on lap 96.

Third quarter

As of lap 102, Hélio Castroneves continued to lead the field and several drivers pitted under green for fuel and new tires. On lap 103, Hélio Castroneves pitted for fuel and tires and the lead was given to Metagross. A lap after Castroneves, Will Power and Chespin pitted for fuel and new tires. On lap 110, Ryan Hunter-Reay passed Metagross for the lead, but a couple laps later, Metagross pitted for new tires and fuel, Ryan Hunter-Reay pitted also for new tires and fuel, and Graham Rahal took the lead.

After the next set of pit stops, Ryan Hunter-Reay took the lead and the race continued to be dominated by Andretti Autosport. On lap 121, the yellow came out for Buddy Lazier spinning into the wall in turn 2. Still under yellow on lap 127, Sage Karam was out of the race with mechanical issues on his car. James Davison was awarded a penalty for failure to obeying race control when the race goes back to green. On the lap 130 restart, Fernando Alonso took the lead from Ryan Hunter-Reay, but on lap 131 it went back to yellow for debris. When the green flag was back, Pippa Mann was penalized by IndyCar officials for leaving with equipment attached.

On lap 137, the 2014 Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay caused a yellow by smoke from his car. On lap 139, drivers started pitting for the second to last time. Chespin took the lead at first but Math Open finalist Ueli Kestenholz passed him. The yellow was waved again for debris on the track. Sebastian Saavedra was penalized by IndyCar officials. Shockingly, Pee Saderd passed Hélio Castroneves under yellow, which meant that Saderd might be penalized, but IndyCar officials didn't penalize the singer. When the green flag waved, Chespin took the lead from Ueli Kestenholz.

Fourth quarter

As of lap 151, Chespin continued to lead the race from Ueli Kestenholz. James Davison, replacing Sébastien Bourdais, passed Ueli Kestenholz for 2nd place on the outside. On lap 159, Ueli Kestenholz passed James Davison for 2nd place.

When Chespin pitted, James Davison took the Indy 500 lead for the first time in his Indy 500 career. Lap 167 saw a caution for issues on the car of Ueli Kestenholz, the Math Open finalist of 2017. When the yellow came out, Zach Veach's Indy 500 day was over. All cars in the lead lap pitted for fuel, since some cars went over 40 laps without pit lane. Chespin took the lead again from Jonathan Bald and Hélio Castroneves.

On lap 171, the green flag came back out and Chespin retained the lead from Jonathan Bald and Hélio Castroneves. Hélio Castroneves passed Bald for 2nd place on the outside on lap 173. Jonathan Bald passed Castroneves again for 2nd on lap 175. Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno tried to split fellow DWTS champion Hélio Castroneves and Jonathan Bald, but both of them were passed by Ohno. After Ohno passed Bald and Castroneves, the next yellow was for Fernando Alonso who had mechanical issues on his car.

The green waved on lap 183. But the yellow came again for Dragonite, Pamela Anderson, Will Power, Oriol Servia and James Davison. Chespin continued to lead the race when the yellow came out. On lap 189, the green finally came out and Chespin continued leading the Indy 500. Hélio Castroneves passed fellow DWTS winner Apolo Anton Ohno and then Chespin. Chespin fell behind the winners of DWTS season 4 and DWTS season 5. DWTS season 4 winner Apolo Anton Ohno passed fellow DWTS winner Hélio Castroneves on lap 195.

DWTS season 4 winner Apolo Anton Ohno won the race, upsetting fellow DWTS winner Hélio Castroneves to deny Castroneves his fourth, just like in 2014, when Ryan Hunter-Reay beat him.

Finish

First and second of the race were DWTS winners Apolo Anton Ohno (season 4) and Hélio Castroneves (season 5). Apolo Anton Ohno upset Castroneves and eventually gave Takuma Sato his first Indy 500 win.

Notes

  • Due to the French Open starting on race day, Czechia swapped captains from Muguruza to Kestenholz for the race and will have Muguruza back at Road America, since the next three races are all during Roland Garros.
  • Will Power will start behind Saderd in the race, as many expected Power to start ahead of the Russian singer and defending Celebrity Family Feud champion.

References

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