Time trial updates from Day One at IMS

Time trial updates from Day One at IMS

The first day of 2022 Indianapolis 500 qualifying is Saturday, May 21, weather permitting. Positions 13-33 will be set for the May 29 race. The top 12 drivers from Saturday’s session will compete for the pole position on Sunday, May 22. 

A complete Indy 500 qualifying attempt is four laps around the 2½-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. Scott Dixon won the pole position in 2021, and he finished 17th. Race winner Helio Castroneves started 8th. The most recent pole winner to also win the race was Simon Pagenaud in 2019. 

Takuma Sato has had the fastest lap in all three practice sessions during the week. Tony Kanaan had the best four-lap simulated qualifying run on Friday. 

Gates open at 8 a.m., with practice at 8:30-10 a.m. Qualifying begins at 11 a.m. 

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