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Live Indy 500 updates: Graham Rahal crashes after leading; Helio Castroneves lurking – IndyStar

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Are you not entertained?

How about that for an Indianapolis 500 finish?

Fan favorite Helio Castroneves held off Alex Palou at the finish line to win the 105th running of the Indy 500. He now joins A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as the only four-time winners of the Greatest Spectacle of Racing.

At 46, Castroneves, who doesn’t have an IndyCar Series ride this season, is one of the oldest winners of the 500 in the race’s history. Al Unser was just shy of 48 when he won in 1987. 

“I only ran two races and I won two races. I think I still got it, don’t you think?” Castroneves said from Victory Circle. 

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FINAL Indy 500 running order

1. Helio Castroneves

2. Alex Palou

3. Simon Pagenaud

4. Pato O’Ward

5. Ed Carpenter

6. Santino Ferrucci

7. Sage Karam

8. Rinus VeeKay

9. Juan Pablo Montoya

10. Tony Kanaan

11. Marcus Ericsson

12. Josef Newgarden

13. Conor Daly

14. Takuma Sato

15. JR Hildebrand

16. Colton Herta

17. Scott Dixon

18. Jack Harvey

19. Marco Andretti

20. Scott McLaughlin

21. James Hinchcliffe

22. Ryan Hunter-Reay

23. Dalton Kellett

24. Max Chilton

25. Pietro Fittipaldi

26. Sebastien Bourdais

27. Felix Rosenqvist

29. Alexander Rossi

30. Will Power

31. Simona De Silvestro

32. Graham Rahal

33. Stefan Wilson

3:25 p.m. — Make it four Indy 500 wins for Helio Castroneves

Helio Castroneves joins the elite company of A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser as the Indy 500’s only four-time winners.

Castroneves passed Alex Palou late and barely held on at the yard of bricks for the win.

3:20 p.m. — Indy 500 current standings

Through lap 196:

1. Alex Palou

2. Helio Castroneves

3. Pato O’Ward

4. Simon Pagenaud

5. Ed Carpenter

3:16 p.m. — Who will win Indy 500?

Helio Castroneves, Alex Palou, Pato O’Ward and Simon Pagenaud are all in the mix for the win. We’re through 187 laps.

Felix Rosenqvist and Takuma Sato are still out in front, but looks like they are waiting for a caution. They are behind on pit stops.

3:12 p.m. — Who is leading Indy 500?

Right now, it’s Felix Rosenqvist after 182 laps, but there’s some fuel strategy going on. Helio Castroneves and Alex Palou are looking likely to shoot it out for the win.

3:04 p.m. — Helio Castroneves takes the lead

Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves is hoping to make it four, tying A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears and Al Unser as the only four-time winners. The Brazilian took the lead on lap 170 from Alex Palou. Will we see Spiderman climb the fence?

2:58 p.m. — Don’t write off Scott Dixon just yet

Through lap 164:

1. Alex Palou

2. Helio Castroneves

3. Pato O’Ward

4. Ryan Hunter-Reay

5. Rinus VeeKay

Pre-race favorite Scott Dixon, who dropped a lap early in the race, pits from the lead and can’t be overlooked.

2:51 p.m. — Will Power’s day goes from bad to worse.

Will Power spins on pit road. Backwards well short of his spot. Any hope he had to salvage his 32nd starting spot dashed. Just under 50 laps to go.

2:41 p.m. — Indy 500 running order

Through Lap 137:

1. Alex Palou

2. Helio Castroneves

3. Patricio O’Ward

4. Rinus VeeKay

5. Ryan Hunter-Reay

2:21 p.m. — CRASH: Graham Rahal goes into the wall

After leading eight laps, Rahal pits and as he comes out of pit road, Rahal’s left rear tire, which wasn’t attached correctly, comes off and Rahal wrecks on lap 118. Caution is out. Rahal is out of the car. Conor Daly hits the bouncing tire on track and has some damage to front of his car.

2:19 p.m. — Graham Rahal in lead through 116 laps

Eight drivers have led at least one lap in this Indy 500 (Palou, Castroneves, O’Ward, Daly, Dixon, Herta, VeeKay, Rahal) through 114 laps. Fourteen drivers led in the 2013 race.

2:12 p.m. — Conor Daly having some issues

Daly, who has led 40 laps to this point (most in the race), will go down a lap temporarily after pit stop.

2:08 p.m. — Conor Daly still in the lead

The Noblesville kid has a chance to make some history.

1:55 p.m. — Indy 500 current standings

Through 92 laps:

1. Conor Daly

2. Rinus VeeKay

3. Pato O’Ward

4. Ryan Hunter-Reay

5. Colton Herta

1:48 p.m. — Daly, VeeKay pit; Helio takes the lead

Helio Castroneves leads the pack now as Conor Daly and Rinus VeeKay pit.

1:45 p.m. — Indiana native Conor Daly still leads.

Leaders through 67 laps of the Indianapolis 500:

1. Conor Daly

2. Rinus VeeKay

3. Helio Castroneves

4. Colton Herta

5. Alex Palou

1:33 p.m. — Conor Daly takes the lead

Fans at IMS let out a loud cheer as Noblesville’s Conor Daly made a pass for the lead on lap 50. Just as everyone predicted… 

1:28 p.m. — Conor Daly all the way up to third

Coming out of caution here’s how top-five looks, including a surprise in third:

1. Colton Herta

2. Rinus VeeKay

3. Conor Daly

4. Ryan Hunter-Reay

5. Helio Castroneves

Daly started the race 19th. We’re still under caution, 44 laps complete.

1:15 p.m. — Disaster for Scott Dixon

Disaster for Scott Dixon, who had to come to pit road for emergency service during the caution and car ran out of fuel and won’t re-fire. He’ll drop a lap.

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1:10 p.m. — Stefan Wilson crashes in pit road

Stefan Wilson’s car is backward in pit road, but all the other cars avoid contact. Wilson came in too fast, and ends up spinning. We jinxed it. Yellow flag. UPDATE: Wilson released from medical check, “cleared to drive.”

1:08 p.m. — Green flag racing so far

The leaders are starting to pit 30 laps into the race. All 30 laps have been under green. No jinx, no jinx, no jinx.

12:58 p.m. — How Indy 500 stands after 15 laps

We’re 15 laps into this year’s Indy 500. Here’s how the top-five looks:

1. Rinus VeeKay

2. Colton Herta

3. Scott Dixon

4. Ed Carpenter

5. Tony Kanaan

12:48 p.m. — Youth served early on

Didn’t take long for the youthful exuberance of Colton Herta and Rinus Veekay to snatch the lead from the 40-year-old Scott Dixon. Herta, 21, first passed Dixon, and then VeeKay, 20, passed Herta. VeeKay in the lead after two laps.

12:44 p.m. — Will Power had no power and had to pit on parade lap

Not the best start for Will Power, who was already starting in the back of the pack after a rough qualifying. 

The 2018 Indy 500 winner pulled into pit lane on the parade lap Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Whatever the issue, it got resolved quickly and he got back onto the track in time to take the green flag. 

12:38 p.m. — Jim Cornelison nails “Back Home Again (in Indiana)”, Roger Penske starts the engines.

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12:35 p.m. — We’re getting closer to the green flag.

Flyover, check.

12 p.m. — Scott Dixon says expect crazy Indy 500

Talking with NBC prior to Sunday’s Indy 500, the race’s pole-sitter Scott Dixon said because of the cooler temperatures, he thinks the number of drivers with the potential to drink the milk at race’s end has tripled.

“I think this might be the craziest Indy 500 any of us have been a part of.”

11:45 a.m. — Female Indy 500 drivers

Lyn St. James, who qualified for seven Indianapolis 500s from 1992-2000, shared a moment in the pits with Paretta Autosport, the team made up of 70% women, with Simona De Silvestro behind the wheel.

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