Read post: Saturday’s Supercross Round 7, Minneapolis: How to watch, start times, schedule, TV info

Last updated on 2022-06-01 06:50:22

2022-02-17

As the Monster Energy Supercross Series heads to Minneapolis for Round 7 in U.S. Bank Stadium, two riders have emerged as championship contenders.

Having completed the six-race West Coast swing to open the 2022 season, the Monster Energy Supercross Series will enter Round 7 in Minneapolis (Saturday, 5 p.m. ET, CNBC) with two former champions re-emerging as serious 450 title contenders.

Jason Anderson, the 2018 champ, and Eli Tomac, who won the title in 2020, are the series’ multiple race winners with more than a third of the season completed. Anderson won the most recent race at Anaheim, California, after also winning at Oakland. Tomac scored consecutive victories in Anaheim and Glendale, Arizona.

Both riders changed rides this season as Tomac moved to Yahama after six years with Kawasaki, which hired Anderson.

“How impressive they’ve been on new teams has been fun to watch,” NBC Sports analyst Ricky Carmichael said (video above). “Mad kudos to the team members and Eli Tomac and Jason Anderson themselves. It shows their dedication, the team’s dedication and how much work went into their preparation.

“They have established themselves as the favorites thus far. I still need to see a few more races to really, really, really know those are the two guys who are going to take this to the end of the series in Salt Lake City. But certainly, it’s been a lot of fun to watch those guys and the level that they’re at and how they find each other each weekend.”

Tomac takes a 12-point lead (134-122) over Anderson into U.S. Bank Stadium. Third-ranked Chase Sexton and Ken Roczen also have won events this season.

Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 7 of the 2022 Supercross season in Minneapolis:

(All times are ET)

BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Supercross Round 7 in Minneapolis will begin live Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on CNBC. Qualifying will begin on Peacock at 11 a.m. ET. A replay will be shown Sunday at noon ET on NBC.

All 17 rounds of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross schedule will be broadcast live across the NBC, CNBC, USA Network, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.

Peacock will stream live coverage of heats, qualifiers and main events. All Supercross heats, qualifiers and live and on-demand replays of races will be available on Peacock Click here for more details (information on how to sign up is available by clicking here).

POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division

ENTRY LISTS: 450 division l 250 division

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET): 

Here are the start times and schedule for Saturday’s Supercross Round 7 in Minneapolis:

11:05 a.m.: 250 Group C Qualifying
11:20 a.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying
11:35 a.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying
11:50 a.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
12:05 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
1:20 p.m.: 250 Group C Qualifying
1:35 p.m.: 250 Group B Qualifying
1:50 p.m.: 250 Group A Qualifying
2:05 p.m.: 450 Group A Qualifying
2:20 p.m.: 450 Group B Qualifying
5:06 p.m.: 250 Heat 1
5:20 p.m.: 250 Heat 2
5:34 p.m.: 450 Heat 1
5:48 p.m.: 450 Heat 2
6:19 p.m.: 250 Last Chance Qualifier
6:31 p.m.: 450 Last Chance Qualifier
6:54 p.m.: 250 Main Event
7:28 p.m.: 450 Main Event

TRACK LAYOUT: Click here to view the track map for Supercross Round 7 in Minneapolis

HOW TO WATCH SUPERCROSS IN 2022: Full NBC Sports schedule

ROUND 1: Ken Roczen scores his fourth victory in the season opener at Anaheim

ROUND 2: Jason Anderson earns first victory since 2018 championship

ROUND 3: Breakthrough victory for Chase Sexton

ROUND 4: Eli Tomac scores first win aboard a Yamaha

ROUND 5: Tomac takes Triple Crown event in Glendale

ROUND 6: Anderson triumphs in Anaheim

FINAL 2021 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings | 250 West points standings

After 26 years, Valentino Rossi will retire from MotoGP

05-08-2021 · After 26 years competing in the MotoGP Series, Valentino Rossi, 41, announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the 2021 season. The announcement came after the five-week summer break as the series prepares for the Styrian Grand Prix in Austria. Superlatives are easy to express.

05-08-2021

After 26 years competing in the MotoGP Series, Valentino Rossi, 41, announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the 2021 season. The announcement came after the five-week summer break as the series prepares for the Styrian Grand Prix in Austria.

Superlatives are easy to express.

In his legendary career, Rossi earned nine World Championships, 115 victories and 235 podiums in 414 starts entering the weekend. With one championship in the 250 class, another in 125s and seven in the top division, Rossi is the only rider in history to win in all three divisions. A total of 89 wins came in the elite class.

His announcement was bitter-sweet, coming at the track on which he won his first podium in 1996.

“I said I would make a decision for next year after the summer break, and I decided to stop at the end of the season,” Rossi said in a release. “Unfortunately this will be my last half season as a MotoGP rider. And it’s difficult, it’s a very sad moment because it’s difficult to say it and know that next year I will not race with a motorcycle, I’ve done that for I think more or less 30 years!

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Rossi’s involvement with MotoGP will continue in 2022 with the debut of his new team. (Photo by Steve Wobser/Getty Images)

“Next year, my life will change. But it was great, I’ve enjoyed it very much. It’s been a long, long journey and it was really, really fun. It’s 25, 26 years in the World Championship, so it was great. And I had unforgettable moments with all my guys, the guys who work for me, so … I don’t have a lot to say! Just this.

“I had a very long career and fortunately I won a lot of races, but I have some moments and victories that are unforgettable. Pure joy. Some things where I laughed for a week and after 10 days I’d still be laughing, wonder why and remember the race. It’s difficult, yes.”

In addition to his seven titles in MotoGP, the most recent of which came in 2009, Rossi finished second in the points five times, including three times consecutively from 2014 through 2016.

Rossi’s 89th and latest MotoGP win came in the 2017 Dutch GP. His podium count slowed at the same time with six coming in 2017, five in 2018, two in 2019 and only one last year. Last year’s campaign was also marred by a battle with the COVID-19 virus that caused him to miss two of the 14 rounds.

So far through nine races of 2021, he has not yet stood on the podium with a best of 10th in Italy.

The decision to retire came during what may be the most difficult season of Rossi’s career. He lost his factory Yamaha ride and elected to campaign in what has become his farewell tour with some backing from Yamaha at Petronas SRT. The season has been less than stellar, however, with no podiums, just 17 points earned and a ranking of 19th in the standings.

Last year, Rossi finished 15th in the standings. He was seventh in 2019, making 2018’s third-place effort his most recent competitive season.

“A difficult decision but you need to understand … I think in the end in sport, the results make the difference,” Rossi said. “So at the end I think it’s the right way. It’s difficult because I had the chance to race for my team in MotoGP, together with my brother, something that I would like. But it’s ok like this I think

“We have another half season, I don’t know how many races, I think it will be more difficult when we arrive at the last race, but for now it’s just to say my decision to everyone. I can’t complain about my career!”

Rossi will not disappear completely as he is set to launch his own team in 2022 with a Ducati.

7 titles 🙇89 race wins 🙇

1 incredible career 🙇

IndyCar Series 2020 Schedule: Times, TV channels, …

01-08-2020 · Takuma Sato won his second Indy 500 by outdueling Dixon in the Aug. 23 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. IndyCar Series 2020 schedule & how …

01-08-2020

The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season finally began in June after a pause of nearly three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is the latest revision of the IndyCar Series 2020 schedule with dates, times and venues subject to change.

The next race weekend is a Sept. 12-13 doubleheader at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The events had been delayed more than a month after being added after the cancellation of the Portland and Laguna Seca events.

Chip Ganassi Racing won the first four races of the 2020 season with drivers Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist.

Dixon opened the season with consecutive wins at Texas, Indianapolis (road course), and Race #1 at Road America last Saturday. Rosenqvist won Race #2 at Road America the following day, earning his first IndyCar victory.

Team Penske swept the next two races July 18-19 at Iowa Speedway with victories by Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden.

Takuma Sato won his second Indy 500 by outdueling Dixon in the Aug. 23 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

IndyCar Series 2020 schedule & how to watch (all times EST)

Sept. 12 – Mid-Ohio

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
TV/Stream info: NBCSN, NBC Sports app

Sept. 13 – Mid-Ohio

Time: 1 p.m.
Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
TV/Stream info: NBC, NBC Sports app

Oct. 2 – IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix

Time: 3:30 p.m.
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
TV/Stream info: USA, NBC Sports app

Oct. 3 – IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix

Time: 2:30 p.m.
Track: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
TV/Stream info: NBC, NBC Sports app

Oct. 25 – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Time: 2:30 p.m.
Track: Streets of St. Petersburg
TV/Stream info: NBC, NBC Sports app

PAST RESULTS for IndyCar Series 2020 Schedule

Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway

Date: June 6
Winner: Scott Dixon

GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

Date: July 4
Winner: Scott Dixon

REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, Race 1

Date: July 11
Winner: Scott Dixon

REV Group Grand Prix at Road America, Race 2

Date: July 12
Winner: Felix Rosenqvist

Iowa IndyCar 250s, Race 1

Date: July 17
Winner: Simon Pagenaud

Iowa IndyCar 250s, Race 2

Date: July 18
Winner: Josef Newgarden

Indianapolis 500

Date: Aug. 23
Winner: Takuma Sato

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Race 1

Date: Aug. 29
Winner: Scott Dixon

World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, Race 2

Date: Aug. 30
Winner: Josef Newgarden

Watch IndyCar video here. See more on the IndyCar Series 2020 schedule here.

IndyCar results, points after Genesys 300 Saturday at ...

02-05-2021 · Scott Dixon maintained his stranglehold Saturday on Texas Motor Speedway, winning the Genesys 300 to take command of the NTT IndyCar Series results and points standings. By leading 206 of 212 laps, the six-time series champion scored his fifth victory and second consecutive at Texas, holding off a late push by Team Penske rookie Scott McLaughlin.

02-05-2021

Scott Dixon maintained his stranglehold Saturday on Texas Motor Speedway, winning the Genesys 300 to take command of the NTT IndyCar Series results and points standings.

By leading 206 of 212 laps, the six-time series champion scored his fifth victory and second consecutive at Texas, holding off a late push by Team Penske rookie Scott McLaughlin. Pato O’Ward was third.

Dixon also moved into first in the championship standings by 18 points over Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Alex Palou, who started on the pole position and finished fourth. Palou was the only other driver to lead Saturday.

Here are the IndyCar final results and points standings Saturday in the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway:

RESULTS

Click here for the box score from the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. Click here for the lap leader chart.

Here is the finishing order with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out:

1. (3) Scott Dixon, Honda, 212, Running 2. (15) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 212, Running 3. (11) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 212, Running 4. (1) Alex Palou, Honda, 212, Running 5. (13) Graham Rahal, Honda, 212, Running 6. (10) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 212, Running 7. (6) Jack Harvey, Honda, 212, Running 8. (16) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 212, Running 9. (12) Takuma Sato, Honda, 212, Running 10. (5) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 212, Running 11. (23) Tony Kanaan, Honda, 212, Running 12. (19) Ed Jones, Honda, 212, Running 13. (18) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 212, Running 14. (2) Will Power, Chevrolet, 212, Running 15. (14) Pietro Fittipaldi, Honda, 212, Running 16. (21) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 212, Running 17. (17) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 212, Running 18. (22) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet, 212, Running 19. (9) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 211, Running 20. (8) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 211, Running 21. (24) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 211, Running 22. (4) Colton Herta, Honda, 190, Mechanical 23. (20) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 158, Contact

24. (7) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 55, Contact

How to watch Indy 500 qualifying Sunday

23-05-2021 · How to watch Indy 500 qualifying on TV as the 33-car field for the May 30 race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is set with coverage from NBC Sports. ... NBC and NBCSN with nearly 15 hours of live ...

23-05-2021

The starting grid for the 105th Indy 500 will be set today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and NBC Sports will have qualifying covered on Peacock Premium, NBC and NBCSN with nearly 15 hours of live TV coverage.

The last three spots in the 11th row of the Indy 500 will be filled in a 75-minute qualifying session with five drivers (two of whom will be eliminated from the race: Will Power (the 2018 Indy 500 winner from Team Penske), Simona De Silvestro, Charlie Kimball, Sage Karam and RC Enerson.

Then the Fast Nine from Qualifying Day 1 will square off for the pole position, which will be determined between Scott Dixon, Colton Herta, Tony Kanaan, Ed Carpenter, Rinus VeeKay, Helio Castroneves, Alex Palou, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marcus Ericsson.

Sunday coverage will start on Peacock with Last Chance and Fast Nine practice from 11 a.m.-noon ET. The Last Row Shootout will be at 1 p.m. on NBCSN, and Fast Nine pole qualifying at 2:30 p.m. on NBC. Practice will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Peacock.

INDY 500 INFO: Start times, schedules, TV, stats, historical details about the race

MONTH OF MAY SCHEDULE: When cars are on track with TV times, schedules

TROUBLE FOR TEAM PENSKE: Will Power still seeking a spot in the field

Leigh Diffey will handle play by play with analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy and pit reporters Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast, Kevin Lee and Dave Burns. On the Peacock Pit Box will be NASCAR on NBC analyst Steve Letarte and Jimmie Johnson, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and 2021 IndyCar rookie.

There are 35 cars vying for 33 spots in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Positions 10-30 were locked in during nearly six hours of qualifying Saturday.

Scott Dixon turned the fastest lap Saturday on the first attempt after claiming the first spot in the qualifying draw Friday.

Marco Andretti is the defending pole-sitter for the race, which was won last year for the second time by Takuma Sato.

Here’s the full broadcast grid for Indy 500 qualifying TV this weekend (all times are ET):

Date Coverage Network/Streaming Time (ET)
Sat., May 22 Indianapolis 500 – Practice Peacock 9:30 a.m.
Indianapolis 500 – Qualifying Peacock 12 p.m.
Indianapolis 500 – Qualifying NBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock 2 p.m.
Indianapolis 500 – Qualifying NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock 3 p.m.
Sun., May 23 Indianapolis 500 – Last Chance Practice Peacock 11 a.m.
Indianapolis 500 – Fast Nine Practice Peacock 11:30 a.m.
Indianapolis 500 – Practice and Qualifying NBCSN, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app, Peacock 1 p.m.
Indianapolis 500 – Qualifying NBC, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app Peacock 2:30 p.m.
Indianapolis 500 – Practice Peacock 4:30 p.m.
When is the 2022 Indy 500? Start times, schedule, TV info ...

15-04-2022 · How can I watch the Indy 500 on TV? The Indy 500 will be shown on NBC. Prerace coverage will begin at 11 a.m., and the race broadcast will run through 4 p.m., followed by a postrace show on Peacock.

15-04-2022

When is the Indy 500? The 106th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing will be held May 29 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with race coverage beginning at 11 a.m. ET on NBC.

And for the first time in three years, the Brickyard will be wide open for business. A crowd of up to 300,000 is expected for the 2022 Indy 500, which had a limited attendance of 135,000 last year and was run for the first (and hopefully only) time without a crowd on Aug. 23, 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There will be no restrictions for this year’s event, which also will enjoy the Carb Day and prerace Snake Pit concerts that have been absent the past three years.

Here’s some pertinent information for following this year’s Indy 500:

How can I watch the Indy 500 on TV?

The Indy 500 will be shown on NBC. Prerace coverage will begin at 11 a.m., and the race broadcast will run through 4 p.m., followed by a postrace show on Peacock. It also will be available via streaming on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com. For the Spanish race broadcast, the Indy 500 will begin at 11 a.m. ET on Universo.

Practice and qualifying for the Indy 500 will be shown on NBC and Peacock (which will have stream all sessions).

When is qualifying for the Indy 500?

The 33-car field for the Indy 500 will be set over the May 21-22 weekend before the race. Scott Dixon is the defending Indy 500 pole-sitter, qualifying first at the Brickyard for the fourth time in his career.

May 21: Practice, 9-10:30 a.m., Peacock Premium; Indy 500 qualifying, noon-5:50 p.m., Peacock Premium

May 22: Last Chance practice, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Peacock Premium; Top 12 practice, 12:30-2 p.m., Peacock Premium; Last Chance qualifying, 2-3 p.m., Peacock Premium; Top 12 qualifying, 4 p.m., NBC; Indy 500 Firestone Fast Six, 5:10 p.m., NBC.

When is practice for the Indy 500?

There will be five practice-only days, starting Tuesday, May 17 and continuing through Carb Day on May 27.

May 17: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (oval veterans 10 a.m.-noon; rookies and refreshers noon-2 p.m.; 3-6 p.m. all drivers), Peacock Premium

May 18: Noon-6 p.m., Peacock Premium

May 19: Noon-6 p.m., Peacock Premium

May 20: Noon-6 p.m., Peacock Premium

May 27: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Peacock Premium

How many fans will be allowed to attend the Indy 500?

For the first time in three years, the Indy 500 will be at full capacity with COVID-19 pandemic restrictions having been lifted. A crowd of roughly 300,00 is expected for this year’s race after there were 135,000 fans permitted last year in the 230,000-seat grandstands.

The infield also has been reopened to fans. The Snake Pit festival will return on race day with a roster of EDM superstars in concert that includes Martin Garrix, Galantis, Steve Aoki and deadmau5.

For tickets to the Snake Pit festival, the Indy 500, the Carb Day Miller Lite concert or any practices and qualifying, click here to reserve a seat.

How many laps and how long is the Indy 500?

The race is 500 miles over 200 laps. Depending on the number of yellow flags, the Indy 500 typically takes about 3 hours to complete (give or take 30 minutes).

What is the size, length, width and banking of Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

The track is 2.5 miles, which consists of:

  • Front straightaway: 5/8ths of a mile
  • Back straightaway: 5/8ths of a mile
  • Turns: Each a quarter-mile.
  • Short chutes: Each 1/8th of a mile

The track’s width is 50 feet on the straightaways and 60 feet in the turns. Its turns are banked at 9 degrees.

IMS sits on 963.4 acres (which includes the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course, 315 acres of parking lots and a solar farm). There are 17 grandstands, 26 bridges and six tunnels. The infield is 253 acres.

Why do 33 cars start the Indy 500?

There were 40 cars that started the inaugural 500 Mile Race in 1911. Afterward, the American Automobile Association’s contest board decided the field was too big for the 2.5-mile track. A formula was created that decreed each car should be entitled to 400 feet when the field was spread around the track. Because 2.5 miles equals 13,200 feet, that allows for 33 cars at 400 feet apiece.

Why does the Indy 500 winner drink milk?

The tradition began in the 1930s when two-time winner Louis Meyer asked for a glass of buttermilk after his second victory (his mother taught him it would refresh him on hot days). After winning his third Indy 500 in 1936, a photo of Meyer drinking buttermilk led to a dairy industry executive requesting milk be available annually to the winner. Since 1956, winners have been given a ,000 bonus from the Indiana Dairy Association for including milk in their postrace celebration.

What is the Indy 500 winner’s trophy?

The Borg-Warner Trophy has honored the winner since 1936. Each victor’s face is sculpted onto the trophy with a square that includes their name, winning year and average speed. Originally designed to hold 80 winners, two new bases were constructed to add more space (in 1986 and in 2004, which provides capacity through 2034).

The trophy is 5 feet, 4.75 inches high and weighs 110 pounds. It’s valued at more than million and also features a 24-karat gold sculpture of late IMS owner Tony Hulman. It resides at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Hall of Fame Museum. Since 1988, race winners have received a 14-inch “Baby Borg” to keep.

Click here for the backstory of how Helio Castroneves’ face was added to the trophy for the fourth time this year.

Which drivers have won more than one Indy 500?

Driver Wins Years
Helio Castroneves 4 2001, 2002, 2009, 2021
A.J. Foyt 4 1961, 1964, 1967, 1977
Rick Mears 4 1979, 1984, 1988, 1991
Al Unser Sr. 4 1970, 1971, 1978, 1987
Dario Franchitti 3 2007, 2010, 2012
Bobby Unser 3 1968, 1975, 1981
Johnny Rutherford 3 1974, 1976, 1980
Mauri Rose 3 1941, 1947, 1948
Wilbur Shaw 3 1937, 1939, 1940
Louis Meyer 3 1928, 1933, 1936
Tommy Milton 2 1921, 1923
Bill Vukovich 2 1953, 1954
Rodger Ward 2 1959, 1962
Gordon Johncock 2 1973, 1982
Emerson Fittipaldi 2 1989, 1993
Al Unser Jr. 2 1992, 1994
Arie Luyendyk 2 1990, 1997
Dan Wheldon 2 2005, 2011
Juan Pablo Montoya 2 2000, 2015
Takuma Sato 2 2017, 2020

What are the closest finishes in Indy 500 history?

Year Winner Runner-up Margin of victory
1992 Al Unser Jr. Scott Goodyear 0.043 seconds
2014 Ryan Hunter-Reay Helio Castroneves 0.06 seconds
2006 Sam Hornish Jr. Marco Andretti 0.0635 seconds
2015 Juan Pablo Montoya Will Power 0.1046 seconds
1982 Gordon Johncock Rick Mears 0.16 seconds
Pato O'Ward claims first IndyCar win of season at Barber

01-05-2022 · 22 hours ago · O’Ward’s No. 5 Dallara-Chevrolet inherited the lead when defending race winner and series champion Alex Palou pitted on Lap 64, and …

01-05-2022

Pato O’Ward won the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, continuing his rebound Sunday from a slow start to the NTT IndyCar Series season

The Arrow McLaren SP driver made a sublime pass of pole-sitter Rinus VeeKay in Turn 5 a lap after both drivers’ final pit stops on Lap 61 of 90.

O’Ward’s No. 5 Dallara-Chevrolet inherited the lead when defending race winner and series champion Alex Palou pitted on Lap 64, and the Mexican star led the final 27 laps for his third career victory and first in nearly a year.

“(Team president) Taylor (Kiel) told me we were fighting for the win when we almost got (VeeKay) in the pit stops, so I said, ‘No, this is the chance, man,’ ” O’Ward told NBC Sports’ Marty Snider. “It was so tough to follow just because it’s such a fast and flowing circuit, so I knew if I would have the opportunity it would have been right then and there.

“I got on my (push to pass) button, got around him into 5, and I knew if we would get into clean air, we could kind of control the thing.

“Once we did that, it was cruise to victory lane.”

RESULTS: Click here for where everyone finished at Barber

LAP LEADER CHART: Who was at the front Sunday

Palou finished second, followed by VeeKay, Will Power and Scott Dixon.

“We had a good day overall, super happy with a P2,” Palou told NBC Sports’ Dillon Welch. “I did a mistake on a restart, so I think that was all the difference. (O’Ward) was really fast today. Super happy with the No. 10 American Legion Honda car was super fast all weekend and another podium. We’ll try (to win) the next one.”

O’Ward made it four consecutive victories to start the season for Chevrolet (and the first by a non-Team Penske driver after Scott McLaughlin won the season opener, and Josef Newgarden the past two).

It was the first IndyCar win since June 13, 2021 in Detroit for O’Ward. The McLaren championship hopeful started the season with a 12th in the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and a 15th at Texas Motor Speedway amid a plethora of mistakes by driver and team.

But O’Ward, who turns 23 this Friday, began a turnaround by finishing fifth after starting 11th in the Grand Prix of Long Beach, and he told NBC Sports a few days later that he was ready to refocus after starting the season “with so much noise” because of his desire for a reworked contract.

His new deal with McLaren now seems imminent, and O’Ward will head into May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the momentum to be pegged as a serious contender for his first Indy 500 win on May 29.

“It sucks to be at war within your own team, so I’m glad there’s been very positive talks for the future,” O’Ward told Snider after Sunday’s win. “And man I wanted to do it for these guys, Arrow McLaren SP. Team Chevy, they’ve swept this year so far, so I think it’s great for them.

“Yeah man, I was tired of being 10th, 11th and fifth so I said let’s get a win under our belts so we can claw our way back into this championship fight.”

WHAT A MOVE by @PatricioOWard!

O'Ward gets by @rinusveekay! Will it be the winning move? #INDYCAR

📺 : @NBC and @PeacockTV pic.twitter.com/hZlDvtlYVb

— IndyCar on NBC (@IndyCaronNBC) May 1, 2022

VeeKay led a race-high 57 of 90 laps for the third podium finish of his career.

“We were having a great race and coming into pit lane, and I really got held up a little bit with Jimmie (Johnson), so Pato closed the gap a lot,” VeeKay told NBC Sports’ Kevin Lee. “I was so much looking in my mirrors, I forgot to use the push to pass because I was too much looking in my mirrors. Yeah, I was just a little bit too conservative there. So pretty bummed missing out on that win. We had a great car, great race.”

McLaughlin finished sixth, followed by Romain Grosjean, Graham Rahal, Alexander Rossi and Colton Herta.

Rahal was upset with Grosjean after they made contact multiple times in the closing laps before Grosjean gained the position on the last lap as Rahal ran low on fuel.

“I just think it’s clear when you watch the in-car camera, and look at the angle of his head,” Rahal told NBC Sports’ Lee when asked about the contact. “When I can see in the mirror his head is directed this way, and the track is the (other) way, it’s pretty self-explanatory.

“I gave him room. I knew Romain was going to dive-bomb me because I already had been warned that’s what he was doing. But look where he scraped me, why are you turning into me? Your right front is at my left rear. There’s no excuse for that here. Look, he just releases the car to hit me. And here again. Look at how much room he has.

“I’m just frustrated because this isn’t the first time. At St. Pete, he hit everyone he could hit. We come here, he hit Rossi, hit Herta, hit me. At some point, we have to clean up our act.”

"That guy's a punk! He hit me ON PURPOSE!"@GrahamRahal is NOT HAPPY with @RGrosjean! 🍿 #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/YVFTeBCfx1

— IndyCar on NBC (@IndyCaronNBC) May 1, 2022

Asked if he expected IndyCar officials to take action, Rahal said, “I’ll let you guys decide. You guys know. As another driver in the series told me, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, and he’s had that reputation over his whole career in Europe, and we’re learning his reputation quickly here.

“If race control doesn’t want to do anything, they’re not going to do anything. But when we go and punt him, they better not do anything to me. Which in the past, I’ve been penalized for a lot less than that.”

Grosjean said he didn’t intentionally hit Rahal.

“We touched a couple of times, but it was good racing,” Grosjean told NBC Sports’ Snider. “It was tough out there. Barber is a very good track but very tough to pass, especially when you’re in a train.

“If the guy in front of you doesn’t have anyone in front of them, you can try to defend a different line, but they’re all in line, so it was quite tricky. It’s good racing. It’s IndyCar. Wheel to wheel action. We didn’t have the right strategy; the three-stop didn’t work, and we were better than others on tires. On to the next one.”

The complexion of the race significantly changed on Lap 32 when the first yellow flag waved after Callum Ilott’s No. 77 Chevy was stuck in a Turn 9 gravel trap from running off course while trying to pass Helio Castroneves.

The caution played right into the hands of pole-sitter VeeKay, who was on a two-stop strategy and had pitted just two laps earlier.

The Ed Carpenter Racing driver cycled into the lead ahead of 16 other drivers on the two-stop strategy: O’Ward, Scott McLaughlin, Palou, Alexander Rossi, Felix Rosenqvist, Graham Rahal, Dixon, Takuma Sato, Power, Christian Lundgaard, Devlin DeFrancesco, Simon Pagenaud, Dalton Kellett and David Malukas.

Newgarden, who had been aiming for a

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million bonus for winning his third consecutive race, restarted in 17h as the first of the drivers who were on a three-stop strategy that effectively was blunted by the timing of the yellow.

Other drivers who were on a three-stop strategy: Colton Herta, Marcus Ericsson Romain Grosjean, Conor Daly, Jack Harvey, Kyle Kirkwood and Castroneves.

Herta raced his way back into contention for a top five but fell to 10th after a late spin.

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