An Indy 500 a number of months late was higher than no Indy 500 in any respect. This was the mindset of the IndyCar Collection and the 33 race groups and drivers who competed within the 2020 Indy 500, the 104th version of the Biggest Spectacle in Racing.
And what an Indy 500 it was, even with an anticlimactic end. Takuma Sato received the race beneath warning after a scary Spencer Pigot crash with 5 laps to go. The now two-time Indy 500 winner had been battling Scott Dixon for the lead when the yellow was thrown.
Dixon, the IndyCar Collection factors chief and the driving force who nearly stored Marco Andretti from the pole for Sunday’s race, was the betting favorite to win the 2020 Indy 500, and he had the strongest automotive for many of Sunday’s race. However the late warning allowed Sato to cruise throughout the end line after a number of prior laps of arduous racing.
Sporting Information tracked dwell updates and lap-by-lap highlights from the 2020 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Under are the outcomes.
Indy 500 outcomes
Sato and Dixon have been battling for the lead when the late-race warning got here out, however Graham Rahal was proper behind them, lurking for a doable Indy 500 victory.
Sato turned the 20th driver to win a number of Indy 500s in a profession.
Under are the entire outcomes from Sunday’s Indy 500:
Indy 500 highlights from 2020 race
5:39 p.m. ET: That is it. Takuma Sato wins the 2020 Indy 500 beneath warning. It is his second Indy 500 victory (2017).
5:33 p.m. ET: Warning with 5 laps to go. Spencer Pigot crashes arduous into the pit entrance, a terrifying wreck. Takuma Sato is main with Scott Dixon in second. IndyCar chooses to not throw a pink flag, which implies Sato will win the Indy 500 beneath warning.
5:32 p.m. ET: 5 laps to go. Chief Takuma Sato has some house on Scott Dixon in second.
5:29 p.m. ET: 10 laps to go. Takuma Sato nonetheless has a slight lead over Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal.
5:26 p.m. ET: 15 laps to go. Takuma Sato has the lead with Scott Dixon proper on his tail.
5:22 p.m. ET: 20 laps to go. Takuma Sato and Scott Dixon are battling for the lead with Graham Rahal behind them.
5:06 p.m. ET: Lead change (form of). Takuma Sato takes the highest spot from Scott Dixon. The 2 will work collectively and alternate the result in protect gas. There are 40 laps to go.
5:04 p.m. ET: Inexperienced flag. Restart with 46 laps to go. Scott Dixon retains his lead, and Josef Newgarden makes an aggressive transfer to achieve third place behind Takuma Sato.
4:47 p.m. ET: Warning. In any case of that, Alexander Rossi loses management coming off Flip 2 and crashes on Lap 144. The automotive is destroyed, and he is performed for the race.
4:39 p.m. ET: Inexperienced flag. Restart on Lap 132. Alexander Rossi wastes no time passing slower automobiles. Scott Dixon retains the lead. A pair laps into the run, defending Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud has to pit for harm restore.
4:34 p.m. ET: An enormous penalty. Alexander Rossi has to drop to the rear of the sector because of an unsafe launch on pit street. He was working fourth and can restart 21st.
4:23 p.m. ET: Warning on Lap 122. Alex Palou hits the wall. Felix Rosenqvist is the one driver who doesn’t pit beneath warning, so he is the brand new chief.
Order off pit street:
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4:12 p.m. ET: By no means thoughts that technique. Scott Dixon takes the lead again from Alexander Rossi … after which Rossi takes it tight again. They’ve agreed to alternate the lead forwards and backwards to save lots of gas.
4:07 p.m. ET: Inexperienced flag. Restart on the midway level on Lap 100. Scott Dixon retains the lead, and Alexander Rossi takes second from Takuma Sato. A pair laps later, Dixon deliberately lets Rossi take the lead in an effort to save lots of gas.
3:54 p.m. ET: Inexperienced flag … and a direct warning for a crash on Lap 93. Conor Daly spins by himself coming off Flip 4. Behind him, Oliver Askew spins whereas attempting to keep away from Daly and hits the within wall arduous. Actually arduous. He’s helped out of the automotive by the IMS security crew and is visibly shaken.
3:43 p.m. ET: Warning on Lap 85. Dalton Kellett overdrives Flip Three and crashes into the skin wall. He is out of the race. Scott Dixon’s 10-second lead is erased.
3:39 p.m. ET: Lap 80 arrives. Scott Dixon is spanking the sector, a full 10 seconds forward of second-place Takuma Sato and third-place Alexander Rossi.
3:31 p.m. ET: Rinus VeeKay will get hit with a a stop-and-go penalty for contact with a crew member on pit street. Sage Karam additionally will get a stop-and-go penalty for dashing and coming into the fallacious pit field.
3:28 p.m. ET: Scott Dixon pits on Lap 64 and provides up the lead. (He ultimately will get it again after the cycle of stops.) Second-place Alexander Rossi misses the pits and loses time earlier than efficiently pitting the following lap. He drops to fifth place.
3:15 p.m. ET: Simon Pageanaud offers up the result in pit. Second-place Oliver Askew follows Pageanaud to the pits and passes him with a faster cease. Will Energy assumes the race lead earlier than pitting himself and surrendering the result in Scott Dixon.
3:05 p.m. ET: Inexperienced flag. Restart on Lap 33. Simon Pageanaud instantly passes Oliver Askew for the lead.
Three p.m. ET: Scott Dixon wins the race off pit street beneath warning. He’ll restart eighth behind those that didn’t put. Ryan Hunter-Reay loses 4 positions after a sluggish cease.
2:55 p.m. ET: Warning. Marcus Ericsson crashes into the skin wall after getting unfastened popping out of Flip 1 on Lap 25. His automotive is destroyed, so he is performed for the day. Scott Dixon is main Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato because the yellow comes out.
2:45 p.m. ET: Inexperienced flag. Restart on Lap 12. Scott Dixon retains the lead over Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato.
2:36 p.m. ET: Warning for particles on Lap 6. One thing does fallacious on James Davison’s proper entrance wheel. It comes aside and actually bursts into flames. Scott Dixon is main Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato because the yellow comes out.
2:34 p.m. ET: Ed Carpenter has to pit on Lap Three after getting walled by Zach Veach between Turns 1 and a couple of.
2:31 p.m. ET: Inexperienced flag. The 104th Indianapolis 500 is underway. Scott Dixon beats Marco Andretti into Flip 1 to take the lead. Dixon leads the primary lap.
2:23 p.m. ET: Observe proprietor Roger Penske offers the command to fireside engines.
2:13 p.m. ET: Pre-race ceremonies proceed with the nationwide anthem and flyover. We’re only a few minutes away from the command to fireside engines.
1:48 p.m. ET: Driver introductions start on NBC.