Who Gained the Indy 500 in 2021? Full outcomes, tables and highlights from the aim

History was made on Sunday.

Helio Castroneves won his fourth Indy 500 race and linked up with AJ Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears with the highest worth in history.

He finished the race in 2:39:50, the fastest in history, and beat the record set by Tony Kanaan in 2013 when it finished at 2:40: 03.4181. Castroneves came in 0.493 seconds ahead of runner-up Alex Palou.

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“Spider-Man” was always in the mix for the top spot, but fell behind Palou late. In the penultimate lap, however, Castroneves was able to pull ahead of Palou to take home the Indy 500 title.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened its gates to 135,000 people to watch the race in person, the largest gathering since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sporting News followed live updates and highlights of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Read the full results of the 2021 Brickyard race below.

Indy 500 results

Helio Castroneves linked the Indy 500 record with the fourth win of his career by overtaking Alex Palou on the penultimate lap and staying in the lead late.

Along with AJ Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears, he is the only driver to have ever won the race four times. At 46, Castroneves is one of the oldest Indy 500 drivers to take first place. Our Sr. won the race when he was 47 years and 360 days.

Item driver
1. Helio Castroneves
2. Alex Palou
3rd Simon Pagenaud
4th Pato O’Ward
5. Ed Carpenter
6th Santino Ferrucci
7th Sage Karam
8th. Rinus VeeKay
9. Juan Pablo Montoya
10. Tony Kanaan
11. Marcus Ericsson
12th Josef Newgarden
13th Conor Daly
14th Takuma Sato
fifteen. JR Hildebrand
16. Colton Herta
17th Scott Dixon
18th Jack Harvey
19th Marco Andretti
20th Scott McLaughlin
21st James Hinchcliffe
22nd Ryan Hunter-Reay
23 Pietro Fittipaldi
24 Sebastien Bourdais
25th Dalton had to
26. Max Chilton
27 Felix Rosenqvist
28. Ed Jones
29 Alexander Rossi
30th Willpower
31 Simona de Silvestro
32. Graham Rahal
33. Stefan Wilson

Indy 500 highlights from the 2021 race

3:24 pm: Castroneves won his fourth Indy 500, tying himself up for the best in racing history. He is only the fourth driver to have accomplished the feat.

3:23 pm: Castroneves overtook Palou on the penultimate lap. He’s now trying to hold Palou back for his fourth Indy 500 title.

3:23 pm: Palou is back in front. He drove behind Rosenqvist to give himself a little more space in front of Castroneves with three laps left.

3:20 pm: Sato and Rosenqvist, both boxing and Castroneves, are officially back in first place with six laps left. Palou tries to pull forward.

3:15 pm: Pagenaud interferes with Palou, Castroneves and O’Ward. With Palou probably still ahead 12 laps before the race, as Rosenqvist and Sato will soon need a pit stop.

3:10 pm: Palou takes the outside and overtakes Castroneves on lap 180 when some of the current front runners are forced to pits.

3:05 pm: After losing a lap at the start of the race, Dixon is climbing back up and is now likely to be his last pit stop. Dixon is up to No. 18.

3:03 pm: Castroneves cuts off Palou on lap 170 and takes the lead.

2:59 pm: Palou, Castroneves and O’Ward are the current top three on lap 163. Neither of them have had a pit stop in at least the last 13 laps.

2:51 pm: The power supply has some problems in the pit lane as it has to be moved backwards during its stop.

2:50 pm: On lap 150, Castroneves is right behind him with O’Ward, Pagenaud, Sato and Power. Castroneves on the way to the pit lane.

2:37 pm: Josef Newgarden, who started the race in 21st place, has moved up to fifth place in the current ranking.

2:35 pm: Listen to Rahal after he was eliminated from today’s race.

2:34 pm: O’Ward is back in front on lap 129.

2:32 pm: The green flag is out again. Castroneves takes the lead over Palou on lap 126.

2:31 pm: Here’s a look at the incident that got Rahal out of the Indy 500.

2:23 pm: Rahal’s left rear tire loosens and he hits the wall. Daly hits the left wheel, but drives okay so far.

2:22 pm: The warning flag comes out after Rahal had an accident and came out of the row of pits. His afternoon is over.

2:19 pm: Palou takes the lead on lap 119 when Graham Rahal makes a pit stop.

2:08 pm: Daly stays in the lead ahead of VeeKay, O’Ward, Hunter-Reay and Herta when the race hits lap 100.

2:01 pm: Now Daly is back on lap 88 ahead of VeeKay, ahead of VeeKay, O’Ward, Herta, and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

1:56 p.m .: After a few pit stops, VeeKay is back in front on lap 84 ahead of Daly, Pato O’Ward, Herta and Palou.

1:52 pm: Herta takes the lead over Castroneves on lap 77 before both drivers make a pit stop.

1:48 pm: Daly makes a pit stop and Castroneves takes the lead on lap 72.

1:45 pm: Dixon and Rossi haven’t been able to catch up much since falling behind a lap. Rossi is 31st and Dixon is 32nd to 66 laps. Both were ranked among the top competitors for this year’s Indy 500.

1:40 p.m .: Here are the current top 5 to 59 rounds: Daly, VeeKay, Castroneves, Herta, Alex Palou

1:33 pm: Conor Daly, who started in 19th place, takes the lead over Herta and VeeKay.

1:30 p.m .: The race is green again.

1:30 p.m. Rossi is ready to get his lap back.

1:24 p.m .: Hear from Wilson after he was involved in a crash that got him out of the Indy 500.

1:22 pm: Herta is now in second place with VeeKay on lap 40 after being the first to enter the pit lane. Dixon and Alexander Rossi are both down a lap.

1:16 pm: Dixon had to come into the pit lane and now his car won’t restart after his car ran out of fuel.

1:14 p.m .: Here’s a look at Wilson’s fall that put him out of the running and spawned a warning flag.

1:11 pm: Stefan Wilson is involved in a crash in the pit lane. A number of other cars are already in the pits. This will display a yellow flag.

1:10 p.m .: Carpenter is the second Chevy to pit. Two laps have also arrived in lap 33.

1:09 pm: VeeKay comes to the box. The rest of the top 5 rolled on.

1:05 pm: VeeKay, the IndyCar rookie of the year 2020, leads the Indy 500 into the race for another 25 laps. He wins the GMR Grand Prix.

12:59 pm: Helio Castroneves overtook Tony Kanaan on lap 18 for fifth place. VeeKay, Herta, Dixon, and Ed Carpenter are the top four.

12:54 pm: In lap 7, the performance increased from its starting position from 32 to 25.

12:50 pm: Rinus VeeKay leads the start with Colton Herta in second and Scott Dixon in third on lap 5 of the race.

12:47 pm: The race has started.

12:45 pm: NBC broadcast says Will Power’s car didn’t start, but now it’s rolling and has to catch up to the last row.

12:40 pm: The drivers were instructed to start their engines.

12:40 pm: Jim Cornelison sings “Back Home in Indiana” before the race.

12:31 pm: Listen to the national anthem being signed.

12:20 pm: Pre-race ceremonies are ongoing.

12:16 pm: Fans are there to watch the race. Take a look at the sight of fans back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

12:03 pm: At the presentation of the drivers, last year’s winner Takuma Sato received a standing ovation in front of the fans for the first time since winning his second Indy 500.

How to see the Indianapolis 500

  • Time: 12:45 ET
  • TV channel: NBC
  • Live streams: NBC Sports | Peacock | fuboTV

For those who can’t see the Indy 500 over cable, there are plenty of ways to stream the greatest spectacle in racing. Instead of buying NBC Sports Gold’s IndyCar Pass as in previous years, racing fans can subscribe to Peacock Premium, which has access to all of the IndyCar racing content that the previous service had.

There are other options for streaming as well. Below are the links for each one.

Indy 500 starting grid

Most of the 33-vehicle Indy 500 grid was set on May 22, when the 10-30 spots were set based on qualifying times. The nine fastest drivers then took part in the Fast Nine Shootout to determine the order for the first nine places.

Here are the full Indianapolis 500 qualifying results:

Item Car no. driver
1 9 Scott Dixon
2 26th Colton Herta
3 21 Rinus VeeKay
4th 20th Ed Carpenter
5 48 Tony Kanaan
6th 10 Alex Palou
7th 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
8th 6th Helio Castroneves
9 8th Marcus Ericsson
10 27 Alexander Rossi
11 18th Ed Jones
12th 5 Pato O’Ward
13th 51 Pietro Fittipaldi
14th 7th Felix Rosenqvist
fifteen 30th Takuma Soto
16 29 James Hinchcliffe
17th 3 Scott McLaughlin
18th fifteen Graham Rahal
19th 47 Conor Daly
20th 60 Jack Harvey
21 2 Josef Newgarden
22nd 1 JR Hildebrand
23 45 Santino Ferrucci
24 86 Juan Pablo Montoya
25th 98 Marco Andretti
26th 22nd Simon Pagenaud
27 14th Sebastien Bourdais
28 25th Stefan Wilson
29 59 Max Chilton
30th 4th Dalton had to
31 24 Sage Karam
32 12th Willpower
33 16 Simona de Silvestro

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