Indy 500: Live updates, results, highlights from Indianapolis Motor Speedway


Another year, another Indy 500 — but even for one of the most famous races in IndyCar, the 2018 race is special in that it features the last running of Danica Patrick, who is retiring after driving those famed 500 miles one final time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Patrick will start from the seventh position in the third row in her bid for her first Indy 500 win. Ed Carpenter will start from the pole.

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Will Patrick ride off into the sunset with a monumental victory on her back? Or will someone else claim the famed Indy 500?

Follow along as Sporting News provides live updates from the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: 

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Indy 500 live updates

2:03 — Replay of Veach’s fire.

2:00 — Top 5: Power, Carpenter, Pagenaud, Hunter-Reay and Castroneves through 113 laps. Power was the winner of the grand prix two weeks ago.

1:55 — Zach Veach’s car caught on fire in the pit. Fortunately, the fire extinguished itself and it appears no one is hurt.

1:51 — Tony Kanaan makes an unscheduled pit stop for what appears to be a tire puncture. Top 5: Rahal, Wickens (R), Munoz, Hildebrand and Claman De Melo (R) through 104 laps.

1:45 — Will Power is your new Indy 500 leader as Ed Carpenter pits on Lap 92, after taking the lead from Kanaan on 90.

1:42 — Marco Andretti is 7th, the second-running Honda in a Chevy-dominated race through 89 laps.

1:40 — Newgarden, who gave up third for a pit stop, has moved to 20th.

1:36 — Top 5: Kanaan, Carpenter, Power, Pagenaud and Castroneves through Lap 80.

1:32 — Ed Jones is being transported to a local hospital with head and neck pain after his crash, per IndyCar. Tony Kanaan takes the lead on the restart on Lap 74.

1:27 — Most of the cars remain on the racetrack. Here are photos from the crash.

1:24 — On a day that was supposed to be her big comeback, Danica Patrick has wrecked on Lap 68. That’ll be the way her driving career ends. Not quite the storybook ending she wanted, but she receives a supportive ovation from the crowd.

1:20 — Kanaan takes the lead on the restart, but Ed Carpenter is able to take it back again.

1:12 — Ed Jones. Who? ED JONES…just crashed on Turn 2. Radios in that he’s ok. Two of the top three finishers in last year’s Indy 500 are already out at Lap 58.

1:10 — For what it’s worth, Carpenter retook the lead so whatever inspection that IndyCar needed to make must have come out all-clear.

1:09 — Restart.

1:05 — IndyCar is reviewing something on Ed Carpenter’s pit stop.

1:03 — Here’s a highlight of the crash.

12:57 — James Davison has crashed in turn four. First yellow of the race comes out in lap 47. Defending Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato also involved. Davison was going pretty slow.

12:56 — Top 5: Carpenter, Kanaan, Newgarden, Pagenaud and Castroneves. Carpenter hit a new career high in laps led with 39. His previous record was 37.

12:50 — Carpenter regains the lead after an incredibly quick lap post-pit. So far, the average race speed appears to be 211 mph.

12:45 — Josef Newgarden takes the lead after Ed Carpenter gives up first to pit after pacing for 30 laps.

12:44 — Danica going to the pit early for tire changes at lap 31. Ed Carpenter still leads.

12:41 — Even with all of th experience so far, the heat is proving to be a problem for dirvers as it appears that drivers are cruising to avoid problems with handling. Cars and drivers are on edge. Danica remains in 12th.

12:37 — Top 5: Carpenter, Pagenaud, Power, Newgarden and Bourdais through 22 laps.

12:34 — Today’s Indy 500 is on pace to be the hottest in the race’s history at 93 degrees. Last record was 92 degrees in 1937.

12:24 — So far so good as the first lap of the race goes without a hitch.

Pre-race highlights

Indy 500 is never short on pageantry.

Danica celebrates with boyfriend Aaron Rodgers before the race.

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