Live updates: Indianapolis 500 - Scott Dixon, Scott McLaughlin shoot for victory at Brickyard

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Lap 200 of 200

Winner - Helio Castroneves

Scott Dixon - 17th

Scott McLaughlin 20th


What a race, congrats to Helio Castroneves.

We're just waiting on the final finishing order, but it looks like Scott Dixon has finished 17th, and Scott McLaughlin has come in 20th.


Final lap, Castroneves and Palou are battling it out down to the last corner!

Castroneves crosses the line first though, and he wins the Indy 500 for the fourth time!


Castroneves overtakes Palou now! What a finish we're in for. 

Two laps remaining.


Palou overtakes Castroneves! Less than five laps to go!


Castroneves takes the lead as Rosenqvist and Sato both pit. 


McLaughlin pits! That should be the end of his chances of an unlikely win, but a decent first showing at the Indy 500 from him.

Dixon has dropped to 17th inside the last 10 laps.


Simon Pagenaud overtakes McLaughlin, Dixon drops to 14th.

Thirteen laps left.


Dixon's quest to save fuel is costing him places. He's dropped down to 12th. The only question is when does he attack? 

Sixteen laps left.


Karam pits, so Santino Ferrucci leads. 

Pagenaud gets in between McLaughlin and Dixon. Both Kiwis are now inside the top 10 with 20 laps left.

Ferrucci pits, Rosenqvist leads.


The field are now pitting for what should be their final stops. This will ultimately decide the winner.

Hang on a second, has McLaughlin overtaken Dixon?! It looks like he has! But can he last until the end?

The two Kiwis are 13th and 14th. 

Sage Karam leads for the first time, as the front group go for their final stops.


Castroneves takes the lead as Palou wilts, meanwhile De Silvestro spins out in the pits. The drivers' brakes are copping it on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


Dixon pits again, he'll relinquish the lead - but can he save enough fuel so that he doesn't need to stop again?

He comes out of the pits in 24th, but can he go to the end? There's 37 laps left.


Sato and Marcus Ericcson both enter the pits, moving Dixon into third. McLaughlin is eighth.

Felix Rosenqvist pits, as does Pietro Fittipaldi, which puts Dixon back into first place. 

A great recovery from the Kiwi, but he'll definitely have to stop again.

In the meantime, McLaughlin pits.


Hildebrand pits, Dixon moves up to fifth. McLaughlin is ninth.


Takuma Sato moves into first, Dixon moves to eighth, McLaughlin is 12th.

Will Power has spun out in the pits, will that be another yellow flag?

Dixon moves to seventh, McLaughlin 11th.


Three quarters done. Dixon is up to 14th, McLaughlin is 18th.

Castroneves pits, and O'Ward leads again. Just 50 laps to go!


More and more pit stops, as Dixon and McLaughlin continue to climb.

They're now 17th and 21st.

Castroneves retakes first as Palou enters the pits.


Harvey pits, Dixon and McLaughlin both move up another place.


Daly pits. Dixon moves to 24th, McLaughlin goes up to 28th.


Josef Newgarden pits, and Dixon moves to 25th.


Palou moves back into first place, Castroneves keeps hold of second, O'Ward drops to third.


Dixon overtakes Dalton Kellett to go 26th, McLaughlin loses a place to Ed Jones.


Coming to the end of the yellow flag, as Castroneves and O'Ward attack Palou!

Castroneves comes out on top, followed by O'Ward. Palou has to settle for third.

O'Ward doesn't sit back though, as he goes at Castroneves to take the lead.


Dixon has fought brilliantly to move up to 22nd, but he pits now behind the yellow flag. He's unlapped himself, whereas Alexander Rossi hasn't. All of Dixon's experience has been on show this morning. 

Dixon comes out of the pits in 24th, McLaughlin is up into 27th after serving a penalty.

Both the Kiwis drop back a couple of spots as the pit stops continue.


Rahal takes the lead - but he crashes coming out of the pits! That'll mean a yellow flag, as Alex Palou becomes the race leader.

This could be a blessing for Scott Dixon.


McLaughlin pits and re-enters the field down in 10th. Dixon moves up a couple more spots into 26th.

Hang on, McLaughlin has been penalised for speeding in the pit lane! McLaughlin now moves to the back of the grid. 

That should be that for any Kiwi hopes.


McLaughlin is sixth - make that fifth - as the field continue to pit. Interestingly, Will Power is ninth after starting down in 32nd.

Dixon has moved up to 28th as he continues his fight to unlap himself.


Daly has had a bad pit stop, so we're yet to see where he'll be after everyone else has stopped.

For now, O'Ward has the lead.


Daly pits to hand the lead to Pato O'Ward. McLaughlin moves up to eighth as more cars refuel past the halfway stage.


We're past halfway! McLaughlin has moved back inside the top 10 by passing Harvey, as Dixon remains at the back of the grid.


Daly has retaken the lead from VeeKay as we approach the halfway mark.


Jack Harvey overtakes McLaughlin, who drops down to 12th. Dixon drops to 32nd as Max Chilton passes him.


Rahal pits, so VeeKay hits the front again.


More drivers pit, McLaughlin moves to 12th. Make that 11th, as Hildebrand stops.


Herta takes the lead, and then pits. Scott Dixon's teammate Alex Palou takes the lead.

McLaughlin moves up into fourth - but he pits now, where will he come out? He's back in 14th.

Graham Rahal takes the lead.


Dixon moves past Max Chilton up into 31st, McLaughlin moves up to sixth as more drivers pit.


Daly pits, Castroneves takes the lead, McLaughlin moves up to seventh.

The V8 Supercars champion will need to pit again though.


VeeKay pits, putting McLaughlin up into eighth. 


No change to the lead. McLaughlin appears comfortable just inside the top 10, setting himself up to attack later. 

Dixon is fighting to unlap himself.


Conor Daly has emerged through the traffic at the front, and he takes the lead.

McLaughlin gets one back on Rahal and he's back up to ninth.

We're more than a quarter through the race.


Here we go then, we're getting ready for the end of the yellow flag, as Dixon and Rossi will have to attack. 

There's drama at the front as Herta, VeeKay and Castroneves all got at it. Meanwhile McLaughlin is overtaken by Graham Rahal.

At the back of the grid, Rossi gets the better of Dixon.


Dixon pits again. The strategy will be to take on as much fuel as possible, and look to go full tilt to unlap himself. Rossi does the same. 


Alexander Rossi has also been lapped after a poor pit stop, so Dixon has moved up into 21st.


Scott McLaughlin could be the best hope of Kiwi glory from now, he's in ninth place after being overtaken by 2020 winner Takuma Sato.

Colton Herta's retaken the lead under the yellow flag.


Dixon pits under the yellow flag, he's in desperate need for fuel.

Uh oh. Dixon ran out of fuel as he entered the pit, and he can't restart his car. The entire field has lapped Dixon, and he's battling to just make it back out. 

The Chip Ganassi crew do brilliantly to get Dixon back out, but he's now 32nd.


Herta pits, putting Dixon into the lead. 

But there's drama in the pits! Wilson enters the pit lane way too quickly, and he's crashed!

We've got a yellow flag. McLaughlin has moved up into 11th.


VeeKay blinks first and pits. That means Herta takes the lead and Dixon moves up a spot into second.

The now former race leader, VeeKay exits the pits down in 23rd. More drivers pit for the first time, which puts McLaughlin up into 12th.


We're past lap No.30, and strategy is going to start to play its part from now.

Dixon is around a second back from VeeKay, as Herta looks to be struggling for grip.


We're nearing the first lot of pit stops, some of the drivers' tyres are wearing on the Brickyard track.

VeeKay and Herta are among those, but Dixon doesn't look like he's having any issues just yet.


McLaughlin overtakes Pietro Fittipaldi to move into 16th. The Kiwi and his Penske teammates were all very impressive in practice on Saturday morning, taking second, third, sixth and seventh spots.


So, after starting on pole, Dixon sits third after the first handful of laps.

However, it's important to note that you win the Indy 500 with strategy, not raw speed. Dixon is world-class when it comes to managing his fuel, and knows exactly how he'll want to play this race from here.

Scott McLaughlin is still down in 17th, just under seven seconds off VeeKay in the lead.

At the back of the grid, Will Power has moved from 32nd up into 25th.


VeeKay passes Dixon now, and he moves into first place while he's at it!


We're away and Dixon keeps the lead into the first corner - before Colton Herta passes him! 


Drama already for Will Power, he's had to go back into the pits before he rejoins the field. 

He'll have to make his way through the entire field to reach his starting spot of 32nd.


The drivers are out on their formation laps, just getting some heat into their tyres among other things.


Roger Penske is giving thanks to the fans in attendance, and the US' first responders for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

But that's not why he's there - as he tells the drivers to start their engines.

We'll be racing very shortly.


The US anthem is being performed, and then we'll be underway.


No one does it quite like the Americans. We've had the pre-race invocation, and then a 21-gun salute.

It is Memorial Day weekend over in the US at the moment.


A very good (early) morning! Motorsport fans, start your engines, because we're in for a cracker today! 

We're around half an hour away from the green flag. Not long to go now!


Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub’s live updates of the Indianapolis 500.

Thirteen years since his first - and only - Indy 500 victory, Kiwi Scott Dixon has the chance to stand on top of the podium once again in American motorsport’s most iconic race.

The reigning IndyCar champion took pole position just over a week ago, the fourth time he’s done so, and will start from the front of the grid.

It’s by no means a done deal, but Dixon has everything in his hands to win the Indy 500 for the second time. 

He’s joined on the front row by young superstars, Colton Herta and Rinus VeeKay.

Elsewhere, fellow Kiwi Scott McLaughlin starts 17th, but he and his Team Penske teammates impressed in Saturday’s practice session, taking the second, third, sixth and seventh best times of the session, which Dixon topped. 

Starting grid

1. Scott Dixon, 2. Colton Herta, 3. Rinus VeeKay, 4. Ed Carpenter, 5. Tony Kanaan, 6. Alex Palou, 7. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 8. Helio Castroneves, 9. Marcus Ericsson, 10. Alexander Rossi, 11. Ed Jones, 12. Pato O'Ward, 13. Pietro Fittipaldi, 14. Felix Rosenqvist, 15. Takuma Sato, 16. James Hinchcliffe, 17. Scott McLaughlin, 18. Graham Rahal, 19. Conor Daly, 20. Jack Harvey, 21. Josef Newgarden, 22. JR Hildebrand, 23. Santino Ferrucci, 24. Juan Pablo Montoya, 25. Marco Andretti, 26. Simon Pagenaud, 27. Sebastien Bourdais, 28. Stefan Wilson, 29. Max Chilton, 30. Dalton Kellett, 31. Sage Karam, 32. Will Power, 33. Simona De Silvestro.

TAB Odds (race winner)

Scott Dixon $4.25, Colton Herta $8.00, Pato O’Ward $9.00, Scott McLaughlin $15.00, Rinus VeeKay $17.00.

Scott McLaughlin quietly confident of debut Indy 500 win

Kiwi Scott McLaughlin hopes to punch a ticket to the final 20 laps of his Indianapolis 500 debut on Monday.

The Penske flyer - a three-time Supercars champion - will start from 17th on the grid at the famed 'Brickyard' race circuit, but knows how to win big races from behind, after taking the lead late at Bathurst 2019 and holding on for victory.

McLaughlin is quietly confident he has the tools to work his way through the pack to push for victory in the closing stages. 

"It's kind of like Bathurst in that it's about buying that ticket to be somewhere near the front in the last stint," McLaughlin says.

"If we can get it all right on the day, we have the pace to maintain a good position."

McLaughlin was the quickest of the four Penske drivers - some feat, considering the talent in that team, with Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power holding a collective four series titles and three Indy 500 wins.

But Penske struggled for consistent pace during qualifying, with the 27-year-old Hamiltonian their only driver inside the top 20. 

McLaughlin admits qualifying was underwhelming, but warns not to write off the most successful team in Indy 500 history off.

"We all have the ability to come through the field and our pace in race trim has been strong. 

"It's a wild race, and with strategy and stuff, you shouldn't count us out yet."

McLaughlin believes he has as much chance as any of the 33 drivers, despite being one of only two rookies in the field.

"Crazier things have happened. There is no reason why I can't win - I guess the only thing against me is inexperience.

"If I can put myself in a position to win the race through strategy and some passing, I think our car is fast enough to carve through the field.

"The car is quick enough to run at the front and if I can get to the front with a chance to win, I feel like I am good enough to grab onto that and get the job done."

And the ideal outcome for McLaughlin? To pip polesitter and fellow Kiwi Scott Dixon for victory.

"It's cool for both of us. It's amazing to have two New Zealanders - from such a small country, battling for one of the world's biggest prizes - in any sport that's pretty big. 

"As a country, in sport, we have always punched above our weight. Scotty is a legend here and, man, he's been fast this week. 

"He will be very hard to beat, but I will try and come through, and beat him and make it a Kiwi 1-2. 

"Feeling good about my car, so we will see what we can do."