Josef Newgarden Wins Indy 500: Top Finishers and Analysis

Rain, cautions, and drama. The Greatest Spectacle in Racing did not disappoint despite starting multiple hours after the scheduled green flag. Let’s look at the race results and biggest storylines during the 2024 Indy 500.

2024 Indy 500

The best day in motorsports got off to a boring start as F1’s Monaco Grand Prix put people to sleep. It was essentially a professional display of “follow the leader” resulting in Charles LeClerc leading from start to finish, claiming the checkered at his home track. More disappointment was on tap as rain forced the start of the Indy 500 to be delayed. Thus ruining any chances of witnessing Kyle Larson doing the Double.

Hope was not lost for fans though, as the excitement was palpable once the green flag did drop from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Passes were frequent on this day, as the 649 overtakes were the most since 2017. The front of the field was constantly cycling as well as the 18 different leaders, set the record for the most during an Indy 500. All of these leaders also finished the race on the lead lap breaking the record of 11 set just last season. Lastly, the 49 lead changes during the race are the 4th most in Indy 500 history. With the final lead change coming on the last lap for the second consecutive year, and just the fourth time ever. 

Indy 500 Results

Team Penske driver Josef Newgarden (2) celebrates with his crew members, Sunday, May 26, 2024, after winning the 108th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. *Alex Martin / Journal and Courier / USA TODAY NETWORK
*Alex Martin / Journal and Courier / USA TODAY NETWORK

Josef Newgarden, the 2024 Indy 500 odds favorite is your winner. He becomes the 11th multiple-time champion of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing and just the sixth to do so in back-to-back years. His win came at the expense of IndyCar fan favorite Pato O’Ward, who finished runner-up for the second time in the last three years. NASCAR driver Kyle Larson looked like a legit podium contender but came home with a disappointing 18th-place finish after a pit road speeding penalty put him a lap down with 70 laps remaining. Check out the complete Indy 500 results below.

FinishStartDriverCar No.ManufacturerLaps LedLaps Run
13Josef Newgarden2Chevrolet26200
28Pato O’Ward5Chevrolet12200
321Scott Dixon9Honda12200
44Alexander Rossi7Chevrolet12200
514Álex Palou10Honda1200
61Scott McLaughlin3Chevrolet64200
711Kyle Kirkwood27Honda2200
86Santino Ferrucci14Chevrolet1200
97Rinus VeeKay21Chevrolet8200
1029Conor Daly24Chevrolet22200
1115Callum Ilott6Chevrolet1200
1224Christian Rasmussen33Chevrolet1200
1328Christian Lundgaard45Honda4200
1410Takuma Sato75Honda0200
1533Graham Rahal15Honda1200
1623Sting Ray Robb41Chevrolet23200
1717Ed Carpenter20Chevrolet3200
185Kyle Larson17Chevrolet4200
1926Romain Grosjean77Chevrolet0200
2020Helio Castroneves6Honda0200
2118Kyffin Simpson4Honda3200
2222Agustin Canapino78Chevrolet0199
2313Colton Herta26Honda0170
242Will Power12Chevrolet0145
2519Marco Andretti98Honda0113
2612Ryan Hunter-Reay23Chevrolet0107
279Felix Rosenqvist60Honda055
2827Linus Lundqvist8Honda027
2931Katherine Legge51Honda022
3016Marcus Armstrong11Honda06
3125Tom Blomqvist66Honda00
3230Pietro Fittipaldi30Honda00
3332Marcus Ericsson28Honda00

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