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97th Indianapolis 500
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis 500
Sanctioning body IndyCar
Season 2013 IndyCar season
Date May 26, 2013
Winner Brazil Tony Kanaan
Winning team KV Racing Technology
Average speed 187.433 mph (301.644 km/h) Race Record
Pole position United States Ed Carpenter
Pole speed 228.762 mph (368.157 km/h)
Fastest qualifier Australia Will Power
Rookie of the Year Colombia Carlos Muñoz
Most laps led United States Ed Carpenter (37)
Pre-race ceremonies
National anthem Sandi Patty
"Back Home Again in Indiana" Jim Nabors
Starting Command Mari Hulman George
Pace car 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Pace car driver Jim Harbaugh
Honorary starter Michael Peña
Attendance TBD
TV in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Marty Reid
Scott Goodyear
Eddie Cheever
Nielsen Ratings 3.7[1]
Chronology
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The 97th Indianapolis 500 was run on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was the premier event of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season. Tony Kanaan, a native of Brazil, was victorious on a record-setting day.

The track opened for practice on Saturday, May 11. Time trials were held May 18–19, and the final practice, traditionally dubbed "Carb Day," was Friday, May 24. A support race, the Freedom 100 for the Indy Lights series was also held on Carb Day. In time trials, owner/driver Ed Carpenter of Indianapolis won the pole position, the first American-born pole-sitter since 2006, and the first owner/driver to sit on the pole since 1975.

For the first time since 1987, two drivers in the field entered the race attempting to win a fourth Indianapolis 500.[2] Three-time winners Hélio Castroneves (2001, 2002, 2009) and Dario Franchitti (2007, 2010, 2012) attempted to tie A. J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr., and Rick Mears for the most Indy 500 victories.

After eleven previous attempts, Tony Kanaan, racing for KV Racing Technology, won the race. On a restart with three laps remaining, Kanaan overtook leader Ryan Hunter-Reay in the first turn. Three-time champion Dario Franchitti got loose and crashed into the outside wall bringing out the final caution of the race. Kanaan led Rookie of the Year Carlos Muñoz and Hunter-Reay across the line. The average speed of the race – 187.433 mph (301.644 km/h) – was the fastest Indianapolis 500, breaking the record set in 1990 by Arie Luyendyk. The 68 lead changes, and 14 different leaders, set during the race are also new records. Other records set include most cars running at the finish (26), fewest caution laps (21), most laps completed by the field (5,863), as well as a 133-lap caution-free segment from lap 61 through 193.

Chevrolet swept the top four finishing positions, and took its first Indianapolis 500 win since 2002, breaking Honda's streak of nine consecutive Indy 500 wins. Chassis manufacturer Dallara won its 8th straight Indy 500, and 13th overall since joining the series in 1997.

Event background[edit]

  • For the first time since 1989, the Indy 500 will be part of an Indy car "triple crown" along with Pocono and Fontana. A $1 million bonus prize will be offered for any driver to win all three races in the same season.[3]
  • The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will serve as the official pace car.[4]
  • Lotus, who fielded underpowered and uncompetitive engines in 2012, was released from its contract, and will not participate from 2013 onwards.
  • On December 21, 2012, Firestone signed a five-year contract extension to be the exclusive official tire supplier through 2018.[5]
  • Following its popular success during the festivities surrounding Super Bowl XLVI, a zip-line was installed in the infield.[6]
  • After missing the 2012 race due to an illness, Jim Nabors returned once again to perform "Back Home Again in Indiana" during the pre-race ceremonies. It was his 33rd year performing the song in-person, and 35th overall.

Selected rules and rule changes[edit]

  • Cars will be allowed 130 kPa of turbocharger "boost" during practice (Saturday through Thursday), Carb Day, and race day. Cars will be allowed 140 kPa of boost for "Fast Friday" practice, and during time trials.[7]
  • All entries will be allowed a total of 33 sets of tires for practice, time trials and race day. Rookie orientation participants receive four additional sets for exclusive use during that session, and likewise refresher test participants receive two additional sets for use during that session. Entries that qualify for the Fast Nine "Shootout" on Pole Day will receive an additional new set of tires for use during each shootout qualifying attempt, but they must be returned and can not be used during the race.
  • Full-time IndyCar entries must adhere to the required 2,000-mile engine mileage limits. Unapproved engine changes will see a 10-position grid penalty at the next race of the season (Detroit). Most full-time teams will enter the month with the same engine they used earlier in the season (Brazil, Long Beach, etc.). The 2,000 miles on the engine must be exhausted during practice before installing a fresh engine for "Fast Friday" and qualifying. At the close of time trials, an additional fresh engine may be installed for Carb Day and race day, without penalty. However, the time trials engine (and the race day engine) must be re-installed and utilized for later events if it still has miles remaining on it.
  • Part-time teams utilizing the "Short" engine program will be provided with one engine for use during practice, time trials, and race day.

Schedule[edit]

Race schedule — May, 2013
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1
 
2
 
3
 
4
Mini-Marathon
5
São Paulo
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
Testing
10
 
11
Practice/ROP
12
Practice/ROP
13
Practice
14
Practice
15
Practice
16
Practice
17
Practice
18
Pole Day
19
Bump Day
20
 
21
 
22
Comm. Day
23
Indy Lights
24
Carb Day
25
Legends Day
26
Indy 500
27
Memorial Day
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 
Color Notes
Green Practice
Dark Blue Time trials
Silver Race day
Red Rained out
Blank No track activity

* Includes days where track activity
was significantly limited due to rain

ROP — denotes Rookie Orientation Program

Comm. — denotes 500 Festival Community Day

Entry list[edit]

The official entry list was released May 7, featuring 34 entries.[8] The initial entry list included four rookies (A. J. Allmendinger, Conor Daly, Tristan Vautier, Carlos Muñoz) and four former winners in Hélio Castroneves, Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Buddy Lazier.

Ryan Briscoe—who took pole position for the 2012 race—was unable to secure a full-time drive for the 2013 season, but participated in the race in a fourth car entered by Chip Ganassi Racing.

No. Driver Status Entrant Engine Sponsor
1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet DHL
2 United States A. J. Allmendinger R Team Penske Chevrolet IZOD
3 Brazil Helio Castroneves W Team Penske Chevrolet Shell V-Power/Pennzoil Ultra
4 United States J. R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet National Guard/Man of Steel
5 Venezuela E. J. Viso Team Venezuela/Andretti Autosport/HVM Chevrolet PDVSA/Citgo
6 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet TrueCar
7 France Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet McAfee/Bing
8 Australia Ryan Briscoe Chip Ganassi Racing Honda NTT DATA/Hulu
9 New Zealand Scott Dixon W Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Target
10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti W Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Target
11 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet Hydroxycut/Mouser
12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet Verizon
14 Japan Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda ABC Supply Co./Panasonic
15 United States Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Midas/Big O Tires
16 United Kingdom James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Acorn Stairlifts
17 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Office Depot
18 Brazil Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Racing Honda Ipiranga
19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda Boy Scouts of America/Sonny's BBQ
20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet Fuzzy's Vodka
21 United States Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda Century 21
22 Spain Oriol Servià Panther DRR Chevrolet Mecum Auto Auctions
25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet RC Cola
26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz R Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Electric Energy Straws/Dially-Ser
27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet GoDaddy.com
41 United States Conor Daly R A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda ABC Supply Co.
55 France Tristan Vautier R Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda Lucas Oil
60 United States Townsend Bell Panther Racing Chevrolet Sunoco "Turbo"
63 United Kingdom Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing Honda Cyclops Gear
77 France Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda Hewlett-Packard
78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet Nuclear Energy
81 United Kingdom Katherine Legge Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda Angie's List
83 United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda NovoLog FlexPen
91 United States Buddy Lazier W Lazier Partners Racing Chevrolet Advance Auto Parts
98 Canada Alex Tagliani Bryan Herta Autosport Honda Barracuda Networks/Bowers & Wilkins
Icon Meaning
R Rookie driver
W Former winner

Practice and Rookie orientation[edit]

Rookie orientation was scheduled for Thursday April 11. However, due to a poor weather forecast, was postponed. Instead, rookies will participate in special two-hour sessions during the first two days of Indianapolis 500 practice.[9]

Testing – Thursday May 9[edit]

A private test focused on NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, who tested a car for Andretti Autosport. Busch conducted the evaluation test with the possibility of attempting "Double Duty" in 2014. Busch reached a top lap of 218 mph.[10]

Practice and Rookie Orientation – Saturday May 11[edit]

  • Weather: 51 °F (11 °C), cloudy
  • Practice summary: Opening Day featured veteran practice from 12–2 p.m., rookie orientation from 2–4 p.m., followed by a second session of veteran practice from 4–6 p.m. Helio Castroneves was the first car to pull out on to the track, while Josef Newgarden was the first to complete a lap. During the first session, nine cars took to the track, with no incidents reported.
Rookie orientation featured three drivers, A. J. Allmendinger, Carlos Muñoz, and Tristan Vautier.[11] Conor Daly was absent due to his participation in the GP3 race at Barcelona. All three drivers passed the three-phase rookie test, and became eligible to practice during the veteran sessions.[11] Daly will be given time to complete the test on Monday.
After rookie orientation, a brief rain shower closed the track from 4:00 p.m. to 4:33 p.m. A total of 15 drivers completed 480 laps Saturday without incident.
Top Practice Speeds
Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed
1 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 220.970
2 21T United States Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 220.920
3 26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R) Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 220.720
OFFICIAL DAILY TRACKSIDE REPORT

Practice – Sunday May 12[edit]

Rookie Carlos Muñoz led practice on two days, and qualified second on the starting grid.
  • Weather: 51 °F (11 °C), sunny, windy
  • Practice summary: A total of 22 drivers completed 730 laps Sunday, without incident.[12] A cool, windy afternoon kept some teams and drivers off the track for the day. Rookie Carlos Muñoz led the speed chart, while Andretti Autosport teammates swept five of the top six spots for the day.[12]
Top Practice Speeds
Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed
1 26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R) Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 223.023
2 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 222.825
3 5 Venezuela E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 222.523
OFFICIAL DAILY TRACKSIDE REPORT

Practice – Monday May 13[edit]

  • Weather: 66 °F (19 °C), sunny
  • Practice summary: A total of 32 drivers took laps on a busy day of practice.[13] Favorable weather conditions saw heavy action, with 1,799 laps completed. Andretti Autosport cars again topped the speed chart, with Marco Andretti setting the fastest lap thus far in the month.[13] No incidents were reported. Rookie Conor Daly, who missed rookie orientation due to competing in Spain, completed his three-phase rookie test in the morning.[13] In addition, Pippa Mann completed a refresher test.
Top Practice Speeds
Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed
1 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 225.100
2 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 225.075
3 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 224.386
OFFICIAL DAILY TRACKSIDE REPORT

Practice – Tuesday May 14[edit]

  • Weather: 87 °F (31 °C), sunny
  • Practice summary: The warmest day of practice thus far saw temperatures in the mid-80s, and sunny skies. A total of 32 drivers took 2,226 laps without incident. James Hinchcliffe drove Marco Andretti's car #25 to a lap of 224.210 mph, for the fastest lap of the day.[14] Andretti himself drove the car to a lap of 223.570 mph, good enough for third on the speed chart.[14] Andretti Autosport took the top spot in practice for the third straight day. The only driver entered to not take any laps during the month has been Buddy Lazier.[14]
Top Practice Speeds
Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed
1 25 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 224.210
2 4 United States J. R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 223.652
3 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 223.570
OFFICIAL DAILY TRACKSIDE REPORT

Practice – Wednesday May 15[edit]

  • Weather: 91 °F (33 °C), sunny
  • Practice summary: A total of 32 drivers completed 2,165 laps without any major incidents. Several drivers took time driving in packs, simulating race conditions. Dario Franchitti, along with Honda, topped the speed chart for the first for the month.[15] The only minor incident of the day involved Sebastian Saavedra. His car lost paint and decals off the engine cover, bringing out a yellow for debris and track inspection.[15] Sixteen of the full-time entries had passed the required 2,000-mile threshold, and took to the track Wednesday with fresh powerplants.
Top Practice Speeds
Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed
1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 224.235
2 60 United States Townsend Bell Panther Racing Chevrolet 223.716
3 3 Brazil Helio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 223.699
OFFICIAL DAILY TRACKSIDE REPORT

Practice – Thursday May 16[edit]

  • Weather: 83 °F (28 °C), sunny. Brief shower at 12:11 p.m.
  • Practice summary: At 2:19 p.m., rookie Conor Daly crashed in turn one, the first major incident of the week.[16] Halfway through the turn, the rear end stepped out, and he made contact with the SAFER barrier at the exit one with the right side. He spun through the southchute, and the car nearly overturned, coming to rest upright in turn 2. Daly exited the car and was uninjured.[16]
For the second time of the week, rookie Carlos Muñoz topped the speed chart, with a lap of 225.163 mph, the fastest of the month.[17] It was Andretti Autosport's fourth day leading practice, and the second time they swept the top three speeds for the day. A total of 2,227 laps were completed, with 33 drivers having taken laps during the month. Buddy Lazier made it 33 as he took the track for the first time.[17] He conducted installation laps in preparations for a refresher test scheduled for Friday.
Top Practice Speeds
Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed
1 26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R) Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 225.163
2 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 225.006
3 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 224.882
OFFICIAL DAILY TRACKSIDE REPORT

Fast Friday Practice – Friday May 17[edit]

  • Weather: 81 °F (27 °C), cloudy; light rain at 2:52 p.m., thunderstorms at 3:15 p.m.
  • Practice summary: E. J. Viso led the speed chart with a lap of 229.537 mph, the fastest lap of the month, and the fastest practice lap at the track since 2003.[18] Veteran Buddy Lazier opened the morning with a refresher test. Within a few laps, Lazier was practicing over 219 mph. During the "Fast Friday" practice session, a total of 32 drivers took laps, with Conor Daly the only participant not on the track. Daly was sidelined while the Foyt team rebuilt his car after his Thursday crash.[18] With Andretti Autosport cars again sweeping the top three spots on the speed chart, rain entered the area around 3 p.m. Severe thunderstorms closed the track for the day officially at 3:42 p.m.
Top Practice Speeds
Pos No. Driver Team Engine Speed
1 5 Venezuela E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 229.537
2 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 228.754
3 26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R) Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 228.520
OFFICIAL DAILY TRACKSIDE REPORT

Time trials[edit]

Pole Day time trials: Segment 1 – Saturday May 18[edit]

  • Weather: 81 °F (27 °C), partly sunny
  • Qualifying summary: During the morning practice session, Will Power turned the fastest lap of the month at 229.808 mph.[19] At the conclusion of practice, rain fell and delayed the start of time trials. The rain shower was short in duration, and the track was dried. Trials began at 1:28 p.m. Scott Dixon was the first driver in the field. During the afternoon session, a total of 31 drivers completed attempts. Chevrolet swept the top ten spots on the speed chart, and 13 of the top 15.[20] Alex Tagliani, the fastest of the Honda teams, managed only a 11th starting position on the grid.[20] Will Power (228.844 mph) set the fastest speed of Session 1, and the top nine would advance to the Top Nine Shootout.
As the segment came to a close, the attention focused on Graham Rahal, Josef Newgarden, and Simona de Silvestro. All three were among the drivers attempting to make the top 24 for the day. Rahal was too slow to make the field, while de Silvestro managed to bump her way in.[20] In the last 30 minutes, Townsend Bell made two attempts, the second of which bumped his way in. With time running out, Newgarden was bumped out by James Jakes. Newgarden ran out of time to get back in line to make an attempt, and would have to wait until Sunday to qualify.
Pole Day – First Segment – Saturday, May 18, 2013
Pos. No. Driver Team Engine Speed Pts.
Positions 1–9
1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 228.844  –
2 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 228.282  –
3 26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R) Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 228.171  –
4 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 227.975  –
5 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 227.952  –
6 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 227.893  –
7 2 United States A. J. Allmendinger (R) Team Penske Chevrolet 227.761  –
8 5 Venezuela E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 227.612  –
9 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 227.493  –
Positions 10–24
10 4 United States J. R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 227.441 4
11 98 Canada Alex Tagliani Barracuda Racing Honda 227.386 4
12 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 226.949 4
13 22 Spain Oriol Servià Panther DRR Chevrolet 226.814 4
14 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 226.370 4
15 7 France Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 226.196 4
16 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 226.158 4
17 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 226.069 4
18 14 Japan Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 225.892 4
19 83 United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 225.880 4
20 16 United Kingdom James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 225.809 4
21 77 France Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 225.674 4
22 60 United States Townsend Bell Panther Racing Chevrolet 225.643 4
23 8 Australia Ryan Briscoe Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 225.265 4
24 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 225.226 4
Other Attempts
21 United States Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 225.210
18 Brazil Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Racing Honda 225.117
15 United States Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 224.950
6 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 224.656
55 France Tristan Vautier (R) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 224.156
91 United States Buddy Lazier Lazier Partners Racing Chevrolet 223.073
17 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 218.329
41 United States Conor Daly (R) A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda Waved Off
63 United Kingdom Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing Honda No Attempt

Pole Day time trials: Fast Nine Shootout – Saturday May 18[edit]

Ed Carpenter won the pole position.
  • Weather: 80 °F (27 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Summary: The top nine drivers from Segment 1 returned to the track for the Fast Nine Shootout to determine the pole position. Due to the rain delay earlier in the afternoon, the Shootout segment was rescheduled for 6:30 p.m.[19] Each of the nine cars would be allowed one qualifying attempt.
Marco Andretti was the first driver to make a significant improvement on his starting position, putting himself tentatively on the pole. The next car out, Ed Carpenter, raised eyebrows with a first lap of 229.347 mph, and a four-lap average of 228.762 mph.[20] Carpenter bumped Andretti off the top spot, but still had four drivers waiting to make attempts. Rookie Carlos Muñoz squeezed himself on to the front row, landing in second starting position.[20] The final driver with a shot for the pole was Will Power, who was fastest in Segment 1. Power's first lap was in the 229 mph range, but his third and fourth laps dropped off significantly. Power ended up 6th, and Ed Carpenter secured his first Indy 500 pole position.[21] It was the first pole for an American-born driver since Sam Hornish, Jr. in 2006, and the first by an owner/driver since A. J. Foyt in 1975.
Pole Day – Fast Nine Shootout – Saturday, May 18, 2013
Pos. No. Driver Team Engine Speed Pts.
1 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 228.762 15
2 26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R) Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 228.342 13
3 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 228.261 12
4 5 Venezuela E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 228.150 11
5 2 United States A. J. Allmendinger (R) Team Penske Chevrolet 228.099 10
6 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 228.087 9
7 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 227.904 8
8 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 227.762 7
9 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 227.070 6

Bump Day time trials – Sunday May 19[edit]

  • Weather: TBA 0 °F (−18 °C)
  • Bump Day summary: The day opened with nine spots available in the starting field. A total of ten drivers were preparing to make qualifying attempts. During morning practice, Katherine Legge took practice laps for the first time during the month. At 12 noon, qualifying opened, and in the first hour, the field was filled to 33 cars. At 1 p.m., Katherine Legge was on the bubble, and the only car to not make an attempt was Michel Jourdain, Jr.[22] The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team was having considerable difficulty getting Jourdain's car up to speed, and as the afternoon progressed, the team was not making progress. After several drastic changes to the car's set-ups, the team decided to park the car at 5:45 p.m., and did not make a qualifying attempt.[22]
Bump Day – Sunday, May 19, 2013
Pos. No. Driver Team Engine Speed Pts.
25 21 United States Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 225.731 3
26 15 United States Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 225.007 3
27 6 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 224.929 3
28 55 France Tristan Vautier (R) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 224.873 3
29 18 Brazil Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Racing Honda 224.184 3
30 63 United Kingdom Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing Honda 224.005 3
31 41 United States Conor Daly (R) A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 223.582 3
32 91 United States Buddy Lazier Lazier Partners Racing Chevrolet 223.442 3
33 81 United Kingdom Katherine Legge Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 223.176 3

Starting grid[edit]

(R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie; (W) = Former Indianapolis 500 winner

Row Inside Middle Outside
1 20 United States Ed Carpenter 26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R) 25 United States Marco Andretti
2 5 Venezuela E.J. Viso 2 United States A. J. Allmendinger (R) 12 Australia Will Power
3 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves (W) 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe
4 4 United States J.R. Hildebrand 98 Canada Alex Tagliani 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan
5 22 Spain Oriol Servià 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 7 France Sebastien Bourdais
6 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon (W) 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti (W) 14 Japan Takuma Sato
7 83 United States Charlie Kimball 16 United Kingdom James Jakes 77 France Simon Pagenaud
8 60 United States Townsend Bell 8 Australia Ryan Briscoe 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
9 21 United States Josef Newgarden 15 United States Graham Rahal 6 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra
10 55 France Tristan Vautier (R) 18 Brazil Ana Beatriz 63 United Kingdom Pippa Mann
11 41 United States Conor Daly (R) 91 United States Buddy Lazier (W) 81 United Kingdom Katherine Legge
  • (W) = Former Indianapolis 500 winner
  • (R) = Indianapolis 500 rookie

Failed to qualify

Race summary[edit]

External video
2013 Indy 500 race highlights

Start[edit]

For the first time since 1987, multiple three-time winners of the race were in contention (Franchitti and Castroneves); however, neither driver ended up being a serious threat to win the race.[23] The race started at 12:15 p.m. EDT (4:15 p.m. UTC). Ed Carpenter started in pole position,[23] but Marco Andretti, who started in third position, soon took the lead. The initial start and first laps commenced without any crashes or yellow flags.[24]

First half[edit]

The first caution flag flew when JR Hildebrand hit the wall in Turn 1 on the fourth lap of the race, just after posting the fastest time for a lap in the race.[25] Hildebrand had almost won the 2011 Indianapolis 500 but lost due to a crash during the final lap, and in the 2013 was then was out of contention after the early crash.[25] On lap 27, driver Sebastian Saavedra was bumped between turns three and four and subsequently crashed into the wall outside of turn four. Driver Pippa Mann later apologized for the accident on her website.[26] The first half of the race featured many lead changes, with Tony Kanaan, Carpenter, and Andretti exchanging the leading spot; however, just before the halfway point in the race, AJ Allmendinger passed Kanaan to take the lead, with Ryan Hunter-Reay and Andretti following behind in third and fourth, respectively.[27]

Second half[edit]

Allmendinger, leading with 70 laps to go, had a clasp from his seatbelt come loose and was forced to make a pitstop so his pit crew could refasten it, losing the lead.[28] Driver Graham Rahal then crashed with 7 laps left to go, bringing the race under a yellow caution flag.[28] Ryan Hunter-Reay had been in the lead during this caution flag, but when the caution ended, Kanaan, who ran in the top ten most of the race, slipped by Hunter-Reay to take the lead.[24] Just when Kanaan led in the first turn, Dario Franchitti crashed with three laps left, causing another yellow caution flag that would last for the remainder of the race.[24] Under the yellow flag, Kanaan finished the final 3 1/2 laps to win his first Indy 500, with Carlos Muñoz in second place and Hunter-Reay in third. The race featured more lead changes than any previous Indianapolis 500 with 68, twice the number of the previous record (34), set in 2012.[24] Kanaan said after the race, "I was looking at the stands, and it was unbelievable ... This is it, man. I made it. Finally they're going to put my ugly face on this trophy".[24]

Race results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Points1
1 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 200 2:40:03.4181 6 12 34 55
2 26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz (R) Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 200 + 0.1159 6 2 12 54
3 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 200 + 0.2480 6 7 26 44
4 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 200 + 0.3634 6 3 31 45
5 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 200 + 0.8138 6 14 34
6 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves (W) Team Penske Chevrolet 200 + 3.0086 6 8 1 36
7 2 United States A. J. Allmendinger (R) Team Penske Chevrolet 200 + 4.0107 7 5 23 37
8 77 France Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 200 + 4.2609 6 21 28
9 83 United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 200 + 5.6864 8 19 26
10 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 200 + 6.8425 6 1 37 38
11 22 Spain Oriol Servià Panther DRR Chevrolet 200 + 7.8633 6 13 23
12 8 Australia Ryan Briscoe Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 200 + 8.9216 6 23 22
13 14 Japan Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 200 + 10.2602 6 18 21
14 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon (W) Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 200 + 11.3858 6 16 1 21
15 18 Brazil Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Racing Honda 200 + 12.2657 7 29 18
16 55 France Tristan Vautier (R) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 200 + 15.3045 6 28 17
17 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 200 + 15.7201 8 24 17
18 5 Venezuela E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 200 + 17.8056 6 4 5 24
19 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 200 + 22.5403 7 6 16 21
20 16 United Kingdom James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 199 + 1 lap 8 20 5 15
21 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 199 + 1 lap 7 9 7 16
22 41 United States Conor Daly (R) A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 198 + 2 laps 7 31 11
23 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti (W) Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 197 Contact 6 17 11
24 98 Canada Alex Tagliani Barracuda Racing Honda 196 + 4 laps 6 11 1 11
25 15 United States Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 193 Contact 7 26 8
26 81 United Kingdom Katherine Legge Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 193 + 7 laps 9 33 8
27 60 United States Townsend Bell Panther Racing Chevrolet 192 + 8 laps 6 22 1 10
28 21 United States Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 191 + 9 laps 8 25 8
29 7 France Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 178 Contact 5 15 9
30 63 United Kingdom Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing Honda 46 Contact 2 30 8
31 91 United States Buddy Lazier (W) Lazier Partners Racing Chevrolet 44 Mechanical 2 32 8
32 6 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 34 Contact 1 27 8
33 4 United States J. R. Hildebrand Panther Racing Chevrolet 3 Contact 0 10 9
Under caution
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE
Notes

1 Points include qualification points from Time Trials, 1 point for leading a lap, and 2 points for most laps led.

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 64 amongst 14 drivers

Record and milestones[edit]

Numerous race records and statistical milestones were set during the race:

  • The race was completed in 2 hours, 40 minutes, 3.4181 second at an average speed of 187.433 mph. It is the fastest Indy 500 in history, breaking the record set by Arie Luyendyk in 1990 (185.981 mph). It is the 4th-fastest 500-mile Indy car race in history, behind only the 2002 race at Fontana, and the 1990 and 1993 runnings of the Michigan 500.
  • There were 68 official lead changes, breaking the record of 34 set in 2012. There were 14 different leaders, breaking the record of 12 set in 1993.
    • Unofficially, there were 84 lead changes between 15 drivers. Lead changes and leaders are only scored at the start/finish line. However, there were 16 additional interim lead changes during the course of the race, and one additional driver, Dario Franchitti, briefly led the field exiting the pit area on lap 189.
  • A total of 26 cars were running at the finish, tying the record set in 1911 (40 cars started that year).
  • A total of 19 cars finished on the lead lap, tying the record set in 2009.
  • The 33-car field completed a record total of 5,863 laps out of a possible 6,600 (88.8%). This broke the record for a full 500-mile race set in 1993 (previously 5,733).
  • There was a green flag stint from lap 61 through 193 (a total of 133 consecutive laps without a caution). That breaks the record in the modern era for most consecutive laps completed without a caution. Since the "pack-up" rule was adopted in 1979, the previous longest stretch of green flags laps occurred in 2002 (74 consecutive laps).
  • There were only 21 laps run under caution, breaking the modern era record of 26 set in 1990 for a full 500-mile race.
  • Winner Tony Kanaan won the race in his 12th attempt, matching the mark set by Sam Hanks (1957). Hanks qualified 13 times, but started only 12 due to an injury in 1941.
  • Car #11 won for the first time.
  • Helio Castroneves completed the full 500 miles without relief for a record 9th time in his career. Ted Horn and A. J. Foyt had done so eight times.
  • Scott Dixon completed the full 500 miles for a record-tying 6th consecutive year.
  • Scott Dixon has completed a record 1,566 consecutive laps dating back to the start of the 2006 race.
  • Ed Carpenter led the most laps during the race with 37. That is the lowest total by the driver leading the most laps during a single race. In 1996, Roberto Guerrero had previously set that low mark when he led the most laps in 1996, his total was 47.
  • There were seven different leaders in a seven-lap stretch during laps 120–126. This betters a mark set in 1981 when there were five different leaders over a five-lap stretch from lap 56–60.
  • For the third year in a row, the lead changed hands with less than three laps to go.

Source: Daily Trackside Report

Broadcasting[edit]

Television[edit]

The race was broadcast live in high definition in the United States on ABC. A newcomer to the telecast was Lindsay Czarniak, served as host. Brent Musburger, who served as host from 2005–2012, departed the broadcast crew.[29]

Australian broadcasts moved to Foxtel for 2013.

Time trials, Carb Day, and the 500 Festival Parade were covered live in the United States on NBC Sports Network.[30] Two separate crews will be used for the qualifying weekend and final practice.

For qualifying, the on-air crew was Leigh Diffey, Gil de Ferran, and Jon Beekhuis in the booth, with Kevin Lee, Marty Snider, Robin Miller, and Will Buxton in the pits and garage area.[31] de Ferran substituted for regular Townsend Bell, who is participating in the event.[31]

For final practice, the on-air crew was Bob Jenkins, Beekhuis, and Wally Dallenbach, Jr. in the booth, with pit reporters Snider, Lee, and Miller.[32] Jenkins was filling in for Diffey, who was leading NBC's Monaco Grand Prix broadcast. The Freedom 100 was covered by Mike King and Jake Query, and the parade coverage on Saturday was anchored by Jenkins, Diane Willis, and Lee.[32]

ABC Television
Booth Announcers Pit/garage reporters

Host: Lindsay Czarniak
Announcer: Marty Reid
Color: Scott Goodyear
Color: Eddie Cheever

Jerry Punch
Vince Welch
Jamie Little
Rick DeBruhl

Radio[edit]

The IMS Radio Network broadcast the race live on approximately 400 affiliates, as well as AFN, the LeSEA broadcasting network, and World Harvest Radio.[33] The broadcast was carried on XM channel 94 and Sirius channel 212.[34] Mike King served as anchor for the 15th and final year.[33] King resigned his position in late-October 2013.[35] Historian Donald Davidson celebrated his 50th year as an official member of the network broadcast. Several drivers, including A. J. Foyt and Bobby Unser recorded celebratory greetings. The commercial out-cues used in 2013 were the drivers (like 2010) during the pre-race coverage, and the historical chief announcers during the race (like 2011-2012).

Katie Hargitt, who had worked other races during the year as a pit reporter, joined the crew for the first time. Her duties were limited to interviews during the pre-race coverage. During the first half of the race, Mike King interviewed Indiana Governor Mike Pence in the broadcast booth.

1070 The Fan broadcast nightly with Trackside with Curt Cavin and Kevin Lee, followed by Donald Davidson's The Talk of Gasoline Alley.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network
Booth Announcers Turn Reporters Pit/garage reporters

Chief Announcer: Mike King
Driver expert: Davey Hamilton
Color: Paul Page
Historian: Donald Davidson
Analyst: Jerry Baker

Turn 1: not used
Turn 2: Jake Query
Turn 3: Mark Jaynes
Turn 4: Chris Denari

Dave Furst (north pits)
Michael Young (north-center pits)
Nick Yeoman (south-center pits)
Kevin Lee (south pits)
Katie Hargitt (pre-race)
Dave Wilson (garages)

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Preceded by
185.981 mph
(1990 Indianapolis 500)
Record for the Indianapolis 500 fastest average speed
187.433
mph
Succeeded by
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