IndyCar: Way-too-early 2022 Indy 500 starting lineup

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Indy 500 qualifying – Fast 12 shootout

7. Colton Herta, #26 Andretti Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Honda

Andretti Autosport may have appeared a bit behind in terms of superspeedway pace, but Colton Herta is known for pushing the limits and putting up big numbers in Indy 500 qualifying.

8. Scott McLaughlin, #3 Team Penske Chevrolet

Scott McLaughlin may not have been known as an oval driver when he entered IndyCar, but he has quickly changed that narrative with some impressive results.

9. Tony Kanaan, #1 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

For the first time, the Indy 500 is the only IndyCar race on Tony Kanaan’s schedule. His focus will be at an all-time high, especially after last year’s disappointment.

10. Marcus Ericsson, #8 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda

Marcus Ericsson has steadily progressed in terms of his oval racing skills, and Chip Ganassi Racing’s speed has certainly made the transition easier.

11. Alexander Rossi, #27 Andretti Autosport Honda

In what could be Alexander Rossi’s final Indy 500 start for Andretti Autosport, could he find himself starting in the same spot where he started as a rookie?

12. Takuma Sato, #51 Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing Honda

Dale Coyne Racing always seem to show well in Indy 500 qualifying with at least one of their cars. Having a two-time winner this year should help continue that trend.