2022 – Ericsson survives two rounds of penalties to win the Indy 500 – Reuters


┬ę Reuters. May 29, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Meyer Shank Racing driver Hlio Castroneves (06) of Brazil drives on the track ahead of Round 106 of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY

Written by Steve Keating

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Swede Marcus Ericsson (BS:) survived a two-round shootout to win a dramatic Indianapolis 500 on Sunday as the brickworks regained the title of the world’s greatest one-day sporting event and its reputation as the greatest racing event. “.

In a day of twists and turns at the 2.5-mile oval, the biggest came just six laps from the end when Jimmy Johnson climbed onto the lawn and rolled onto a wall, causing a red flag sent by cars into the pit lane.

When the debris was cleared, the riders were back on the track and with 300,000 spectators on their feet in a stunning two-round winner’s race, the 31-year-old Swede fended off Mexican powerhouse Pato O’Ward. To put the car on Victory Lane.

“I ended up doing whatever it took to keep them behind,” Erickson said after drinking a quart of milk. “I can’t believe it, I’m so happy.”

Ericsson, a former Formula 1 driver, became the second Swede to win the Indy 500 after Kenny Brack in 1999.

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