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Frontstretch Staff Predicts the 2022 Indianapolis 500

It’s never easy to predict the Indianapolis 500, but some members of the Frontstretch staff are going to make a valiant effort at it.

With the green flag just over an hour away, let’s have a look at some unscientific predictions for the 106th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series.

Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar Editor

Race Winner: Scott Dixon
Dark Horse: Marcus Ericsson
Rookie of the Year: Romain Grosjean
First Out: Devlin DeFrancesco
Most Laps Led: Alex Palou
Most Positions Gained: Colton Herta
Biggest Surprise: A top-five car will have an accident.

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Alex Gintz, Staff Writer

Race Winner: Alex Palou
Dark Horse: Kyle Kirkwood
Rookie of the Year: Jimmie Johnson
First Out: Dalton Kellett
Most Laps Led: Scott Dixon
Most Positions Gained: Helio Castroneves
Biggest Surprise: Kyle Kirkwood

Michael Finley, Staff Writer

Race Winner: Takuma Sato
Dark Horse: Romain Grosjean
Rookie of the Year: Romain Grosjean
First Out: Marco Andretti
Most Laps Led: Scott Dixon
Most Positions Gained: Alexander Rossi
Biggest Surprise: Scott Dixon has a mechanical issue in the final 10 laps.

Jack Swansey, Contributor

Race Winner: Alex Palou
Dark Horse: Dale Coyne Racing
Rookie of the Year: Jimmie Johnson
First Out: Stefan Wilson
Most Laps Led: Alex Palou
Most Positions Gained: Colton Herta
Biggest Surprise: Helio struggles

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