Indycar 2022 Grid- The Field Gets Younger

As you read this, The Pit Window will be on the way to winter headquarters for the first time since 2019. The plan is to arrive on Thursday, so this may be the only post for this week. My being unavailable to post can only mean one thing- there will be huge breaking news the next couple of days. A third OEM, F1 returning to IMS, Ed Carpenter announcing Mick Schumacher as his road and street course driver in the 20 car all could happen since I will be out of touch.

Today we will take a look sat the 25 cars that will make up the full time Indycar field for 2022. The only opening is the road/street seat for the number 20.

The grid is getting younger. This year’s field includes five rookies and eight other drivers with three years or less experience. The youngsters held the spotlight in 2021, and I expect a repeat performance this upcoming season. Here is the grid as of this morning:

Team Penske

2- Josef Newgarden

3- Scott Mclaughlin

12- Will Power

Chip Ganassi Racing

8- Marcus Ericsson

9- Scott Dixon’

10- Alex palou

48- Jimmie Johnson

Andretti Autosport

26-Colton Herta

27- Alexander Rossi

28- Romain Grosjean

29- Devlin Defrancesco

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

15- Graham Rahal

30- Jack Harvey

45- Christian Lundgaard (R)

Arrow McLaren SP

5= Pato O’Ward

7- Felix Rosenqvist

Dale Coyne Racing with HMD

18- David Malukas (R)

Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing

51- Takuma Sato

Meyer Shank Racing

06- Helio Castroneves

60- Simon Pagenaud

A. J. Foyt Racing

4- Dalton Kellett

14- Kyle Kirkwood (R)

Ed Carpenter Racing

20- ovals- Ed Carpenter; road/street- TBD

21-Rinus VeeKay

Juncos Hollinger Racing

77- Callum Ilott (R)