Sixteen of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ top pit crews will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes in the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge on Miller Lite Carb Day on Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Participating pit crews – representing eight different teams – qualified for this year’s Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge via pit stop performance in NTT INDYCAR SERIES races since the 2022 Indy 500, their ranking in the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES entrant standings or as a one-off Indianapolis 500 entrant.
SEE: Pit Stop Challenge Bracket
Crews will compete head-to-head in single-round eliminations for the first three rounds of the competition in which they are required to change four tires and simulate refueling. In the championship round, the last two teams will meet in a best-of-three series, with teams alternating lanes in the first two races.
The winning crew and driver will share a $50,000 prize, and each crew member will receive custom-designed rings from Jostens, a box of steaks from Good Ranchers and a variety of other prizes.
First Round (Team listed first has lane choice)
No. 12 Team Penske (Will Power) vs. No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (Graham Rahal)
#23 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (Ryan Hunter-Reay) vs. No. 5 Arrow McLaren (Pato O’Ward)
No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing (Simon Pagenaud) vs. No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (Jack Harvey)
No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing (Rinus VeeKay) vs. No. 27 Andretti Autosport (Kyle Kirkwood)
No. 26 Andretti Autosport with Curb-Agajanian (Colton Herta) vs. No. 3 Team Penske (Scott McLaughlin)
No. 6 Arrow McLaren (Felix Rosenqvist) vs. No. 06 Meyer Shank Racing (Helio Castroneves)
No. 45 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (Christian Lundgaard) vs. No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing (Alex Palou)
No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing (Scott Dixon) vs. No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing (Callum Ilott)
Quarterfinals (Team listed first has lane choice unless noted)
Q1: Power/Rahal winner vs. Hunter-Reay/O’Ward winner (Fastest first-round time has lane choice)
Q2: Pagenaud/Harvey winner vs. VeeKay/Kirkwood winner (Fastest first-round time has lane choice)
Q3: Herta/McLaughlin winner vs. Rosenqvist/Castroneves winner (Fastest first-round time has lane choice)
Q4: Lundgaard/Palou winner vs. Dixon/Ilott winner (Fastest first-round time has lane choice)
Semifinals (Fastest quarterfinal time has lane choice)
S1: Q1 winner vs. Q2 winner
S2: Q3 winner vs. Q4 winners
Finals (Best-of-Three Series)
S1 winner vs. S2 winner
Team Penske leads the Challenge with a combined 18 wins. Helio Castroneves is the winningest driver in the competition with eight titles.
Coverage of the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on Peacock.