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Arrow McLAREN SP Race Preview: 2022 Bommarito 500 at Gateway

"Gateway is a race that always produces a challenge for the teams and drivers"


The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is in its final stretch of races before the season finale in a few short weeks.

This weekend, Arrow McLaren SP with Pato O'Ward and Felix Rosenqvist will be racing at World Wide Technology Raceway just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. The first time both drivers will be on track is Friday for Practice 1, Qualifying and Practice 2.

Read what both Arrow McLaren SP drivers Pato and Felix, as well as President Taylor Kiel as they prepare for the 260-lap event on Saturday for the final oval of the season. Tune in for the race on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET on USA Network.

Key info

Round  15/17
Where  World Wide Technology Raceway
When Saturday, August 20
Race laps 260 laps
Total race distance  310.68 miles / 500 km
Length 1.25 miles / 2.01 km
Number of turns 4
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"The Bommarito 500 is a race that always produces a challenge for the teams and drivers in terms of strategy and fuel. I am looking forward to going back and getting some good points for this No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet team and myself."


"Gateway is a very special type of oval. It's hard to pass, and the qualifying and pit stops are way more important than other ovals. Saying that, I really enjoy the track layout and the show Bommarito puts on; I'm looking forward to the challenge of getting a good result!"


"The team is happy to be back racing after a nice weekend off as a group; well-deserved after six races in a seven-week stretch. Now, we turn our focus to closing out the season. We have the final three races of the year, with a test in the middle to close out the 2022 season.

"Gateway for us has always been a great circuit. It provides a lot of challenges from a circuit layout point of view, as well as driving, engineering and setup point of view. All week we’ve been discussing car setup philosophies and the things we need to do to put both cars on the podium. So, we're certainly looking to head to Gateway with heightened expectations. The No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet is sitting on the fringe of the championship at the moment, so a great result is necessary for us to stay in the fight. The pressure is higher, but we are ready and prepared for it as a team. We can’t wait to get our shot to try to win this championship in 2022.

"Gateway being the most present challenge, we’ll handle it day-by-day and put ourselves in a position to compete. We love oval racing, our drivers love it, the track does a fantastic job of promoting the event. We always see a great fan turnout, and the spectacle is always nice there; so we're really excited to get racing this weekend and give ourselves a shot to compete when we get to Laguna Seca.”

Session times

Practice 1 Friday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Qualifying Saturday, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. ET
Practice 2 Saturday, 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. ET
Tune In Sunday, 6:00 p.m. ET on USA Network
Green Flag Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET

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