Twenty-seven cars were still running, with the top twenty-three on the lead lap. The three females in the race were all still running: DANICA PATRICK/No.7 Andretti Green Racing-tenth; SARAH FISHER/No.67 Sarah Fisher Racing-sixteenth; and MILKA DUNO/No.23 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing-twenty-fourth, one lap down.
RAPHAEL MATOS/No.2 Luczo Dragon Racing was still top Rookie at Lap 120, running fifth overall.
PAUL TRACY/No.15 KV Racing Technology moved up to ninth; and WILL POWER/No.12 Penske Racing continued to be the top Indy 500 only driver, running a steady third. ALEX TAGLIANI/No.36 Conquest Racing continued his charge to the front, running eleventh after starting last.
SCOTT DIXON/No.9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing led twice for the most laps – 52; CGR teammate, DARIO FRANCHITTI/No.10 also led twice, for 50 laps. Pole Sitter HELIO CASTRONEVES/No.3 Team Penske led once for the first seven laps; and his teammate, RYAN BRISCOE/No.6 led once for 11 laps.
Five cautions took 37 of the first 120 laps.
TONY KANAAN/No.11 Andretti Green Racing broke his record of leading a lap in every Indy 500 he ran since 2002. Sunday something suddenly broke on Lap 98 and Kanaan “went for a wild ride. I’m pretty much beat up.” He didn’t know what happened on the car. He hit the Turn Three wall at 190 mph, then bumped into the Turn Four wall, and the right rear tire caught fire. Kanaan was checked and released, after treatment for very very minor injuries. He was cleared to drive. Kanaan looks good with hair about as long as his chia pet.
ORIOL SERVIA/No.17 Rahal Letterman Racing retired on Lap 98 with fuel pressure problems, after running as high as eleventh.
RYAN HUNTER-REAY/No.21 Vision Racing said about his accident “A.J. FOYT/No.41 A.J. Foyt Enterprises was really loose and checked up in Turn Three and Four. I followed him in there too closely, and that’s my fault. I got a big aero wash and I was a passenger from there on. That put me in the grey and into the wall. It’s a shame to have to have that happen trying to get around a car that’s almost disabled, but I guess that’s Indy.”
SAMANTHA LLOYD, wife of Pink Lloyd, ALEX LLOYD/No.99 Chip Ganassi Racing/Sam Schmidt Motorsports, started having labor contractions, but cheerfully insisted she wasn’t going to leave until after the race.