Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson: What to know about the 2022 winner

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Marcus Ericsson won the 2022 Indianapolis 500 in dramatic fashion.

Ericsson had been leading Pato O'Ward and 2013 Indy 500 winner Tony Kanaan by a two-second-plus margin when Jimmie Johnson crashed with six laps to go on Sunday, leading to a red flag.

But Ericsson met the challenge. Following the restart, Ericsson crossed the finish line first in the two-lap showdown.

He weaved to the outside at the start of Lap 199 to break the momentum of those behind him, then he weaved inside on the back stretch as Sage Karam crashed behind the leaders, bringing out the final yellow flag and allowing Ericsson to win the race under caution.

Here is what you should know about Marcus Ericsson, who drives the No. 8 Honda-powered car for Chip Ganassi Racing.

How old is Marcus Ericsson?

31.

What country is Marcus Ericsson from?

He is from Sweden.

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Has Marcus Ericsson won a race?

Ericsson won two IndyCar Series races in 2021 (Detroit, Nashville), when he finished sixth in points.

What F1 team did Marcus Ericsson drive for?

Ericsson competed in F1 from 2014-18, driving one season for Caterham and four for Sauber-Ferrari.

Marcus Ericsson in Indy 500

Ericsson has competed in three Indy 500s, with a previous best finish of 11th in 2021. He had $709,934 in career Indy 500 earnings.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Marcus Ericsson: What to know about the 2022 Indy 500 winner