Will Power is the man to beat in Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
So says online site Bovada.lv.
The online casino and odds-setting site has made Power an 11/2 favorite to win the milestone edition of the 500.
Power, who will start from the outside of Row 2 (sixth position) in Sunday’s race will be making his ninth start in the 500. He finished a career-best second place in last year’s race, runner-up to Team Penske teammate Juan Pablo Montoya.
Montoya is tied with yet another Team Penske teammate, Simon Pagenaud, with the second-best odds to win the 500 at 6/1. Pagenaud has been on a tear of late, having won the last three IndyCar races leading up to the 500: Long Beach, Birmingham and the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis two weeks ago.
Helio Castroneves, who is seeking a fourth Indy 500 victory – which would tie him with AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears for most in the history of the Greatest Spectacle In Racing – is tied with defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon with the fourth-best odds to win Sunday at 13/2 each.
Pole-sitter James Hinchcliffe has the seventh-best odds to win at 12/1.
Here’s the overall odds for each driver in the 33-driver field for the Indy 500:
Driver – Odds to Win
Will Power 11/2
Juan Pablo Montoya 6/1
Simon Pagenaud 6/1
Helio Castroneves 13/2
Scott Dixon 13/2
Tony Kanaan 9/1
James Hinchcliffe 12/1
Josef Newgarden 14/1
Sebastien Bourdais 16/1
Ryan Hunter-Reay 20/1
Townsend Bell 22/1
Marco Andretti 25/1
Graham Rahal 25/1
JR Hildebrand 33/1
Takuma Sato 33/1
Mikhail Aleshin 40/1
Charlie Kimball 40/1
Carlos Munoz 40/1
Ed Carpenter 50/1
Oriol Servia 50/1
Max Chilton 66/1
Sage Karam 66/1
Alex Tagliani 66/1
Conor Daly 75/1
Jack Hawksworth 75/1
Alexander Rossi 75/1
Stefan Wilson 75/1
Matthew Brabham 100/1
Gabby Chaves 100/1
Bryan Clauson 100/1
Buddy Lazier 100/1
Spencer Pigot 100/1
Pippa Mann 150/1
The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.
IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.
This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.
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IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.
“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.
“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.