Chase Elliott and Conor Daly will race BC39 on dirt track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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The third Driven2SaveLives BC39 will feature defending Cup Series champion Chase Elliott and NTT IndyCar Series veteran Conor Daly on the Indy dirt at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The track announced Thursday that the popular drivers will be racing in the Aug. 18-19 event at The Dirt Track

Chase Elliott, 25, has been dabbling in dirt racing the past year prior to Indy. He will make his BC39 debut in the No. 9 of Paul May Motorsports. The three-time Most Popular Driver in NASCAR is fifth in the Cup Series points standings this season with two victories.

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He has two USAC National Midget starts, finishing 14th and 18th in February at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Elliott also made his Chili Bowl debut this year.

Daly, who is driving full time in IndyCar for the second consecutive season, will be making his third start in the USAC National Midget Championship event named for the late Bryan Clauson (and was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic). He will drive the No. 47D entry of Diaedge Racing on the quarter-mile track inside Turn 3 at IMS.

The BC39, which will increase awareness of and participation in the Indiana Donor Network and Driven2SaveLives, will come after both Daly and Elliott have raced on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

The NASCAR-IndyCar tripleheader will occur Aug. 13-15 with the Pennzoil 150 Xfinity Series race and Big Machine Spiked Coolers IndyCar event on Aug. 14, followed Aug. 15 by the Verizon 200 at the Brickyard, marking the debut of the NASCAR Cup Series on the road course after a 27-year run on the IMS oval with the Brickyard 400.

Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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