Indianapolis 500 Odds
The 2019 Indianapolis 500 is set to run on Sunday afternoon. As the race approaches, here is a look at the odds to win the race.
The Indianapolis 500 is a race held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is a 500-mile race that will do 200 laps around the track. The race takes place Sunday at 11AM ET and will air live on NBC. According to the latest oddsmakers, Simon Pagenaud is the favorite, as he is listed with 13/2 odds. Other short odds to win are Will Power (7/1), Alexander Rossi (8/1), Ed Carpenter (8/1) and Josef Newgarden (8/1).
Pagenaud will be starting from the pole on Sunday, his first pole for the Indy 500. Over his career, Pagenaud has yet to crack the top 5 in an Indy 500. He placed sixth last year, his best finish in seven appearances. This year, Pagenaud is fourth in the point standings. He has one win and has finished in the top 10 in four of the five races.
Power is the defending champion of this race, winning it on his 11th attempt. He also finished second in 2015. Power will be starting from the sixth position on Sunday. This year, Power is sixth in the standings. He has finished in the top 10 in three of the five races.
Rossi was the 2016 Indy 500 winner. He has competed in this race three times and has finished seventh or better in all three. This year, Rossi begins from the ninth position. He is currently third in the point standings. He has one win and three top-5 finishes in five races.
Carpenter hasn’t competed in an IndyCar race this year, but he is always around for the Indy 500. Carpenter is a three-time pole winner, but he has never actually won the race. He finished second last year and will be starting second on Sunday.
Newgarden is the current points leader in the series. He has one win this year and two runner-up finishes out of the five races. The Indy 500 has not been a great race for him, as he has only cracked the top 5 once in seven appearances. He was third in 2016, which was his best finish. This year, Newgarden will start eighth.