Indy 500 Preview
The 99th Anniversary of the
Helio Castroneves (5/2)
Castroneves is quite at home at Indy, having won three Indy 500 titles, including the 2009 race. Add to that that he will be starting up front and it is easy to see why Castroneves is the pre-race favorite. Aside from his wins he has placed in the top five of this race six times in nine years. At 5/2, Castroneves still will get you a nice payday for a win.
Scott Dixon (7/2)
Ryan Briscoe (4/1)
Briscoe’s best finish in the Indy 500 was fifth in 2007. Briscoe ran in the race five times and has finished 10th or worse in the other four races. Briscoe has six wins in his career in six seasons with the IRL along with 35 top-10 finishes. Briscoe will start fourth in Sunday’s race.
Dario Franchitti (4/1)
Franchitti won the rain-shortened 2007
Will Power (6/1)
Power has drive in two
Alex Tagliani (20/1)
Tagliani has had a limited IRL career and appeared in just one
Marco Andretti (20/1)
Andretti has competed in four Indy 500’s with his best finish coming in 2006, when he placed second. Andretti also finished third in 2008. In 66 career races for the IRL, Andretti has just one win, which game in 2006. Andretti does have 24 top-10’s in his career, but his best finish in 2010 was fifth. Andretti will start 16th in Sunday’s race.
Dan Wheldon 25/1
Wheldon has driven in seven
Tony Kanaan 25/1
Kanaan has driven in eight previous Indy 500 events and his best finish was second in 2004. He has finished in the top five in four of his eight races, but never won. This year, he will start 32nd. Kanaan has won 13 events in 113 career races with 42 top 10’s. Kanaan has a lot of ground to make up, but as a veteran with success at this track, 25/1 isn’t a bad bet for Kanaan.
Danica Patrick 30/1
Danica Patrick has raced in five different Indy 500s and her top finished came last year, when she took third. Patrick has finished in the top 8 in four of the five races she has competed in. In 86 career IRL races, Patrick has just one win with 41 top 10’s. Patrick will start 23rd on Sunday.
Race Date: Sunday, May 30
Pre-Race: 12:00PM ET
Green Flag: 1:11PM ET
TV Coverage: ABC
Radio Coverage: IMS
Track Type: Oval (200 laps)
Previous Winners and winning times:
2009: Helio Castroneves 3:19:34.6
2008: Scott Dixon 3:28:57.7
2007: Dario Franchitti 2:44:03.6
2006: Sam Hornish Jr. 3:10:58.8
2005: Dan Wheldon 3:10:21.1
2004: Buddy Rice 3:14:55.2
2003: Gil de Ferran 3:11:56.9
2002: Helio Castroneves 3:00:10.9
2001: Helio Castroneves 3:31:54.2
2000: Juan Pablo Montoya 2:58:59.4
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Posted: 5/25/10 3:44PM ET