Patrick vs. Kanaan Indy 500 Odds

2011 indianapolis 500 matchup odds danica patrick tony kanaan

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (TheSpread) – Danica Patrick is still considered a threat to contend in the Indianapolis 500, but can she top an Indy veteran in Tony Kanaan?

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According to oddsmakers at online sports book Bodog.com, Patrick is a clear favorite to finish ahead of Kanaan on Sunday as she has odds of -145 while Kanaan has odds of +115.

Both drivers failed to qualify near the front as Kanaan will start in Row 8 in the 23rd position while Patrick qualified in Row 9 in the 26th position.

Patrick is set to contend in her seventh Indy 500. She has two top 5’s in her career, with her best finish being third in 2009. Patrick has finished worse than 8th just one time at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Last year she qualified 23rd but finished sixth. Her starting spot this year is the worst she has ever qualified in this race.

Kanaan has struggled in this race over recent years, finishing outside the top 10 the last four seasons. Kanaan’s best finish in the Indy 500 was second back in 2004, and he has three top 5’s at this track in his career. Qualifying usually hasn’t been an issue for him, as he hasn’t started outside the top 6 in his first eight appearance, but qualified 33rd last year and finished 11th.

This season, Kanaan has finished ahead of Patrick in all but one race. He has three top 10’s to just one for Patrick. Danica’s best finish this season was seventh, while Kanaan’s was third.

The Indianapolis 500 will take place Sunday, May 29 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at Noon ET. The race will air on ABC.

2011 Indianapolis 500 Matchup Odds

Danica Patrick -145

Tony Kanaan +115

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