Indy 500

  • The Indianapolis 500 will run on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • The historic race will take place without fans and in August for the first time due to COVID-19 suspending the IndyCar season start in March.
  • Scott Dixon (+450) is the favorite to win the races this year despite finishing second in the qualifying session.

INDIANAPOLIS – The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday without fans in the stands at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

For the first time in history, the annual auto race that is referred to as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and a competitive part of the IndyCar Series will be running in August. The signature race that started in 1911 will continue this year with 33 drivers looking to be the one to drink the winning bottle milk.

The IndyCar season was delayed in March and began on June 6 with the Texas Motor Speedway.

Normally, fans can watch the Indy 500 race on the Sunday of Memorial Day in the stands with spectators from around the world. This version of the races will be hot, slick, unpredictable winds, fan-less, and a few months off schedule due to COVID-19.

To add to the fact that the race is coming with unprecedented variables, there has not been any back to back winners of the Indy 500 in the past nine years.

It seems that the streak will continue because last year’s winner Simon Pragenaud, will be starting in 25th place and does not have the shortest legal sports betting odds of winning this year’s Indy 500.

2020 Indianapolis 500 Winner

  • Scott Dixon #9 +450
  • Marco Andretti #98 +650
  • Alexander Rossi #27 +750
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay #28 +850
  • Josef Newgarden #1 +1000

Scott Dixon has the shortest odds to win the race this year after qualifying second in the qualifying sessions last weekend. He finished behind the driver with the second-best odds, Marco Andretti.

Andretti beat Dixon by .017 mph which is the third-closest margin of Indianapolis qualifying in history.

All of the top drivers have close odds to win the race and Josef Newgarden is the only one that will start outside of the top 10 on the track. Newgarden (+1000) will start 13th to start the race.

The 2020 Indianapolis 500 will be on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST and fans can watch the race on NBC.

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