Indianapolis 500 Motor Racing Betting Odds

Indianapolis 500 Betting

The Indianapolis 500 will take place, though it will be three months after its habitual time slot over Memorial Day weekend. The premiere event of the IndyCar Series will go on without spectators in attendance for the first time in its 104 runnings. The goal of the drivers remains the same: winning The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Three-time winner on the circuit this season and the 2008 Indy 500 champ, Scott Dixon opened as the betting favorite, slightly ahead of 2016 champ Alexander Rossi. Simon Pagenaud looks to become the first repeat winner in nearly two decades. The defending champ is positioned further down the odds board. has a complete list of betting odds for the 2020 Indianapolis 500 when you’re ready to place a wager.

The Indianapolis 500 gets underway from Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 23. The race will be televised live on NBC.

Odds to win Indianapolis 500 at

Scott Dixon +500

Alexander Rossi +725

Marco Andretti +750

Ryan Hunter Reay +850

Josef Newgarden +1000

Simon Pagenaud +1100

Will Power +1100

Colton Herta +1600

Takuma Sato +1600

Fernando Alonso +1800

Conor Daly +1800

Rinus Veekay +2000

James Hinchcliffe +2200

Felix Rosenqvist +2300

Helio Castroneves +2800

Graham Rahal +3000

Pato O Ward +3000

Marcus Ericsson +3000

Santino Ferrucci +3500

Ed Carpenter +4000

Spencer Pigot +4500

Oliver Askew +4500

Alex Palou +4500

Tony Kanaan +5000

Zach Veach +7000

Jack Harvey +8500

James Davison +10000

Charlie Kimball +11000

Sage Karam +14000

Kyle Kaiser +14000

Dalton Kellet +20000

Max Chilton +20000

Jr Hildebrand +20000

Ben Hanley +20000

Dixon gets the spot at the top of the odds list because he’s been the hottest driver on the IndyCar Series. He posted wins in the first three races of the season including a win at the Genesys 300 in Texas, the only superspeedway race so far this season. Dixon has enjoyed success at Indy as well with three other finishes among the top-3 along with his 2008 victory.

Most of the drivers agree that starting position will play a key role in the outcome. The previous three winners were positioned fourth, third and first in the starting blocks respectively. Dixon earned the middle spot in the first row during qualifying, sandwiched between Marco Andretti on the pole and 2017 winner Takuma Sato on the outside. Certain design modifications have made it more difficult to pass giving drivers at the front of the grid an advantage.

Five drivers opened with odds of 10/1 or shorter led by Dixon at +500. Andretti has never won the Indy 500 in 14 previous attempts however he blew by the field in qualifying to grab the pole with hopes of ending the family curse. He opened as the third favorite at +750. Mario was the only Andretti to win the race, doing so in 1969. All told drivers with the last name Andretti combined for 74 starts at the Brickyard with that lone victory. Other than being on the pole there’s not a lot to think Marco can prevail. It’s been nine years since his last victory and he has one top-10 in six starts this year. He has the surname but he doesn’t have the results.

It hasn’t been the best season for Rossi, who has just one top-5 in six starts. He enters as the second favorite due to his success at Indy. He won here as a rookie in 2016, his first IndyCar series triumph. While he hasn’t returned to the winner’s circle he hasn’t fallen outside the top seven either. Rossi took second last year holding the lead for 22 laps. Ryan Hunter Reay and reigning IndyCar Series champ Josef Newgarden round out the top five.

Proof that grabbing the pole has its advantages, Pagenaud led for 116 of the 200 laps last year to win his first Indy 500. It came one year after he finished sixth, which was his best in seven starts. He starts a little further back on the grid this year diminishing his hopes of become the first repeat champ since Helio Castronevez in 2001 and 2002.

And speaking of Castronevez, you can buy the three-time champ at +2800. He’s the only active driver with multiple Indy 500 victories and a fourth would put him in select company. A win would move Castronevez into a tie with A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr., and Rick Mears as the most successful driver in the history of the race.

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