IndyCar at Texas Odds, Best Bets: Picks for Saturday Night’s Season-Opening Genesys 300
Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Pictured: Alexander Rossi of the United States, driver of the #27 GESS/Capstone Honda, races Graham Rahal of the United States, driver of the #15 Fleet Cost & Care Honda.
- Josef Newgarden is the betting favorite for tonight's Genesys 300 (8 p.m. ET) at Texas Motor Speedway.
- Scott Dixon will start second, while Team Penske Driver Simon Pagenaud will start third.
- Learn about two best bet picks for Saturday night's IndyCar race at Texas.
Today is a sneaky great day for motorsports fans and bettors with NASCAR’s Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series racing at 1 p.m. ET at Atlanta Motor Speedway, followed by the XFINITY Series at 4:30 p.m. ET.
IndyCar then takes the baton with an 8 p.m. ET race at Texas Motor Speedway.
I enjoy watching all forms of motosports. NASCAR is certainly my passion, but I also tune into IndyCar and Formula 1 on the weekends when given the time, with the key phrase being “when given the time.”
As a husband and father of two, free time is not plentiful. In fact, during most weekends taking in an entire NASCAR Cup Series race uninterrupted is difficult enough, nevermind the full motorsports schedule.
However, with IndyCar starting its 2020 season tonight at Texas, I am excited to see this series return to the track. And since, as of the time of writing, I haven’t found any NASCAR wagers worth taking for either of today’s two races, I poked around IndyCar odds to see if there was anything worth betting.
For the record, I am not an avid or experienced IndyCar bettor, but wanted to throw this out there in case anyone else is interested in tagging along with some open wheel Saturday night action.
Follow me on Twitter (@PJWalsh24) and I’ll be sure to add any additional bets I make throughout the day for both NASCAR and IndyCar.
Here are a couple of bets I’ve made for tonight’s IndyCar Genesys 300 at Texas.
IndyCar at Texas Odds, Best Bets Picks
Graham Rahal (+1600)
Here are Rahal’s last four finishes at Texas: win, fourth, sixth and third. Yeah, he’s pretty good here and that’s why a price of 16-1 caught my eye.
Rahal is with the same team, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, as he was in each of those starts, so there’s no reason to think they won’t bring similar speed to Texas tonight.
Takuma Sato (+2800)
Sato, Rahal’s teammate, joined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing prior to the 2018 season and has unsurprisingly showed plenty of speed at Texas with the team.
The 2017 Indy 500 winner won the pole at Texas last season and led 60 laps before overshooting his pit stall while leading the reading, ending his chances at a victory.
Sato also finished seventh in 2018, so 28-1 is enough value for me to jump on board.