Indy 500 Opening Day Odds: Scott Dixon the Race Favorite Ahead of Tuesday’s Practice Sessions

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Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images. Pictured: Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, leads a pack of cars

  • Opening Day for the 2021 Indy 500 will get underway on Tuesday, May 18 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • According to updated Indy 500 odds, Scott Dixon is the race favorite at +550, followed by Josef Newgarden (+700), Pato O'Ward (+800), Will Power (+900) and Alexander Rossi (+1000).
  • Continue reading to see the latest Indy 500 ahead of Tuesday's Opening Day practice sessions.

The GMR Grand Prix is in the books, meaning the next IndyCar race will be the 105th running of the Indy 500.

The race won’t actually take place until May 30, but teams and drivers will be getting in plenty of preparation over the next two weeks.

On-track activity begins Tuesday with drivers practicing every day leading up to the weekend’s qualifying sessions.

Indy 500 odds will certainly adjust based on practice speeds and qualifying results, so let’s take an updated look at odds following Sunday’s GMR Grand Prix.

Scott Dixon remains the Indy 500 at +550, shorter than his +600 price tag back on May 3.

Josef Newgarden has leapfrogged Alexander Rossi, with the Team Penske driver now next on the board at +700.

Interestingly, Rossi, who won the 2016 Indy 500 and is seemingly a contender in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” every year, has fallen to +1000 following his slow start to the 2021 IndyCar season.

Sandwiched between Newgarden and Rossi are Pato O’Ward at +800 and Will Power, the 2018 Indy 500 winner, at +900.

Here’s the complete list of updated Indy 500 from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Updated Indy 500 Odds

*Odds as of May 18

Driver Odds
Scott Dixon +550
Josef Newgarden +700
Pato O’Ward +800
Will Power +900
Alexander Rossi +1000
Simon Pagenaud +1200
Colton Herta +1400
Takuma Sato +1800
Tony Kanaan +2000
Alex Palou +2000
Graham Rahal +2000
Scott McLaughlin +2500
Juan Pablo Montoya +2500
Ryan Hunter-Reay +3000
Helio Castroneves +3300
Felix Rosenqvist +3300
Marcus Ericsson +3300
Rinus VeeKay +3300
Ed Carpenter +3500
Santino Ferrucci +3500
Marco Andretti +4000
Conor Daly +5000
James Hinchcliffe +5000
Jack Harvey +5000
Sebastien Bourdais +6600
Ed Jones +10000
Stefan Wilson +10000
Sage Karam +15000
J.R. Hildebrand +20000
Charlie Kimball +25000
Pietro Fittipaldi +25000
Max Chilton +35000
Simona de Silvestro +40000
RC Enerson +40000
Dalton Kellett +40000
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