Indy 500 Opening Day Odds: Scott Dixon the Race Favorite Ahead of Tuesday’s Practice Sessions
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.
Updated Indy 500 Odds
*Odds as of May 18
|Juan Pablo Montoya||+2500|
|Simona de Silvestro||+40000|