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Everything you need to know for the 2020 Indianapolis 500

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The Indy 500 runs on Sunday, August 23rd followed a delay due to Covid-19. We run through what you need to know for Sunday’s race.

AUTO: MAY 26 IndyCar Series - 103rd Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis 500 is set to run on Sunday, August 23rd with the race getting underway at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The race traditionally runs on Memorial Day weekend, but the Covid-19 pandemic pushed it back to late August. Traditionally the events hosts over 300,000 people, but this year there will be no fans in attendance.

Current points leader Scott Dixon is the favorite to win the race at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at +400. He’s followed by Marco Andretti and Alexander Rossi at +700, and then Ryan Hunter-Reay (+1100) and Josef Newgarden (+1200) to round out the top five.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, August 23
Race time: 2:30 p.m. (broadcast starts at 1 p.m.)
Channel: NBC
Live stream: NBCSports.com/live

Race order

Pole: Marco Andretti
Front row: Marco Andretti, Scott Dixon, Takuma Sato
Full order

History

Simon Pagenaud won the race last year, and was followed in the top five by Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Josef Newgarden, and Will Power. The favorite, Dixon, won the race in 2008 and finished second in 2007 and 2012.

Odds

The top ten in odds are as follows:

  1. Scott Dixon: +400
  2. Marco Andretti: +700
  3. Alexander Rossi: +700
  4. Ryan Hunter-Reay: +1100
  5. Josef Newgarden: +1200
  6. Simon Pagenaud: +1300
  7. Will Power: +1400
  8. Takuma Sato: +1600
  9. Rinus VeeKay: +2000

Picks

DraftKings Sportsbook betting splits are as follows:

2020 Indy 500 betting splits

Driver current odds % Handle % Bets
Driver current odds % Handle % Bets
Scott Dixon +400 17% 11%
Marco Andretti +800 9% 9%
Alexander Rossi +800 9% 7%
Takuma Sato +1600 7% 5%
Josef Newgarden +1100 7% 6%
Ed Carpenter +2500 6% 5%
Hélio Castroneves +3000 4% 5%
Ryan Hunter-Reay +1000 4% 4%
Conor Daly +2500 4% 3%
Simon Pagenaud +1100 3% 4%

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