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Indy 500 Betting

Dates: May 28, 2017
Location: Speedway, Indiana
Course: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Distance: 500 miles / 805km
Sponsor: Toyota & Save Mart
Laps: 200

The Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to be run on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered one of the three most prestigious motorsports events in the world. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000, and infield patrons raise the race-day attendance to approximately 300,000.

The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, frequently shortened to Indianapolis 500 or Indy 500, is an American automobile race held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. The event lends its name to the "IndyCar" class of formula, or open-wheel, race cars that have competed in it.

When auto racing betting, whether on Nascar or Formula 1, you also need to consider the track. Some drivers do well on road courses, while others seem to do better on the super speedways or short tracks. Track and weather conditions can also influence a car's handling ability, and some teams are better at adjusting to changing track conditions than others.

Pace Car

With a huge field of 40 cars having met the qualifying requirements for starting the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in 1911, track founder Carl Fisher reasoned that this might be too many for the typical standing starts then in vogue. He believed it would be safer instead to lead them around on one unscored lap at approximately 40 or 45 mph and then release them to the flagman as he pulled into the pits. Now commonplace at motor racing events throughout the United States, this is believed to have been the very first mass rolling start for any automobile race anywhere in the world and quite possibly the first use of a pace car for a major event.



Schedule 2017

Wednesday, May 17
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.: International Collegiate evGrandPrix Series
10 a.m.: Public Gates Open
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.: IndyCar Series Practice
Thursday, May 18
10 a.m.: Public Gates Open
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.: IndyCar Series Practice
Friday, May 19
10 a.m.: Public Gates Open
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: IMS Midway Open
Noon – 6 p.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series Practice
6:15 p.m.: Indy 500 Qualifying Draw
Saturday, May 20
7 a.m.: Public Gates Open
8 – 8:30 a.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series Group 1 Practice
8:30 – 9 a.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series Group 2 Practice
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.: 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard
9 – 9:30 a.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series Practice ALL
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: IMS Midway Open
11 a.m. – 5:50 p.m. Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifications (Positions 1-9 Advance to Fast 9)
Sunday, May 21
9 a.m.: Public Gates Open
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: IMS Midway Open
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Enlistment Ceremony
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.: Chevrolet Consumer Laps
Noon – 6 p.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifications
Noon – 12:45 p.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series Practice (Positions 10-33)
1:15 – 2 p.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series Practice (Fast 9)
2:45 – 4:45 p.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying (Positions 10-33)
2:45 – 4:45 p.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying (Positions 10-33)
5 – 5:45 p.m.: Verizon IndyCar Series Qualifying (Fast 9)
5:45 p.m.: Verizon P1 Award Ceremony

2017 Indy 500 Results

POS DRIVER CAR TEAM / ENGINE LAPS LAPS LED PTS
1 Takuma Sato 26 Andretti Autosport / Honda 200 17 137
2 Hélio Castroneves 3 Team Penske / Chevrolet 200 9 96
3 Ed Jones 19 Dale Coyne Racing / Honda 200 0 93
4 Max Chilton 8 Chip Ganassi Racing / Honda 200 50 86
5 Tony Kanaan 10 Chip Ganassi Racing / Honda 200 22 91

Past Winners

Year Driver Race Time Race Speed
2017 Takuma Sato 3:13:03.3584 232.164
2016 Alexander Rossi 3:00:02.0872 166.634
2015 Juan Pablo Montoya 3:05:56 161.363
2014 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2:40:48.2305 186.563
2013 Tony Kaan 2:40:03.4181 187.433
2012 Dario Franchitti 2:58:51.2532 167.734
2011 Dan Wheldon 2:56:11.7267 170.265
2010 Dario Franchitti 3:05:37.0131 161.623
2009 Hélio Castroneves 3:19:34.6427 150.318
2008 Scott Dixon 3:28:57.6792 143.567

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