Focusing On Indy: Who Will Win The 500?

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, it’s time for us to switch our racing focus to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”: The Indianapolis 500.

It’s one of the few non-NASCAR events we get to really talk about, and today, I want to ask you one question: Who will win the 2010 Indianapolis 500?

The favorites:

Helio Castroneves: The Penske driver and defending 500 champ is on Pole for Sunday’s event.

Will Power: Teammate to Castroneves; already has two Indycar wins this season.

Dario Franchitti: Defending series champion; won the 500 in 2007.

Ryan Briscoe: Nearly won both the 500 and the championship last year; always a threat. Another Penske driver.

Alex Tagliani: Looked good all month with his new team.

Scott Dixon: Won the event in 2008. Along with Franchitti, drives for the powerhouse Ganassi team.

Graham Rahal: Reunited with his dad, Bobby. Another driver that’s been solid all month.

Marco Andretti: Hasn’t had a good month, but is always a threat at Indy.

Danica Patrick: Placed among “favorites” simply to avoid a mob of nasty comments.

Tony Kanaan: Has had about as bad of a month as one can have; due for some good luck, he’s always a threat at Indy.

Other notables include: John Andretti, Sarah Fisher, Dan Wheldon, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Mario Moraes, Raphael Matos, Ed Carpenter, Hideki Mutoh, and Vitor Meira.

I’m going with Kanaan to win it. Even from 32nd starting position, there’s nobody who wants it or deserves to win the 500, in my opinion, more than Tony Kanaan.

Your turn. Who do you think is going to win the Indianapolis 500?

Tags: Danica Patrick Dario Franchitti Indianapolis 500 Tony Kanaan

  • forex robot

    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  • Tyler

    Good lord, this is stock car spin. Not open wheel spin. Could you please, for the love of god, update this site at least once a day with info about racing? I’m losing faith in you. I could do a better job, I seriously fee like I’m more of a fan than you are. It’s suppose to be the other way around, you’re suppose to be the one who knows the most about the sport and relays info to the fans.

    Cheers mate.

    • Tyler

      also, dude, kanaan wrecked both his cars during qualifying and time trials. he will come no where near the top ten.

  • Brandon

    I think Castroneves will have the biggest shot at winning. He is on the pole, and seems to be the one to beat at Indy. I really don’t expect Danica to be a favorite. The highest i can see her is in the top-10 or 15.