2013 Indianapolis 500 Preview

This Sunday the drivers of the IZOD IndyCar Series will take the green flag for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

May 19, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indy Car Series driver Conor Daly drives through turn one on bump day on his qualifying run for the 2013 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Indy 500 is the most iconic and historical race in the United States and many would argue around the world.

Ed Carpenter is your pole sitter this year and did so in stunning fashion. Nobody saw this coming and many expectations are that he won’t stay up front for long. The Spread (.com) has put Carpenter in the other drivers category with a 40/1 chance to win the race.

Marco Andretti is the favorite to win the race. With strong finishes thus far this season he is due a win soon and he’s been rather quick all month long at Indianapolis.

The other favorites? None other that the Target Chip Ganassi Racing duo of Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon. Franchitti is pursuing his fourth Indy 500 win and second consecutive win. Dixon is aiming for his second win in the famed race.

Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Indianapolis, Indiana

When: Sunday, May 26th at 11 A.M.

TV: ABC Announcers: Marty Reid, Scott Goodyear, and Eddie Cheever

Defending Champion: Dario Franchitti

Starting Lineup

1. Ed Carpenter (#20) Ed Carpenter Racing

2. Carlos Munoz (#26) Andretti Autosport

3. Marco Andretti (#25) Andretti Autosport

4. EJ Viso (#5) Andretti Autosport

5. AJ Allmendinger (#2) Team Penske

6. Will Power (#12) Team Penske

7. Ryan Hunter-Reay (#1) Andretti Autosport

8. Helio Castroneves (#3) Team Penske

9. James Hinchcliffe (#27) Andretti Autosport

10. JR Hildebrand (#4) Panther Racing

11. Alex Tagliani (#98) Barracuda Racing

12. Tony Kanaan (#11) KV Racing Technology

13. Oriol Servia (#22) Panter DRR

14. Justin Wilson (#19) Dale Coyne Racing

15. Sebastien Bourdais (#7) Dragan Racing

16. Scott Dixon (#9) Chip Ganassi Racing

17. Dario Franchitti (#10) Chip Ganassi Racing

18. Takuma Sato (#14) A.J Foyt Enterprises

19. Charlie Kimball  (#83) Chip Ganassi Racing

20. James Jakes (#16) Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

21. Simon Pagenaud (#77) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports

22. Townsend Bell (#60) Panther Racing

23. Ryan Briscoe (#8) Chip Ganassi Racing

24. Simona De Silvestro (#78) KV Racing Technology

25. Josef Newgarden (#21) Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

26. Graham Rahal (#15) Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

27. Sebastian Saavedra (#6) Dragon Racing

28. Tristan Vautier (#55) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

29. Ana Beatriz (#18) Dale Coyne Racing

30. Pippa Mann (#63) Dale Coyne Racing

31. Conor Daly (#41) A.J Foyt Enterprises

32. Buddy Lazier (#91) Lazier Partners Racing

33. Katherine Legge (#81) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

DNQ: Michel Jourdain Jr (#17) Rahal Letterman Lanigan

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Topics: Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IZOD IndyCar Series

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