Stefan Wilson, who almost won in 2018, finally has odds listed ahead of the 106th running of the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
That remained the case throughout qualifying, which featured three different sessions and took place this past Saturday and Sunday at the four-turn, 2.5-mile (4.023-kilometer) oval in Speedway, Indiana.
However, there are now odds listed for all 33 drivers set to compete in this coming Sunday afternoon’s 200-lap “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”.
That 33rd and final driver also happens to be the driver who was confirmed as the 33rd and final driver in this year’s field: Stefan Wilson.
Wilson’s entry, the #25 Chevrolet, was only confirmed by DragonSpeed/Cusick Motorsports in early May, but it was a key addition, as it prevented this year’s Indy 500 from becoming the first since 1947 not to feature 33 cars.
His odds are listed at +15000 (bet $100 to win $15,000). Nobody has longer odds, though he is tied with A.J. Foyt Enterprises’ Dalton Kellett at the bottom of the list.
But don’t write him off, given the fact that the almost pulled off a major feel-good upset in 2018 before needing to pit late for fuel.
If he were to pull off the win this year, it would be perhaps an even bigger feel-good story, considering the fact that his entry was in doubt, it ended up being seen by many as nothing more than a “field filler” when it eventually came together, and didn’t even complete a qualifying attempt due to mechanical issues.
Despite not making a qualifying attempt, Wilson is still set to start the race on the outside of the 11th and final row in 33rd place, as there was no bumping this year with only 33 cars on the entry list.
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