IndyCar: Full 2023 championship odds finally revealed

Alex Palou, IndyCar - Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Palou, IndyCar - Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports /

An in-season IndyCar championship odds update is almost unheard of, but DraftKings Sportsbook has changed that seven races into the 17-race 2023 season.

You will typically see no more than individual race odds (if even that) on the IndyCar side throughout the season.

The only IndyCar championship odds that tend to be posted until very, very late in the season (if at all) are only posted at select sportsbooks over the winter break, and they are usually removed once the season begins.

It is a stark contrast to how things are handled on the NASCAR and Formula 1 side, with regular championship odds updated after each and every race on the calendar — in addition to individual race odds for each event.

But amid IndyCar’s lone off week since early May, DraftKings Sportsbook has finally revealed their list of odds to win the 2023 IndyCar championship.

Unsurprisingly, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou, the winner — and dominator — of two of the three most recent races is the favorite at -180 (bet $180 to win $100).

Palou owns at 51-point lead in the point standings over teammate Marcus Ericsson, who is interestingly not listed as the second favorite.

Pre-season favorite and Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden, the top Team Penske driver in third place in the standings, is listed as the second favorite at +400 (bet $100 to win $400).

Here is the full list of the 2023 IndyCar championship odds with seven of this year’s 17 scheduled races in the books, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Alex Palou, Chip Ganassi Racing: -180
  • Josef Newgarden, Team Penske: +400
  • Marcus Ericsson, Chip Ganassi Racing: +500
  • Pato O’Ward, Arrow McLaren: +800
  • Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing: +1600
  • Scott McLaughlin, Team Penske: +1800
  • Will Power, Team Penske: +2200
  • Alexander Rossi, Arrow McLaren: +3000
  • Colton Herta, Andretti Autosport with Curb-Agajanian: +4000
  • Romain Grosjean, Andretti Autosport: +6000
  • Kyle Kirkwood, Andretti Autosport: +6000
  • Felix Rosenqvist, Arrow McLaren: +6000
  • Rinus VeeKay, Ed Carpenter Racing: +20000
  • Christian Lundgaard, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing: +20000
  • Marcus Armstrong, Chip Ganassi Racing: +30000
  • Santino Ferrucci, A.J. Foyt Enterprises: +50000
  • Callum Ilott, Juncos Hollinger Racing: +50000
  • Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing: +50000
  • David Malukas, Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports: +50000
  • Conor Daly: +5000
  • Jack Harvey, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing: +50000
  • Helio Castroneves, Meyer Shank Racing: +50000
  • Simon Pagenaud, Meyer Shank Racing: +50000
  • Devlin DeFrancesco, Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport: +100000
  • Agustin Canapino, Juncos Hollinger Racing: +100000
  • Sting Ray Robb, Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing: +100000
  • Benjamin Pedersen, A.J. Foyt Enterprises: +100000

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