The 2023 Indianapolis 500 is here, as are the predictions for who will make history as the title of most winning Indy500 driver is on the line with Alex Palou, Patrick O’Ward and Helio Castroneves leading the expert picks.
Helio Castroneves, a 48-year-old driver, is predicted to be just behind O’Ward, who could win the race and tie the score as the driver with the most wins in Indianapolis 500 history.
Castroneves he won the Indy500 four times, three times from 2001 to 2009, then returned in 2021 to the top of the race and won it against many opponents.
The 2023 Indy 500 starts Sunday at 12:45 p.m. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
According to Fantasy Pro and SportsLine, their car racing prediction model that simulates a race 10,000 times and gives the odds they predicted the outcome of races where Martin Truex Jr 20-1, Joey Logano 8-1, Kyle Busch’s Fontana 10-1 , Denny Hamlin’s 6-1 victory in Kansas, and they are excited to see what lies ahead.
This time the forecasting model is favoring Willpower at 16-1 after winning the 2022 IndyCar Championship for the second time on his own high octane 2018 win.
Castroneves won the Indycar 500 four times
On the other hand, the Las Vegas predictions have Pat O’Ward as the 5-1 favorite after being named the 2020 Rookie of the Year and finishing 6th, but has since stepped up his game with better results.
After O’Ward Raced 6th, practiced and led 26 laps, going head to head with Ericson who finally defeated him Pat O’Ward and took second place.
This time it may be O’Ward’s race, who was in second place but never had a significant victory, even after racing more than 10 times, he was unable to lift the trophy.
Both O’Ward and his team are set to win the Indycar 500 after a grueling practice session, making sure all his bases are covered and knowing his competitors will definitely be a big help and could improve his odds.