We are getting down to the wire in IndyCar, with just 3 races left on the season. There are only 2 weekends left, though, as we will have another doubleheader going this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Race 1 of the IndyCar Harvest GP will go on Friday night, with the second race of the doubleheader scheduled for Saturday. While it is still mathematically possible for another driver to finish strong and win the IndyCar Championship, the reality is that it is Scott Dixon’s title to lose at this point. He could potentially clinch this weekend, but regardless, he looks to be in prime position for his sixth title. Let’s take a closer look at the current top 4 drivers in the standings and how they might do this weekend so you can bet on their IndyCar odds.
IndyCar Betting Analysis | 2020 Harvest Grand Prix Race 1 & 2
With just 3 races left on the season, Scott Dixon has what looks to be an unassailable 72-point lead. Winning one of the two races this weekend might well prove to be enough to lock up the championship, which is of course dependent upon how Josef Newgarden does in the two races. Dixon signaled his intent early by winning the opening 3 races of the season, and while he has only won once since then, he has consistently raced in the top 10, picking up valuable points to open up his lead. In the earlier races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this season, Dixon won, so he has to be among the favorites this weekend.
Newgarden has won the driver championship in 2 of the last 3 seasons, but it is beginning to look as though he is going to come up a little short in 2020. Newgarden has a pair of wins on the season and looks likely to finish in second behind Dixon, but he may well lose some ground this weekend, as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has not been kind to him over the years. He finished 7th there earlier this season, which was in fact his best career finish at that track.
The Mexican driver still has a shot at sneaking into second ahead of Newgarden, but he would need a solid showing in each of the last 3 races, while also hoping that Newgarden tanks the final races. Regardless of how it all plays out, this season is still a major breakout one for O’Ward. This is his first full season on the IndyCar circuit, so cracking the top 3 would be a very solid achievement indeed. He has yet to pick up his first career win, so it might be asking a lot to wager on him to win this weekend.
Herta, like O’Ward, is another driver that appears to have a big future in IndyCar. He ended last season with a victory in the final weekend, which was good enough to get him up to 7th in the standings. After winning last weekend, he has a real shot to finish the season strong and land in the top 5. Any time you improve upon what you did the previous year, you are doing something right. Herta finished 4th in the earlier race at IMS this season.