Like the rest of the sporting world, IndyCar is trying to play catchup to get their season back on track. They will make that happen this weekend in Wisconsin when they have not just one, but two races set to go. The Rev Group Grand Prix will be a doubleheader, with the first of the 2 races set to go on Saturday, July 11. It is that race that we will be focusing on here, but do not forget that there will be a second running taking place on Sunday. We would imagine that the favorites would be the same on both days, but it’s always worth checking to see how odds might change based on how things play out in the Saturday race. Which driver will handle the Road America track in Wisconsin and take the checkered flag? Lets’ take a look at some of the favorites to win so you can bet against their IndyCar odds.
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Since the 2010 season, Will Power has never finished outside of the top 5 in the driver standings, which is a stunning level of consistency over a long period of time. He is off to a bit of a slower start this season and is in 15th after 2 races, but you know that he is not going to stay there for very long. Power has finished in the top 5 in 3 of the last 4 races that he has had at Road America, including a second place finish last year, so it’s easy to see why he is in among the favorites. I think he picks up his first win of the season on Saturday.
Newgarden is already in place to take another run at the driver’s championship, as he is sitting in 3rd after 2 races, both of which saw him finish in the top 10. This should not really come as a surprise when you consider that he is the defending champion and has won the title in 2 of the last 3 seasons. You also need to like his chances at Road America, where he has landed in the top 3 in each of his last 3 runs there. He would certainly be a good bet to win one of the two races being run this weekend.
This is another driver who will be looking to pick up some points this weekend to get back in the hunt in the driver standings. Rossi is not stranger to being at the top, as he has finished 2nd an 3rd in the driver standings in the last 2 seasons. He has had a pair of mediocre starts this season, but he will be looking to bounce back on a track where he has had some real success, which includes winning there last season. Given his start to the season, he might be a bit of a dark horse.
It is simply not possible to get off to a better start than the Australian has done this season, as Dixon has taken the checkered flag in each of the opening two races of the year. It is never easy to string together consecutive wins, but Dixon does have a solid history at the Road America track in Wisconsin. He has finished in the top 5 in each of his last 3 runs at that track, including a win there a couple of years back.