Ladies and gentlemen: Start your engines! It is a great week of auto racing, and here at Cappers Info, we are keying in our odds to win the Indianapolis 500. Join us for our 2012 Indy 500 picks and predictions for which drivers we think can beat the Indy 500 odds!
Indianapolis 500 Pick #1: Will Power (6 to 1 at Bovada Sportsbook): Power isn’t quite the favorite on the odds to win the Indy 500, but perhaps he should be. Remember that this is a man that has won three straight races on the IRL circuit, and he hasn’t finished worse than seventh in any race this year. Power is at the top of the IRL standings right now, but he has some issues historically here at the Brickyard. Last year ended with a disappointing 14th place finish, and Power didn’t even finish on the lead lap. That could be bad news for this year, but we still think that the time is nearing for sure to get Power in Victory Lane here at the Indy 500.
Indianapolis 500 Pick #2: Tony Kanaan (14 to 1 at Bovada Sportsbook): There aren’t all that many drivers that know what it takes to win at the Indy 500, and Kanaan is another one of these drivers that has come close on a number of instances, but has never quite figured out how to get the job done. Kanaan finished fourth last year in the Indy 500, and he has finished as high as second in this race, but the time might be here for him to bust out. If Kanaan does though, he is going to have to do so after a very, very disappointing start to the season for KV Racing Technology. He has finished outside of the Top 10 in three of the four races this year, and that is a trend that absolutely has to stop here in Indianapolis if Kanaan is going to be a factor.
Indianapolis 500 Pick #3: Alex Tagliani (40 to 1 at Bovada Sportsbook): We really are going out on a limp here with Tagliani, but we think that he deserved a heck of a lot better than what he got at the Indy 500 last year. The Canadian was on the pole for the 500, only to end up crashing and finishing just 147 of the 200 laps. Tagliani has never won a race in his IRL career, but he might be poised to do some special things here at the Brickyard. Don’t count this Canadian out as a potential surprise if there is some more chaos as we expect to see happening in Indianapolis.