The Indy 500 is still a few weeks away, but Scott Dixon has emerged as the early bookies favourite to win this year’s Great Race.
Winner of the 2008 rendition, Dixon is paying $6 for the victory – the best return out of the 35-strong field.
Dixon is pursuing a seventh championship title and is currently leading the 2021 standings after four races.
In last year’s Indy 500, the Kiwi finished runners-up to Takuma Sato despite leading most of the race.
Fellow New Zealander Scott McLaughlin is paying out $60 for the win.
McLaughlin will make his debut in the race this year, given he qualifies, and it will be only his third IndyCar race on an oval.
His first oval race at Texas earlier this year saw him finish a phenomenal second place.
Behind Dixon, Penske’s Josef Newgarden is paying $7 for victory, marginally ahead of Pato O’Ward, who is at $7.50.
O’Ward has had a sublime start to the season and is currently second in the championship standings.
He claimed his first IndyCar race win at Texas and has only finished lower than fourth once this year.
The IndyCar Series has one more race this weekend before preparations begin for the Indy 500.
The GMR Grand Prix is run on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, with Dixon the most recent winner of the event.