Indy Car Betting

Indy car betting in 2008 will be highlighted by the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

There is no doubt that Indy car betting for most gamblers focuses on the Indy 500 as that race has the best auto racing odds and options each year. Indy car betting in 2008 will involve a total of 16 races beginning with the March 29th race at Homestead.  Auto racing odds for gamblers will show odds on drivers to win each race and individual race matchups each week.  Indy car betting fans will be able to see races in 2008 on ABC, ESPN and ESPN 2. 

There will be some changes for Indy car betting gamblers to remember this season.  Sam Hornish Jr. will not race in the league as he has moved to NASCAR.  He still could decide to race in the Indy 500 since NASCAR drivers have been known to run in the Indy 500 and still make their own race later in the day.  It is expected that Ryan Briscoe will replace Hornish as the driver for the 2nd Penske car.  Gamblers that look at Indy car betting sometimes focus on Tony Kanaan each week.  He is part of the Andretti Green Racing team with Marco Andretti and Danica Patrick and often is the favorite in auto racing odds.

One of the more interesting parts of Indy car betting is the Danica Patrick factor.  The auto racing odds on her are much lower than they should be considering she has never run a race.  She is a poor value in Indy car betting but attracts interest because she is female.  Another thing to keep in mind in Indy car betting this season is that Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti has moved to NASCAR and will be replaced by Hideki Mutoh.  Other Indy car betting news has Vitor Meira staying with the Panther Racing team while Alex Lloyd has signed on as a development driver for Chip Ganassi Racing.  Indy car betting news from Roth Racing has Jay Howard being the 2nd driver along with team owner Marty Roth.

The 2008 Indy car betting season should prove exciting with many drivers having a chance to win each week.  Perhaps with the loss of driving talent, Danica Patrick might even win a race.