There are long fast tracks, road courses and of course the tight oval NASCAR tracks like the Richmond International Raceway that also run Indy car betting events as well. This year the Richmond track will host the Sun Trust Indy challenge, which according to most Indy car betting experts should be a challenge indeed.
Indy car betting fans not familiar with the Richmond track can be forgive. The Richmond International Raceway is a track built by NASCAR fans for NASCAR fans. However, for whatever reason the Indy car betting authorities liked the idea of jamming as many open-wheeled racing machines as they could onto the tiny track and thus the creation of this unique Indy car betting event. The timing of this Indy car betting event is also curious considering that it comes a week after the Indy car betting action heads to the Iowa Raceway which is a virtual clone of the Richmond International Raceway.
But one thing is certain, by the time the Indy car betting drivers arrive at the Richmond International Raceway they should be well prepared for the short track. Inaugurated in 2001 reactions from Indy car betting drivers has been mixed. It would seem that some of the older drivers don’t much care for the non-traditional track but many of the younger drivers are much better accustomed to it thanks to their pre-Indy car betting driving days.
Last year’s winner Dario Franchitti is no longer involved in Indy car betting and has move onto NASCAR. That hardly opens the way for a clear cut winner but several Indy car betting drivers have done well here in the race’s short history but Sam Hornish is the only two-time winner and will likely be the Indy car betting favorite here as the race approaches. However, young drivers like Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal has shown some class on this short tracks and that might be enough to get a race from some of the Indy car betting veterans.