May 27, 2018
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Speedway, Indiana, NC
Sanctioning body: INDYCAR
Indy 500 is often referred to as the Greatest Spectacle in AutoRacing. The event lends its name to the "IndyCar" class of formula, or open-wheel, race cars that have competed in it. There has been an Indianapolis 500 each year since 1946.
Every year on Memorial Day weekend "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" takes over the 500 miles of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by the open wheel motor sports event.
The event lends its name to the "IndyCar" class of formula, or open-wheel, race cars that have competed in it. There has been an Indianapolis 500 each year since 1946.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been the site of many memorable events since the facility opened in 1909. Similarly, Chevrolet has a rich heritage in racing that dates to company co-founder and namesake Louis Chevrolet, a gifted engineer and talented race car driver who competed in the Indianapolis 500 four times.
The Charlotte Motor Speedway is host to many other events, but no motorsports events compare to the tradition and fanfare of the Indy 500.
2017 Indy 500 Winner: Takuma Sato
2016 Indy 500 Winner: Alexander Rossi
2015 Indy 500 Winner: Juan Pablo Montoya from Colombia
2014 Indy 500 Winner: Ryan Hunter-Reay from USA
2013 Indy 500 Winner: Tony Kanaan from Brazil
2012 Indy 500 Winner
Dario Franchitti wins 2012 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Franchitti fell to last place after being hit by another racer and still went on for this Indy Victory! This is the third time that he has won first-place in the well-known race, making him only the seventh man in racing history to have won the prestigious Indy 500 three times.
2011 Indy 500 Winner
Dan Wheldon was zipping toward the final corner of 2011 Indianapolis 500, surely figuring the best he could do was another runner-up finish. Wheldon sped past, while Hildebrand's battered machine skidded across the line 2.1 seconds behind, still hugging the concrete barrier. While Wheldon celebrated his second Indy 500 win, series officials reviewed the video to see if Wheldon passed the wrecked machine before the caution lights went on. He clearly did, and Hildebrand's team said it wouldn't protest the result.
2010 Indy 500 Winner
Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, Wins 2010 Indy 500 and the owner of the car is the first to win the Daytona 500 and the Indy 500. This victory validated the Scottish driver’s return to the IndyCar circuit, Two years earlier, Dario Franchitti celebrated his 2007 Indy victory by making an unsuccessful move with Ganassi to NASCAR. Franchitti slowed in the final laps to conserve fuel, but he was still able to stay ahead of second-place Dan Wheldon, who was also trying to save fuel. A dramatic crash occurred in the final lap as Ryan Hunter-Reay ran out of fuel and slowed, and Mike Conway hit Hunter-Reay’s car, flipping Conway’s car and sending it airborne and into the protective fence, shattering the car. Conway’s teammate Ana Beatriz spun into the inside wall while avoiding the crash ahead of her. This brought out a final caution, and Franchitti led the field to the checkered flag, winning his second Indianapolis 500.
2009 Indy 500 Winner
Hélio Castroneves from Brazil competed in the Indianapolis 500 race on Sunday, May 24, 2009 and won the first place trophy, his third Indianapolis 500 victory. Castroneves became the ninth driver to win the historic race three times, and his timing couldn't have been better. He won the pole. Then he won the pit-stop competition. And now, the biggest win of all, No. 3 for the guy who drives car No. 3, leaving him only one win away from joining the most elite group of all: four-time Indy winners A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears.
Indy 500 Betting Tips
When auto racing betting, whether on Nascar or Formula 1, you also need to consider the track. Some drivers do well on road courses, while others seem to do better on the super speedways or short tracks. Track and weather conditions can also influence a car's handling ability, and some teams are better at adjusting to changing track conditions than others.