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10/07/11
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Odds for IndyCar Vegas finale  The IZOD IndyCar Series is ready to get in on the action as the MGM Resorts International Race & Sports book has set the odds for the October 16 IZOD IndyCar Series World Championship Presented by Honda at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Target/Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti has been installed as a 9/5 favorite to win the race as the three-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion attempts to win his fourth series title and his third in a row. Franchitti takes an 18-point lead over Team Penske driver Will Power, who is a 2/1 favorite to win the race.

Target/Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon’s odds have been set at 4/1. Dixon claimed the A.J. Foyt Trophy as the Oval Track Champion with his third-place finish at Kentucky Speedway on October 2. 

Odds have also been set on Dan Wheldon’s attempt to win the $5 Million GoDaddy.com IndyCar Challenge if he is able to win the race starting last in the 34-car field. Odds for a Wheldon win are 15/1, finishing second at 10/1 and third is also at 10/1. If Wheldon finishes 4th-7th those odds are 2/1 while an 8th-12th finish is seat at 7/2. If Wheldon finishes 13th-18th that is set at 6/1 odds while 19th-24th is 12/1 and 24th-last is set at 5/1.

Other drivers in the race and their odds include KV Racing driver Tony Kanaan at 8/1, Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe at 71 and his Penske teammate Helio Castroneves at 16/1. Andretti Autosport drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay is at 22/1 and Marco Andretti at 35/1. Newman/Haas star Oriol Servia along with Sam Schmidt Motorsports driver Alex Tagliani both come in at 50/1 odds.

Service Central/Chip Ganassi Racing driver Graham Rahal and Andretti Autosport driver Danica Patrick both come in at 60/1 odds while Panther Racing rookie J.R. Hildebrand comes in at 75/1 odds to win the race. Vitor Meira of A.J. Foyt Enterprises is set at 100/1 odds. Dragon Racing driver Paul Tracy is listed at 100/1.

A “Field” pick featuring all other drivers is set at 8/1.

Any of the 13 MGM Grand Resorts have the IZOD IndyCar Series World Championship Presented by Honda listed at their International Race & Sports book locations.

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