Lets Go Racing!!

It is the unofficial kickoff of summer! It is Memorial Day Weekend. For some people that means firing up their grills, heading out on their boats and sleeping in their campers. To others it means the biggest weekend in of the year for Auto Racing. This Sunday we will get not one but 2 huge races to watch. It gets started with the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indianapolis 500 and then finishes with the longest race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Though we have seen it in the past, this will be the 4th straight year that no racer will attempt the Memorial Day Double and race in both. There have been 4 racers that have done it in the past – Robbie Gordon (5 times 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003 & 2004), Tony Stewart (twice 1999 & 2001), John Andretti (1994), and Kurt Busch (2014). Davy Jones attempted it in 1995 but did not qualify for the Coca-Cola 600. No one ever won either of the races while trying the double. The best finishes 6th at Indy by Gordon in 2000, Stewart in 2001 and Busch in 2014. The best finishes in Charlotte were both by Stewart, finishing 3rd in 2001 and 4th in 1999. So we don’t have to worry about a Double-Dipper winning the Races this Sunday, lets take a look at the odds to win each race.

ODDS TO WIN THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
Will Power +800
Tony Kanaan +800
Alexander Rossi +1000
Scott Dixon +1000
Helio Castroneves +1000
Marco Andretti +1200
Josef Newgarden +1200
Sebastien Bourdais +1200
Ed Carpenter +1200
Simon Pagenaud +1400
Ryan Hunter-Reay +1600
Sage Karam +1600
Carlos Munoz +2500
Takuma Sato +3000
Danika Patrick +3000
Graham Rahal +4000
Robert Wickens +4000
Zach Veach +4000
Charlie Kimball +4000
Stefan Wilson +4000
Gabby Chavez +4000
Ed Jones +4000
JR Hildebrand +5000
Spencer Pigot +5000
Matteus Leist +6000
Zazhary Claman de Melo +8000
Jay Howard +10000
Oriol Servia +10000
Conor Daly +15000
James Davison +20000
Kyle Kaiser +20000
Jack Harvey +20000
Max Chilton +250000

ODDS TO WIN THE COCA-COLA 600
Kevin Harvick +350
Kyle Busch +400
Martin Truex Jr. +600
Kyle Larson +600
Joey Logano +1000
Denny Hamlin +1000
Ryan Blaney +1000
Brad Keslowski +1200
Erik Jones +1200
Clint Bowyer +3000
Kurt Busch +3000
Aric Almirola +4000
Jimmie Johnson +5000
Daniel Suarez +5000
Alex Bowman +10000
Matt Kenseth +10000
Ryan Newman +12500
Field +2500

It is now time to go racing! Who do you like? Which race will you watch? Indy? NASCAR? Both? Whatever you do make sure to have a great Memorial Weekend! Enjoy yourself! Stay safe! Most importantly, thank all the veterans you know and think about all the others that have served to protect us and give us the opportunity to enjoy what we have. Make sure you don’t forget to check out Razor Sharp Sports at Freeplays.com for all of our NBA, NHL and MLB action this weekend and the rest of the season!

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