Indy 500 prop bets: MFW vs PopOffValve

IndyCar commentary — By on May 29, 2011 9:06 am
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Last year, Dale Nixon of PopOffValve.com and I placed our inaugural Indianapolis 500 prop bets.  In an unlikely scenario, Dale emerged victorious by a single point.  This year we are back, and I’m ready to seek redemption with a donation to Racing for Cancer on the line.  Below is the 2011 2nd Annual 33-Bet Indy 500 field:

1.  Winner: Paul – Servia, Dale – Dario
2. Rookie of the Year: Paul – Hildebrand, Dale – Hinchcliffe
3. Hardest Charger (most spots gained): Paul – Hunter-Reay, Dale – Meira
4. Leader at 100 laps: Paul – Power, Dale – Wheldon
5. Most laps led: Paul – Dixon, Dale – Dario
6. Highest finishing female: Paul – Patrick, Dale – Simona
7. First in class (highest non-Penske or Ganassi): Paul – Servia, Dale – Wheldon
8. Fastest race lap (driver): Paul – Franchitti, Dale – Rice
9. First pass on lap 3: Paul – Briscoe, Dale – Marco
10. Highest finishing American: Paul – Bell, Dale – Carpenter
11. Highest finishing former full-season Firestone Indy Lights alum: Paul – Hildebrand, Dale – Hinchcliffe
12. First driver black-flagged for blocking: Paul – Scheckter, Dale – Bell
13. First post-race tweet (can occur while race still running): Paul – Rahal, Dale – Helio
14. First to white-wall turn 4: Paul – Viso, Dale – Graham
15. First to stall on pit lane: Paul – Pippa, Dale – Beatriz
16. First rookie out of race: Paul – Howard, Dale – Howard
17. First woman out of race: Paul – Beatriz, Dale – Danica
18. First running car to be lapped: Paul – Pippa, Dale – Lloyd
19. First mechanical out of race: Paul – Lloyd, Dale – Hamilton
20. First crash out of race: Paul – Howard, Dale – Howard
21. Danica position after lap 10: Paul – 23, Dale – 19
22. “Overly Optimistic” move of the race: Paul – Kanaan, Dale – Tracy

OVER/UNDER
23. Average winning speed – 153.651 mph (avg since 2005): Paul – over, Dale – under
24. Margain of victory – 1.5 sec: Paul – under, Dale – over
25. Number of cautions – 7.5: Paul – under, Dale – over
26. First caution lap – Lap 13.5: Paul – under, Dale – under
27. Laps led by Penske & Ganassi (combined incl. Kimball & Rahal) – 165: Paul – under, Dale – over
28. Number of green-flag pit stops by leader – 2.5: Paul – over, Dale – under
29. Number passed by Kanaan on lap 1 – 4.5: Paul – under, Dale – over
30. Number of Penske/Ganassi cars finishing in top-10 (incl. Rahal & Kimball) – 4.5: Paul – over, Dale – under
31. Number of crashes by KV Racing Technologies Drivers – 1.5: Paul – under, Dale – over
32. Number of cars impacted by contact with Helio Castroneves – 2.5: Paul – under, Dale – over
33. Number of laps completed by Jay Howard – 74.5: Paul – over, Dale – under

TIE-BREAKER
Number of Americans finishing in top-10: Paul – 4, Dale – 3


Just to make sure they aren’t cheating, check out the bets of our friends at PopOffValve.com.

Let us know what you think. Who’s going to take bragging rights until next May??

 

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