The Rundown - 2015 Indianapolis 500

The United States' most popular IndyCar race takes place this Sunday, May 24. The Indianapolis 500 is the one race that every American knows!

Scott Dixon secured pole position honors for the second time in his career. For those that are new to motor sports betting, pole position is the first starting position on the grid, situated on the inside of the front row. Winning pole position for the Indy 500 is held in high prestige. An added bonus to winning pole position is the $100,000 awarded by this year's sponsor, Verizon. In the 98 Indianapolis 500's that have taken place, 20 of them (20%) have been won from the pole position.

So, is Scott Dixon the driver to back this year or will someone else take home the trophy? Check out our picks for the Indy 500!

Top Pick: Juan Montoya +650

It's tough to go against Juan Montoya for the top spot. Montoya has been breathtakingly good this season with a fourteenth place finish at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama as his only outside of the Top 10 finish. He placed third at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9. His starting position of 15 at the Indianapolis 500 means that he'll have some work to do. But, have faith. Montoya looks like he's on a mission this year.

Second Pick: Tony Kanaan +550

The 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner starts from position 3 in this year's race. Like Montoya, Kanaan has been awesome in 2015. He's ranked sixth in points and has only a single out of the Top 10 finish so far. Kanaan, though, hasn't won a trophy yet. The seventh place finish at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis suggests that he might be sitting on a victory.

Top Underdog Pick: Graham Rahal +4500

Rahal's best finish in the Indianapolis 500 was third in 2011. The good news is that Rahal started in thirtieth place in that race. He starts in seventeenth place in this year's race. Rahal's been on fire in his last 2. He finished second at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the same race that Kanaan and Montoya failed to make the Top 10 in. Rahal also finished second at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. At 45-to-1 odds, Graham Rahal is definitely worth a few bucks.