Josef Newgarden reasserted his claim to the crown of IndyCar King of the Ovals, sweeping both races at Iowa, now having won all four oval races this season. More importantly, Newgarden cut into Álex Palou’s championship lead to 80 points after Palou finished third and eighth in Iowa. Scott McLaughlin and Will Power swapped positions from Saturday to Sunday, each finishing with a second and fifth-place finish.
IndyCar heads to Broadway and Nashville after Iowa, ready for temporary street circuits. Insidersbettingdigest explores numerous IndyCar picks in our Big Machine Music City Grand Prix predictions.
IndyCar Big Machine Music City Grand Prix Betting Odds
While we’d like to use the most recent IndyCar odds for our Big Machine Music City Grand Prix predictions, there were no odds for this weekend in Nashville as of publication.
However, here are nine drivers who’ll likely be among the favorites come Sunday afternoon in Nashville and their odds to win the 2023 IndyCar Drivers’ Championship.
|Driver (Team)||Odds to Win|
|Álex Palou (Chip Ganassi)||-1250|
|Marcus Ericsson (Chip Ganassi)||+1900|
|Josef Newgarden (Team Penske)||+900|
|Pato O’Ward (Arrow McLaren)||+1900|
|Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi)||+1100|
|Will Power (Team Penske)||+2400|
|Alexander Rossi (Arrow McLaren)||+4900|
|Colton Herta (Andretti Autosport)||+4900|
|Scott McLaughlin (Team Penske)||+1900|
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IndyCar Big Machine Music City Grand Prix Information
IndyCar Big Machine Music City Grand Prix – 80 laps
One Lap: 11 turns over 2.170 mi/3.942 km.
Location: Nashville Street Circuit – Nashville, Tennessee
Date & Time: Sunday, August 6th, 2023, 12:00 PM ET
How to Watch: NBC, Peacock | NBC Sports App | IndyCar Live
IndyCar Big Machine Music City Grand Prix Recent Results
The Nashville Street Circuit takes drivers across the Korean War Veterans Bridge and over the Cumberland River – the only circuit in motorsports to cross a major body of water – and into 90-degree turns that characterize temporary street circuits in downtown centers.
There have been two races in Nashville, producing two different winners. However, Honda and Chip Ganassi Racing have won both Grand Prix.
Scott Dixon, who features in our IndyCar picks, won last the 2022 edition of the Music City Grand Prix.
Marcus Ericsson, who has one race win, four top-five, and 11 top-ten finishes, won the inaugural Nashville GP in 2021.
IndyCar Big Machine Music City Grand Prix Betting Preview and Prediction
Álex Palou (-1250)
The most likely bet on IndyCar you’ll win this season is for Alex Palou to win another Drivers’ Championship. Palou has an 80-point lead in the standings on the merit of finishing in the top ten in every race this season (12).
Palou has four races and ten top-ten finishes this season and must be among your picks to finish in the top five and top ten in Nashville, having won in Detroit and finishing in the top five in Toronto and Long Beach.
Josef Newgarden (+900)
Newgarden has four wins but only five top–five finishes and nine top-ten finish this season. On street tracks, Newgarden’s best finish was fifth in Toronto, while he finished in the top ten in three of the four street circuits this season.
Scott Dixon (+1100)
Dixon finished sixth in both races at Iowa, finishing in the top ten in eleven of the twelve races this season. Scott is winless this season but has six top-five finishes, including third in St. Petersburg and fourth in Detroit and Toronto.
Dixon should factor into multiple picks on your betting ticket this weekend.
IndyCar Big Machine Music City Grand Prix Betting Pick
Insidersbettingdigest’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix predictions are for Scott Dixon to win and Palou, Newgarden, Power, and Ericson for a top-five finish in Nashville.