Single Seater's Fantasy picks for the Indy 500 scored a respectable 490 points on Sunday. The team was hurt by spins from front-runners Castroneves, Patrick, and Bourdais. They were one of the eight drivers caught up in wrecks during the race. Despite these wrecks, our picks had the podium finishers in the lineup as well as Pagenaud and Munzo who both made the optimal lineup for max points below.
The optimal lineup for the 2018 Indy 500, for $495, was as follows:
- Carpenter - 92 points
- Pagenaud - 65
- Power - 108
- Leist - 34
- Hunter-Reay - 61
- Wickens - 45
- Dixon - 71
- Rossi - 65
- Hildebrand - 38
- Munoz - 53
This is the best ten-car lineup you could have selected for the race. This set of drivers scored 632 points on Sunday, meaning Single Seater's picks scored 77.5% of the maximum points they could have. Not a bad outing for the first run of our model.
I don't plan on changing anything with our model just yet, and I'm excited to see how it does in both of the Detroit races. As of right now, I'm planning on doing one set of picks for both Duel in Detroit races, but that may change as the weekend comes closer and I think about it more.
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