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Indy 500: Top Qualifiers, Updated Odds And TV Schedule

The Greatest Spectacle in Racing is scheduled for Sunday, May 29 at 12:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT. The 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 features 33 drivers battling for one of the top honors in motor sports. ABC will carry the live broadcast.

Alex Tagliani is the poll sitter for the 2011 Indy 500 thanks to a qualifying speed of 227.472. The Las Vegas odds makers are setting the favorites as Dario Franchitti (4/1) and Scott Dixon (4/1). Franchitti qualified ninth overall and Dixon second.

Franchitti won the race in 2010 and Dixon was the 2008 winner. The 2009 winner, Helio Castroneves, qualified 16th and has 9/1 odds to win this year. 

TV Coverage: ABC's coverage starts early at 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT with the special "The Indianapolis 500: A Centennial Celebration". The big event follows, as ABC begins their broadcast of the 2011 Indianapolis 500 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT.

The following is a full list of updated odds for the 2011 Indy 500 via Bodog.

Dario Franchitti #10 4/1
Scott Dixon #9 4/1
Alex Tagliani #77 13/2
Will Power #12 7/1
Helio Castroneves #3 9/1
Dan Wheldon #98 11/1
Oriol Servia #2 12/1
Buddy Rice #44 14/1
Ryan Briscoe #6 15/1
Danica Patrick #7 25/1
Townsend Bell #99 25/1
Marco Andretti #26 28/1
Tony Kanaan #82 28/1
Ed Carpenter #67 40/1
Vitor Meira #14 40/1
Paul Tracy #23 50/1
Tomas Scheckter #07 55/1
Graham Rahal #38 70/1
Takuma Sato #5 75/1
Bertrand Baguette #30 100/1
Bruno Junquiera #41 100/1
John Andretti #43 100/1
JR Hildebrand #4 100/1
Justin Wilson #22 100/1
E.J. Viso #59 125/1
James Hinchcliffe #06 125/1
Simona De Silvestro #78 125/1
Jay Howard #88 150/1
Alex Lloyd #19 200/1
Davey Hamilton #11 200/1
Ana Beatriz #24 250/1
Charlie Kimball #83 250/1
Pippa Mann #36 250/1

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INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 12: 33 of the greatest race cars that won the Indianapolis 500 lineup during a photo shoot at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 12, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Amongst the display are, Ray Harroun (Front Row-R) driving the Marmon "Wasp", 2010 winner Dario Franchitti's (Front Row-C) Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda, and A. J. Foyts (Front Row-L) 1961 Offenhauser "roadster". The Indianapolis 500 is preparing for its 100th anniversary that is to take place on May 29, 2011. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)

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