What’s Going on This Weekend?

June is coming to a close and Summer is OFFICIALLY here. Thank goodness. That being said, you need to get out of the house and do something fun. Here’s what’s going on this weekend across the country. Jump on the Razorgator app  if one of these events sparks your fancy.

Friday, June 26

Luke Bryan w/ Dustin Lynch and Randy Houser (6/26/15)

Yall fire me up. Awesome weekend. #KickTheDustUp

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This’ll give you an awesome opportunity to dance the night away! And tickets start at $6. YEEEHAAWW

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New York Yankees @ Houston Astros

#GoBeardOrGoHome! See what happens tonight! GRAB TICKETS AND GET FIRED UP.

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Saturday, June 27

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

Wanna let your hair down and rock out this weekend? Hit the 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with tickets starting at $10. Dust off those combat boots!

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Toby Keith

#TBT to that one time we raised our red solo cups at the Great Jones County Fair! Let's do it again, July 23rd! #TeamToby

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In the Clarkson area and feeling like hitting the town on Saturday night? Throw on your cowboy boots and get ready to be in awe of country music legend Toby Keith!

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Train & The Fray 

Red Rocks Angels!

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Not just Train, but also the Fray?? What more could you ask from a Saturday night? We’re jealous we’re not in New Jersey tomorrow night. That’s an alternative rock double threat. With tickets starting $23.99? GO ROCK OUT

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Colorado Rockies @ SF Giants

Day baseball #👌🏼 #SFGiants

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Hey San Francisco! Go see the boys play tomorrow night. Crushed those Dodgers last week, let’s crush the Rockies these week! You bleed orange and black right??

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LA Galaxy @ San Jose Earthquakes

Hey hey San Jose! Support the 408 and go cheer on your Earthquakes. Sounds like a good Saturday night, right?

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Atlanta Braves @ Pittsburg Pirates 

#LetsGoBucs

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In the Pittsburgh area and feel like catching  a game? Head out and watch Braves play the Pirates in this beautiful park. Doesn’t a beer and a dog sound good?

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Sunday, June 28

Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals

Matt Carpenter doubles twice in the #STLCards’ series finale in Minnesota.

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Baseball game sounding like a good Sunday night? End your Sunday with Cubs playing Cardinals and start the countdown until the holiday weekend.

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Def Leppard w/Styx and Tesla 

Oslo was fantastic last night! Thank you for an incredible show! #DL2015Tour (📷 by @RossHalfin)

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What better way to spend an Atlanta night then watching the guys of Def Leppard tear up the stage? We’re jealous we can’t make it to this one.

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Any of these events sound like the perfect way to spend your weekend? Hop on the Razorgator app for the best deals! You’re such a weekend warrior. Look at you go!

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The 7 Bands to Checkout Before Lollapalooza 2015

There’s no doubt that there are some music gods head lining at Lollapalooza 2015. Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, Kid Cudi, Florence and The Machine are just a few of the big dogs you’ll get a chance to see this year. However, if you keep scrolling down to the lineup page, you might be shocked by some of the lesser-known gems. We’ve highlighted a couple the Razorgator team thinks should be on your radar this year.

 The Lonely Biscuits 

It’s not a secret. The team at Razorgator has a big fat crush on the dudes from The Lonely Biscuits. Actual crush? Musical crush? Bromance crush? That all depends on who you’re talking to. All we know is that is was fate that put Grady Wenrich and Sam Gidley in the same dorm room at Belmont University. We’ve probably watched the video for Ma’am about 1,000 times….today. Grey sweatpants are mandatory for our next casual Friday.

BØRNS

With a face like Jack White, and a sound all his own, BORNS is setting the indie/psychedelic pop scene on fire. His beats make us dance, and his angelic voice transports us to a poolside party in the Hollywood hills on a warm summer night. Yea, he’s that good. We’re also obsessed with the acoustic video he did of his hit “Electric Love”, featuring Zella Day, who you can also catch at Lollapalooza 2015.

Shakey Graves 

 Hailing from Austin, Texas, Shakey Graves combines everything you need for a down-home, boot-stomping good time, with a bluesy and folksy twist. With the perfect combination, of country, blues and rock n’roll, this modern day Johnny Cash has proven time and again that not only is he great in a studio, but also live. With three albums out to date, he has spent ample hours on the road solo and also with his new singing and song-writing partner, Esme Patterson.

 Wild Belle 

Chicago born, brother/sister duo Natalie and Elliot were born to musician parents in a house filled with music. It’s no wonder why they grew up to form the soulful, jazzy rock duo, Wild Belle. With a psychedelic undertone and a touch of reggae these siblings are nothing like we’ve heard before. And they’ve got that crazy cool factor. Watch a couple of their music videos. Can they dress us, please?

Black Pistol Fire

Originally from Toronto, Canada, the guys from Black Pistol Fire split their time now between their home country and Austin, Texas. With a sound that combines the White Stripes, Creedence Clearwater Revival, with a steady dose of dirty blues, these guys will get the boots of Lollapalooza stomping. With their songs featured on top shows like 90210, Hawaii 5-0 and Sons of Anarchy, they have been gaining more and more attention for their unique artistry. We certainly have our eyes on them. Make sure to catch them this year.

 Strand of Oaks

 Between the raw and grit that can be heard in Tim Showalter’s voice, the deep and melodic rhythm, and the organic beauty of his lyrics, his band Strand of Oaks is in a league all its own. There is something really unique about the mix of power and vulnerability found in each one their songs. Take a look at his music video for the song Goshen ’97. It perfectly exemplifies everything we love about Tim and Strand of Oaks.

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

 With her drop-dead vampy looks, and soulful Mo-town like vocals, with a garage punk edge, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas make us want to throw on our leather jackets and wing-tipped shoes and twist like we did last summer. Her lyrics have glamour, power and the sass of a female singer who knows just what she has going on. She’s got us dancing at our desks.

Not feeling the festival scene? Here’s what else is going on around Chicago. Find the best prices around on the Razorgator App.

Kelly Clarkson with Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson @ Allstate Arena (August 1)

5 Seconds of Summer @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater (August 1-2)

Not feeling music at all? Here’s what’s happening in sports.

Yankees @ White Sox (July 31- August 3)

There’s so much going on! GO DO SOMETHING

 

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Friday’s Round At U.S. Open Most Expensive Of The Tournament

US Open Golf

Next weekend, the second major of the PGA Tour’s golf schedule tees off at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. A course that prides itself on driver accuracy usually results in the winner ending around a few strokes within even par, but in last year’s mastery of the Pinehurst Resort course by Martin Kaymer, he was able to remarkably finish at -9.

Tickets to the U.S. Open on the secondary market vary on which day fans plan on attending. The best deal will be purchasing a weekend badge, which has an average price of $168.32 and a get-in price of $6, according to RazorGator.com. The single-day passes are listed below:

6/18/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Thursday | Average Price: $514.27 | Get-in Price: $140

6/19/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Friday | Average Price: $539.05 | Get-in Price: $229

6/20/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Saturday | Average Price: $403.63 | Get-in Price: $188

6/21/2015 | U.S. Open Golf: Sunday | Average Price: $478.28 | Get-in Price: $197

Friday’s round is the most expensive for now (as of 6/11), featuring an average ticket price of $539.05. On the contrary, Saturday has the least expensive round with an average price just over $400. The U.S. Open Championship ends on Father’s Day, which sports an average of $478.28 and a get-in price of $197 for those making last minute plans.

Those are some high prices but there is high drama. Jordan Spieth is looking to capture the first two Major tournaments of the season after his brilliant Masters performance secured a win by Saturday.

Rory McIlroy returns stateside for the U.S. Open Championship after playing a couple of tournaments overseas that he did not fare particularly well in. Although the majority of the field is completed, there is still qualifying to be done for some of the final spots in the tournament. For now, a few of the definite players in the field include Kaymer, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Spieth, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Jason Dufner, Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, Jimmy Walker, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and many more. The qualifying ends after this week’s tournament, the St. Jude’s Classic, which concludes on June 15.

This year is the first time the tournament has been located in the Pacific Northwest in its history.

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Razorgator is First In The Secondary Market to Sell Tickets Directly Through Twitter

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We’re thrilled to announce that Razorgator is stepping up to the plate today to be the first secondary market ticket seller to allow sports, concert, and theater fans to buy tickets directly through a tweet! Check us out on Twitter to give it a try. As we continue to find innovative ways to make ticket buying easy, especially on mobile devices, we’ve teamed up with Twitter Official Partner Flightly to sell discounted tickets for the June 10th Dodgers vs Diamondbacks game in Los Angeles right from our @Razorgator Twitter account.

With more than 250,000 tweets about the first place Dodgers in the past 30 days and being located in the heart of L.A. ourselves, it’s the perfect opportunity for us and Flightly to “turn conversations into conversions.” In addition to it being incredibly easy to purchase these tickets, we’re offering our Twitter followers and local Dodgers fans a limited number of Infield Loge Box ($25) tickets for the game discounted below face value and with free delivery via email!

We’re excited to see how Dodgers fans engage with us on Twitter, and beyond Twitter, we’re on the path to make ticket buying easier and more affordable—from purchase to delivery. Our mobile app is a great example of this, including access to millions of tickets on your phone with free instant delivery. Whether you’re a fan of the Dodgers, Taylor Swift, Book of Mormon or any other live event—on Twitter or in our app—it’s all about tickets made easy every day!

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Disappointing Marlins Still Seeing Steady Ticket Transactions

Miami Marlins

The 2015 MLB season hasn’t gone quite as planned for the Miami Marlins, who are one game away from the cellar in the NL East and have already moved on to another manager. That’s not what you want to hear for a team supposedly stacked with offensive firepower and a stable of solid pitchers entering the campaign.

The problem? That offensive firepower, although loaded with talent, has been inconsistent and that quality stable of pitchers hasn’t nearly met expectations. Giancarlo Stanton can hit the long ball (15 homers and 44 RBI), but needs some help within the lineup. Dee Gordon has done nicely in his first year in Miami, hitting for a high average, but offers zero power potential. On the pitching side of things, Dan Haren (five wins with 43 K’s) has been the team’s most productive hurler after almost retiring this past offseason, but the likes of Tom Koehler and Mat Latos have been severely underwhelming.

As bad as it looks right now for Miami, the talent is there for a turnaround. The Marlins need more consistency from their hitting and their pitching to step up, but June offers plenty of opportunity for the team to regain their footing. Let’s analyze their cheapest and most expensive games to see how they might fare this month:

Cheapest – 6/6/2015 @ Colorado Rockies | Avg: $35 | Get-in: $5

Stanton is one of the few players in baseball who commands a lot of attention with each trip to the plate, and he’ll surely draw some extra attention for each at-bat with a trip to hitter-friendly Coors Field. The Rockies give up a ton of runs and any opponent has a shot at going off in their ballpark, which could be the perfect setting for a Miami explosion. Needless to say, there is tremendous value in Marlins tickets for this June 6 game, which could give Miami fans a good offensive show, and may serve as a springboard toward a potential run. With better starting pitcher than the Rockies, the Marlins could secure a series victory in the Rocky Mountains.

Most Expensive – 6/16/2015 VS. New York Yankees | Avg: $218.60 | Get-in: $48

Marlins tickets spike up considerably ten days later when they host the ever popular Yankees. Tickets to a Yankees game are never cheap, no matter the venue, but this matchup beefs up even their pricing (usually just over $183 on average) and Miami fans get to take in one of the most storied franchises in all of professional sports. New York isn’t an easy opponent, either, as they bring heavy bats (235 runs scored) and a first-place standing in the ultra-competitive AL East. The Yanks will want to take care of business in this rare Interleague meeting, but are just .500 on the road at 15-15.

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MLB-Best Cardinals Continue To Draw Consistent Ticket Sales

StL Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals seem to do this every year. Even when few baseball experts peg them as the team to beat, they rise up and dominate the standings or make a late push and become a playoff favorite. Here they are, yet again, taking over the league with a 33-18 mark as June welcomes the 2015 MLB season to the first true month of summer.

St. Louis has been fantastic for much of the year, but mostly utilized a strong May to push themselves up atop the entire league. That’s thanks in large part to their tremendous balance as they’ve received outstanding pitching from young Michael Wacha (seven wins with a 2.27 ERA), and solid work from the likes of Lance Lynn (67 strikeouts) and Carlos Martinez (five wins and 64 K’s). That balance also refers to an offense that has also made notable contributions, as the Cardinals have been led by the efficient Matt Holliday (batting .318 with 24 RBI) and Matt Carpenter (8 homers and 27 RBI).

While some didn’t see it coming before the season started, the Cardinals now look like a top-three team in Major League Baseball and legitimate World Series contenders. Let’s gauge how June could go for them as we break down their cheapest and most expensive games on the schedule, with information provided by RazorGator.com:

Cheapest – 6/7/2015 @ Los Angeles Dodgers | Avg: $31 | Get-in: $4

This is a very odd game to come so cheap when it comes to Cardinals tickets, as it features a massive matchup between two of the best and most storied teams in the league. That alone is interesting, but when you factor in that Dodgers tickets are over $96 on average for the year, the pricing here is beyond a steal. It won’t be easy for the Cardinals to march into Dodger Stadium and get the win, but there’s no doubt there will be the potential for a very compelling ballgame, as it usually is between these two clubs, such as in recent postseasons. Add in that this game includes a beach towel giveaway, and Dodgers and Cardinals fans are clearly getting a mega steal here early in June.

Most Expensive – 6/27/2015 VS. Chicago Cubs | Avg: $196.61 | Get-in: $67

We go from a pretty unbelievable deal to the Card’s priciest game of the month. This one makes sense, as they prepare to duke it out with their hated rivals, the Chicago Cubs. This game needs little hype, but the fact that the Cubs are the Cardinals’ main competition for the NL Central crown this year really spices things even more, especially considering how downtrodden Chicago has been over the past handful of years. Cardinals tickets are almost $100 more expensive than their season average in this showdown, while June sports just two other games in the entire month that ask St. Louis fans to fork over more cash. This could end up being as intense of a battle as we’ll see all season in the NL Central.

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Astros Four-Game Set with New York Yankees Team’s Most Expensive June Tickets

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The best team in the American League through the first 50 games is your Houston Astros. Let that sink in. The franchise that hasn’t won 80 games since the 2008 season is 33-20 entering June 3.

Houston has a 4-game lead on the Los Angeles Angels and a 5.5-game lead on the re-emerging Texas Rangers. The closest team to the Astros for American League supremacy is another unexpected powerhouse, the Minnesota Twins, who are 30-20.

Minute Maid Park is turning into one of the more difficult ballparks for opposing teams to find victories in, as the Astros are 18-12 at home this season. With fans filling up the park night-in and night-out to see their young, talented players grow with confidence, the Astros may only get more dangerous as the season continues.

Here is a list of the most and least expensive Houston Astros tickets on the secondary market for their games in June, according to RazorGator.com.

Most Expensive: 6/25-28/2015 | Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $190.66

The four most expensive Houston Astros tickets in June on the secondary market are all four home games in their series with the New York Yankees. The most expensive is the series opener on June 25, with an average ticket price of $202.79 and a get-in price of $23. The other three games have average ticket prices between $174.50 and $196.54 a, and get-in prices of $22 (as of 6/3). Additionally on June 26, there is a postgame fireworks show at Minute Maid Park. The Yankees hold a slim, one-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East division, and this should be a test for both clubs.

6/29/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $127.27 | Get-in Price: $10

6/30/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $124.16 | Get-in Price: $10

Two organizations in a familiar position square off to conclude the month of June. The Royals saw their franchise plan come into fruition during a thrilling ride to the 2014 World Series from a Wild Card position, and haven’t let up in ‘15, being right around first place in the AL Central. Both teams went through long periods of non-competitive baseball, but seemed to have turned the page on those dark periods to evolve into legitimate contenders.

Least Expensive: 6/17-18/2015 | Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros | Coors Field | Average Price: $34 | Get-in Price: $3

Catch the Astros for less than $5 when they take on the Colorado Rockies on the road in the middle of the month. Expect the Astros to put up some runs during the road trip, as the Rockies are 8-14 at home this season. Coors Field is known for being the friendliest ballpark for opposing hitters, and with the Astros being 15-8 on the road this season, they might put a few crooked numbers on the scoreboard throughout this series. Generally, games in Colorado are usually entertaining for the offense alone.

 

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Postgame MercyMe Concert Brings Ticket Price Increase For Mariners-Astros Game in June

Felix Hernandez

Questions about starting a winning streak or ending a losing streak usually are answered when Felix Hernandez is on the mound. Although the Mariners are struggling, the franchise’s ace has been putting up quality performance after quality performance to give the team multiple chances at turning points.

In their first game in June, the New York Yankees lit up Hernandez for seven earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched. The Mariners are three games under .500 exactly 50 games into the season and trail the Houston Astros by 7.5 games for the division-lead.

Even though Hernandez showed he is indeed human, the Mariners still search for a launching point for their 2015 season. With an eventual dry spot bound to occur for the Astros, Seattle can still be optimistic about being in the playoff race.

Below are the most and least expensive tickets to Mariners games on the secondary market for the month of June.

Most Expensive: 6/12/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $123.54 | Get-in Price: $12 | Gym Bag Giveaway/Fireworks

6/13/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $119.25| Get-in Price: $16 | MercyMe Concert Postgame

6/14/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $107.58 | Get-in Price: $10 | BBQ Apron Giveaway

This says more about the state of the Houston Astros more than it does about the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners’ three most expensive games in June are road dates at Minute Maid Park. Houston is enjoying their best season in quite some time, having the best record in the American League at 32-20. Each of the three games have entertaining promotional items for the fans, including giveaways, a fireworks show and a MercyMe concert after the game on June 13. This could be one of the most important series of the season for Seattle.

6/18/2015 | Seattle Mariners vs. San Francisco Giants | Safeco Field | Average Price: $72.99 | Get-in Price: $23

The Mariners can’t avoid some of the first teams to reach 30 victories. There are five teams with 30 or more victories entering June and the Mariners face two of them in the middle of the month in succession. When digging deeper, the Mariners have a brutal stretch from June 12-24. They play three games at Minute Maid Park, then face the Giants in home-and-home four-game set, and then face the Astros and Kansas City Royals at home. The Mariners will see plenty of quality baseball in the middle of the month.

Least Expensive: 6/4/2015 | Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays | Safeco Field | Average Price: $26 | Get-in Price: $6

The trend of playing quality teams throughout the month just doesn’t stop, as the Rays have been a surprise contender in the early going, hovering around first place in the AL East. The Mariners draw them for their least expensive tickets of the month, and they also have a meeting with the Yankees to kick off the month, meaning they’re facing the top two teams in the AL East division to start off June. It could ultimately be an important stretch for the club.

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San Francisco, Bay Area Fans Get Chance to Ride with (Carlos) Hyde

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After a stellar rookie year, Carlos Hyde is one of the top backs on the 2015 San Francisco 49ers squad. And now, you have a chance to meet him and #RIDEWITHHYDE to the June 2 Giants game at AT&T Park!

One lucky winner and three friends will be picked up by the star RB in an Uber at their home. Then, they’ll #RIDEWITHHYDE to the Tuesday night baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates where they’ll get seats courtesy the Razorgator mobile app. It’s a chance to interact one-on-one with Hyde – snap photos, grab autographs, ask questions! NBD.

Entry is super easy! If you haven’t already done so, download our free mobile app. Under the menu button, select ‘Contests’. Enter code HYDE and your email address before midnight May 28. Winner will be contacted May 29 and will be announced here on our blog and on Twitter.

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Did you know Razorgator is one of the first mobile apps to integrate directly with Uber? Next time you need a ride to your event, just pull up the My Tickets section and find ride fares and pickup times and you’ll have an Uber at your house in minutes.

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2015 Indy 500 Tickets Highest Priced In Past Four Years

Indy 500

Next Sunday will be the 98th installment of the most important race in IndyCar racing, the Indianapolis 500.

Indianapolis 500 tickets have an average price of $169.82 with a get-in price of $21. Two days earlier on Friday, the Indianapolis 500 Coors Light Carb Day is a celebration event with a practice run, along with concerts by O.A.R. and Jane’s Addiction. Tickets to Coors Light Carb Day have an average price of $36 with a get-in price of $30 for an entire day’s worth of fun. The qualifying round on May 17 features an average ticket price of $43 with a get-in price of $37.

It is the most expensive Indy 500 average ticket price in the past four years. In 2012, the average ticket price was $147.50, higher than 2013’s average ticket price of $141.61. Last year, the average ticket price was $162.29, a little less than this year’s average price.

There is not a clear-cut favorite in the field of 33 drivers this year, as the race is as up for grabs as it’s ever been. Tony Kanaan is the defending winner of the Indianapolis 500 and he starts way back in 16th place after struggling in qualifying. Teammate Scott Dixon, who won the race in 2008, starts in the middle of Row 4.

On the outside is 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch, who has been impressive in practice and is attempting to be the first driver in ten years to compete in both the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.

Helio Castroneves is a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner but his last victory came in 2009. Even so, he’ll most likely be a huge factor in how the race plays out.

Indiana’s own Ed Carpenter won the pole for the second year in a row with a four-lap average of 231.067 miles-per-hour. The hometown favorite will have a great shot at creating a favorable storyline for the sport.

Simon Pagenaud of France has already won a big race at Indianapolis this month in the Inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 10. The international driver seemingly has all the ingredients necessary to sweep both races at Indianapolis this month.

And that’s only half of it. With the race being so wide open and so many possible storylines, only time will tell how this race will be perceived when looking back on its rich history.

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