Editor’s Note: Phoenix-based Golferswest staffer Kirby Arnold is not only passionate about golf but he’s also a car nut. He owns a pair of classic Mustangs and each year he and a few relatives pile into a car and make the sojourn to watch the Indy 500. He’s on his way to the racing mecca but before he left he offered his perspective/prediction on this year’s race:
By Kirby Arnold
I’m going to say the Helio Castroneves will win his fourth Indy 500 this weekend.
It’s going to be a race where the temperature will possibly be at an all-time high. It’s going to be a very difficult track for these guys to drive. The track is going to be hot and slippery. He’s got the experience with a lot of races around here, he’s won a lot of races and he’s with the Penske team.
It’s probably one of the more balanced Indy 500 fields in a long time. And with the uncertainty of the new cars, I think that just plays into Penske’s hands when it comes to the race day. So I think it’s going to be Helio Castroneves.