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Dixon, Wheldon, Castroneves and Kanaan roll off as odds-on favorites

A deep field brings added excitement to the 92nd running of the Indy 500. While a breakthrough for Danica Patrick or Marco Andretti is certainly possible, Scott Dixon, Dan Wheldon, Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves are the class of the field, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: May 24, 2008, 10:59 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The sun is expected to shine over Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.

Both literally and figuratively.

Rain washed away more than 50 percent of the scheduled practice time over the past two weeks for the competitors in the 92nd Indianapolis 500 (noon ET, ABC), but clear skies are predicted for race day.

The forecast is improving in general for the IndyCar Series. With a debilitating 12-year battle for political control of the sport finally ...

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