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Pagenaud Collects $2.66 Million with Indy 500 Win

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has revealed that Simon Pagenaud earned a sizeable $2,669,529 from an overall prize purse of $13,090,536 for winning the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday.

Runner-up Alexander Rossi collected $759,179 for his efforts, while third-place point man Takuma Sato earned $540,454.

In addition to the race winner, Team Penske put two other drivers in the top five.

Josef Newgarden, the 2017 NTT IndyCar Series champion, raked in $462,904 after finishing fourth. Will Power, the 2014 NTT IndyCar Series and 2018 Indy 500 winner, collected $444,554 with his respectable fifth-place result.

Despite starting 23rd in his Indy 500 debut, Santino Ferrucci methodically marched forwards to finish seventh, which earned him a $435,404 that includes $50,000 for being named Rookie of the Year. He was the highest finishing among of the six first-year drivers entered in the event.

For the full list of of final results and earning payout, click here.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.