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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 and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune, and has been on the racing scene since 2012. He has published works in AutoWeek Magazine, as well as and, among others. A background that includes semi-professional football and work at a nearby racing school, he has brought that same focus and intensity to the motorsports media world. Additionally, Joey is a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, New York Rangers, and can also hold his own on a bowling lane.