IndyCar: Big pay day for Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport driver, American Ryan Hunter-Reay cashed a big paycheck for winning the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile race.

Hunter-Reay held off Helio Castroneves by only .0600 of a second — the second-closest margin of victory in the history of the event — in a six-lap duel to claim his first Indy 500 victory.

Indy 500 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2014

Ryan Hunter-Reay, vainqueur de l’Indy 500 2014. (Photo: IMS)

He earned $2,491,194 from an overall purse of $14,231,760 for his victory.

Castroneves earned $785,194 in driving his No. 3 Team Penske car. Hunter-Reay’s teammate Marco Andretti finished third and received $585,194.

4th place: Carlos Munoz – $449,194
5th place: Juan Pablo Montoya – $441,944
6th place: Kurt Busch – $423,889, including a $25,000 bonus from Sunoco.

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