UPDATE 5/25/15 10:19 p.m. – Juan Pablo Montoya earned $2,449,055 from an overall purse of $13,397,315 for his victory May 24 in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
[5/23/2015] This Sunday will be the 99th race of the Indianapolis 500. The winner of the race will see a nice size purse which could net them over $2.5 Million. The total purse last year for drivers was over $14 Million with the winner Hunter-Reay earning a total of $2.49 million in winnings. Compare that to what Ray Harroun took home after winning the race in 1911: $14,250.
Expect the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016 to be a grand spectacle and possible winner payout heading towards the $3 Million mark.
H/T SB Nation and WTHR