INDIANAPOLIS – Will Power earned $2,525,454 from an overall purse of $13,078,065 for his victory Sunday in the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Prize money and awards were scheduled to be distributed at the Indianapolis 500 Victory Celebration held Monday night at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS 500 PRESENTED BY PENNGRADE MOTOR OIL: Box score with prize money
Power, the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion from Toowoomba, Australia, became the first Australian winner of the Indianapolis 500, capturing his first victory in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. He beat pole sitter Ed Carpenter to the finish by 3.1589 seconds on Sunday to score the record-extending 17th Indianapolis 500 victory for Team Penske.
Power took the lead for good on Lap 196 of the 200-lap race on the famous 2.5-mile oval. The victory was the 34th of Power’s 14-year Indy car career, moving the 37-year-old into a tie for eighth place on the all-time list with Al Unser Jr.
Carpenter, from Indianapolis, earned $911,504 for his career-best Indy 500 finish in the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet. He led a race-high 65 laps, also a best among his 15 career Indy 500 starts.
Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner, earned $587,129 for finishing third in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. It was his 11th career top-10 finish in 16 starts on the IMS oval.
Alexander Rossi, the 2016 race winner, drove from the 32nd starting spot in his No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS Honda to finish fourth, earning $454,804. Rounding out the top five was Ryan Hunter-Reay, Rossi’s Andretti Autosport teammate and the 2014 Indy 500 winner in the No. 28 DHL Honda, who earned $419,804.
Robert Wickens earned $424,979 for his ninth-place finish in the No. 6 Lucas Oil SPM Honda, including $50,000 for being named the Sunoco Rookie of the Year for the Indy 500. Wickens, who led two laps, was the highest-finishing rookie among the four drivers making their first Indianapolis 500 starts this year.
The Indianapolis 500 purse consists of IMS and Verizon IndyCar Series awards, plus other designated and special awards.
Fans can renew their Indy 500 tickets for the 103rd running on May rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" 26, 2019, by visiting IMS.com/renew.
The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to action this week with the only doubleheader weekend on the 2018 schedule, the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. Practice begins Friday on the 2.35-mile temporary street circuit on the Raceway at Belle Isle. Live coverage of both races begins at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ticket information rel="noopener noreferrer" is available at detroitgp.com.