Auto racing: Hunter-Reay gets $2.4 million for winning Indy 500
Published: May 27, 2014 07:58AM
Updated: May 26, 2014 11:26PM

Indianapolis • Ryan Hunter-Reay’s narrow Indianapolis 500 win brought him a $2.49 million payday.

The overall purse was $14.23 million. The winnings were announced Monday night.

Hunter-Reay edged Helio Castroneves by 0.060 seconds Sunday in the second-closest margin of victory in the history of the race. He became the first American to win the Indy 500 since Sam Hornish Jr. in 2006.

Hunter-Reay recorded a 220.927 mph final lap to Castroneves’ 220.729 mph, preventing the Brazilian from joining A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears as a four-time winner.

Castroneves earned $785,194 for his runner-up finish.