Auto racing: Hunter-Reay gets $2.4 million for winning Indy 500
The Associated Press
First Published May 26 2014 11:26 pm • Last Updated May 26 2014 11:26 pm
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.
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