July 21, 2024

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Josef Newgarden cashes a record check for an Indy 500 win

Josef Newgarden cashes a record check for an Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS – Josef Newgarden’s first win at the Indianapolis 500 earned him a record-breaking payday.

The Team Penske driver will receive a check for $3.666 million at Monday night’s victory celebration. The prize for the winner comes from a total purse of $17,021,500.

Both the purse and the winner’s payout are Indianapolis 500 records, according to IMS. The purse was nearly $1 million larger than last year’s total and the Newgarden winner’s check is over $500,000 more than what Marcus Ericsson earned in 2022.

Ericsson earned $1.043 million to finish in second place.

Benjamin Pedersen was named Rookie of the Year and received a $50,000 bonus for earning his team $215,300.

The average payout this year was also a record $500,600.

You can watch the victory celebration starting at 8pm on Channel 13.

Here are the final amounts for each of the drivers:

  1. Josef Newgarden – $3.66 million
  2. Marcus Ericsson – $1.043 million
  3. Santino Ferrucci
  4. Alex Ballou
  5. Alexander Rossi
  6. Scott Dixon
  7. Takuma Sato
  8. Connor Daly
  9. Colton Herta
  10. Rinus Vicay
  11. Ryan Hunter RE
  12. Callum Elliott
  13. Devlin DeFrancisco
  14. Scott McLaughlin
  15. Helio Castroneves
  16. Tony Kanaan
  17. Marco Andretti
  18. Jack Harvey
  19. Christian Lundgaard
  20. Ed Carpenter
  21. Benjamin Pedersen – $215,300 (includes $50,000 Rookie of the Year bonus)
  22. Graham Rahal
  23. Willpower
  24. Batu Oward
  25. Simon Pagenaud
  26. Agustin Canabino
  27. Felix Rosenqvist
  28. Kyle Kirkwood
  29. David Mallukas
  30. Roman Grosjean
  31. Stingray Rob
  32. RC Enerson
  33. Katherine Legg