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Franchitti Earns $2.47 Million For Winning 96th Indianapolis 500  Franchitti, who started 16th, took the lead for good in the No. 50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda on Lap 199 from his teammate, Scott Dixon, and overcame a spirited passing attempt by Takuma Sato in Turn 1 on the final lap. Sato spun and hit the SAFER Barrier in Turn 1, while Franchitti hung on to win the race under caution.

Four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Franchitti led seven times for 23 laps in a race that set an Indianapolis 500 record with 34 lead changes.

2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Dixon brought his No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda up from the 15th starting position to finish second and earn $1,102,280. It was Dixon's seventh consecutive top-six finish at Indianapolis.

2004 IZOD IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan posted the fifth top-five Indianapolis 500 finish of his career, placing third in the No. 11 GEICO/Mouser Electronics KV Racing Technology Chevrolet. Kanaan earned $636,580.

Oriol Servia climbed 23 spots from his 27th starting position - more positions gained than any other driver in this year's race - to finish an Indianapolis 500-best fourth in the No. 22 Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet. He earned $443,430.

After winning the closest battle for the pole in the history of the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, May 19, Ryan Briscoe rounded out the top five finishers in the No. 2 IZOD Team Penske Chevrolet and earned $489,930.

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello won the prestigious Chase Rookie of the Year Award after placing 11th in the No. 8 BMC/Embrase KV Racing Technology Chevrolet, the highest-finishing rookie. Barrichello's total earnings were $331,080, which included a $25,000 bonus from Chase.

The Chase Rookie of the Year Award was the second major career achievement by Barrichello at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he also won the 2002 United States Grand Prix Formula One race.

The Indianapolis 500 Mile Race purse consists of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IZOD IndyCar Series awards, plus other designated and special awards. Purse awards were announced and presented at the Victory Awards Celebration presented by Ice Miller LLP on Monday, May 28 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 97th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for Sunday, May 26, 2013. First run in 1911, 1911, "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is the world's largest single-day sporting event and most prestigious auto race.

Results and Money Won

1. (16) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $2,474,280
2. (15) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $1,102,280
3. (8) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running, $636,580
4. (27) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running, $443,430
5. (1) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running, $489,930
6. (2) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running, $357,680
7. (21) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $303,430
8. (14) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $277,655
9. (20) Townsend Bell, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $251,305
10. (6) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running, $308,930
11. (10) Rubens Barrichello, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running, $331,080
12. (11) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $252,205
13. (12) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $306,680
14. (18) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running, $306,680
15. (17) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $252,555
16. (23) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running, $303,680
17. (19) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 199, Contact,$301,755
18. (9) EJ Viso, Dallara-Chevy, 199, Running, $303,430
19. (22) Michel Jourdain, Dallara-Honda, 199, Running, $253,305
20. (25) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 199, Running, $252,805
21. (28) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy, 199, Running, $304,930
22. (30) Katherine Legge, Dallara-Chevy, 199, Running, $303,680
23. (13) Ana Beatriz, Dallara-Chevy, 190, Running, $252,805
24. (4) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Chevy, 187, Contact, $368,480
25. (7) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 161, Mechanical, $257,805
26. (24) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 143, Electrical, $256,305
27. (3) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevy, 123, Suspension, $346,680
28. (5) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 79, Contact, $310,430
29. (29) Mike Conway, Dallara-Honda, 78, Contact, $305,430
30. (31) Bryan Clauson, Dallara-Honda, 46, Mechanical, $258,055
31. (26) Wade Cunningham, Dallara-Honda, 42, Electrical, $251,555
32. (32) Simona de Silvestro, Dallara-Lotus, 10, Handling, $303,430
33. (33) Jean Alesi, Dallara-Lotus, 9, Handling, $251,555

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