Power Earns $2.52 Million for Winning 102nd Indy 500

Power kisses the Borg Warner
Power kisses the Borg Warner

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 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Power, 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 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. He led four times for 59 laps.

Carpenter, from Indianapolis, earned $911,504 for his career-best "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 starts.

2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon 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 "500" starts.

[adinserter name="GOOGLE AD"]2016 winner Alexander Rossi 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 2014 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay 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 Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Wickens, who led two laps, was the highest-finishing rookie among the four drivers making their first Indianapolis 500 starts this year.

With his rookie of the year nod, Wickens joins an elite list of winners that features some of racing's greatest names, including Parnelli Jones (1961), Jim Clark (1963), Mario Andretti (1965), Jackie Stewart (1965), Mark Donohue (1969), Rick Mears (1978), Michael Andretti (1984), Arie Luyendyk (1985), Nigell Mansell (1993), Tony Stewart (1996), Juan Pablo Montoya (2000) and Helio Castroneves (2001).

Some notable recent winners include Danica Patrick (2005), Marco Andretti (2006), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2008), Alex Tagliani (2009), Kurt Busch (2014) and Alexander Rossi (2016).

The Indianapolis 500 purse consists of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Verizon IndyCar Series awards, plus other designated and special awards. Purse awards were announced and presented at the Victory Celebration on Monday, May 28 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

Official Box Score

INDIANAPOLIS – Results Sunday of the 102nd Running of Indianapolis 500-Mile Race presented by PennGrade Motor Oil Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out (if any) and prize money earned:

1. (3) Will Power, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $2,525,454
2. (1) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $911,504
3. (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 200, Running, $587,129
4. (32) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 200, Running, $454,804
5. (14) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 200, Running, $419,804
6. (2) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $419,804
7. (21) Carlos Munoz, Honda, 200, Running, $254,005
8. (4) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $400,654
9. (18) Robert Wickens, Honda, 200, Running, $424,979
10. (30) Graham Rahal, Honda, 200, Running, $401,229
11. (27) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $225,305
12. (12) Marco Andretti, Honda, 200, Running, $364,129
13. (11) Matheus Leist, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $357,129
14. (22) Gabby Chaves, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $315,305
15. (23) Stefan Wilson, Honda, 200, Running, $212,330
16. (31) Jack Harvey, Honda, 200, Running, $200,305
17. (26) Oriol Servia, Honda, 200, Running, $211,105
18. (15) Charlie Kimball, Chevrolet, 200, Running, $300,305
19. (13) Zachary Claman De Melo, Honda, 199, Running, $339,354
20. (6) Spencer Pigot, Chevrolet, 199, Running, $346,154
21. (33) Conor Daly, Honda, 199, Running, $200,305
22. (20) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 198, Running, $300,305
23. (25) Zach Veach, Honda, 198, Running, $334,129
24. (28) Jay Howard, Honda, 193, Running, $200,305
25. (10) Tony Kanaan, Chevrolet, 187, Contact, $346,954
26. (24) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, 154, Contact, $203,305
27. (8) Helio Castroneves, Chevrolet, 145, Contact, $205,305
28. (5) Sebastien Bourdais, Honda, 137, Contact, $348,829
29. (17) Kyle Kaiser, Chevrolet, 110, Mechanical, $205,805
30. (7) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 67, Contact, $208,305
31. (29) Ed Jones, Honda, 57, Contact, $338,129
32. (16) Takuma Sato, Honda, 46, Contact, $300,305
33. (19) James Davison, Chevrolet, 45, Contact, $200,305

Race Statistics
Winner's average speed: 166.935 mph
Time of Race: 2:59:42.6365
Margin of victory: 3.1589 seconds
Cautions: 7 for 41 laps
Lead changes: 30 among 15 drivers

Lap Leaders:
Carpenter, Ed 1 – 30
Newgarden, Josef 31
Pigot, Spencer 32 – 34
Carpenter, Ed 35 – 50
Claman De Melo, Zachary 51 – 55
Carpenter, Ed 56 – 62
Kanaan, Tony 63 – 64
Carpenter, Ed 65 – 72
Kanaan, Tony 73 – 89
Carpenter, Ed 90 – 91
Power, Will 92 – 94
Servia, Oriol 95
Bourdais, Sebastien 96
Rahal, Graham 97 – 105
Claman De Melo, Zachary 106 – 107
Power, Will 108 – 128
Hunter-Reay, Ryan 129
Bourdais, Sebastien 130 – 132
Newgarden, Josef 133 – 134
Rahal, Graham 135 – 137
Munoz, Carlos 138 – 140
Power, Will 141 – 170
Carpenter, Ed 171 – 172
Rossi, Alexander 173
Pagenaud, Simon 174
Munoz, Carlos 175
Servia, Oriol 176 – 177
Wickens, Robert 178 – 179
Servia, Oriol 180 – 192
Wilson, Stefan 193 – 195
Power, Will 196 – 200

Verizon IndyCar Series point standings: Power 243, Rossi 241, Newgarden 233, Dixon 218, Hunter-Reay 186, Rahal 183, Wickens 178, Bourdais 168, Pagenaud 155, James Hinchcliffe 144.

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