Montoya earns $2.4 million for Indy 500 win

Juan Pablo Montoya Wins 99th Indianapolis 500


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya earned $2,449,055 for his Indianapolis 500 victory on Sunday.

The Colombian driver's earnings were part of a $13,397,315 overall purse. The check amounts were announced at the annual victory banquet Monday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Runner-up Will Power earned $792,555, and Charlie Kimball, who finished third, earned $564,055.

Scott Dixon, who finished fourth after starting on the pole, earned $615,805.

Montoya's victory comes 15 years after his Indy 500 win in 2000. He left IndyCar for Formula One and later struggled in NASCAR for seven years before making a return to IndyCar in 2014.

Montoya, who also won the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to start the season, leads the IndyCar series standings.

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