Hunter-Reay gets $2.4 million for winning Indy 500

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 26, 2014 at 8:20 pm •  Published: May 26, 2014
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay's Indianapolis 500 win brought him a $2.49 million payday.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced the winnings 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.

Castoneves earned more than $785,000.

Marco Andretti finished third, Carlos Munoz was fourth and Kurt Busch was sixth as Andretti Autosports captured four of the top six positions. Andretti earned $585,000 and Munoz $449,000. Busch, named rookie of the year, collected nearly $424,000.

Fifth-place finisher Juan Pablo Montoya won nearly $442,000 in his first Indy 500 since winning as a rookie in 2000.