IndyCar » Dan Wheldon's $2.5 million payday


Dan Wheldon might be unemployed after his Indy 500 victory on Sunday, but he's not going to be short of cash for the foreseeable future - after pocketing $2.5m for the day's work.

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RawDawg

May 31, 2011 7:23 PM

I feel just as bad for JR as I am excited for Wheldon.

IndyCar should write JR another check because him crashing on the last lap has put IndyCar on heavy rotation on the sports stations. Indy has gotten WAY more publicity than it normally would have without the last lap crash. Even the NASCAR boys were twitting back and forth about the 500.

I wasn't familiar with William Rash jeans before this weekend (probably because I don't buy $200 jeans - I had to google them!lol) but they have gotten their exposure/money's worth with Wheldon this year. They need to come on board like Izod did as a sponsor.

bojan - Unregistered

June 01, 2011 11:07 AM

The Indy 500 was on Sky Sports in the UK - but I agree Le Mans is more important, loved in Europe, America, Japan....

And to be on Eurosport very shortly!

Frank G

June 01, 2011 2:20 PM
Last Edited 1206 days ago

Imo for the Indy 500 (and Indy racing series) to become one of the most important races again we need multiple chassis, engine and tire (tyre for the Brits) suppliers in the sport.
"Spec" racing series at this level sucks.
And am tired of rules knocking off criativity and seeing 10+ year old out dated chassis and cars racing at this level too.
I'd much prefer seeing 25/30 cars abnd drivers on a grid than all the "junk" (can't find a better word now) that's out there now.

Don - Unregistered

June 01, 2011 6:16 PM

Fantastic race, nice pay day for Wheldon! Don't slam it if you've never seen it. It's a lot more interesting than watching a parade around Monaco. Watch highlights on Indycar dot com, video link.

Pam

June 01, 2011 6:18 PM

Yes, every American thinks exactly alike and every one of them considers Indy to be the most important race in the world. Thank goodness we Europeans aren't so myopic!

Don - Unregistered

June 01, 2011 6:27 PM

Question Pam, have you ever seen the Indy 500? Better yet, ever attended? Watching the cars come down the front straight at 240 mph in that gigantic theater of speed with 350,000 people is quite exciting. You should try it, if you can get beyond your myopic view of European racing.

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