IndyCar » Dario nets $2.47m, Rubens wins rookie title

Dario Franchitti and his race-winning Ganassi team won nearly $2.5 million in prize money after coming home first in the 2012 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

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SHAKEN - Unregistered

May 29, 2012 11:01 PM

Nice work if you can get it!!! If there's this money (cash) about then how come drivers and teams are struggling to enter due to 'lack of sponsorship etc' Again I reiterate, its nice work for those who get it- participating in 'The 500'

SHAKEN - Unregistered

May 29, 2012 11:48 PM


Just did quick research:-

IndyCar - anywhere between 750,000 USD to 1.75m USD

1911 entry fee 500 USD
2012 entry fee 12,000 USD

IndyCars (as indeed F1 cars) have always been VERY expensive, still are and always will be.

Jim Kimberly Palm Beach,my friend, mentor, neighbor & sponsor of TIDE ferrari racing effort at 81 LeMans 5th O.A. IMSA class winner,TIDE pozzi ferrai france brought the FIRST rear engine car to INDY 1961 total cost $50,000. Jim also introduced to my x wife,whom was dating his wife, Lin Berlitz Hilton now working over her FIFTH husband. Suprised the Ladies did not do better at INDY. Only 3 Teams has a decent chance of winning. Save the Miami Marine Stadium.

JJJ - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 3:03 PM

So the payout structure is kinda like a poker tournament where everyone who makes it to the grid is in the money and the top 3 get the real payouts.

I would very much like to know how much it does cost to get a car into the race. I imagine for this year it would have been quite costly, but in the future more of these new chassis will be built and just like with the old one you'll be able to lease one with an engine deal just for one race...Also, they're probably going to race this chassis for years to come so unlike F1 if you buy the car you can race it multiple years...

It's actually a pretty cool aspect of US racing.

Pedro Correia - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 6:45 PM

Well, someone help me please?

How, on hell, Jean Alesi, who qualified in 32nd and was blackflagged a few laps after the star because of being too slow, classified dead last has a bigger prize money than 9th placed Townsend Bell?

Same for Simona de Silvestro, who has bigger prize money than few other drivers...

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