• Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Will Power earns more than $2.5M for Indianapolis 500 win

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    Indianapolis 500 champion Will Power, of Australia, poses with the Borg-Warner Trophy during the traditional winners photo session on the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday in Indianapolis.

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INDIANAPOLIS >> Will Power earned $2,525,454 for winning the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.

The overall purse for the 33 drivers in Sunday’s race was $13,063,073.

Power took the lead with four laps to go when Oriol Servia and Jack Harvey had to pit for fuel. The 37-year-old Australian held off pole winner Ed Carpenter over the final few laps for the victory.

Carpenter earned $911,504 for his runner-up finish. Third-place finisher Scott Dixon earned $587,129.

Danica Patrick earned $208,305 in the final race of her career. She finished 30th after crashing out.

Defending race winner Takuma Sato was also was knocked out. He finished 32nd but pocketed $300,305.

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