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2019 Indianapolis 500
The good news for the winner of the 2019 Indy 500 is that the total purse for the race, which was roughly $27,550 back in 1911 for the first Indy 500, is more than $13 million these days.
The bad news for the winner of the 2019 Indianapolis 500 is that, unlike the first Indianapolis 500 for which the winner received more than 50 percent of the purse, he will receive roughly 20 percent of the purse. Still, something along the lines of $2.5 million isn’t a bad payday for a Sunday afternoon shift.
Indy 500 Race
Simon Pagenaud will lead the 2019 IndyCar 500 starting grid at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday as he seeks to become the first European driver in seven years to win the annual 200-lap showcase.
We will find out for sure soon after the conclusion of the 2019 Indy 500, but solid estimate for the total purse is right around $13 million. Over the last four years, the total purse for the Indy 500 has dropped by about $100,000 each year. Last year’s total Indy 500 purse of $13,078,065 was lowest amount since 2013.
There are 33 drivers in the field for Sunday’s Indy 500 to split a purse of roughly $13 million, with the race winner taking home roughly 20 percent of that purse. We would say “do the math” to figure out the rest of the payouts, but it’s not that simple. (We explain below.)
The 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is schedule for Sunday, May 26, 2019. The greatest drivers in racing will compete for racing immortality in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Join us Memorial Day Weekend and see who will drink the milk and kiss the bricks.
There are remarkable changes in the edition. Apart from the fact that Gainbridge is going to present the event, NBC channel is going to broadcast the event. The teenager has two top-10 IndyCar Series finishes this season but is due to undergo his most demanding test yet.
As for those still in contention, no one has more Indianapolis 500 winning experience than Helio Castroneves. He has three crowns to his name and can tie level with A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Jr. and Rick Mears as an all-time record-holder should he emerge victorious on Sunday.