Rossi earns over $2.5 million for 500 win

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Alexander Rossi poses on the red carpet of the Indy 500 Victory Celebration.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Alexander Rossi earned $2.54 million for his improbable Indianapolis 500 victory on Sunday.

The Andretti Autosport driver coasted across the finish line with an empty gas tank four seconds ahead of second place finisher Carlos Munoz to become the first rookie to win the 500 since Helio Castroneves in 2001.  He became the first American-born rookie winner since Louis Meyer in 1928.

The big pay day includes $50,000 for winning Rookie of the Year.  The prizes for the 100th running of the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” totaled $13.2 million.

IMS presented the drivers’ winnings Monday night at the Indianapolis 500 Victory Celebration at the JW Marriott downtown.

Indy Sports Central’s Chris Hagan interviewed Rossi as he walked the red carpet.

Here's how the rest of the racers made out:

  1. Alexander Rossi $2,548,743
  2. Carlos Munoz $788,743
  3. Josef Newgarden $574,243
  4. Tony Kanaan $445,743
  5. Charlie Kimball $423,243
  6. JR Hildebrand$257,305
  7. James Hinchcliffe $502,993
  8. Scott Dixon $384,493
  9. Sebastien Bourdais $371,743
  10. Will Power $390,243
  11. Helio Castroneves $451,243
  12. Oriol Servia $220,305
  13. Marco Andretti $354,243
  14. Graham Rahal $354,493
  15. Max Chilton $346,743
  16. Jack Hawksworth $336,243
  17. Alex Tagliani $215,805
  18. Pippa Mann $205,305
  19. Simon Pagenaud $341,243
  20. Gabby Chaves $336,243
  21. Townsend Bell $221,305
  22. Matt Brabham $202,805
  23. Bryan Clauson $201,805
  24. Ryan Hunter-Reay $419,243
  25. Spencer Pigot $200,805
  26. Takuma Sato $338,243
  27. Mikhail Aleshin $359,243
  28. Stefan Wilson $200,805
  29. Conor Daly $336,243
  30. Buddy Lazier $200,305
  31. Ed Carpenter $200,305
  32. Sage Karam $203,305
  33. Juan Pablo Montoya $339,493