Power banks $2.52m for Indy 500 triumph
Winning the Indy 500 has netted Penske driver Will Power a cool $2.52 million.
Power took a 3.15s victory at The Brickyard on Sunday, the first Indy 500 triumph for the 2014 IndyCar champion.
The win capped off a historic day in Australian motorsport history, coming just hours after countryman Daniel Ricciardo took a hard-fought victory on the streets of Monaco.
The Penske driver also netted a handy profit from his 500 win, claiming US$2,525,454 of the US$13,078,065 total prize purse on offer.
Polesitter Ed Carpenter banked US$911,054 for his career-best second, including leading a race-high 65 laps.
New Zealander Scott Dixon took home US$587,129 for this third place, while Robert Wickens was another big winner, his US$424,979 including a $50K bonus for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year title.
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