2014 Indy 500 purse: Ryan Hunter-Reay earns $2.49 million of $14.23 million purse

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Ryan Hunter-Reay took home a healthy chunk of change after winning the 2014 Indianapolis 500.

The total purse for the 2014 Indianapolis 500 was $14.23 million, according to the Associated Press, via TimesUnion.com. The winnings were announced Monday night. The top payday goes to Ryan Hunter-Reay, who managed to win big after passing Helio Castroneves on the last lap. Hunter-Reay moved underneath Castroneves entering the first turn of the final lap, and moved in front.

Castroneves attempted to gain back first multiple times, but came up short, finishing 0.600 seconds behind Hunter-Reay. For the victory, Hunter-Reay earned a total of $2.49 million in winnings. He recorded a final lap of 220.927 mph, edging out Castroneves' 220.729 mph. Hunter-Reay held the lead nine times for 56 laps, and started the race back at 19th.

Castroneves earned a total of $785,194 for his second-place finish, a healthy amount below Hunter-Reay's winnings. Marco Andretti and Carlos Munoz rounded out the top four, earning $585,194 and $449,194, respectively. Juan Pablo Montoya finished fifth, just his second time competing in the event, and took home $441,944. Another notable is Ed Carpenter, who finished 27th and earned $463,694, which included a $100,000 award for winning the pole.

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