Indianapolis 500 2012 Purse: Dario Franchitti Collects Nearly $2.5 Million With Victory

After taking the checkered flag during Sunday's 96th running of the Indianapolis 500, Dario Franchitti became nearly $2.5 million richer.

Or $2,474,280 richer, to be exact.

The three-time winner earned 19 percent of the overall race purse with the win. The prize money was announced Monday night at the Victory Awards Celebration at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Second place finisher Scott Dixon earned $1.1 million, and Tony Kanaan, who finished third, won more than $635K.

Franchitti became the 10th driver to win at least three 500s, joining Helio Castroneves as the only three-time winner currently racing on the IndyCar circuit. Franchitti led seven times for 23 laps during the race, which set an Indianapolis 500 record with 34 lead changes.

Complete race and purse results (with the racer's starting position in parentheses) are below:

1. (16) Dario Franchitti, $2,474,280
2. (15) Scott Dixon, $1,102,280
3. (8) Tony Kanaan, $636,580
4. (27) Oriol Servia, $443,430
5. (1) Ryan Briscoe, $489,930
6. (2) James Hinchcliffe, $357,680
7. (21) Justin Wilson, $303,430
8. (14) Charlie Kimball, $277,655
9. (20) Townsend Bell, $251,305
10. (6) Helio Castroneves, $308,930
11. (10) Rubens Barrichello, $331,080
12. (11) Alex Tagliani, $252,205
13. (12) Graham Rahal, $306,680
14. (18) JR Hildebrand, $306,680
15. (17) James Jakes, $252,555
16. (23) Simon Pagenaud, $303,680
17. (19) Takuma Sato, $301,755
18. (9) EJ Viso, $303,430
19. (22) Michel Jourdain, $253,305
20. (25) Sebastien Bourdais, $252,805
21. (28) Ed Carpenter, $304,930
22. (30) Katherine Legge, $303,680
23. (13) Ana Beatriz, $252,805
24. (4) Marco Andretti, $368,480
25. (7) Josef Newgarden, $257,805
26. (24) Sebastian Saavedra, $256,305
27. (3) Ryan Hunter-Reay, $346,680
28. (5) Will Power, $310,430
29. (29) Mike Conway, $305,430
30. (31) Bryan Clauson, $258,055
31. (26) Wade Cunningham, $251,555
32. (32) Simona de Silvestro, $303,430
33. (33) Jean Alesi, $251,555

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