Marcus Ericsson earned $ 3.1M to win the Indy 500

May 29, 2022;  Indianapolis, Indiana, USA;  Sweden's Marcus Erickson, 8, of Chip Gunsy Racing, celebrates the 106th Indianapolis 500 victory in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with milk on Victory Lane.  Compulsory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today Sports

May 29, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Sweden’s Marcus Erickson, 8, of Chip Gunsy Racing, celebrates the 106th Indianapolis 500 victory in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with milk on Victory Lane. Compulsory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas – USA Today Sports

Sweden’s Marcus Erickson has earned $ 3.1 million for his win in the 2022 Indianapolis 500, which has a record purse of $ 16 million, Indica announced on Monday.

Ericsson, who held Mexico’s Pato O’Ward in a two-lap sprint after stopping the red flag race late, earned the payout of the biggest winner in the history of the 2.5-mile oval flood race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The 106th Indy 500 track attracted an estimated 325,000 crowds as Speedway returned to full power for the first time in three years.

The purse has grown more than 80 percent of the prize money since 2001, when the number of fans was limited to 135,000.

The biggest Indy 500 purse before this year was $ 14.4 million for the Indy 500 won by Scott Dixon in 2008.

Ericsson’s collection made him the second Indie 500 winner to top $ 3 million – 2009 winner Helio Castronovs won $ 3,048,005.

Second-place finisher O’Ward raised ঘরে 1 million at home.

The purse was presented at a ceremony at a hotel in Indianapolis on Monday.

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmy Johnson, who finished 28th in his Indy 500 debut, earned a $ 50,000 bonus as the best rookie of the year, bringing his total to $ 207,900.

Johnson qualified 12th for the race, but crashed drastically with five laps left, urging officials to stop the race as he cleared debris from the track.

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