Franchitti Gets Big Check For 500 Win

By Dean Pantazi

Franchitti Gets Big Check For 500 Win

May 29, 2012 Updated May 29, 2012 at 12:09 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Dario Franchitti earned $2,474,280 from an overall purse of $13,285,815 for his victory Sunday in 96th Indianapolis 500..

Scotland native Franchitti became just the 10th driver to win "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" at least three times.

2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon earned $1,102,280 for his second place finish. and his seventh consecutive top-six finish at Indianapolis.

Tony Kanaan posted the fifth top-five Indianapolis 500 finish of his career, placing third to earn $636,580.

Fourth place Oriol Servia earned $443,430.

Ryan Briscoe rounded out the top five finishers and earned $489,930.

Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello won the prestigious Chase Rookie of the Year Award after placing 11th and earned $331,080, which included a $25,000 bonus from Chase.

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