Indy 500 purse payout for 2013: Total prize money for Tony Kanaan and field

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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday marked the 97th running of the legendary Indianapolis 500. The race came down to the last four laps and a caution gave Tony Kanaan an easy finish under yellow.

It was Kanaan’s 12th attempt at Indy, finally shaking the monkey off of his back.

Not only did he win IndyCar’s premier event and one of the most historic races in the world, he also put a fat paycheck into his bank account.

Kanaan earned himself $2,353,355 from an overall purse of $12,020,065, according to USA Today Sports.

Following is the winner, their payout and total purse for each of the races since 2000:

Year – Purse – Winner’s Share – Winner

2013 $12,020,065 $2,353,355 – Tony Kanaan

2012 $13,285,815 $2,474,280 – Dario Franchitti

2011 $13,509,485 $2,567,255 – Dan Wheldon

2010 $13,592,815 $2,752,055 – Dario Franchitti

2009 $14,315,315 $3,048,005 – Helio Castroneves

2008 $14,406,580 $2,988,065 – Scott Dixon

2007 $10,668,815 $1,645,233 – Dario Franchitti

2006 $10,518,565 $1,744,855 – Sam Hornish Jr.

2005 $10,304,815 $1,537,805 – Dan Wheldon

2004 $10,250,580 $1,761,740 – Buddy Rice

2003 $10,151,830 $1,353,265 – Gil de Ferran

2002 $10,028,580 $1,606,215 – Helio Castroneves

2001 $9,615,325 $1,270,475 – Helio Castroneves

2000 $9,476,505 $1,235,690 – Juan Montoya

Information from CBS Sports was utilized in this data. 

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